Destination guide

Head to the friendly city of Needham

Experience the unique character of Needham with a stay in a vacation home rental. This welcoming city is known for its university setting, restaurants and sporting events. Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Fenway Park are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Needham

Are you searching for attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Needham a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • New England Aquarium (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • Fun and Games Family Entertainment Center (8 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Blue Hills Ski Area (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Franklin Park Zoo (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Artisans Asylum (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
  • F1 Boston (11.2 mi / 18 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Needham

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Needham is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Boston Public Garden (10.2 mi / 16.5 km)
  • Boston Common (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
  • Walden Pond (12.2 mi / 19.7 km)
  • Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Arnold Arboretum (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Wayland Town Beach (7.1 mi / 11.5 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Needham

Fly into Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial), the closest airport, located 7.3 mi (11.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field), which is 12.8 mi (20.7 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Boston Needham Center Station, Boston Needham Junction Station and Boston Needham Heights Station are the main stations in the city.

Can I find a vacation rental around Needham?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,314 vacation rentals near Needham. From 194 Houses to 1,041 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 Needham for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Needham:

  • North End: 378 vacation rentals
  • Back Bay: 610 vacation rentals
  • Beacon Hill: 421 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 600 vacation rentals
  • South End: 691 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 Needham?

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

  • Boston Hersey Station: 1,518 vacation rentals
  • Boston Needham Center Station: 1,517 vacation rentals
  • Boston Needham Junction Station: 1,518 vacation rentals
  • Boston Needham Heights Station: 1,517 vacation rentals
  • Needham Bowlaway: 1,520 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 194 Houses in Needham. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Needham include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,041 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 23 rentals available
  • Studios: 908 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Needham?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 76 vacation rentals with pool available in Needham. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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