Booking a Hotel in Arlington, MA
Arlington is a modern community, rich in history, located only six miles to the northwest of Boston. The town of Arlington, founded over 350 years ago, was formerly known as West Cambridge but in 1867 the name changed to Arlington in honor of those buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA. The town is known as the birthplace of Uncle Sam, a fact commemorated with the Uncle Sam Memorial Statue.
Arlington is home to the first free public children's library known today as the Robbins Library. It was also an important site during the beginning of the Revolutionary War and saw some of the worst fighting during the Battles of Lexington and Concord.
Arlington has preserved many of the historical buildings in town including the Jason Russell House and also recreated its town common. The Cyrus E. Dallin Art Museum displays work of the famous local sculptor who lived and worked in Arlington.
If you’re looking to get outdoors, Spy Pond is a great spot to enjoy the scenery and wildlife. The Minuteman Bikeway, an 11-mile bike and walking path, runs right next to the pond.
- Alewife Brook Reservation
- Arlington Reservoir
- Cyrus Dallin Art Museum
- Elizabeth Island
- Foot of the Rocks
- Jason Russell House
- Jefferson Cutter House
- Magnolia Park
- McClennen Park
- North Union Spray Park
- Old Schwamb Mill
- Regent Theatre
- Reservoir Beach
- Robbins Farm
- Robbins Library
- Spy Pond
- Town of Arlington Menotomy Rocks Park
- Turkey Hill
- Uncle Sam Memorial Statue
- Boston Children's Hospital
- Brigham and Women's Hospital
- Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
- Massachusetts General Hospital
- Mount Auburn Hospital
- Shriners Hospitals for Children
- Somerville Hospital
- Winchester Hospital
- Boston Logan International Airport
- Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
- Hanscom Air Force Base
- US Army Garrison - Fort Devens
- Westover Air Reserve Base
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