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Best things to do in Wellesley

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.

University
“One of the Best MBA and Undergraduate programs in the country. Just minutes away from this home; a place to stay and visit your student or while you teach.”
4 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“A Mediterranean style, this food could surprise you. Rich and flavorful it's not for the faint of heart. Hardy plates are full of delicious food designed to evoke the tastes of the sea and land around that body of water. The chef runs two restaurants, this and another in a neighboring town, called Basil. ”
8 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“This rich wonderful food is totally filling, take home half and love it twice. The place has lines on the popular nights so go hungry but not ravenous. The pasta is made on site and the place is always hopping. Enjoy Italian style made in America. ”
8 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“In all my days of cooking, nothing has ever matched the fresh and bold flavors of the produce from my parent’s garden, done simply. We are excited to have built strong relationships with local farmers and to benefit from their bountiful crops and extend this freshness to our guests! — Chef, Peter Hansen This is a trendy place but the food is great. Make a reservation!”
5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Great walks around the campus and the lake. Lovely art gallery and beautiful chapel.”
3 locals recommend
College Residence Hall
1 local recommends
Bus Station
2 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Everything that a farm stand has and more! They have the best apple cider donuts and scones. They make great frapes music Tuesday nights outside to eat or relax with. Plants to groceries. This is an old family farm, now in the fourth generation. ”
7 locals recommend
Café
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“Yes, this is a small chain, but it has great coffee. Peat's is further down the road. In a funky old train station, this place has great coffee, pastries and a "hang out" vibe. There is a gas fireplace and a fun atmosphere. Enjoy a hot chocolate, tea or coffee, and a chocolate croissant by the fire! ”
3 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This trendy pub atmosphere with edamame to Fish and Chips is an easy relaxing place for lunch or dinner. You won't be blown away but the food is solid and the staff capable. The wide selection will please many and yes, they do a nice brunch.”
4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Just down the hill, this location is often packed. Great Italian, wonderful drinks and a fun atmosphere, Papa Razzi Trattoria is a go-to for Italian food. Everything from Pizza to your favorite Veal Parm. This place has great soups and salads. The scallops, salmon, and lamb are all wonderful.”
4 locals recommend
Café
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“Local Starbucks right next to the Waban MBTA (light rail / subway) stop, a 5 minute walk”
1 local recommends
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Great place for lunch with a friend. Run by a Turkish family. Exotic, cozy. Andre Agassi loved it! ”
2 locals recommend
Café
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“My absolute favorite breakfast, lunch place. If you like gluten-free or vegan food this is the place. They have smoothies, bowls, avocado toast, soups and all sorts of delicious delights. They also serve Jim's coffee, a locally roasted product. We love the staff, it's about a mile walk and there is parking in the rear if you want. Two hours at the meter is $1.38 at the time of this writing.”
1 local recommends
Pharmacy
1 local recommends