What to do and see in Southborough, United States: The Best Places and Tips

November 24, 2017 Roger Rusk

Southborough is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. It incorporates the smaller villages of Cordaville, Fayville, and Southville. Its name is often informally shortened to Southboro, a usage seen on many area signs and maps, though officially rejected by town ordinance. Its population was 9,767 at the 2010 census, in nearly 3,000 households.
Restaurants in Southborough

1. Jack's Abby Brewing

100 Clinton St, Framingham, MA 01702-6748 +1 508-872-0900
Excellent
59%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 128 reviews

Jack's Abby Brewing

Reviewed By Frank B - East Walpole, Massachusetts

Well. The food is spare for the price paid. Wings.... half a dozen... Really? And just ok. Pizza....six medium slices for 18 bucks? Eh....,, and the deal with beer is just gonzo now..l, charge whatever you want..., they'll pay it....., and jesusofthehardwoodbaffle...the acoustics make a whisper a shout.... picnic tables? When the revolution comes, the prices will go down and the seats will be good, comrade... until then? Gimme a booth if you're gonna charge an arm and a leg....

2. Museum of World War II

8 Mercer Rd, Natick, MA 01760-2415 +1 508-653-1944
Excellent
95%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 80 reviews

Museum of World War II

Located just 20 minutes from Boston, The Museum of World War II is home to the most comprehensive collection of original WWII artifacts & documents anywhere in the world. With more than 7,000 pieces on display, the museum uniquely shows the human story interwoven with the military and political events thru all of the artifacts that made up life, from everyday, to the most momentous decisions during the war. "It is a sacred mission to preserve the lives and heroic actions of all those people who fought on the battle fronts and home fronts to destroy the evil of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan." -Kenneth W. Rendell, Founder & Director.

Reviewed By aliceann1 - boston, mass.

What started as a private collection of WWII artifacts has evolved into a wonderful small museum of objects seldom seen in a public venue. The collection ranges from uniforms and artillery to propaganda posters and children's toys from Nazi Era Germany. The museum accepts donations from private citizens and as such, the items on view are diverse and remarkable to see. It is worth traveling out to the suburbs of Boston in a commercial area to find this hidden gem. It is a fabulous collection of items.

3. Hopkinton State Park

164 Cedar St, Hopkinton, MA 01748-1278 +1 508-435-4303
Excellent
62%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 60 reviews

Hopkinton State Park

Reviewed By Robert S - Westborough MA

Easy to find parking, you can rent a kayak/canoe, hike, swim (summer only) or relax on the beach. The beach has sand, some rocks too but not bad. Renting a kayak is fun and its easy to paddle for a couple of hours without doubling up your tracks. There are trails available, mostly moderate walking on dirt and tree roots, not many rocks. Quite a few dog walkers and is open in the winter too. Summer time there is a fee.

4. Trombetta's Farm

655 Farm Rd, Marlborough, MA 01752-2763 +1 508-485-6529
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 78 reviews

Trombetta's Farm

Reviewed By VacaLover2015 - Framingham, Massachusetts

We're new to the area and several people indicated we "had" to visit Trombetta's and that it was fabulous. It's a good size typical farm stand but no organic options. The flowers are beautiful but prices weren't competitive enough for me to buy any. I support buying local so if you're not looking for organic grown, check them out.

5. Wayside Inn Historic Site

72 Wayside Inn Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776-3206 +1 978-443-1776
Excellent
81%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 59 reviews

Wayside Inn Historic Site

Reviewed By Dawn B - Madison, Wisconsin, United States

The Wayside Inn is just beautiful! We visited for a wedding and had a lovely time! The celebration was held in a lovely tent on the grounds. The service was wonderful, as was the food! We were able to stroll the garden area and visit the pond, all beautiful!

While we didn't dine in the actual inn or stay overnight at the inn, we did pop over to explore a bit and I'm so glad that we did! The hostess provided us with fascinating and in-depth history about the inn, the area and the time period. We probably spent about 30 minutes with her, but we could have spent so much more time learning about the history of this wonderful place. After chatting with her, we visited the tavern and some of the rooms. Just an incredible place to visit.

6. PlayTown Express

150 Cordaville Rd, Southborough, MA 01772-1847 +1 508-480-0022
Excellent
44%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

PlayTown Express

Reviewed By Localandloveit - Southborough

I took my grandchildren here for a couple of days during the summer hours. Young staff but well maintained. Enormous facility with activities for all elementary age groups. Even exercise bikes for adults (although you should be watching your kids!)

7. Ashland State Park

162 W Union St, Ashland, MA 01721-1435 +1 508-435-4303
Excellent
31%
Good
63%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

Ashland State Park

Reviewed By Don P - Ashland, Massachusetts

Have visited many times during the warmer months. Located on a good size reservoir, the entire area is picturesque and well kept. The beach is clearly defined and suitable for swimming for any age. Picnic areas are adequate however additional tables would certainly be helpful. This is state park is the little brother to the more expansive Hopkinton State Park which is located approximately 10-15 minutes away. Boat rentals, offered at Hopkinton, are not available in Ashland. Overall, Ashland is a clean, safe, facility.

8. Cold Harbor Brewery

108 Milk St, Suite 6, Westborough, MA 01581-1228 +1 508-870-3133
Excellent
66%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 35 reviews

Cold Harbor Brewery

Reviewed By WINEandTRAVEL - Boston, Massachusetts

Love it here. The beer here is very well made... so good. Out of the way and great spot... think its the best of the local area brews. VERY laid back. Service was slow and easy... and I love it. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

9. Chestnut Hill Farm

9 Chestnut Hill Rd # 99, Southborough, MA 01772-1003 +1 413-212-8492
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

Chestnut Hill Farm

Explore scenic woodlands and rolling fields at this working farm, which was saved from development in the 1960s through the dedication of a local family.

Reviewed By EagleEyeBoston - Boston, Massachusetts

A relatively new property under the management of The Trustees of Reservations (TTOR), this historic farm has been largely preserved and is a working farm today. Great fancy goats! Nice open fields to enjoy. It is unfortunate that the surrounding land has been developed so much, but you can enjoy what is left. No dog walking, unfortunately. A real asset for those who live in the area.

10. Wayside Country Store

1015 Boston Post Rd, Marlborough, MA 01752-3645 +1 508-481-3458
Excellent
56%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 47 reviews

Wayside Country Store

Reviewed By Rita V - Hudson, Massachusetts

Treasures galore! Local confections, local paraphernalia, this place is a great spot for knickknacks and souvenirs. Christmas decorations. Toys. Food stuff. Candy. It has an antique feel and so interesting. I LOVE bringing out of town visitors here!

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