Discover a selection of 1,000 holiday rentals in Boston, MA, US that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including internet/WiFi and pool. Prices start at £ 70 per night, and flats & apartments and houses are popular options for a stay in Boston. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Feel the buzz of the city in Boston holiday rentals

Boston's a city with real moxie and grit. Never a place to toe the line, it's proud of its revolutionary past and still flaunts iconic American independence sites by the bucketload along the Freedom Trail. Boundary-breaking tendencies continue over in the prestigious university districts, where some of the finest learning institutions on Earth – MIT, Harvard – take pride of place. Art galleries and museums hammer home the abundance of culture and science, offering eerie Egyptian effigies in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and stinging jellies in the colossal New England Aquarium. But Boston holiday lettings can also be a chance to experience down-to-earth America, hopping between buzzing brownstone cafes in Beacon Hill and the basil-scented pizza joints of Little Italy.

History

Boston's intimate link with American history

Some say that Boston is where it all began for the United States of America. Not only was the city among the earliest Puritan colonies on the Massachusetts coast, but it was here, in 1773, that the American Revolution was seeded with the protests of the Boston Tea Party. The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum has plenty of interactive exhibits to help chronicle the early rise of the independence movement. The story unfolds further on the famous Freedom Trail, which weaves past all the town's most iconic historic sites. Along that, you'll see the Old State House and Faneuil Hall, both instrumental places when it came to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, in 1776.

Things to do

Main attractions to see near Boston holiday homes

Boston holiday rentals have reams of bucket-list-busting attractions right on their doorstep. The famous North End neighbourhood is a whole area that should be at the top of the itinerary, thanks largely to its blocks of attractive red-brick tenements and vintage American architecture. Shoppers will love the centuries-old marketplace of Faneuil Hall – it dates to 1743, no less. Boston Common straddles the middle of the city, with wide lawns that once hosted British troops during the Revolutionary War. And then there are the more modern icons of Boston, most notably Fenway Park and its baseball terraces, filled with roaring fans when the Red Sox play.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Boston

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Boston a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • New England Aquarium (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Artisans Asylum (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Franklin Park Zoo (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • F1 Boston (9.8 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Blue Hills Ski Area (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
  • Salem Toy Museum (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Boston

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Boston is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Boston Common (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Boston Public Garden (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Walden Pond (15.5 mi / 24.9 km)
  • Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Charles River Esplanade (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Boston National Historical Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Boston

Fly into Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.), the closest airport, located 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial), which is 13.3 mi (21.5 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Boston North Station, Boston South Station and Boston-Back Bay Station are the main stations in the city. You can get around Boston by jumping on the metro at Government Center Station, State St. Station or Bowdoin Station.

How to get around

Public transport around Boston holiday rentals

Boston is a big city, which is why it's important to get to grips with its public transport system. Thankfully, that's modern and efficient, offering regular links out to most corners of the metropolis. Parking can be really tricky to find, especially if you're keen on settling in a Boston holiday rental in the Downtown area or Beacon Hill. So, dodge the wheels and hit the rails instead. The MBTA metro has most trips covered. Its 4 lines go from the airport to the centre and pretty much everywhere else. Be sure to bag yourself a contactless CharlieCard if you plan on using it a lot – it makes buying a ticket much less complicated.

Restaurants and bars

Restaurant districts to mark on your Boston map

  • Back Bay is chic to the hilt, laden with celebrity-chef kitchens and degustation menus
  • North End is also known as Little Italy – this is where to get those iconic Italo-American pizza pies
  • Chinatown has sizzling bowls of Cantonese stir fry and bubbling pho broths, lifted straight out of Vietnam
  • Fenway has got oodles of sports bars and BBQ grills that cater well to the crowds of Red Sox baseball fans, whenever there's a game on
  • Cambridge has student bars and microbreweries between its prestigious university buildings
Essential info

Top tips and facts for stays in a Boston holiday home

  • Boston is the state capital of Massachusetts
  • Logan International Airport is the largest air hub in Boston
  • Boston is the centre of a metro area that has a population of nearly 5 million people
  • Tipping is really common in Boston – think 10–15% for taxi rides, 20% for meals in restaurants and maybe even a little extra for drinks in a bar
  • Bring warm clothes if you're visiting Boston in the winter – temperatures can regularly dip below 0

Can I find a vacation rental around Boston?

Yes, our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 849 vacation rentals near Boston. From 564 flats & apartments to 209 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Boston for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Boston?

Whether you're traveling 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 Boston:

  • South End: 348 vacation rentals
  • Jeffries Point: 37 vacation rentals
  • Chinatown: 202 vacation rentals
  • Dorchester: 439 vacation rentals
  • Commonwealth: 27 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, 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 traveling to Boston?

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

  • Quincy Market: 906 vacation rentals
  • TD Garden: 908 vacation rentals
  • Fenway Park: 580 vacation rentals
  • Copley Square: 904 vacation rentals
  • Statue of Paul Revere: 906 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Boston listed on Vrbo UK 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 Flats in Boston?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 564 Flats in Boston. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Boston include:

  • Houses: 209 rentals available
  • Studios: 536 rentals available
  • Cottages: 4 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Boston?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 48 vacation rentals with pool available in Boston. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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