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Best things to do in Medford

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Indie Cinema
“If you need to get to the movies, it's close! And located in lively Davis Square.”
98 locals recommend
Park
“Lots of forested walking trails. We have orienteering maps you can borrow. ”
22 locals recommend
University
“One of the many famous universities in the area, just up the street. It's a nice run or walking route.”
30 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
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“many wonderful prepared foods, wines, homemade pastas and sauces to be heated, pastries, etc.”
44 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Traditional breakfast far plus some unique interpretations. Service is minimum but food is solid. Helpful tip: Drinks are self-serve, so feel free to grab some coffee, water or something from the cooler as soon as you're seated. Very much walkable from the Airbnb.”
31 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Originally founded by Felicia Foster, her memory and passion for food and drink lives on in this nationally acclaimed award-winning wine bar. Go and drink wine, get an amazing cocktail, and don't forget the small bites menu!”
25 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“The ice cream is just "ok" but the plaza in front is a good place to hang out on a warm night. Lots of people watching to be done.”
23 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Home of True Grounds Cafe and the breakfast wars: Sound Bites and Ball Square Cafe. And some other options.”
14 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Beautiful for a hike or quiet walk in the woods. Not too far, not too crowded.”
7 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“There are plenty of great burgers in Boston, but this is my favorite. They're big, juicy, and the outdoor seating and live entertainment in Davis Square turn this into a full experience. They have amazing desserts too, but I would recommend the ice cream at J.P. Licks next door to complete the night.”
17 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Probably one of the best places to eat in the area. Small, inexpensive, authentic Mexican restaurant. It’s right in Medford Square, walkable but easier to take a quick ride.”
15 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
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“This stylish grill with an old-school vibe offers classic cocktails & light, Greek small plates.”
13 locals recommend
Café
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“Lovely place for breakfast about a 15-minute walk down Boston Ave. toward the Tufts University campus.”
20 locals recommend
Bar
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“Bar pairing a big craft-beer & spirits list & diverse menu with sports on TV & a neighborhood vibe.”
13 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“Magpie focuses on small-scale artisan makers - artists, crafters, producers, etc. From jewelry to food items and everything in between for every man, woman, child, and pet in your life... Magpie is the place for unique gifts and the cards that go with them!”
16 locals recommend
Diner
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“Old school diner with diner food. Don't look for glamour here... you are going to Kelly's for the ambiance and reliable diner food, aka pancakes, biscuits, eggs, bacon, OJ, and big mugs of diner coffee served from a glass carafe. Fun fact - the diner itself is a 1953 Jerry O'Mahoney two-piece dining car. It measures 55 feet long and is one of the largest diners ever manufactured in the 1950's. They are only open for breakfast and lunch and there can sometimes be a line to get in. ”
13 locals recommend