Destination guide

New England charm? Newton has it in buckets

Explore the best of Boston's suburban charms in Newton, a quaint New England town 7 miles west of downtown. Regularly ranked as one of America's best cities to live in, there's several attractions, including the Jackson Homestead and Museum, and Newton's Historic Burying Grounds. Venture down to Crystal Lake, the town's 33-acre natural lake, which is lined with colonial-era mansions, or watch a performance by the Newton Symphony Orchestra. Start planning your New England trip by booking a Newton vacation rental and enjoy all the New England charms this small city has to offer.

Things to do

Newton, where visitors stand on the shoulders of giants

Boston may have the Freedom Trail, which threads the city's top historic hotspots, but does it have Jackson Homestead? Oh no. Book a Newton vacation rental and find New England history right on your doorstep The Newton History Museum at the Jackson Homestead is a local history museum with a wealth of treats. Built in 1809, the federal-style mansion is crammed with historic paintings, costumes, photographs, and other artifacts. It's open from Wednesday through Sunday. Don't miss a peek at Newton's Historic Burying Ground, which features some excellent examples of early American gravestone art.

Activities

It's ice, ice, baby on Newton's Crystal Lake

Forget the sights of big city Boston, there are plenty of treats to be found right on the doorstep of your Newton vacation rental. Head down to Crystal Lake, the town's 33-acre lake, which is lined with impressive colonial-era private homes. Originally called Wiswall's Pond, it was often used for the townsfolk's baptisms. It's still a popular spot for locals, who come to swim, fish, and picnic during the summer months. In winter, when the lake freezes over, it becomes an ice-skating paradise.

Weather

Newton's fabulous fall foliage

Newton, and the greater Boston area, has a humid continental climate. It has long, warm summers, and brisk, chilly winters, with heavy snowfall pretty much a given. Summer and fall are the most popular times to visit, with July temperatures regularly reaching 80°F. New England's famous fall foliage does reach as far as Newton, and come September the town is a cloak of fall color. But don't rule out a visit in winter too, when a blanket snow turns Newton into a living Christmas card.

Natural features

Newton's laws of nature

Newton is in the leafy suburbs of Boston, bound by the Charles River to the south of town. Nearby, the Hemlock Gorge, a 23-acre wilderness by the river, is a rash of spiky Hemlock trees. Follow the river south to the Cutler Park Reservation, a mix of freshwater marsh and ponds. Spot muskrats, red-winged blackbirds, and great blue herons gracing the banks, and watch out for the flick of a white-tailed deer as it flees across the reservation. In winter, Cutler Park becomes a popular spot for cross-country skiing through the forest trails.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Newton

Fly into Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field), the closest airport, located 9.8 mi (15.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.), which is 10.2 mi (16.4 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Newtonville Station, West Newton Station and Newton Auburndale Station are the main stations in the area. You can get around Newton by catching a ride on the metro at Newton Highlands Station, Waban Station or Newton Centre Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Newton?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,261 vacation rentals near Newton. From 152 Houses to 1,018 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 Newton for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Newton:

  • Newton Corner: 22 vacation rentals
  • Hunnewell Hill: 15 vacation rentals
  • Newton Centre: 16 vacation rentals
  • North End: 390 vacation rentals
  • Back Bay: 597 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 Newton?

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

  • Newton Auburndale Station: 1,486 vacation rentals
  • Jackson Homestead and Museum: 1,536 vacation rentals
  • Pulsifer's Cove: 1,476 vacation rentals
  • Woodland Station: 1,500 vacation rentals
  • McMullen Museum: 1,536 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 152 Houses in Newton. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Newton include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,018 rentals available
  • Guest houses: 7 rentals available
  • Studios: 869 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 Newton?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 75 vacation rentals with pool available in Newton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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