Destination guide

Take in the riverside beauty of Allston

Take a vacation to Allston and enjoy the area's live music, theater scene and art galleries. Renowned for its sporting events, university setting and riverfront, this city welcomes all visitors. Harvard Square and Fenway Park are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Sightseeing in and around Allston

Do you want to find attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Allston a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • New England Aquarium (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Artisans Asylum (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Franklin Park Zoo (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Blue Hills Ski Area (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
  • F1 Boston (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
  • Fun and Games Family Entertainment Center (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Allston

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Allston is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Boston Public Garden (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Boston Common (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Walden Pond (12.2 mi / 19.7 km)
  • Back Bay Fens (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Prospect Hill Park (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Charles River Esplanade (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Allston

The nearest airport is in Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.), located 5.8 mi (9.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field), which is 10.8 mi (17.3 km) away.

You can get around Allston by catching a ride on the metro at Packards Corner Station, Harvard Av. Station or Griggs St. Station.

Where to stay around Allston?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 319 vacation rentals near Allston. From 276 Condos/Apartments to 27 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Allston for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Allston:

  • North End: 377 vacation rentals
  • Back Bay: 641 vacation rentals
  • Beacon Hill: 470 vacation rentals
  • Ipswich: 848 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 651 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 Allston?

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

  • Great Scott: 1,713 vacation rentals
  • Brighton Music Hall: 1,725 vacation rentals
  • Boston Common: 1,741 vacation rentals
  • Fenway Park: 1,211 vacation rentals
  • Harvard Square: 1,361 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 276 Condos/Apartments in Allston. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Allston include:

  • Houses: 27 rentals available
  • Studios: 256 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 5 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Allston?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 9 vacation rentals with pool available in Allston. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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