Find the best place to stay — Downtown

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

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 Downtown:

  • Back Bay: 535 vacation rentals
  • Beacon Hill: 392 vacation rentals
  • North End: 322 vacation rentals
  • South End: 537 vacation rentals
  • Jamaica Plain: 167 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Downtown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Downtown. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Boston Common: 1,775 vacation rentals
  • Faneuil Hall Marketplace: 1,802 vacation rentals
  • Quincy Market: 1,802 vacation rentals
  • Freedom Trail: 1,803 vacation rentals
  • Boston Public Garden: 1,794 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I find a vacation rental with suitable for kids in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with suitable for kids among our 460 vacation rentals with suitable for kids available in Downtown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Boston a move in Downtown Boston

    Like history? Then Downtown Boston is the place for you. Founded in 1630, Boston is crammed with some of the oldest historic buildings in the US. Even if you're not a history buff, you may recognize many famous Boston sights from movies such as Good Will Hunting and Patriots Day, both filmed in the city. Book a centrally located Downtown Boston vacation rental and have popular Boston attractions, including Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, and the Freedom Trail (a self-guided walking trail that passes through 16 historic Boston sites), right on your doorstep.

    Bean there, done that _ making the most of Beantown

    Downtown Boston is the historic heart of the city, and a popular meeting place for both visitors and residents alike. It earned the nickname Beantown after an early settlers' favorite dish - baked beans with molasses. Embrace Boston's mighty heritage by exploring its many historic sites on the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile walking tour which tells the story of the Founding Fathers. Enjoy a picnic on Boston Common or a boat trip on the Charles River, before taking in a show at one of Downtown's historic theaters. Book a Downtown Boston vacation rental and enjoy the very best of Beantown.

    History is no mystery at Boston's main attractions

    Boredom is not an option in Boston. Downtown Boston has the king's ransom of sights, including the landmark Faneuil Hall on Market Street. Built in 1743, this former meeting hall is now a unique dining, entertainment, and marketplace, where artisan traders flog their local crafts from pushcarts. Boston is also great for families. Kids big and small love to meet the sharks and stingrays in the New England Aquarium, which overlooks Boston Harbor. Or test their US history at the historic redbrick Old State House and museum.

    Boston always look great whether sunshine or snow

    Boston can be a year-round destination, but only if you pack sensibly. Summer is the height of visitor season with blissfully balmy days and endless sunshine. Temperatures can reach 80 degrees or more in July and August, which is also when Boston's festival season is in full swing. But book a Downtown Boston vacation rental in winter, between December and March, and you'll see the city from a different perspective. Boston Common and the city's many historic redbrick buildings are pretty as a picture when covered in a blanket of snow.

    No reservations necessary at Middlesex Fells

    Downtown Boston sits at the mouth of the Charles and Mystic Rivers as they rush into Boston Harbor. Although it's a largely built-up area, you can escape the rat race of the city with a stroll on Boston Common. This large green space surrounded by woodlands is the oldest city park in America. To really get back to nature, take a 15-mile drive north to Middlesex Fells Reservation, a tranquil nature park with over 100 miles of hiking and biking trails. If you look carefully, you can spot the reservation's residents, including white-tailed deer and woodpeckers.