If you find yourself in Reading, Massachusetts as a tourist there are definitely some things that you simply must do before heading home. If you live there, and you get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life, unsure what your beautiful town offers, this list is for you as well.

This picturesque town boasts a population of 25,357 and is within a short drive of several surrounding Massachusetts areas, including Boston, so you have plenty of options for entertainment- especially if you are a History buff.

You could begin your tour of Reading, MA by visiting Parker Tavern which is located at 103 Washington St and is open from the hours of 2 pm to 5 pm on Sundays during the months of May through October. They also host special events and lectures to help educate people on the history of the Tavern. Do a search on Facebook for them and check out what’s going on during your stay, or just because you want to try something different.

The Burbank Ice Arena offers hours of fun for the whole family, as long as you don’t mind strapping on a pair of skates and hitting the ice. Their rates are super reasonable at $6 for adults and $5 for students and seniors over the age of 60. Skate rental is available for $5 a pair and they can accommodate any size feet, all the way up to size 17! If you’re looking to host a party or go in as a group, they have great discounts, so you should check that out! They’re located at 51 Symonds Way, Reading, MA. If you want to call ahead to check their hours of operation, their number is 781-942-2271.

For the culinary fans, or “foodies” they have plenty of cool places to eat from franchises that you’re used to, to quaint places that you’ll only find in Reading, MA.

If you’re looking for a great place for breakfast, brunch or lunch, you have to check out Christopher’s. We did some research to find the place with the best rating, and this one is it! They have a vast array of comfort foods; home cooking that would make your mama proud. You can find them up until 2 pm seven days a week at 580 Main Street in Reading, MA.

For dinner, you need to pop into Bunratty Tavern at 620 Main Street – also in Reading, MA for their fine American and Irish cuisine, their selections of cocktails and brews. They have something for everyone and they’re open until at least 10 pm every night, but extend their hours on Friday and Saturday until 12:00 am. Their reviews are great, people are pleased with both the food and the service.

There are so many cool things to do in just the town alone, I didn’t even get a chance to cover the Golf Courses and shopping in Boston, MA which is only a measly 11 miles away. If you’re looking for a cool place to go, you really should try out Reading, MA.

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