- Our list of the best things to do in Needham, Massachusetts, features the top 709 nearby activities — including 304 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Needham, MA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Entertainment & Shows, and Sights & Landmarks.
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A local historic cemetery, Burial Hill is believed to be one of the oldest burial sites in the country with many graves dating as far back as 17th-century. It is situated on the top of a hill an provides sweeping views of the harbor and the Plymouth Beach.
Jenney House Museum, which operated as the Jenney Grist Mill before, functions as a mueseum and features a wide range of exhibits about the history of John Lenney who set up the mill in 1636, as well as a variety of other historical artifacts.
Salem Town Forest is a park that is home to various wildlife and provides 3.7 miles of trails to visitors for walking, riding horses or mountain biking. Seasonally the park also can be used to hunt, snowshoe or ski.
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63 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA 01930 MoreLess Info
7 Seas Whale Watch is a local company which offers guided whale watching tours from Gloucester to the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.
71% 89 votes
11 Rogers St, Gloucester, MA 01930 MoreLess Info
Cape Ann Brewing Company is a local family-owned business which specializes in a variety of beers including the special Fisherman's beer. The Pub at Cape Ann Brewing has both indoor beer hall style as well as outdoor harbor-side seating arrangements and offers a variety of snacks.
Fishermen's Memorial Monument, also called Man at the Wheel Statue, is a historic bronze cenotaph sculpture which was established in 1925 in memory of the Gloucester fishermen who never retured from the sea.
Rocky Neck Art Colony is one the oldest inhabited art colonies in the country and has been lived in by many famous artists including Childe Hassam, Edward Hooper, Stuart Davis and more. The district is still home to a number of artists as well as art galleries and restaurants.
79% 28 votes
25 Rogers St, Gloucester, MA 01930 MoreLess Info
Having been in business for over 70 years, Day Adventures at Yankee Whale Watching offers a variety of ocean fishing trips. All trips include an experienced Captain and crew with options of ½ day, full day and overnight excursions.
87% 68 votes
off Rte. 127A on Gloucester-Rockport town line, Gloucester, MA MoreLess Info
Featuring a magnificent view of twin lighthouses, Long Beach in Gloucester is known for its gentle surf and sandy beach. Pack a lunch and bring the kids for swimming and sand castles, and a day you won't soon forget.
Located within a historic1782 home, the Sargent House Museum is a museum filled with artifacts that tell the history of the local area. These artifacts include paintings by artist John Singer Sargent, of whom the house is named after.