Destination guide

The lush setting of Chelmsford is ready to explore

The forests and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Chelmsford. Travellers to this welcoming city praise the local tours, football games and shopping. Burlington Mall and Walden Pond are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Chelmsford

Are you hoping to discover things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Chelmsford a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Butterfly Place (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Nashoba Valley Ski Area (5.9 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Kimball Farm (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
  • MIT Haystack Observatory (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Green Meadow Golf Club (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Andover Bird Sanctuary (11.8 mi / 19 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Chelmsford

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Chelmsford. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Walden Pond (10.7 mi / 17.3 km)
  • Westford Town Common (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Veterans Memorial Park (6.1 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Nutting Lake Conservation Land (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
  • White Cedar Swamp (7.7 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Pomps Pond (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Chelmsford

The nearest airport is in Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field), located 9.8 mi (15.8 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal), which is 14.2 mi (22.9 km) away.

Where to stay around Chelmsford?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 42 holiday lettings near Chelmsford. From 18 Houses to 15 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Chelmsford for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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

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 Chelmsford:

  • Beacon Hill: 474 holiday homes
  • Back Bay: 642 holiday homes
  • Charlestown: 64 holiday homes
  • Downtown: 641 holiday homes
  • Central-Maverick Square / Paris Street: 88 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 Chelmsford?

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

  • Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center: 1,700 holiday lettings
  • Copley Place: 1,696 holiday lettings
  • Boston Harbor Islands State Park: 1,769 holiday lettings
  • Harvard Square: 1,335 holiday lettings
  • Boston Convention and Exhibition Center: 1,724 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Chelmsford listed on HomeAway 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 Houses in Chelmsford?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 18 Houses in Chelmsford. Our other popular types of Chelmsford holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 15 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 4 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 4 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Chelmsford?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 16 holiday homes with pool available in Chelmsford. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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