- 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.
- The results below include the top 10 things to do within the city of Needham, MA , followed by 699 popular activities in nearby cities, including Boston, Cambridge, Salem, Concord, Brookline, Framingham, Watertown, Somerville, Newton, Lynn, Hingham, Waltham, Lexington, Marlborough, Natick, Medford, Wellesley, Arlington, Quincy, Foxboro, Danvers, Marblehead, Hull, Franklin, Malden, Saugus, Dedham, Brockton, Milton, Braintree, Attleboro, Woburn, Lincoln, Norwood, Randolph, Cumberland, Woonsocket, Westford, Stoughton, Revere, Peabody, Billerica, Burlington, Shrewsbury, Lowell, Chelsea, Chelmsford, Tewksbury, Everett, Weymouth, Melrose, Medfield, North Smithfield, Chatham, North Andover, Andover and Taunton
Known for its lighted softball fields, Domenic Flippello Park provides visitors with sports courts and other recreational activities. The park has a picnic area where visitors can use the grills for private events.
90% 118 votes
83 Beals Street, Brookline, MA 02446 MoreLess Info
Nestled in Brookline, Massachusetts, the John F. Kennedy National Historic Site preserves the birthplace of former United States President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. The site's centerpiece is the house where the late President Kennedy spent his young childhood.
84% 32 votes
1904 Canton Ave., Route 138, Milton, MA 2186 MoreLess Info
The Department of Conservation and Recreation's Blue Hills Trailside Museum is a state-owned, natural history museum. The museum features outdoor wildlife exhibits including species such as snowy owls and rescued river otters.
95% 20 votes
100 Robert Treat Pane Drive, Waltham, MA 02452 MoreLess Info
Also known as Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate was designed as a collaboration between Frederick Law Olmsted and Henry Hobson Richardson. Stonehurst sits on 109 acres of land, and is available for wedding ceremonies and tours.
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1904 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA 02186 MoreLess Info
The Blue Hill Observatory offers public tours where visitors can browse all kinds of weather equipment and also see amazing views from atop their tower. It is inaccessible by car and requires a mile-long walk up a hill.
65% 17 votes
575 Brookline Avenue, Brookline, MA 02445 MoreLess Info
Managed by the parks and recreation department, Brookline Avenue Playground includes a variety of amenities, including an off leash dog park, baseball and softball fields, a playground, picnic facilities, and a network of hiking trails.
Cochituate State Park is located on Lake Cochituate. The park offers various recreational activities including motor boating, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, fishing, picnicking, and swimming. The park encompasses three sections of Lake Cochituate with boat rentals available in the summer.
Social reformer Robert Treat Paine's 1886 Stonehurst Manor sits atop a secluded hill overlooking 109 acres of conservation land. Hiking along woodland trails, self-guided walking tours for kids and adults, Museum Manor exhibits are available. Available for weddings and events.
Rock On Adventure is an indoor rock climbing facility that offers a number of fun and entertaining amenities to its guests. Popular events hosted here include rock climbing birthday parties, summer camps, and weekend adventures.