Destination guide

Welcome to the City of Champions

There’s a very good reason why Brockton’s been called the City of Champions. The sporting scene here has always been exciting, and it’s the hometown of boxing champs Rocky Marciano and Marvin Hagler. You’ll certainly feel like you’re onto a winner with Brockton vacation rentals, which place you only around a half hour’s drive from bustling Boston. You’ll also have the city’s quaint, historic museums on your doorstep, which give you an insight into the long and proud heritage of this corner of Massachusetts.

Things to do

A taste of the past in Brockton

If you’re staying in a Brockton vacation rental, you should make time for one of the area’s favorite cultural spaces: the Fuller Craft Museum. One of the only museums of its type in New England, it showcases glassworks, ceramics, and ornate textiles, and puts on a colorful variety of temporary exhibitions. The angular, light-filled building, which has echoes of Frank Lloyd Wright, is a distinctive landmark in itself. History buffs should also visit the Brockton Historical Society Homestead, which displays fascinating artefacts including Rocky Marciano’s actual shoes.


Casual sightseeing in Brockton

Brockton isn’t a city packed with much-hyped attractions – that’s part of its discreet charm. It’s pleasurable simply to go for a wander and take in the antiquated architecture that dots the area – like Gardner J. Kingman House, a Queen Anne-styled abode with decorative gables and floral patterns, and the Snow Fountain and Clock which dates back to 1902. Those in the know will also recommend a pilgrimage to the Rocky Marciano statue at Champions Park, which honors the city’s most famous son. Hankering for the outdoors? You can swing by one of the local golf courses, or head out to Ames Nowell State Park, a big swathe of wilderness where you can hike, fish, or just relax with a picnic.


Summer vacations in New England

When should you book that stay in a Brockton vacation rental? Your best bet is the late spring or summer, when New England is warm – but rarely uncomfortably hot – and you can amble, sightsee, and sit outside coffee houses and bars. This is also a popular season for seeing nearby Boston at its best, whether you want to visit George Washington’s iconic warship the USS Constitution, or the Skywalk Observatory, where you can take in panoramic views across the wider region.

Natural features

Parks and waterways in Brockton

While Brockton may look at first glance as a purely urban setting, situated around a 40-minute drive from the Atlantic coastline, it does have its pockets of nature. Sprawling along the Salisbury Plain River, it has a number of public parks, complete with ponds which add to the sense of serenity. And, close to the city, there’s the Ames Nowell State Park, which covers over 700 acres and is a suitably rugged counterpoint to Brockton’s stately streets.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Brockton

The nearest airport is in Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial), located 10.7 mi (17.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Plymouth, MA (PYM-Plymouth Municipal), which is 19.1 mi (30.7 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Brockton Station, Brockton Campello Station and Brockton Montello Station are the main stations that serve the city.

How many vacation rentals are available around Brockton, MA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 23 vacation rentals around Brockton. From 7 condo and apartment rentals to 13 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a village property in Brockton?

Switch off your alarm, because you really won't be needing it where you're going. It's time to relax, unwind and live like the locals do. Vrbo offers 3 village getaway properties here. On the hunt for something a little different? See if any of our other properties catch your eye. Our selection here includes:

  • 2 water-view vacation rentals.
  • 2 ocean-view vacation rentals.
  • 2 seaside vacation rentals.

Can I rent a hotel in Brockton?

Our hotels come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Whether you're visiting an unlimited or rather limited budget, we've got a room for you. Presently, there are 29 options listed on Vrbo. Prices start at as little as $109 a night. Or maybe you'd rather choose one of the area's other lodging types, such as:

  • House: 9 vacation homes. Prices start from $91 per night.
  • Apartment: 4 vacation homes. Prices start from $90 per night.
  • Condo: 3 vacation homes. Prices start from $80 per night.

Can I stay in Brockton in a large group?

Nothing beats reuniting with old work friends or spending time with your family in a fantastic new place. And what's best, Vrbo has places big enough for the whole squad. Hotel vacation homes are the leading choice for large groups of visitors, with 6 featured here. The rental options that can provide for large groups around here include:

  • If yours is a crew of 5, we offer 12 vacation homes ideal for that size. Book a night from just $144.
  • After a vacation rental for 8 people? We have 10 that will be perfect. You can book one for as little as $159 per night.
  • Organizing a trip away with 6 guests? We've got 10 vacation homes that will be perfect. Prices begin at just $209 a night.

So don't fret! When you travel with us you can take your mom, your brother and all your mates to Brockton.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Brockton?

Vrbo has an assortment of terrific cost-effective rentals. Treat your crew to an extravagant night out or hang around a bit longer with the cash you have left over. Jamaica Plain is a great area to investigate if you want to keep an eye on your budget. Vrbo has 157 rentals, and the average price is a modest $283 per night. Another 167 Vrbo rentals are available in or around Charlestown. With an average price of $296 a night, you're sure to get a deal worth telling your friends about.

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