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Destination guide

Take in the lush beauty of Ipswich

The area's culture and history are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Ipswich. Travelers to this romantic city praise the hiking, biking and cross-country skiing. Salem Witch Museum and Hampton Beach are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Things to do

Howl you doing? Meet Ipswich's legendary wolf pack

Wolf Hollow is a sanctuary for the American gray wolf, and visitors can witness a pack of wolves in a confined natural setting. From your Ipswich vacation rental, it's easy to explore the town's main attractions. The Ipswich Museum is spread over 2 properties. Whipple House was built in 1677 and is one of the finest examples of first period American architecture. It's filled with 17th and 18th-century furnishings and art, and has a pretty garden to explore. While the 1800 Heard House hosts the museum's main art collections, among other historic Ipswich artifacts.

Activities

Cranes, clams and culture, Ipswich is stacked with New England charm

Situated north of Cape Ann, Crane Beach is a Massachusetts favorite. Boasting 4 miles of beautiful blonde sands and rippling dunes, it's banked by a maritime pine forest. It gets pretty busy during the warm summer months, so get there early to beat the crowds. There's a charming beachfront cafe open in the summer, while restrooms and changing facilities are open all year round. Aside from the beach, Ipswich is crammed with history and has plenty of charming museums and galleries to explore. Don't miss a box of fried clams on the waterfront as the sun sets.

Weather

Ip-switch up the heat in the Massachusetts summertime

The Massachusetts coast is a pleasure to visit at anytime of the year. Ipswich benefits from New England's balmy summers, colorful fall and brisk winters, with an attractive covering of snow. The summer is the busiest time on the coast. As the temperatures rise to 80 degrees and above, the crowds descend and Ipswich vacation rentals can get booked up quickly. Fall is another busy time, as New England's famous fall foliage draws the crowds. Spring is a delightful time to visit, with bright sunny days, plus the odd rain shower, so pack an umbrella.

Natural features

What will be, will be in Ipswich's Willowdale Forest

A 45-minute drive northeast of Boston, Ipswich is a quaint coastal town overlooking Ipswich Bay. While the walking trails and sand dunes of Crane Beach are a delight for walkers, for hardier hikes head to Willowdale State Forest, a 5-mile drive west. Spreading across the town boundaries of Hamilton, Topsfield and Boxford, it has over 40 miles of trails, including the Bay Circuit Trail, which is used for cross-country skiing in winter. It's also a magnet for birdwatchers, who come to spot the great horned owl, red-bellied woodpecker, and the great blue heron.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Ipswich

The nearest airport is in Logan International Airport (BOS), located 23.5 mi (37.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Boston, MA (BNH-Boston Harbor Seaplane Base), which is 23.9 mi (38.5 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, you can make your way to Ipswich Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Ipswich?

Whether you're looking for a cozy escape for you and your special someone or somewhere roomy to fit all your friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Ipswich. Here are a couple we think you'll like:

  • Make the most of amenities including a stereo and a porch at "Near Boston Historic Two - Bedroom With Modern Amenities". Situated around 20 miles from Ipswich, this property has 2 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • Alternatively, unpack your suitcase at "Historic Home At Freedom Trail". Around 25 miles from the heart of Ipswich, it has 1 bedroom and features a free nearby fitness center and a TV.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Ipswich vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Ipswich?

There's nothing like a quick break to recharge your batteries. Pack your overnight bag and take five at one of these top weekend getaways in and around Ipswich:

  • "Periwinkle Cottage #1 - Open All Year" is a favorite option around 12 miles east of central Ipswich. You'll never have to travel far to find something cool to do around this vacation rental. Pull out your map and head for National Park Service Salem Visitor Center and Pebble Beach. Activities like horse riding and golf will perfectly round off your mini getaway.
  • "Goosebump Views On The Beach Giant Decks Seen On Hgtv Xtra Clean Chefs Kitchen" is another great property to consider. Around 13 miles north of Ipswich, use it as a base to enjoy some basketball or kayaking. Pirates Cove Beach and Windham Town Beach should also be on your itinerary while you're here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Ipswich?

Immerse yourself in the culture of Ipswich from the privacy and comfort of a studio apartment. Whether you plan to kick back on your own or have some fun with pals, we'll help you find the perfect studio apartment in and around Ipswich:

  • Unpack your bags at "Historic Home At Freedom Trail". Amenities including a restaurant dining guide and a living room will help you feel at home here.
  • Alternatively, organize a stay at "Periwinkle Cottage #1 - Open All Year", which offers conveniences including a hair dryer and off-street parking options.

There are lots of highlights around Ipswich to add to your agenda. Satisfy your inner culture fan by visiting Apollinaire Theatre Company and Somerville Theatre.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Ipswich?

