With a founding date of 1630, Medford wins the title of fourth oldest English Settlement in the United States. It has a modest population of just under 60,000 year-round residents, making it big enough to boast the sights and sounds of a large city, and the unoccupied green space of a small American town.
Guests hoping to enjoy outdoor sports can play a game of softball, soccer, or basketball on Tufts Park's outdoor sports facilities. They can also visit Wright's Pond to go swimming or sun tan on the sandy beach. Those with an appreciation for art can visit the Tuft University Art Gallery, and those who would rather get in touch with Medford's history can take a tour of the Isaac Royall House or Mistick Lodge.
Visitors can also take a yoga class at CorePower Yoga, spend an hour touring and tasting a variety of fine wines at Vine Cliff Winery, tune in for a live performing arts show at the Chevalier Theater, or go swimming at Tufts Pool- Medford’s biggest and most popular public swimming center.
When it comes to vacations, Medford is a prime location for booking vacation rentals. The city is home to various condos, cottages, and full-size town homes that boast modern amenities kike wireless internet and large, fully furnished living spaces. Some rentals are even pet friendly, welcome furry friends of all shapes and sizes.
The best time to visit Medford is from June to September, as the weather is at its prime temperature-wise.
Hosting an array of events each year, Medford knows how to put on a good celebration. A few of the most beloved events include the Medford Eats! Parade, the Holiday Tree Display, and the 4th of July Fireworks. There are also a number of Halloween, Easter, and heritage related celebrations.
Nearby Boston offers a number of fun things for families to do including bowling, art classes, and swimming. Families can also visit the Museum of Science which offers a wide selection of interesting exhibits such as dinosaur fossils, and live butterflies.
Alternatively, take a journey into the human body or witness an electric lightning storm. Or visit the New England Aquarium to see animals of every kind from penguins to exotic sea dragons and lionfish, and large sharks. The best part, however, is the aquarium’s touch tank where visitors can hold and friendly creatures such as hermit crabs and starfish.