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Things to do in Concord

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“If you want learn more about Thoreau then this a good place to soak up the culture. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Has great outdoor sculpture's - only about 10-15 min away, perfect for a nice relaxing day!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Park
“The Battles of Lexington and Concord happened on April 19, 1775 - the start of the Revolutionary War. That battle, memorialized in the poem "The Shot Heard Round the World" by Ralph Waldo Emerson is reinacted on a grand scale. The area has a rich history as the home of author Lousisa May Alcott and Ralph Waldo Emerson.”
  • 12 locals recommend
History Museum
“This is another location associated with Louisa May Alcott the writer of Little Women. After her father's settlement and philosophy experiment of Fruitlands in the town of Harvard failed, and the family almost starved to death, they moved to Concord. Not far from Bush, the home of Emerson. Emerson started a slightly less hard core settlement in Concord. This became their family homestead in Concord.”
  • 5 locals recommend
History Museum
  • 5 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“While this Woods Hill usually requires reservations in advance, you can walk in to have drinks/apps/dinner at the bar. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Lodging
“Food is not fantastic but having a beer and some appetizers on the porch after a bike ride is!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bridge
“I often walk a loop down Main Street through the center of town, out Monument Street, by the Old Manse, over teh Old North Bridge, then back down Liberty Street to Lowell Road back to the center of town. Head down Main Street and you are home. About 3 miles/one hour leisurely walk.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Lake
“A gorgeous, popular pond with a sandy beach and loop hiking trail around the perimeter. Enclosed swimming area with lifeguard, making it a great place for families with children of all ages. Walden Pond was once home to the renowned author, Henry David Thoreau. Now part of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Forests and Parks system, Walden Pond State Reservation comprises 335 acres of protected open space, where visitors come to experience the pond that inspired Thoreau. They also come to hike, swim, fish, canoe/kayak, and cross country ski.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
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“Open 7 days a week for all three meals. Offers a nice variety of menu choices. Full Bar. Right in the heart of historic Concord.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Wonderful homemade breads, sandwiches, soups, etc., on a river view setting.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Great coffee and lunch, breakfast and pastry choices. Very cute location in the center of town. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Closest you will get to diner eating - great food, large portion, huge breakfasts, open early and until 9:00 p.m. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“From their website...We are a casual farm-to-table café, Concord’s only craft brewery and an award-winning caterer. Our seasonal, globally-inspired menus feature fresh ingredients from Saltbox Farm, Chef Ben Elliott’s family farm built by his grandparents in the 1940s. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cheese Shop
“Take in the funk at this great little cheese + wine shop in downtown Concord! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Farm
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

New American Restaurant
“While this Woods Hill usually requires reservations in advance, you can walk in to have drinks/apps/dinner at the bar. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Lodging
“Food is not fantastic but having a beer and some appetizers on the porch after a bike ride is!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“Open 7 days a week for all three meals. Offers a nice variety of menu choices. Full Bar. Right in the heart of historic Concord.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“Wonderful homemade breads, sandwiches, soups, etc., on a river view setting.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“From their website...We are a casual farm-to-table café, Concord’s only craft brewery and an award-winning caterer. Our seasonal, globally-inspired menus feature fresh ingredients from Saltbox Farm, Chef Ben Elliott’s family farm built by his grandparents in the 1940s. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Closest you will get to diner eating - great food, large portion, huge breakfasts, open early and until 9:00 p.m. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Brewery/restaurant not too far from us. Call to check on availability, they get very busy on weekend nights! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend

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