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 highlights

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 accommodation are available around Downtown?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 625 holiday rentals around Downtown. From 571 Condos/Apartments to 15 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Downtown is on Stayz.

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 rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Downtown:

  • Hyde Park: 17 holiday homes
  • Back Bay: 611 holiday homes
  • Chinatown: 379 holiday homes
  • Downtown Crossing: 344 holiday homes
  • Dorchester: 847 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Downtown?

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

  • Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy: 1,612 holiday rentals
  • Bowdoin Station: 1,611 holiday rentals
  • Faneuil Hall Visitor Center: 1,612 holiday rentals
  • Rowes Wharf: 1,615 holiday rentals
  • Benjamin Franklin Statue: 1,611 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown listed on Stayz 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 Condos/Apartments in Downtown?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 571 Condos/Apartments in Downtown. Our other popular types of Downtown holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 15 holiday houses
  • Studios: 521 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 6 holiday houses

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 56 holiday homes with pool available in Downtown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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