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Waltham was one of the major sites of the industrial revolution, and you'll still see many reminders of that period in the imposing brick buildings and historic docks. It's also a classic New England college town with 2 major campuses in a small space, and this attracts plenty of arts and culture to the area. The area is close to Boston, and is therefore popular with commuters, and it's a great place to stay if you want to explore the city, yet prefer staying somewhere peaceful and pleasant.

Things to see

The Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation tells the story of Waltham and how it became such an important center for manufacturing and engineering. You can see displays of tools and factory equipment, or take a tour and learn about the buildings history as a textile mill. The unassuming building of the National Archives at Boston doesn't quite do justice to the importance of the documents inside, and from here you'll find historical records, census results, genealogy documents, and all sorts of important files for both academics and the intellectually curious. Brandeis University is well known for its liberal arts programs, and this historically Jewish college is modern, yet has a leafy and charming campus, with lots of different examples of 20th century architecture to be found amongst the tall trees. Those wanting to study more business and science focused subjects will often attend the nearby Bentley College, and its reputation for excellence is reflected in the list of alumni, with many CEOs of major corporations choosing to study here.

Hotels in Waltham

If you are planning to travel in Waltham and the surrounding areas then you'll find plenty of hotels to suit your needs. Around Waltham there are plenty of 2 and 3 star chain hotels, and these offer low nightly rates with facilities such as complimentary breakfasts, parking, and free WiFi. Rooms are also well equipped with your comfort in mind, and this allows you to enjoy the extra amenities on offer such as premium bedding, coffee makers, televisions with DVD players, complimentary toiletries, and kitchen facilities such as microwaves and refrigerators.

Where to stay

Waltham has a historic downtown area, and many of the old manufacturing buildings have been converted into stylish apartments, offices, and even restaurants. The downtown area is full of small, independent businesses that are locally owned, and you'll find lots of red bricked buildings with colorful awnings that give the area a charming, small town feel. North Waltham is a popular suburban area, especially for commuters, and here you'll find large, detached family homes, and quiet roads lined with trees.

How to get to Waltham

Boston Logan International Airport is just over an hour away by public transport, simply take the bus from the airport to Boston's South Station, and then change for the direct service to Waltham. You can also pick up a rental car from the terminal, with the drive to Waltham taking about 25 minutes if you avoid the high traffic areas. Waltham is also home of 2 MBTA stations, with commuters often using the station adjacent to Central Square, and students using the Brandeis/Roberts station at the edge of campus. From here you can take one of the many quick, cheap services to Boston's North Station, allowing you to change for Amtrak services.

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