Marlborough Area Guide
Where Small-Town Charm Meets Big-City Attractions
The city of Marlborough, Massachusetts is a cozy town just 30 miles west of Boston, and offers an array of activities, including golf courses, antiquing, sports, downhill skiing, bike paths and cultural attractions. Located in the heart of Marlborough, BEST WESTERN Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center is close to major businesses, sports centers and popular attractions, and offers comfortable, well-appointed accommodations.
Things to Do in Marlborough near
Outdoor Adventures in Marlborough
With four distinct seasons of gorgeous weather, from beautiful fall colors and snowy white winters to budding springs and balmy summers, Marlborough is the perfect playground for the outdoorsy type. The Assabet River Rail Trail features 5.6 miles of shady, paved paths along the scenic Assabet River. Cyclists can ride side-by-side on the 12-foot-wide path and rent bikes from Fritz Bikes in Worcester.
In the winter months, Marlborough is a great place to stay when you want to do a little skiing. The Wachusett Mountain ski resort has 22 trails and seven ski lifts and offers trails for beginners and experts alike, with night skiing, a restaurant and lounge, and fun events throughout the year. Nashoba Valley Ski Area also offers skiing, and it has a tubing park with 18 lanes and four lifts.
Shopping & Antiquing
The Solomon Pond Mall has over 120 department and specialty stores as well as a movie theater and lots of eateries in which to grab a bite or sit and dine. If you prefer outlet prices to retail, Wrentham Village Premium Outlets and Reebok-Rockport Factory Direct Store are both nearby. Wayside Country Store is also nearby and offers country store trinkets, candy, baked goods and bits of nostalgia.
For antique lovers, the Brimfield Antique Show takes place each May, July and September, and for the rest of the year, antiques can be found at Skinner, Inc. and Warehouse Antiques in Marlborough, as well as at Elegant Antiques and other shops in Northborough and Framingham.
Groups in town for a game at a nearby sports center won't have far to travel when they choose Royal Plaza Hotel. We're close to the New England Sports Center, home of Minuteman Flames and Lady Flames hockey, and we're also just minutes from ForeKicks Outdoor & Indoor Sports Complex. ForeKicks not only has seven indoor sports fields and an outdoor field complex, but it also has an indoor golf driving range and laser tag.
Distances to Local Attractions
- New England Sports Center - 5 miles
- Nashoba Valley Winery - 10 miles
- New England Science Museum - 12 miles
- Worcester Art Museum - 12 miles
- Higgins Armory - 13 miles
- Six Flags® New England - 15 miles
- Worcester Centrum Center - 15 miles
- Walden Pond - 20 miles
- Old Sturbridge Village - 30 miles
- Freedom Trail - 30 miles
- Faneuil Hall - 30 miles
- Fleet Center, home of the Boston Bruins - 33 miles
- Foxboro Stadium - 35 miles
- New England Aquarium - 37 miles
For more information about our hotel's accommodations near the New England Sports Center or Marlborough area attractions, please contact us at 1-888-543-9500.