Destination guide

Take in the riverfront beauty of Allston

Take a holiday to Allston and enjoy the area's live music, theatre scene and art galleries. Renowned for its sporting events, university setting and riverfront, this city welcomes all visitors. Harvard Square and Fenway Park are just a couple of the must-see attractions 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.


Sightseeing in and around Allston

Do you want to find attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Allston a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • New England Aquarium (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Artisans Asylum (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Franklin Park Zoo (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Blue Hills Ski Area (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
  • F1 Boston (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
  • Fun and Games Family Entertainment Center (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Allston

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Allston is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Boston Public Garden (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Boston Common (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Walden Pond (12.2 mi / 19.7 km)
  • Back Bay Fens (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Prospect Hill Park (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Charles River Esplanade (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Allston

The nearest airport is in Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.), located 5.8 mi (9.3 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field), which is 10.8 mi (17.3 km) away.

You can get around Allston by catching a ride on the metro at Packards Corner Station, Harvard Av. Station or Griggs St. Station.

Where to stay around Allston?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 314 holiday lettings near Allston. From 269 Flats to 32 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Allston for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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

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 Allston:

  • South End: 702 holiday homes
  • Hyde Park: 21 holiday homes
  • Back Bay: 643 holiday homes
  • Beacon Hill: 471 holiday homes
  • Chinatown: 342 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 Allston?

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

  • Brighton Music Hall: 1,732 holiday lettings
  • Great Scott: 1,731 holiday lettings
  • Harvard University: 1,738 holiday lettings
  • Salem Pioneer Village 1630: 2,034 holiday lettings
  • Quincy Market: 1,748 holiday lettings

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 269 Flats in Allston. Our other popular types of Allston holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 32 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 250 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 4 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Allston?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 11 holiday homes with pool available in Allston. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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