Destination guide

Head to the scenic city of Watertown

The riverfront and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Watertown. Well known for its restaurants, shopping and bird watching, this scenic city won't disappoint. Harvard Square and Fenway Park 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 Watertown

Are you looking for things to do during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Watertown a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • New England Aquarium (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Artisans Asylum (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Franklin Park Zoo (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Blue Hills Ski Area (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
  • Fun and Games Family Entertainment Center (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)
  • F1 Boston (12.6 mi / 20.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Watertown

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Watertown is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Boston Public Garden (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Boston Common (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Walden Pond (9.8 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Prospect Hill Park (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Royall Park (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Back Bay Fens (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Watertown

The nearest airport is in Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.), located 8.1 mi (13 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field), which is 8.6 mi (13.8 km) away.

Where to stay around Watertown?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,141 holiday lettings near Watertown. From 108 Houses to 963 Flats, 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 Watertown is on HomeAway.

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

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 Watertown:

  • South End: 674 holiday homes
  • Hyde Park: 20 holiday homes
  • Back Bay: 599 holiday homes
  • Beacon Hill: 428 holiday homes
  • Chinatown: 361 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 Watertown?

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

  • Harvard University: 1,603 holiday lettings
  • Salem Pioneer Village 1630: 1,838 holiday lettings
  • Quincy Market: 1,617 holiday lettings
  • Harvard Graduate School of Design: 1,603 holiday lettings
  • Salem Willows Park: 1,779 holiday lettings

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 108 Houses in Watertown. Our other popular types of Watertown holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 963 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 20 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 827 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Watertown?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 67 holiday homes with pool available in Watertown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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