Destination guide

Head to the historical city of Boston

Come and experience Boston and its history, museums and architecture. Well known for its local tours, sporting events and skyscrapers, this cosmopolitan city won't disappoint. For a bit of culture, visit USS Constitution Museum, Boston Museum of Fine Arts or Orpheum Theater. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Boston

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Boston a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • New England Aquarium (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Artisans Asylum (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Franklin Park Zoo (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • F1 Boston (9.8 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Blue Hills Ski Area (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
  • Salem Toy Museum (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Boston

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Boston is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Boston Common (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Boston Public Garden (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Walden Pond (15.5 mi / 24.9 km)
  • Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Charles River Esplanade (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Boston National Historical Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Boston

Fly into Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.), the closest airport, located 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial), which is 13.3 mi (21.5 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Boston North Station, Boston South Station and Boston-Back Bay Station are the main stations in the city. You can get around Boston by jumping on the metro at Government Center Station, State St. Station or Bowdoin Station.

Where to stay near Boston?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,534 holiday rentals near Boston. From 1,136 Condos/Apartments to 293 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Boston for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to 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 Boston:

  • Hyde Park: 17 holiday homes
  • Dorchester: 847 holiday homes
  • D Street - West Broadway: 386 holiday homes
  • Roslindale: 36 holiday homes
  • West Fens: 156 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 Boston?

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

  • Boston College: 1,550 holiday rentals
  • St. Elizabeth's Medical Center: 1,612 holiday rentals
  • Boston Museum of Fine Arts: 1,639 holiday rentals
  • Black Falcon Cruise Terminal: 1,671 holiday rentals
  • Boston Convention and Exhibition Center: 1,668 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around 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 Boston?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,136 Condos/Apartments in Boston. Our other popular types of Boston holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 293 holiday houses
  • Studios: 987 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 28 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Boston?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 84 holiday homes with pool available in Boston. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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