Destination guide

Explore the waterfront setting in South Boston

Enjoy the history and other features of South Boston. This romantic city is known for its island views, restaurants and beaches. Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and Faneuil Hall Marketplace are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in South Boston

Are you looking for top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes South Boston a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • New England Aquarium (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Franklin Park Zoo (3.3 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Artisans Asylum (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • F1 Boston (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Blue Hills Ski Area (9.2 mi / 14.9 km)
  • Salem Toy Museum (15 mi / 24.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of South Boston

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, South Boston is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Boston Common (2 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Boston Public Garden (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Columbus Park (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Castle Island (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Charles River Esplanade (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around South Boston

Fly into Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.), the closest airport, located 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial), which is 12.4 mi (20 km) away.

Where to stay around South Boston?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 756 holiday lettings near South Boston. From 681 Flats to 36 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near South Boston is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to South Boston?

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 South Boston:

  • South End: 684 holiday homes
  • Hyde Park: 20 holiday homes
  • Back Bay: 599 holiday homes
  • Beacon Hill: 426 holiday homes
  • Chinatown: 349 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 South Boston?

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

  • Harvard University: 1,608 holiday lettings
  • Salem Pioneer Village 1630: 1,838 holiday lettings
  • Quincy Market: 1,638 holiday lettings
  • Harvard Graduate School of Design: 1,602 holiday lettings
  • Salem Willows Park: 1,781 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around South Boston 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 Flats in South Boston?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 681 Flats in South Boston. Our other popular types of South Boston holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 36 self catering accommodations
  • Guest houses: 4 self catering accommodations
  • Hotels: 6 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 South Boston?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 56 holiday homes with pool available in South Boston. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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