From time to time, you just need to take some time out, even if it's only for a few short days. Enjoy a delightful combination of adventure and relaxation at one of these short-term rentals in or around Ipswich:

  • If you'd like to be near the action, "Best Patio On Commercial" Steps To Everything Exclusive Tropical Gated Gardens" has your name on it. It's within easy reach of the heart of Ipswich and a convenient base to explore attractions like Walden Pond and Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House.
  • "4 Bedroom Lux House/with Pool Next Door" is another excellent option. Consider adding Old Manse and Concord Visitors Center to your travel itinerary when you're ready to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Ipswich?

Nothing says "I love you" like planning a romantic weekend together. If you want to spend a couple of relaxing evenings away with your sweetheart, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Ipswich that will whisk you off your feet:

  • Sneak off on Friday for a couple of passion-filled evenings at "Near Boston Historic Two - Bedroom With Modern Amenities". Located approximately 20 miles from Ipswich, this property comes with lots of nice touches, like air conditioning and a dining table.
  • Another place where you can enjoy a few wonderful days together is "Historic Home At Freedom Trail". Around 25 miles from Ipswich, beauty services and a restaurant dining guide add to the ambiance here.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Ipswich?

Nothing screams "best vacation ever" like staying in a mansion. Spoil the family with a truly unforgettable getaway at one of these mansions for rent in or near Ipswich:

  • Around 13 miles to the north of Ipswich is "Historic Oceanfront Mansion". As well as its grand design, you'll also love its high-end amenities, such as a fireplace and golf.
  • Alternatively, take your vacation up a notch and stay a week or two at "Historic Brick Federal Period Mansion On Fabled Chestnut Street". It's located approximately 11 miles to the south of Ipswich and offers amenities like a fireplace, golf and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Ipswich?

Share your trip and multiply the fun. Whether you're planning an epic escape with friends or an overdue family reunion, there's no shortage of large group vacation rentals in and near Ipswich:

  • You'll have ample room to spread out at "Luxury Ma Beach Vacation Rental". Around 9 miles north of Ipswich, this grand property has 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 12 guests. Top amenities include a kitchen and a water view.
  • "Oceanfront Home - 6bedroom Spectacular Views And Wheelchair Accessible Elevator" is another fantastic option. It's around 9 miles to the north of Ipswich, has 6 bedrooms and sleeps up to 17 guests. A beach view and a garden are among the things that'll help make your visit even more memorable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Ipswich?

A pool is often a nonnegotiable when deciding where to stay on vacation, particularly if you've got kids in tow. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Ipswich and fill your days with frolicking and fun:

  • Pack your swimming gear and make a booking at "4 Bedroom Lux House/with Pool Next Door". There are also lots of other appealing amenities here, including outdoor furniture and a swimming pool.
  • Spend lazy vacation days splashing about or just kicking back beside the water at "Good Harbor Beach House". This vacation home is another top pick and comes with on-site watersports, a fridge and more.

Not sure how to pack for your Ipswich getaway? This popular destination has a humid continental climate. In the summertime, expect average temperatures ranging from 65 ºF to 75 ºF. Check out our range of Ipswich vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more ideas about where to stay.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Ipswich?

No matter if your idea of the perfect escape is up in the hills or down by the sea, you'll have so much more fun if you share it with people you love. Stay in one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Ipswich and bring along the whole crew:

  • Located around 13 miles to the north of Ipswich, "Goosebump Views On The Beach Giant Decks Seen On Hgtv Xtra Clean Chefs Kitchen" has 3 bedrooms and can sleep up to 8 guests. It comes with a range of amenities, including towels and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • Another popular option is "Good Harbor Beach House". This vacation rental is 12 miles east of Ipswich and comes with beach sun loungers, on-site watersports and more. With 4 bedrooms accommodating up to 8 people, you won't have to leave anyone off your guest list.

When you want to step outside your front door, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions nearby to keep everyone entertained and happy. New England Aquarium, Newbury Street and CoCo Key Water Resort - Boston should be top of your to-do list.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Ipswich?

Add a splash of luxury to your getaway by booking a place with a private indoor pool. These gorgeous large houses in or near Ipswich have a swimming space that's all your own, as well as loads of room for whoever is lucky enough to be coming along:

  • With 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 14 people, "Beach, Pool, Housekeeping And More Inquire First For Best Rate" is the perfect place to spend time with your friends or family. Make use of this property's many amenities, such as a water view and a swimming pool.
  • Another excellent property is "Beach, Pool, Housekeeping And More Inquire First For Best Rate". With 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 14 people, you can invite all your friends to stay over and swim. A firepit and a water view are other amenities your guests can enjoy here.

Chasing more options? Find your dream stay by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to find the Ipswich vacation rental that's perfect for you.