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

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Downtown:

  • West Roxbury: 27 holiday homes
  • Hyde Park: 23 holiday homes
  • Roslindale: 40 holiday homes
  • East Boston: 113 holiday homes
  • South Boston: 481 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Downtown?

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

  • Boston South Station: 1,702 holiday lettings
  • Freedom Trail: 1,739 holiday lettings
  • George Washington Statue: 1,733 holiday lettings
  • Granary Burying Ground: 1,737 holiday lettings
  • Boston Common: 1,703 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown 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.

Historic Downtown Boston will entice you

Take a vacation to Downtown Boston and enjoy the area's history, architecture and entertainment. This city is cosmopolitan and walkable, recognized for its aquarium, local tours and basketball games. Local cultural sights include Orpheum Theater and Boston Opera House. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Activities and attractions in and around Downtown Boston

Do you want to discover top things to see and do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Downtown Boston a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • New England Aquarium (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Artisans Asylum (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Franklin Park Zoo (4.1 mi / 6.7 km)
  • F1 Boston (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Blue Hills Ski Area (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
  • Salem Toy Museum (14.1 mi / 22.6 km)

Exploring the natural features in Downtown Boston

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

  • Boston Common (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Boston Public Garden (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Walden Pond (15.6 mi / 25.2 km)
  • Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Charles River Esplanade (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Boston National Historical Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)