Destination guide

The friendly city of Waltham awaits you

The area's museums and festivals are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Waltham. This welcoming city is known for its university setting, riverfront and restaurants. Harvard Square and Fenway Park are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. 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 and attractions in Waltham

Do you want to find top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Waltham a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • New England Aquarium (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • Artisans Asylum (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Franklin Park Zoo (9.9 mi / 16 km)
  • Fun and Games Family Entertainment Center (10 mi / 16.2 km)
  • Blue Hills Ski Area (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
  • Nashoba Valley Ski Area (14.7 mi / 23.6 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Waltham

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

  • Boston Public Garden (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
  • Boston Common (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Walden Pond (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Minute Man National Historical Park (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Royall Park (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Waltham

The nearest airport is in Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field), located 5.6 mi (9.1 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.), which is 11.5 mi (18.6 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to Waltham Station or Waltham Brandeis-Roberts Station to see more of the city.

Where to stay near Waltham?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,516 holiday rentals near Waltham. From 213 Houses to 1,194 Condos/Apartments, 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 Waltham is on HomeAway.

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

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 Waltham:

  • Hyde Park: 22 holiday homes
  • Back Bay: 673 holiday homes
  • Chinatown: 384 holiday homes
  • Downtown Crossing: 368 holiday homes
  • South End: 761 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 Waltham?

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

  • Waltham Brandeis-Roberts Station: 1,612 holiday rentals
  • Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation: 1,643 holiday rentals
  • Bentley College: 1,681 holiday rentals
  • National Archives at Boston: 1,700 holiday rentals
  • Gore Place: 1,620 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Waltham 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 Waltham?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 213 Houses in Waltham. Our other popular types of Waltham holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,194 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 2 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 30 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 Waltham?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 89 holiday homes with pool available in Waltham. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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