Destination guide

Travel to lively West End

The area's live music and museums are just a few of the reasons to vacation in West End. Well known for its basketball games, gardens and restaurants, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Take in top local attractions like TD Garden and Museum of Science. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around West End

Are you searching for attractions to see in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that West End has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • New England Aquarium (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Artisans Asylum (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Franklin Park Zoo (4.4 mi / 7 km)
  • F1 Boston (10.2 mi / 16.4 km)
  • Blue Hills Ski Area (10.7 mi / 17.3 km)
  • Salem Toy Museum (14 mi / 22.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in West End

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, West End is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Boston Common (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Boston Public Garden (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Walden Pond (15 mi / 24.2 km)
  • Charles River Esplanade (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Boston National Historical Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around West End

The nearest airport is in Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.), located 2.5 mi (4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field), which is 13.1 mi (21.2 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station serving the city is Boston North Station. Catch a ride on the metro at Science Park Station for ease of access to the rest of the city.

Where to stay around West End?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 249 vacation rentals near West End. From 9 Houses to 215 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near West End for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to West End?

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 West End:

  • North End: 376 vacation rentals
  • Back Bay: 642 vacation rentals
  • Beacon Hill: 474 vacation rentals
  • Ipswich: 853 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 650 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 West End?

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

  • Massachusetts General Hospital: 1,725 vacation rentals
  • TD Garden: 1,727 vacation rentals
  • Museum of Science: 1,737 vacation rentals
  • Boston Common: 1,738 vacation rentals
  • Fenway Park: 1,204 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around West End 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 Houses in West End?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 9 Houses in West End. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in West End include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 215 rentals available
  • Studios: 179 rentals available
  • Resorts: 2 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 West End?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 15 vacation rentals with pool available in West End. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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