Destination guide

Head to the exciting city of East Boston

Experience the unique character of East Boston with a stay in a vacation home rental. This city's skyscrapers, restaurants and horse racing attract many visitors, and its cosmopolitan and scenic location add to the charm. USS Constitution Museum and Faneuil Hall Marketplace are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in and around East Boston

Are you hoping to find attractions to see in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that East Boston has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • New England Aquarium (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Artisans Asylum (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Franklin Park Zoo (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • F1 Boston (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
  • Salem Toy Museum (12 mi / 19.4 km)
  • Blue Hills Ski Area (12.2 mi / 19.6 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in East Boston

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, East Boston is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Boston Common (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Boston Public Garden (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Belle Isle Marsh Reservation (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Boston National Historical Park (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Castle Island (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)

How to get to and around East Boston

Fly into Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.), the closest airport, located 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field), which is 15.3 mi (24.6 km) away.

You can see more of East Boston by catching a ride on the metro at Wood Island Station, Airport Station or Orient Heights Station.

Where to stay around East Boston?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 106 holiday lettings near East Boston. From 8 Houses to 68 Studios, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near East Boston is on HomeAway.

Can I rent Houses in East Boston?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 8 Houses in East Boston. Our other popular types of East Boston holiday rentals include:

  • Studios: 68 self catering accommodations
  • Boats: 7 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 85 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in East Boston?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 5 holiday homes with pool available in East Boston. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.