Nestled in Metro West community, the town of Natick, Massachusetts, approximately 35 minutes away from the city of Boston. Natick is home to exciting activities and adventures for tourists and residents alike. Whether your interests are in the town’s deep historical roots, or you are looking to shop and dine in the chic, yet family-friendly mall, there is something for everyone in Natick, MA. Here are our top five things to do:
Relive history at the International Museum of World War II
This museum holds the most comprehensive collection in the world with over 7,500 artifacts on display. The museum teaches the entire global story and exhibits what Americans and those all around the world faced. Everything in the museum is original, and visitors are encouraged to touch artifacts to experience them fully. It is open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 AM to 4 PM for walk-in visitors. The museum also holds many student groups and works hands on with educators to ensure students are educated to the best of their ability.
Shop until you drop at the Natick Mall
The Natick Mall has over 250 different stores, so the whole family can enjoy the visit and find what they are looking for. The mall includes full service restaurants such as The Cheesecake Factory and Blue Dalia Restaurant & Tequila Bar, and quick service restaurants and snacks such as Starbucks and Master Wok, so when you work up an appetite shopping there is no need to head out somewhere for food. From stores such as Burberry and Gucci to CVS to American Girl Doll, all your shopping needs are sure to be taken care of at the Natick Mall. A Wegmans has also just been built adding to the mall’s variety of stores!
Soak in the sun at Cochituate State Park
A must-see location during any season, Cochituate State Park holds fun for the whole family. During the summer, the park offers boat rentals for paddleboarding, canoeing, and kayaking, an area for swimming, and a 1.5 mile hiking trail. The trail remains open during the fall season, and residents enjoy cross-country skiing during the snowy winter.
Catch a movie at Jordan’s Furniture IMAX Theater
The IMAX 3D Theater at Jordan’s Furniture is known for its captivating 3D experience with an eight story high screen and Tempur-Pedic seats with built-in sound. Group booking options and theater rentals are available. With 12,000 watts of surround sound, and food options available for kids, this is a sure stop when visiting Natick, MA.
Pick some goodies at Belkin Family Lookout Farm
Founded in 1651, Belkin Family Lookout Farm is one of the oldest working farms in the United States. It offers a variety of fruits from June through October such as apples, strawberries, peaches, nectarines, plums, Asian pears, and pumpkins. Spring/Summer admission is $12 for children and $15 for adults that includes train rides, a farm themed play area, the farm maze, and much more children’s entertainment. The admission price does not include the cost of fruit, with small bags costing $14, medium $22, and large $36. A Season Pass is also available for purchase, so the fun does not have to be a one-time thing. Another gorgeous place to enjoy Massachusetts’ summers and autumns!
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