Destination guide

Why people love visiting historic Charlestown

The area's history and monuments are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Charlestown. This walkable and scenic city entices travelers with its sporting events and boating. Take in top local attractions like USS Constitution Museum and Bunker Hill Monument. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Sightseeing in and around Charlestown

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Charlestown a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • New England Aquarium (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Artisans Asylum (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Franklin Park Zoo (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • F1 Boston (11.1 mi / 17.9 km)
  • Blue Hills Ski Area (11.8 mi / 19 km)
  • Salem Toy Museum (13 mi / 21 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Charlestown

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Charlestown is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Boston Common (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Boston Public Garden (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Walden Pond (15.1 mi / 24.3 km)
  • Boston National Historical Park (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Charles River Esplanade (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Charlestown

Fly into Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.), the closest airport, located 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field), which is 13 mi (20.9 km) away.

Where to stay around Charlestown?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 60 vacation rentals near Charlestown. From 38 Condos/Apartments to 8 Boats, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Charlestown for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Charlestown:

  • North End: 376 vacation rentals
  • Back Bay: 639 vacation rentals
  • Beacon Hill: 470 vacation rentals
  • Ipswich: 848 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 646 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 Charlestown?

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

  • USS Constitution Museum: 1,750 vacation rentals
  • Charlestown Navy Yard: 1,743 vacation rentals
  • Charlestown Navy Yard Visitor Center: 1,743 vacation rentals
  • Boston National Historical Park: 1,735 vacation rentals
  • Courageous Sailing Center: 1,745 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 38 Condos/Apartments in Charlestown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Charlestown include:

  • Boats: 8 rentals available
  • Houses: 6 rentals available
  • Houseboats: 2 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Charlestown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 8 vacation rentals with pool available in Charlestown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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