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Wellesley is a city in Massachusetts in the Greater Boston area. It is a wealthy suburb and home to Wellesley College, Babson College and Mass Bay Community College. Wellesley includes the villages of Babson Park and Wellesley Hills.

Get in

By air

  • Logan International Airport (BOS) [1].

From Logan you can take the Airporter, Phone: +1 781-899-6161, toll free: +1 877-899-6161, [email protected], [2]. A shuttle service that will pick you up at Logan and take you directly to Wellesley. About $35 per person.

By car

Wellesley is at the junction of Interstate 95 and Route 9. Route 16 also passes through town.


  • Veteran Taxi, Phone: +1 781-235-1600.
  • Sun Taxi, Phone: +1 800-Sun-Taxi.
  • Newton Yellow Cab, Phone: +1 617-332-7700.

By train

  • AMTRAK[3] to Boston's South Station, then take MBTA's Commuter Rail Framingham/Worcester Line, [4] to Wellesley Square.

Get around


  • Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Phone: +1 781-283-2051 Fax: +1 781-283-2064, [5]. CLOSED UNTIL SPRING 2007.
  • Wellesley College Botanic Gardens (WCBG), 106 Central Street. (Route 135 to the entrance of Wellesley College) Phone: 781-283-3074. [6] Open daily 8:00AM-4PM. The Wellesley College Botanic Gardens consists of the Margaret C. Ferguson Greenhouses, the Walter Hunnewell Arboretum, and the Alexandra Botanic Gardens' There is a 22 acre arboretum with over 500 species of woody plants, a century-old topiary garden, and 15 greenhouses containing more than 1000 species of plants, especially desert plants, orchids and ferns. Their collection includes White and English Oaks, lindens, tulip trees, bald cypress and Chinese Golden Larch, as well as azaleas, hollies, weeping cherries, lilacs, viburnums, and rhododendrons.
  • Elm Bank Reservation, Cheney Road (Off of Route 16 (Washington Street)), Phone: 617-333-7404, [7]. Open year round dawn till dusk. The Elm Bank Reservation is the former estate of Benjamin Pierce Cheney (founder of American Express.) It got it's name from the elm trees that were planted on the Charles River, which surrounds the grounds on three sides. The site has several playing fields as well as a canoe launch. It is also home to the Massachusetts Horticultural Society [8]
  • Elm Bank Horticulture Center (Massachusetts Horticultural Society), 900 Washington Street (Route 16), [9]. Daily 8AM-dusk. A 36-acre horticulture and hands-on education center along the Charles River, with trial gardens, children's garden, and a restored 1926 Italianate Garden. Donation.


  • Wellesley Townsman, [10], the town's newspaper, has listings of current events in its "Calendar" section.
  • Summer concerts on the town green Wednesdays 7PM. Mid June - mid Aug. Free.


  • Babson College, 231 Forest Street, Babson Park, Phone: +1 781-235-1200, [11]. Highly ranked business school.
  • Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Phone: +1 781-283-1000, [12]. One of the esteemed "Seven Sisters" schools.
  • Massachusetts Bay Community College (Wellesley Hills campus), 50 Oakland Street, Phone: +1 781-239-3000 • Fax: +1 781-239-1047, [13].



  • Blue Ginger, 583 Washington St., Phone: +1 781-283-5790, Fax: +1 781-283-5772 [14]. M-Th 11:30AM-2PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM; Sa 5PM-10PM. Owned by famous chef Ming Tsai, host of East Meets West. $$$
  • Figs Restaurant Bistro, 92 Central Street, Phone: +1 781-237-5788, [15]. Chef Todd English on pasta.
  • Vela Restaurant, 312 Washington Street, Phone: +1 781-235-4449, [16]. M-Th 5PM-9:30PM F,Sa 5PM-10PM. Italian.
  • SE Olson Uptown Gourmet Cafe, 390 Washington Street, Phone: +1 781-235-1885. M-Th 7AM-9PM, F 7AM-10PM, Sa 8AM-10PM, Su 8AM-8PM. Soups, sandwiches.
  • Yama Japanese Restaurant, 245 Washington Street, Phone: +1 781-431-8886, [17]. M-Th 5PM-10PM, F 5PM-11PM, Sa 11:30AM-11PM. Su 3PM-10PM.
  • Captain Marden's Seafoods, 279 Linden Street, Phone: +1 781-235-3737, [18]. Lunch and dinner M-F: 11AM-9PM, Sa: 11:45AM-9PM. Breakfast: M-F: 6:30AM-10:30AM, Sa: 7AM-11AM. Sunday brunch: 8AM-2PM. The Captain's motto? "Nothing fancy. Everything delicious."


  • Bertuccis Brick Oven Pizzaria, 380 Washington Street, Phone: +1 781-239-0990.
  • College Square Pizza, 552 Washington Street, Phone: +1 781-431-8585.
  • Deluxe Pizza, 1 Forest Street, Phone: +1 781-235-6811.


  • China Sky, 11 Forest Street, Phone: +1 781-431-2388, [19]. Chinese.
  • CK's Restaurant, 17 Washington Street, Phone: +1 781-235-7500. Chinese.
  • Tian Fu, 442 Washington Sreet Phone: +1 781-235-1111.
  • The Wok, 180 Worcester Street, Phone: +1 781-235-0238, [20].


  • Amarin of Thailand, 27 Grove Street, Phone: +1 781-239-1350.
  • Herbs and Spices, 15 Washington Street, Phone: +1 781-237-7500.
  • Lemon Thai, 555 Washington Street, Phone: +1 781-237-6995.
  • Coconut Cafe, 257 Washington Street, Phone: +1 781-235-8255.



  • Peets Coffee & Tea, 9 Central Street, Phone: +1 781-235-0018.
  • Rosies Bakery, 55 Central Street, Phone: +1 781-431-2532.
  • Starbucks Coffee Shop, 68A Central Street, Phone: +1 781-237-5282.



Wellesley Travel Inn, 978 Worcester St. (Rt 9,), Phone: +1 781-235-8555.


  • Wellesley Inn on the Square, 576 Washington Street, Phone: +1 800-233-4686.

Get out

Boston has many sights and activities. Cape Cod is a little over an hour away.

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