What to do and see in Milton, United States: The Best Places and Tips

October 29, 2017 Rebbecca Marino

Milton is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States and an affluent suburb of Boston. The population was 27,003 at the 2010 census. Milton is the birthplace of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush and architect Buckminster Fuller. In 2007, 2009, and 2011, Money magazine listed Milton 7th, 5th, and 2nd, respectively, on its annual list of the "Best Places to Live" in the United States.
Restaurants in Milton

1. Blue Hills Reservation

Milton, MA +1 617-698-1802
Excellent
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4.5 based on 127 reviews

Blue Hills Reservation

These seven thousand acres span six Massachusetts cities and towns.

Reviewed By Leintwardine - Leintwardine, United Kingdom

Came here in late Feb while visiting family and friends and there was still some snow from the previous week which made some of the rocks quite slippery, so make sure you wear suitable boots at this time of year as there was also a lot of water from melting.
The trail we used was great fun as it wound it's way between the rocks and there are some great views of Boston and the surrounding coast and countryside.
If you enjoy walking with a little rock climbing then this is a must when visiting the area.

2. Adams National Historical Park

1250 Hancock St, Validated Parking available at Presidents Place Parking on Saville Ave., Quincy, MA 02169-4339 +1 617-770-1175
Excellent
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4.5 based on 528 reviews

Adams National Historical Park

From the sweet little farm at the foot of Penn's Hill to the gentleman's country estate at Peace field, Adams National Historical Park is the story of "heroes, statesman, philosophers ... and learned women" whose ideas and actions helped to transform thirteen disparate colonies into one united nation. Please note: Adams National Historical Park is open for tours from April 19 through November 10 every year. The first tour leaves the Visitor Center at 9:15 a.m. and the final tour leaves the Visitor Center at 3:15 p.m. Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis.

Reviewed By crazywish - Madison, Alabama

We wanted some real history with facts and narratives and you get it here. We learned about the 4 generations of Adams'. Toured their homes and saw how they lived. Really learned about their love of our country. I don't think I've ever been through a tour that touched on that so much before. It was truly refreshing and inspirational. Quincy is a little bit of a drive outside Boston. I think it's worth it. The town is quite nice as well. A good trip. I have 2 teens. The first part of the tour was kind of "blah" for them, but the second half made up for it. Trick here: ASK QUESTIONS! If you see something, don't assume they will tell you about it. Ask! The guides know so much about this house and to make a tour that fits everyone can make it bland. So please ask questions. They are happy to share what they know. They have little gems about the house too.

3. Fenway Park

4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215-3409 +1 617-267-1700
Excellent
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Fenway Park

Hallowed ground to baseball purists, this cozy, quirky park has been the Boston Red Sox home field since 1912. The most distinctive feature of this classic baseball park is the 37-foot-tall left field wall, known as the "Green Monster."

Reviewed By burnboy - Sunrise, Florida

Fenway is one of the greatest places to see baseball how it is meant to be. Hot (or Cold) but close to the players and with an atmosphere unlike any modern stadium. Food isn't that great but that isn't why you come here.

4. F1 Boston

290 Wood Rd, Braintree, MA 02184-2408 +1 781-848-2300
Excellent
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4 based on 45 reviews

F1 Boston

Reviewed By Benjamin I - Boston, Massachusetts

This facility is definitely worth the wait if you come but it is busy. A normal arrive-and-drive race is 15 laps at 1/4 mile per lap. The lap record is 18 seconds but the average person gets between 22 and 26 seconds per lap. There is also a lot of event space including a pool hall a small automobile racing Museum and a restaurant that lets you look over the track.

5. Coolidge Corner Theater

290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446-2917 +1 617-734-2501
Excellent
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4.5 based on 188 reviews

Coolidge Corner Theater

Reviewed By TravelinFamilyBoston - Boston

Just love this theater!

Comfortable seats, reasonable ticket prices, buy in advance option. Small place, with 3 screens of very different sizes (phone to see where your movie is showing if you care). Cute old-timey ads and announcements. Beer and wine in the lobby.

Eclectic movie selection.

6. United First Parish Church

1306 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02169-5112 +1 617-773-1290
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4.5 based on 107 reviews

United First Parish Church

United First Parish Church (also known as The Church of the Presidents) has a rich history in both the social and religious community. Our church is the burial place of presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams and their wives Abigail Adams and Louisa Catherine Adams.

Reviewed By Michelle L - Boston, Massachusetts

This is a lovely place to visit. There are volunteer docents who walk you through the church, show you models of the older church and provide interesting pieces of information. President John Adams (2nd US president and the 1st US vice- president; under George Washington), his son John Quincy Adams (6th US president) and their wives are interred in the lower level of the church. It is an amazing piece of US history and should not be missed.

7. Freedom Trail

Boston, MA 02109 +1 617-357-8300
Excellent
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Freedom Trail

The red line on the sidewalk leads you on this 2.5-mile, self-guided tour of American Revolution sites. It starts at the Boston Common, America's oldest public park, and ends at the famed Bunker Hill Monument.

Reviewed By davidedwardscafc - Rochester, United Kingdom

There are guides that will take you on the Freedom Trail from the Tourist Office in Boston Common. For a worthwhile tour avail yourself of the knowledge of the local tour guide. The experience will be so much more worthwhile. Fascinating explanations behind the actions of the patriots

8. Eustis Estate Museum

1424 Canton Ave, Milton, MA 02186-2418 +1 617-994-6600
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5 based on 17 reviews

Eustis Estate Museum

Reviewed By jakegreenville - Milton, Massachusetts

This property is maintained by Historic New England. The house is worth seeing because of the history, architecture, interiors and furnishings which include oil paintings by well known New England artists. The staff is helpful. There is a reception area with restrooms. The grounds are attractive. Overall a property that is worth a short journey.

9. Houghton's Pond

840 Hillside St, Milton, MA 02186-5228 +1 617-698-1802
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 46 reviews

Houghton's Pond

Reviewed By RachelRaven - Quincy MA

Houghton's pond/lake is a day trip for families or couples. It has a nice pond view and new boathouse. Near the edge it stays shallow, so it's safe for (supervised) kids. If you live locally, it's a nice summer option. If you're a visitor, it's better to visit off season (not July or August) because it can get crowded.

10. Marina Bay

333 Victory Rd, Quincy, MA 02171-3111 +1 617-847-1800
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4.5 based on 81 reviews

Marina Bay

Reviewed By Peter M - Quincy, Massachusetts

Great place to eat drink and enjoy the views from the many restaurants and bars that line the water front. Soon with the new construction many more restauraants and bars will open. Great place for dinner/Lunch or just a cocktail stting on the boardwalk with spectacular water and city views

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