Destination guide

Travel to exciting Back Bay

Enjoy the area's architecture, churches and history and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Back Bay. This cosmopolitan city is known for its shopping, restaurants and local tours. Take in top local attractions like Hynes Convention Center and Copley Place. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Back Bay

Do you want to discover things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Back Bay a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • New England Aquarium (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Artisans Asylum (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Franklin Park Zoo (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • F1 Boston (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Blue Hills Ski Area (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Salem Toy Museum (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Back Bay

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

  • Boston Public Garden (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Boston Common (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Walden Pond (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
  • Charles River Esplanade (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Back Bay Fens (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Back Bay

Fly into Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.), the closest airport, located 3.4 mi (5.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial), which is 12.3 mi (19.8 km) away.

You can get around Back Bay by jumping on the metro at Copley Station, Prudential Station or Hynes Convention Center Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Back Bay?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 618 vacation rentals near Back Bay. From 584 Condos/Apartments to 13 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Back Bay for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Back Bay?

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 Back Bay:

  • North End: 390 vacation rentals
  • Beacon Hill: 452 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 638 vacation rentals
  • South End: 695 vacation rentals
  • Charlestown: 54 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 Back Bay?

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

  • Boston-Back Bay Station: 1,656 vacation rentals
  • Copley Square: 1,667 vacation rentals
  • Hynes Convention Center: 1,622 vacation rentals
  • Berklee College of Music: 1,622 vacation rentals
  • Boston Public Library: 1,626 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Back Bay 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 rent Condos/Apartments in Back Bay?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 584 Condos/Apartments in Back Bay. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Back Bay include:

  • Houses: 13 rentals available
  • Studios: 532 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 5 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Back Bay?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 37 vacation rentals with pool available in Back Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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