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Destination guide

Historical Downtown Boston will entice you

Take a holiday to Downtown Boston and enjoy the area's history, architecture and entertainment. This city is cosmopolitan and walkable, recognised for its aquarium, local tours and basketball games. Local cultural sights include Orpheum Theater and Boston Opera House. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Downtown Boston

Do you want to discover top things to see and do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Downtown Boston a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • New England Aquarium (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Artisans Asylum (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Franklin Park Zoo (4.1 mi / 6.7 km)
  • F1 Boston (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Blue Hills Ski Area (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
  • Salem Toy Museum (14.1 mi / 22.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Downtown Boston

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Downtown Boston is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Boston Common (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Boston Public Garden (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Walden Pond (15.6 mi / 25.2 km)
  • Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Charles River Esplanade (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Boston National Historical Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Downtown Boston

Fly into Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.), the closest airport, located 2 mi (3.3 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial), which is 13.4 mi (21.5 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, make your way to Boston South Station or Boston North Station to see more of the city. You can see more of Downtown Boston by jumping on the metro at State St. Station, Government Center Station or Downtown Crossing Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Downtown?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 312 holiday lettings around Downtown. From 273 flats & apartments to 269 studios, 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 Downtown?

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 Downtown:

  • South End: 360 holiday homes
  • Jeffries Point: 19 holiday homes
  • Chinatown: 219 holiday homes
  • Dorchester: 448 holiday homes
  • Commonwealth: 77 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 Downtown?

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

  • Old Granary Burying Ground: 955 holiday lettings
  • Minuteman Bikeway: 954 holiday lettings
  • Boston Opera House: 955 holiday lettings
  • Old South Meeting House: 958 holiday lettings
  • Granary Burying Ground: 955 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown 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 Downtown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 273 Flats in Downtown. Our other popular types of Downtown holiday rentals include:

  • Studios: 269 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 6 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 3 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 18 holiday homes with pool available in Downtown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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