Destination guide

Explore the waterfront setting in South Boston

Enjoy the history and other features of South Boston. This romantic city is known for its island views, restaurants and beaches. Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and Faneuil Hall Marketplace are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in South Boston

Are you looking for top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes South Boston a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • New England Aquarium (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Franklin Park Zoo (3.3 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Artisans Asylum (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • F1 Boston (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Blue Hills Ski Area (9.2 mi / 14.9 km)
  • Salem Toy Museum (15 mi / 24.1 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of South Boston

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, South Boston is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Boston Common (2 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Boston Public Garden (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Columbus Park (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Castle Island (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Charles River Esplanade (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around South Boston

Fly into Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.), the closest airport, located 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial), which is 12.4 mi (20 km) away.

Where to stay near South Boston?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 851 holiday rentals near South Boston. From 773 Condos/Apartments to 38 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near South Boston is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to South Boston?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in South Boston:

  • Hyde Park: 21 holiday homes
  • Back Bay: 669 holiday homes
  • Chinatown: 383 holiday homes
  • Downtown Crossing: 367 holiday homes
  • South End: 756 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to South Boston?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in South Boston. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Marine Park: 1,800 holiday rentals
  • Boston Public Market: 1,799 holiday rentals
  • Edward Kennedy Institute for the US Senate: 1,798 holiday rentals
  • Munroe Tavern: 1,798 holiday rentals
  • Deer Island: 1,799 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around South Boston listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in South Boston?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 773 Condos/Apartments in South Boston. Our other popular types of South Boston holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 38 holiday houses
  • Guest houses: 5 holiday houses
  • Hotels: 5 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in South Boston?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 60 holiday homes with pool available in South Boston. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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