Discover a selection of 500 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 parking. Prices start at $124 per night, and condos and studios are popular options for a stay in Downtown Boston. 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 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 513 vacation rentals around Downtown Boston. From 487 condo and apartment rentals to 459 studio vacation rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.