Destination guide

Why people love visiting historic Charlestown

The area's history and monuments are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Charlestown. This walkable and scenic city entices travelers with its sporting events and boating. Take in top local attractions like USS Constitution Museum and Bunker Hill Monument. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Charlestown

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Charlestown a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • New England Aquarium (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Artisans Asylum (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Franklin Park Zoo (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • F1 Boston (11.1 mi / 17.9 km)
  • Blue Hills Ski Area (11.8 mi / 19 km)
  • Salem Toy Museum (13 mi / 21 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Charlestown

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Charlestown is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Boston Common (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Boston Public Garden (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Walden Pond (15.1 mi / 24.3 km)
  • Boston National Historical Park (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Charles River Esplanade (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
Transport

How to get to and around Charlestown

Fly into Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.), the closest airport, located 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field), which is 13 mi (20.9 km) away.

Where to stay around Charlestown?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 64 holiday lettings near Charlestown. From 5 Houses to 45 Condos/Apartments, 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 Charlestown is on HomeAway.

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

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 Charlestown:

  • Fenway/Kenmore: 357 holiday homes
  • South End: 708 holiday homes
  • East Boston: 106 holiday homes
  • Dorchester: 891 holiday homes
  • West Roxbury: 16 holiday homes

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

Can I rent Houses in Charlestown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 5 Houses in Charlestown. Our other popular types of Charlestown holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 45 self catering accommodations
  • Boats: 7 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 3 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Charlestown?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 7 holiday homes with pool available in Charlestown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.