Destination guide

The culturally rich city of Ipswich awaits you

The area's culture and history are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Ipswich. This romantic city is known for its hiking, cycling and cross-country skiing. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in and around Ipswich

Are you looking for attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Ipswich has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Wolf Hollow (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Mill River Winery (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Salem Willows Park (10 mi / 16.2 km)
  • Evergreen Valley Golf Course (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
  • Salem Toy Museum (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • Ski Bradford (11.4 mi / 18.3 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Ipswich

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Ipswich is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Crane Beach (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Parker River National Wildlife Refuge (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Plum Island (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Newbury Beach (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Long Hill (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Mount Ann Park (8.1 mi / 13 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Ipswich

Fly into Beverly, MA (BVY-Beverly Municipal), the closest airport, located 7.2 mi (11.5 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal), which is 13.9 mi (22.3 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is Ipswich Station.

Where to stay near Ipswich?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 846 holiday rentals near Ipswich. From 419 Houses to 136 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Ipswich for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Ipswich?

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 Ipswich:

  • North End: 396 holiday homes
  • Rye Beach: 286 holiday homes
  • West End: 229 holiday homes
  • Jeffries Point: 33 holiday homes
  • East Cambridge: 199 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 Ipswich?

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

  • Crane Beach: 978 holiday rentals
  • Ipswich Museum: 995 holiday rentals
  • Ipswich Station: 996 holiday rentals
  • Castle Hill on the Crane Estate: 986 holiday rentals
  • Hamlin Reservation: 996 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ipswich 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 Houses in Ipswich?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 419 Houses in Ipswich. Our other popular types of Ipswich holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 136 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 136 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 226 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Ipswich?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 26 holiday homes with pool available in Ipswich. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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