Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly Dorchester

Enjoy the museums and other features of Dorchester. This welcoming city is known for its sporting events, university setting and local tours. Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Boston Convention and Exhibition Center 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

Activities and attractions in and around Dorchester

Are you looking for things to do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Dorchester a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • New England Aquarium (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Franklin Park Zoo (1.5 mi / 2.3 km)
  • F1 Boston (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Artisans Asylum (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Blue Hills Ski Area (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Rockland Golf Course (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Dorchester

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Dorchester is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Boston Public Garden (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Boston Common (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Columbus Park (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Wollaston Beach (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Arnold Arboretum (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Castle Island (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Dorchester

Fly into Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.), the closest airport, located 5 mi (8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial), which is 9.9 mi (15.9 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station serving the city is Boston JFK-UMass Station. You can see more of Dorchester by jumping on the metro at Fields Corner Station, Shawmut Station or Savin Hill Station.

Where to stay around Dorchester?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 899 vacation rentals near Dorchester. From 799 Condos/Apartments to 59 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Dorchester for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Dorchester:

  • Back Bay: 631 vacation rentals
  • North End: 372 vacation rentals
  • Beacon Hill: 468 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 641 vacation rentals
  • South End: 697 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 Dorchester?

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

  • Massachusetts Archives and Commonwealth Museum: 1,780 vacation rentals
  • Boston JFK-UMass Station: 1,776 vacation rentals
  • University of Massachusetts Boston: 1,779 vacation rentals
  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum: 1,771 vacation rentals
  • Boston Common: 1,732 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Dorchester 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 Condos/Apartments in Dorchester?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 799 Condos/Apartments in Dorchester. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Dorchester include:

  • Houses: 59 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 14 rentals available
  • Studios: 709 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Dorchester?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 39 vacation rentals with pool available in Dorchester. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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