Destination guide

A relaxing getaway in Massachusetts

Located just 40 minutes by car from bustling Boston, the beguiling small Massachusetts city of Marlborough can trace its history all the way back to the 17th century, and retains an irresistible old world charm to this day. With a jam-packed annual events program, there's always something exciting going on, from one of New England's largest Labor Day parades to the enchanting Marlborough Heritage Festival each fall. An abundance of pristine parks and green spaces makes it a breeze to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. And with a tempting array of Marlborough vacation rentals to choose from, you're sure to find one that suits your every requirement.

Things to do

Mesmerizing museums near Marlborough

You'll find all manner of enthralling attractions virtually on the doorstep of your Marlborough vacation rental. Trombetta's Farm offers a quirky day out, with an indoor mini golf course, a tranquil garden center, and a shop serving lip-smacking made-on-site ice cream. Just 20 minutes from Marlborough by car, the International Museum of World War 2 offers an enthralling global perspective on this key period of modern world history. With thousands of beautifully preserved artifacts, and countless personal accounts to ponder, it's an essential, deeply moving experience. And don't forget, all the museums and iconic monuments of Boston are also just a short drive away.

Activities

Serious shopping in Marlborough

Shopaholics will find themselves extremely well catered for in Marlborough. You'll discover state-of-the-art malls, packed with alluring fashion boutiques, cavernous department stores, irresistible eateries, and multiplex movie theaters. If you'd rather support local entrepreneurship, there are also quirky independent stores galore, great for picking up one-of-a-kind gifts and souvenirs. Marlborough's performing arts and entertainment scene is surprisingly eclectic, with thriving local theater groups and galleries, and alluringly atmospheric jazz bars. If you feel like getting active, take your pick from popular local pastimes as diverse as ice-skating and mini golf.

Weather

Vivid seasons in Marlborough

Summers in Marlborough tend to be warm and sunny, ideal for spending time in the city's lush parks. Marlborough vacation rentals are of course in high demand during this peak travel season. Spring and fall are lovely times to visit, with milder temperatures, fewer out-of-towners, and the changing foliage putting on a spectacular natural show. Winters, meanwhile, can get very chilly, with a distinct chance of snow between December and February. Rainfall is fairly evenly dispersed throughout the year, so it's always a good idea pack a rain jacket.

Natural features

Marlborough's picturesque state parks

Marlborough offers easy access to areas of outstanding natural beauty. A 15-minute drive will take you to Callahan State Park, with almost 1,000 acres of verdant fields, dense forests, and shimmering ponds. With miles of tranquil trails, you could spend days exploring these serene surroundings on horseback, mountain bike, or your own 2 feet. Keep quiet, and you may catch a glimpse of white tail deer, red foxes, snapping turtles or tree fogs. And birdwatchers should keep an eye out for majestic red-tailed hawks and barred owls.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Marlborough

Fly into Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field), the closest airport, located 15.6 mi (25.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Worcester, MA (ORH-Worcester Regional), which is 17.3 mi (27.9 km) away.

Where to stay around Marlborough?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 44 vacation rentals near Marlborough. From 19 Houses to 20 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 Marlborough for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Marlborough?

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

  • New England Sports Center: 97 vacation rentals
  • Solomon Pond Mall: 93 vacation rentals
  • Spring Hill Cemetery: 141 vacation rentals
  • Marlborough Country Club: 193 vacation rentals
  • John Brown Bell: 137 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 19 Houses in Marlborough. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Marlborough include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 20 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 2 rentals available
  • Studios: 18 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Marlborough?

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