Destination guide

Welcome to the City of Champions

There’s a very good reason why Brockton’s been called the City of Champions. The sporting scene here has always been exciting, and it’s the hometown of boxing champs Rocky Marciano and Marvin Hagler. You’ll certainly feel like you’re onto a winner with Brockton vacation rentals, which place you only around a half hour’s drive from bustling Boston. You’ll also have the city’s quaint, historic museums on your doorstep, which give you an insight into the long and proud heritage of this corner of Massachusetts.

Things to do

A taste of the past in Brockton

If you’re staying in a Brockton vacation rental, you should make time for one of the area’s favorite cultural spaces: the Fuller Craft Museum. One of the only museums of its type in New England, it showcases glassworks, ceramics, and ornate textiles, and puts on a colorful variety of temporary exhibitions. The angular, light-filled building, which has echoes of Frank Lloyd Wright, is a distinctive landmark in itself. History buffs should also visit the Brockton Historical Society Homestead, which displays fascinating artefacts including Rocky Marciano’s actual shoes.

Activities

Casual sightseeing in Brockton

Brockton isn’t a city packed with much-hyped attractions – that’s part of its discreet charm. It’s pleasurable simply to go for a wander and take in the antiquated architecture that dots the area – like Gardner J. Kingman House, a Queen Anne-styled abode with decorative gables and floral patterns, and the Snow Fountain and Clock which dates back to 1902. Those in the know will also recommend a pilgrimage to the Rocky Marciano statue at Champions Park, which honors the city’s most famous son. Hankering for the outdoors? You can swing by one of the local golf courses, or head out to Ames Nowell State Park, a big swathe of wilderness where you can hike, fish, or just relax with a picnic.

Weather

Summer vacations in New England

When should you book that stay in a Brockton vacation rental? Your best bet is the late spring or summer, when New England is warm – but rarely uncomfortably hot – and you can amble, sightsee, and sit outside coffee houses and bars. This is also a popular season for seeing nearby Boston at its best, whether you want to visit George Washington’s iconic warship the USS Constitution, or the Skywalk Observatory, where you can take in panoramic views across the wider region.

Natural features

Parks and waterways in Brockton

While Brockton may look at first glance as a purely urban setting, situated around a 40-minute drive from the Atlantic coastline, it does have its pockets of nature. Sprawling along the Salisbury Plain River, it has a number of public parks, complete with ponds which add to the sense of serenity. And, close to the city, there’s the Ames Nowell State Park, which covers over 700 acres and is a suitably rugged counterpoint to Brockton’s stately streets.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Brockton

The nearest airport is in Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial), located 10.7 mi (17.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Plymouth, MA (PYM-Plymouth Municipal), which is 19.1 mi (30.7 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Brockton Station, Brockton Campello Station and Brockton Montello Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Can I find a vacation rental around Brockton?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 30 vacation rentals near Brockton. From 18 Houses to 9 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 Brockton for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Brockton:

  • Marshfield: 359 vacation rentals
  • North End: 378 vacation rentals
  • Back Bay: 613 vacation rentals
  • Beacon Hill: 421 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 600 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 Brockton?

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

  • Rocky Marciano Stadium: 648 vacation rentals
  • Brockton Campello Station: 531 vacation rentals
  • Brockton Fire Museum: 1,346 vacation rentals
  • Brockton Montello Station: 1,479 vacation rentals
  • Brockton Station: 1,279 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 18 Houses in Brockton. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Brockton include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 9 rentals available
  • Studios: 5 rentals available
  • Bed & breakfasts: 2 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Brockton?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2 vacation rentals with pool available in Brockton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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