Destination guide

The lush setting of Chelmsford is ready to explore

The forests and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Chelmsford. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the local tours, football games and shopping. Burlington Mall and Walden Pond are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Chelmsford

Are you hoping to discover things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Chelmsford a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Butterfly Place (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Nashoba Valley Ski Area (5.9 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Kimball Farm (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
  • MIT Haystack Observatory (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Green Meadow Golf Club (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Andover Bird Sanctuary (11.8 mi / 19 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Chelmsford

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Chelmsford. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Walden Pond (10.7 mi / 17.3 km)
  • Westford Town Common (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Veterans Memorial Park (6.1 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Nutting Lake Conservation Land (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
  • White Cedar Swamp (7.7 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Pomps Pond (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)

Traveling to and around Chelmsford

The nearest airport is in Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field), located 9.8 mi (15.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Lawrence, MA (LWM-Lawrence Municipal), which is 14.2 mi (22.9 km) away.

Where to stay around Chelmsford?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 42 vacation rentals near Chelmsford. From 17 Houses to 5 Bungalows, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Chelmsford for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Chelmsford?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Chelmsford:

  • Back Bay: 660 vacation rentals
  • North End: 384 vacation rentals
  • Beacon Hill: 490 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 666 vacation rentals
  • Jamaica Plain: 62 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I rent Houses in Chelmsford?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 17 Houses in Chelmsford. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Chelmsford include:

  • Bungalows: 5 rentals available
  • Cabins: 5 rentals available
  • Cottages: 5 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Chelmsford?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 17 vacation rentals with pool available in Chelmsford. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.