Things to do:
Visit the Arnold Arboretum, just a few blocks away.
Visit Forest Hills Cemetery, a historic "garden cemetery", designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. http://www.foresthillscemetery.com
Take the T downtown, see the sights in Boston:
and many more!!
Places to stay:
these two apartments are directly across the street from the shop and are 4 blocks to the Orange Line T station.
Where to eat:
Brassica Kitchen and Cafe