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Destination guide

Vibrant Cambridge will entice you

Take a holiday to Cambridge and enjoy the area's museums, architecture and art galleries. This cosmopolitan city is known for its university setting, riverfront and restaurants. Local cultural sights include Semitic Museum and Museum of Science. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Cambridge

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Cambridge has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • New England Aquarium (2.8 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Artisans Asylum (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Franklin Park Zoo (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Blue Hills Ski Area (10.5 mi / 17 km)
  • F1 Boston (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
  • Salem Toy Museum (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Cambridge

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Cambridge is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Boston Public Garden (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Boston Common (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Walden Pond (13.2 mi / 21.3 km)
  • Prospect Hill Park (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Back Bay Fens (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Charles River Esplanade (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Cambridge

The nearest airport is in Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.), located 4.4 mi (7 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field), which is 11.5 mi (18.5 km) away.

You can see more of Cambridge by catching a ride on the metro at Central Square Station, Harvard Square Station or Kendall-MIT Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Cambridge?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 741 holiday lettings around Cambridge. From 532 flats & apartments to 126 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Cambridge?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Cambridge:

  • The Port: 42 holiday homes
  • Observatory Hill: 19 holiday homes
  • Riverside: 32 holiday homes
  • East Cambridge: 82 holiday homes
  • Neighborhood Nine: 26 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Cambridge?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Cambridge. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Harvard Graduate School of Design: 1,078 holiday lettings
  • Harvard University: 1,078 holiday lettings
  • Cambridgeside Galleria: 1,028 holiday lettings
  • Harvard Square: 787 holiday lettings
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): 1,079 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Cambridge listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Cambridge?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 532 Flats in Cambridge. Our other popular types of Cambridge holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 126 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 504 self catering accommodations
  • Guest houses: 5 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Cambridge?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 25 holiday homes with pool available in Cambridge. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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