Destination guide

Lynn sits on the northern shores of Boston

Little Lynn was once a smoke-belching industrial quarter of old Boston – a shoe-making powerhouse that brought wealth to many on the far side of the Mystic River. But that was back in the 1800s, and today the town is reaping the rewards of its fascinating, mechanized past. The redbrick relics on display in the Lynn Heritage State Park are just a taster of the sort of interesting historical sectors of the town. There are also elegant Victorian mansions peppering the Diamond District, and luxurious Lynn vacation rentals that are perfect for making a family trip to greater Boston.

Things to do

See revived industrial relics in Lynn

Head down to the old harbors and redbrick factories that now make up the Lynn Heritage State Park. This is the main attraction in the town, and is best explored on guided tours between the old shoemaking mills. From there, it's easy to get to the small town of Nahant and its concomitant beaches and scuba diving spots, while the Diamond Historic District offers another glimpse at the classic architecture of Lynn. More history comes at the Lynn Museum, and it's also possible to join local stargazers at the High Rock Tower Reservation on the hills – after dark, of course.

Activities

Shore walks and heritage areas in Lynn

Most of the top things to do in Lynn revolve around exploring the town's wealth of historic districts, which range from old industrial depots to salt-scented seaside suburbs that are packed with gorgeous Greek Revival homes. A couple of local operators also offer deep sea fishing charters and sailing trips out into Nahant Bay. And then there's the plentiful excursions that will take you to the heart of Boston city, where it's all about hopping between American history monuments, Irish bars, and real New England oyster shacks.

Weather

Fall for the attractions of Lynn

Given that walking tours of Lynn's old shoemaking factories, industrial streets, harbors, and breakwaters are largely conducted outside, it's a good idea to plan your vacation here when it's not the harsh Massachusetts winter. Instead, search for your Lynn vacation rentals in the fall for the best weather, when it's most likely you'll get long, warm days of sunshine to hop between the Diamond Historic District and the heritage parks.

Natural features

Lynn: Where Massachusetts meets the Atlantic

If you manage to bag Lynn vacation rentals close to the shoreline, then you'll have front-row seats over the geographical feature that made the town such an industrial powerhouse back in the 1800s: the coast. Natural harbors and docks abound there, while the occasional sandy beach and craggy inlet makes for a fine environment for scuba divers and strollers. On the other side of town, the Lynn Woods open up onto Walden Pond, which is ringed by rock-spotted walking trails and picnic clearings.

How to get there

How to get to and around Lynn

The nearest airport is in Beverly, MA (BVY-Beverly Municipal), located 7.9 mi (12.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.), which is 8.2 mi (13.2 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, you can make your way to Lynn Station.

Where to stay around Lynn?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,066 vacation rentals near Lynn. From 155 Houses to 834 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 Lynn for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Lynn:

  • North End: 374 vacation rentals
  • Back Bay: 638 vacation rentals
  • Beacon Hill: 469 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 644 vacation rentals
  • Ipswich: 840 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 Lynn?

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

  • Lynn Station: 1,888 vacation rentals
  • Boston Common: 1,748 vacation rentals
  • Fenway Park: 1,200 vacation rentals
  • Wingaersheek Beach: 358 vacation rentals
  • Boston-Back Bay Station: 1,740 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 155 Houses in Lynn. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lynn include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 834 rentals available
  • Cabins: 5 rentals available
  • Cottages: 5 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 Lynn?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 55 vacation rentals with pool available in Lynn. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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