About 3 miles southwest of Boston Massachusetts in Norfolk County, is the town of Brookline. It is one of the cities in Massachusetts that you should visit. You can access it from Boston via Logan International Airport by bus or train. You can also drive to it from Boston as it is only 3 miles away.
Brookline is a great place to visit for a day trip, a weekend or a couple of days. If you are tired of the hustle and bustle of a big town like Boston, then a trip to Brookline will de-stress you with its small town charm. Although it’s a small town it’s a suburb with great amenities, so you don’t have to be afraid of getting stranded in the boondocks.
Getting around Brookline
You can get around Brookline on the trolley (T) service and other public transport means or use affordable car hire services. If you cannot be bothered to explore the town on your own, then sign up for a a self-guided or led walking tour.
Historical tourist attractions
If you choose to tour the town on your own, then start with its historical tourist spots. There are many colonial buildings to explore one of which is the Edward Devotion House. The other historical site you can visit on a lazy afternoon or free weekend is the Fredrick Law Olmsted National Historic site.
Birth Place of President Kennedy
John F. Kennedy was a beloved president, and if you are a fan, you can learn more about his birthplace by visiting it. The house where JFK was born is found in Brookline, MA and holds many mementos that will give you some idea of his childhood. You will find lots of photographs to look at and will leave the place knowing a bit more about your hero.
Go to a Brookline museum
If museums are your thing, then head over to the Long Year Museum where you will find some historical exhibits based on Mary Baker Eddy. Mary Baker was the founder of Christian Science. You can also visit the Larz Anderson Auto Museum. The auto museum has an excellent collection of great historic cars.
Shop, Eat and Drink
Not everyone wants to visit museums and historical sites, some of us like to shop, and Coolidge Corner will give you lots of venues to do that. Coolidge Corner is a retail center in Brookline where you will find lots of fun things to do. There are cafes, shops, pubs and even a movie theater. The place is always bustling with people and is a great place to spend a day. Washington Square is another great place with taverns, retail stores, and eateries where you can spend a day or evening.
Spend a day at the Club
If you love to play golf, you can play at the Brookline Golf Club which sits right next to the world-famous Country Club (sorry, you’ll need an invite to get into that one).
Places to take the kids
If you visit Brookline, MA with children then the best place to take them is for adventures to the park. The good news is that there is quite a number to choose from such as the Larz Anderson Park. The park is especially great for skating as it has the Jack Kirrane outdoor skating rink. The park also has great gardens, ponds, picnic areas and playing fields.
Go to the Theater
You cannot miss the film show at Coolidge Corner as it has a bright neon sign. It is a great place to spend an evening before or after dinner with a loved one. You can watch great movies as you munch on snacks and sip on beer or wine. You can also take kids for a movie as they regularly screen child-friendly films. An interesting fact about the theater is that in 1906 it was a church. In 1933 it was turned into a movie theater that has run successfully till today.
Book lover’s haven
If you are a book worm, then visit Brookline Book Smith where you will find lots of new and used books to browse through. Check if it has events such as author nights or book club meetings that you can attend among other exciting activities you can enjoy.
Brookline is one of the best towns to visit in the US. The next time you visit Massachusetts, be sure to spend a day or two there and explore these attractions for an unforgettable trip.