Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly Dorchester

Enjoy the museums and other features of Dorchester. This welcoming city is known for its sporting events, university setting and local tours. Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Boston Convention and Exhibition Center are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Dorchester

Are you looking for things to do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Dorchester a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • New England Aquarium (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Franklin Park Zoo (1.5 mi / 2.3 km)
  • F1 Boston (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Artisans Asylum (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Blue Hills Ski Area (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Rockland Golf Course (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Dorchester

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

  • Boston Public Garden (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Boston Common (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Columbus Park (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Wollaston Beach (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Arnold Arboretum (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Castle Island (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Dorchester

Fly into Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.), the closest airport, located 5 mi (8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial), which is 9.9 mi (15.9 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station serving the city is Boston JFK-UMass Station. You can see more of Dorchester by jumping on the metro at Fields Corner Station, Shawmut Station or Savin Hill Station.

Where to stay near Dorchester?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 908 holiday rentals near Dorchester. From 810 Condos/Apartments to 57 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 Dorchester is on HomeAway.

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

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 Dorchester:

  • Hyde Park: 21 holiday homes
  • Back Bay: 643 holiday homes
  • Chinatown: 345 holiday homes
  • Downtown Crossing: 340 holiday homes
  • South End: 702 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 Dorchester?

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

  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum: 1,785 holiday rentals
  • Adams/King Playground: 1,718 holiday rentals
  • Shawmut Station: 1,714 holiday rentals
  • Massachusetts Archives and Commonwealth Museum: 1,783 holiday rentals
  • University of Massachusetts Boston: 1,784 holiday rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 810 Condos/Apartments in Dorchester. Our other popular types of Dorchester holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 57 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 13 holiday houses
  • Studios: 722 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 Dorchester?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 39 holiday homes with pool available in Dorchester. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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