Destination guide

Exciting Cambridge will entice you

Take a vacation to Cambridge and enjoy the area's museums, architecture and art galleries. This cosmopolitan city is known for its university setting, riverfront and restaurants. Local cultural sights include Semitic Museum and Museum of Science. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in and around Cambridge

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Cambridge has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • New England Aquarium (2.8 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Artisans Asylum (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Franklin Park Zoo (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Blue Hills Ski Area (10.5 mi / 17 km)
  • F1 Boston (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
  • Salem Toy Museum (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Cambridge

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Cambridge is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Boston Public Garden (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Boston Common (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Walden Pond (13.2 mi / 21.3 km)
  • Prospect Hill Park (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Back Bay Fens (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Charles River Esplanade (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Cambridge

The nearest airport is in Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.), located 4.4 mi (7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field), which is 11.5 mi (18.5 km) away.

You can see more of Cambridge by catching a ride on the metro at Central Square Station, Harvard Square Station or Kendall-MIT Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Cambridge?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,424 house rentals around Cambridge. From 1,103 Condos/Apartments to 219 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Cambridge is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Cambridge?

Whether you're travelling 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 Cambridge:

  • MIT: 244 vacation rentals
  • Cambridgeport: 92 vacation rentals
  • Mid-Cambridge: 63 vacation rentals
  • Strawberry Hill: 24 vacation rentals
  • West Cambridge: 60 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, 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 travelling to Cambridge?

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

  • Harvard University: 1,599 home rentals
  • Harvard Square: 1,243 home rentals
  • Kendall Square: 1,615 home rentals
  • Harvard Square Station: 1,601 home rentals
  • MIT Museum: 1,613 home rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,103 Condos/Apartments in Cambridge. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cambridge include:

  • Houses: 219 lodging choices
  • Studios: 953 lodging choices
  • Townhouses: 28 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Cambridge?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 81 vacation homes with pool available in Cambridge.

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