Destination guide

Travel to vibrant Back Bay

Enjoy the area's architecture, churches and history with a rental holiday home in Back Bay. This cosmopolitan city is known for its shopping, restaurants and local tours. Take in top local attractions such as Hynes Convention Center and Copley Place. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Back Bay

Do you want to discover things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Back Bay a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • New England Aquarium (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Artisans Asylum (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Franklin Park Zoo (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • F1 Boston (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Blue Hills Ski Area (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Salem Toy Museum (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Back Bay

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Back Bay. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Boston Public Garden (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Boston Common (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Walden Pond (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
  • Charles River Esplanade (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Back Bay Fens (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Back Bay

Fly into Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.), the closest airport, located 3.4 mi (5.4 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial), which is 12.3 mi (19.8 km) away.

You can get around Back Bay by jumping on the metro at Copley Station, Prudential Station or Hynes Convention Center Station.

Where to stay near Back Bay?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 663 holiday rentals near Back Bay. From 631 Condos/Apartments to 13 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Back Bay for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Back Bay?

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 Back Bay:

  • Hyde Park: 21 holiday homes
  • Chinatown: 383 holiday homes
  • Downtown Crossing: 367 holiday homes
  • South End: 756 holiday homes
  • Dorchester: 945 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 Back Bay?

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

  • Church of the Covenant: 1,759 holiday rentals
  • Copley Society of Art: 1,756 holiday rentals
  • Lyric Stage Company of Boston: 1,757 holiday rentals
  • Arlington Station: 1,758 holiday rentals
  • Arlington Street Church: 1,759 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Back Bay 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 Back Bay?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 631 Condos/Apartments in Back Bay. Our other popular types of Back Bay holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 13 holiday houses
  • Studios: 574 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 5 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Back Bay?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 40 holiday homes with pool available in Back Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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