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Vacation Rental Price Information in Boston
We rendered price information data on the above graph to give you more insights on prices in Boston. Prices reach a peak a week in September. The price per night in a vacation rental in Boston this week (9/7 - 9/14) costs on average $652. However, in January (1/4 - 1/11), prices decrease to an average of $288 per night.
Rental Availability Information in Boston
Have a look at the above graph to see the global availability of vacation rentals in Boston. In a week of March (3/21 - 3/28), 64% of the vacation rentals are booked. Conversely, it is in August (8/17 - 8/24) that the highest percentage of rentals are available.
The Weather in Boston
Check out our climate diagram to find the perfect month for your vacation. During July, maximum temperatures go up to more than 82° February is the coolest month, with average minimal temperature reaching 23°. The rainiest month is January while the driest month is August.
Immerse yourself in diverse culture with vacation homes in Boston
The capital of the state of Massachusetts, Boston is an economic and cultural hub. It is a vacation destination owing to the plethora of activities and sightseeing locations present throughout the city.
Visitors can choose from an assorted collection of vacation homes. Boston boasts several condos, townhouses, economical bed-and-breakfast establishments, as well as unique boat rentals.
Arriving into Boston
Boston is served by the Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) which is located three miles from downtown. Free shuttle buses operate between the terminals, and MBTA Blue Line Airport Station offers good connections to Boston city. If you're in the mood to travel in style, take an Airport Limo to your Boston vacation rental. The chauffeurs are a knowledgeable, and will readily brief you on the passing sights.
Boston: A Foodie's Paradise
Boston regales visitors with its delicious seafood, including the famed clam chowder and cod. The city's oldest marketplaces, Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, feature food stalls serving pastries, lobster, sushi, Chinese rolls and more, all great takeaway options to feast upon back at your Boston vacation home. For Chinese, Thai, Korean and Indian, stop by the restaurants at North End, Chinatown, Allston and Coolidge Corner.
The North End is peppered with Italian joints so prepare for an evening of pasta, risotto, wood-fired pizzas and choice Italian wines. Boston's Irish Pubs and dive bars are ideal for hearty pub fare and soul food, while the Samuel Adams Brewery Tour, and the Historic Pub Crawl are great for beer fans.
When is the Best Time of Year to Visit Boston?
The best time to visit Boston is between June and August, when there is no shortage of sunshine, meaning you can make the most of the outdoors. Make sure to book your Boston vacation rental well in advance during the high season. The winter months, between December and March, are predictably cold with chances of snow. But don't let this deter you, as there are plenty of exciting indoor activities too.
Sights in Boston
Fasionistas and people-watchers will enjoy a stroll down Newbury Street, to soak up the atmosphere and take in the stylish boutiques, salons, galleries and street performers. America's oldest park, Boston Common and Public Garden, is another gem that is home to the world's shortest suspension bridge, a selection of memorials, fountains, Swan Boats and over 600 different species of trees.
History buffs should consider the 2.5 mile walking tour called the Freedom Trail, which covers 16 historical sites including Paul Revere's House, the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Old North Church. Fenway Park is an authentic ballpark that offers guided tours. When in Boston, how about a Boston Tea Party re-enactment where actual cannons are fired while chests of tea are tossed overboard?
Art and Culture in Boston
Boston's world-class museums are treasure troves for knowledge seekers. The Museum of Fine Arts houses a great collection of French Impressionist paintings, and portraits of American heroes such as George Washington, Samuel Adams and Paul Revere among others. The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments and the MIT Museum are dedicated to science, innovation, holography, design, nautical engineering and more. Mapparium, meanwhile, lets visitors stand in a three-story globe-shaped room while viewing a stained-glass map of the world from inside the center. Kids will love the New England Aquarium, which until recently housed the world's largest fish tank.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops Orchestra are musts for music fans. Theater lovers will be spoilt for choice with the productions presented at the Wilbur Theater, Boston Colonial Theater, Cutler Majestic Theater and Wang Theater.
The 5 Best Activities for Families in Boston
1. Freedom Trail
Perfect for exploring all the history Downtown Boston has to offer, this two and a half mile route passes by 16 key sites of historical significance, including the Old State House, the Old South Meeting House, and the Old North Church. Don't miss the Boston National Historical Park, which focuses on the history of the American Revolution.
2. New England Aquarium
The New England Aquarium in Central Wharf houses more than 15,000 water mammals. In the center of the aquarium, you will find a giant central ocean tank, which contains gorgeous coral reefs and various aquatic creatures. Kids enjoy the aquarium's fun activities, such as feeding penguins or touching sea stars. You can also take a seasonal trip to whale watch off the coast and spot a variety of breeds including dolphins.
3. Museum of Science
Situated on the Charles River, this museum has over 700 interactive exhibits and is even home to around 100 rescued animals. This state-of-the-art science museum offering intriguing experiences for kids. Take a tour of the Charles Hayden Planetarium or watch a show at the Mugar Omni Theater. The museum also has a butterfly garden that delights children.
4. Boston Common
This urban park is popular with visitors looking to escape some of the bustle of city life. In addition to an abundance of greenery, you'll also find memorials and a skating rink.
5. Fenway Park
As the oldest ballpark in the Major League Baseball, Fenway Park is a must-see attraction. Catch a Boston Red Sox game and embrace this classic American sport.
A day trip to the Boston Harbour Islands State Park, is well worth it. Across its 34 islands and peninsulas, visitors will find lighthouses, a stunning Civil War-era fort, walking trails, tide pools and opportunities for fishing, swimming and camping. The Little Brewster Island, Georges Island, Spectacle Island, Bumpkin Island and Grape Island, are among the most visited. When you've finished, return to the comfort of you Boston vacation home and get ready for the next day's adventures.
Festivals and Parades
While St. Patrick's Day is celebrated with much fervor by Boston's Irish community, the Third Monday in April is Patriot's Day and the Boston Marathon, when the city's runners gear up to run the 26 miles. Book your Boston vacation rental for June to enjoy Boston Pride or head here for The Feast of St. Anthony in late August, which features street-food, games, music and parades.
October sees the Head of the Charles Regatta, attracting a whopping 300,000 spectators to the banks of the River Charles. Boston's New Year's Eve celebrations are also worth experiencing, when the city erupts in colorful celebration.
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