Discover a selection of 377 vacation rentals in Downtown, Boston that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and kitchens. Prices start at $128 per night, and condos and studios are popular options for a stay in Downtown. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Boston a move in Downtown Boston

Like history? Then Downtown Boston is the place for you. Founded in 1630, Boston is crammed with some of the oldest historic buildings in the US. Even if you're not a history buff, you may recognize many famous Boston sights from movies such as Good Will Hunting and Patriots Day, both filmed in the city. Book a centrally located Downtown Boston vacation rental and have popular Boston attractions, including Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, and the Freedom Trail (a self-guided walking trail that passes through 16 historic Boston sites), right on your doorstep.

Things to do

History is no mystery at Boston's main attractions

Boredom is not an option in Boston. Downtown Boston has the king's ransom of sights, including the landmark Faneuil Hall on Market Street. Built in 1743, this former meeting hall is now a unique dining, entertainment, and marketplace, where artisan traders flog their local crafts from pushcarts. Boston is also great for families. Kids big and small love to meet the sharks and stingrays in the New England Aquarium, which overlooks Boston Harbor. Or test their US history at the historic redbrick Old State House and museum.

Activities

Bean there, done that _ making the most of Beantown

Downtown Boston is the historic heart of the city, and a popular meeting place for both visitors and residents alike. It earned the nickname Beantown after an early settlers' favorite dish - baked beans with molasses. Embrace Boston's mighty heritage by exploring its many historic sites on the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile walking tour which tells the story of the Founding Fathers. Enjoy a picnic on Boston Common or a boat trip on the Charles River, before taking in a show at one of Downtown's historic theaters. Book a Downtown Boston vacation rental and enjoy the very best of Beantown.

Weather

Boston always look great whether sunshine or snow

Boston can be a year-round destination, but only if you pack sensibly. Summer is the height of visitor season with blissfully balmy days and endless sunshine. Temperatures can reach 80 degrees or more in July and August, which is also when Boston's festival season is in full swing. But book a Downtown Boston vacation rental in winter, between December and March, and you'll see the city from a different perspective. Boston Common and the city's many historic redbrick buildings are pretty as a picture when covered in a blanket of snow.

Natural features

No reservations necessary at Middlesex Fells

Downtown Boston sits at the mouth of the Charles and Mystic Rivers as they rush into Boston Harbor. Although it's a largely built-up area, you can escape the rat race of the city with a stroll on Boston Common. This large green space surrounded by woodlands is the oldest city park in America. To really get back to nature, take a 15-mile drive north to Middlesex Fells Reservation, a tranquil nature park with over 100 miles of hiking and biking trails. If you look carefully, you can spot the reservation's residents, including white-tailed deer and woodpeckers.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Downtown Boston

Fly into Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.), the closest airport, located 2 mi (3.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial), which is 13.4 mi (21.5 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, make your way to Boston South Station or Boston North Station to see more of the city. You can see more of Downtown Boston by jumping on the metro at State St. Station, Government Center Station or Downtown Crossing Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Downtown, Boston?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 377 vacation rentals around Downtown. From 329 condo and apartment rentals to 324 studio vacation rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

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

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 Downtown:

  • Beacon Hill: 302 vacation rentals
  • Shawmut: 172 vacation rentals
  • Prudential / St. Botolph: 168 vacation rentals
  • Thompson Square / Bunker Hill: 62 vacation rentals
  • Back Bay: 399 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Downtown?

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

  • Boston Opera House: 1,031 vacation rentals
  • Boston City Hall: 1,031 vacation rentals
  • Old South Meeting House: 1,032 vacation rentals
  • Old Granary Burying Ground: 1,031 vacation rentals
  • Benjamin Franklin Statue: 1,032 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown 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 Downtown?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 329 Condos/Apartments in Downtown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Downtown include:

  • Studios: 324 rentals available
  • Houses: 6 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 4 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 16 vacation rentals with pool available in Downtown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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