Destination guide

Exciting Cambridge will entice you

Take a vacation to Cambridge and enjoy the area's museums, architecture and art galleries. This cosmopolitan city is known for its university setting, riverfront and restaurants. Local cultural sights include Semitic Museum and Museum of Science. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in and around Cambridge

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Cambridge has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • New England Aquarium (2.8 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Artisans Asylum (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Franklin Park Zoo (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Blue Hills Ski Area (10.5 mi / 17 km)
  • F1 Boston (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
  • Salem Toy Museum (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Cambridge

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Cambridge is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Boston Public Garden (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Boston Common (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Walden Pond (13.2 mi / 21.3 km)
  • Prospect Hill Park (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Back Bay Fens (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Charles River Esplanade (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Cambridge

The nearest airport is in Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.), located 4.4 mi (7 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 11.5 mi (18.5 km) away.

You can see more of Cambridge by catching a ride on the metro at Central Square Station, Harvard Square Station or Kendall-MIT Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Cambridge?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 883 house rentals around Cambridge. From 654 Condos/Apartments to 139 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Cambridge is on Vrbo.

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

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Cambridge:

  • The Port: 38 vacation rentals
  • East Cambridge: 75 vacation rentals
  • MIT: 154 vacation rentals
  • Riverside: 29 vacation rentals
  • Cambridgeport: 86 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Cambridge?

Vrbo offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Cambridge. From Vrbo travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Harvard Law School: 1,035 home rentals
  • Harvard University: 1,030 home rentals
  • Harvard Square: 741 home rentals
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): 1,034 home rentals
  • MIT Museum: 1,037 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cambridge listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Cambridge?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 654 Condos/Apartments in Cambridge. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cambridge include:

  • Houses: 139 lodging choices
  • Studios: 616 lodging choices
  • Guest houses: 9 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Cambridge?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 26 vacation homes with pool available in Cambridge.

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