Wellesley’s proximity to Boston makes it easy to enjoy a variety of performances, museums, historical attractions, and cultural events, but you don’t need to leave town to experience engaging art and entertainment. Wellesley College offers a full calendar of art and music experiences to enjoy and even boasts a beautiful botanic garden. You can often find me walking our family dog Gilbert on our favorite loop around the Wellesley College campus. The College’s Davis Museum is open to the public free of charge and has collections that span global history from antiquity to present day. Local theater groups like The Wellesley Players and Wellesley Repertory Theatre also offer plenty of opportunities to take in a show, or even participate in one yourself! For the musically inclined, the Wellesley Choral Society and Wellesley Symphony Orchestra are staples of the community’s arts scene.

Wellesley is also a great place to get outside and get moving. There are a number of parks and reservations including Elm Bank Reservation and Boulder Brook Reservation and Rocky Ledges. Golfers, cyclists, and other outdoor enthusiasts have plenty of options to get involved with local groups and stay fit. The route of the Boston Marathon runs through town, providing a special experience close to home. If you’re looking for a place to cool off in the summer, Wellesley residents can often be found at Morses Pond Beach or the pond at Wellesley College.