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A Day in Newton, Massachusetts

Coming in at just under a 90,000 population, Newton is another fantastic Boston suburb to call “home”. A mere 7 miles out of downtown Boston, Newton is filled with historical landmarks and brimming with natural beauty to be discovered. Read on to see just a few of our favorite options for a day in Newton!

Play Outside

Get away from it all and plan a day of bird watching, fishing, or just lounging when you head to Bullough’s Pond. Nine acres and some easy walking trails (longest comes in at about 0.6 miles, ideal if you have little ones in tow) make this is a hidden gem of Newton.

If a good jog or even rock climbing sounds like your type of day, head over to Hammond Pond Reservation. A favorite among the locals and neighbors in Boston, Hammond Pond is open year round from dusk till dawn and you also may encounter visitors studying the vast variety of wildlife and native plants that surround Hammond Pond.

With winter fast approaching, head to Crystal Lake where you can do a few rounds of ice skating once the temperatures begin to drop. Crystal Lake is a “great pond” since it lies on more than 10 acres (33 acres, to be exact) and therefore, is a state-owned lake and a favorite for the Newton locals.

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Grab Some Great Cuisine

When all of that outdoor activity leaves you famished, rest assured that Newton has you covered with an array of delicious restaurants and cafes to satisfy your hunger. For a great cup of coffee and breakfast (served all day), head over to West Newton neighborhood hangout, L’Aroma Cafe and Bakery. From brunch to even curry, L’Aroma is where you will find several of the locals starting their day, or maybe popping in for a quick lunch.

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For a night out on the town, we love heading to Newton Centre (where all the city fun and action takes place) and making a reservation at Comedor. With some of the best tapas in the area, as well as mouth-watering burgers and seafood selections, there is no dish at Comedor that has not been labeled a “favorite.” Added fun if you request to sit at the kitchen bar; Comedor is an open kitchen restaurant and therefore you can watch their Chefs in action as they create your meal!
Another fantastic idea if you are dining in Newton Centre is Sycamore. Their brick interior gives the bistro such a warm, intimate setting. Perfect for date night. Start off with one of their handcrafted cocktails like the Dead Bod or select some vino from their extensive wine list. For your entree, where do we start? Their Roasted Hake or Lamb Chops are always exquisite.

Shop til You Drop

In Newton, residents flock to Newton Centre’s Piccadilly Square. With the holidays around the corner, Piccadilly Square can be your one-stop shop for everything (and everyone) on your list. Karma awaits you for the DIY and crafter on your list, while Stash 2.0 takes you for a walk on the edgy side with their rock ‘n roll accessories and treasures.

If you are in need of some R&R, Piccadilly Square boasts several spas and salons including Christine’s Day Spa and L Hair Salon.

Where will you head for a day of fun in Newton?!

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