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About Boston Area

With ample outdoor space, plenty of culture and history, and legendary sports, the Boston area has something for everyone. Book the best Boston vacation rentals, and have a home base for exploring whatever strikes your fancy in the Boston area.

Climate

The Boston area has a humid continental climate, characterized by relatively warm summers and cold winters. In July and August, temperatures climb to the mid-80s, while January temperatures dip down to the 20s and 30s. The area has an average of about 140 precipitation days per year, and though there’s no notable rainy season, autumn tends to be the driest time of year. Autumn is also when temperatures are at their most comfortable and crowds are fewer. Despite seasonal temperature fluctuations, Boston is a popular destination year-round.

Transit

While you might need a car to get to the Boston area, you won’t need it once you arrive. As one of the most walkable cities in the nation, Boston is easy to explore on foot. To get from just about any Boston vacation rentals to nearly all points in the city, you can walk or rely on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), better known as the T. To explore further afield, take the MBTA’s commuter rail lines or rent a car to get off the beaten path.

Neighborhoods

When browsing Boston vacation rentals, location is key. Boston is made up of several neighborhoods, each unique in its own right. Boston’s South End is one of these neighborhoods, and it is a great place for families in pursuit of the city’s culinary delights as there are many restaurants to choose from here. South Boston also has many vacation rentals and is closer to the beach, while the Fenway neighborhood is perfect for sports fans visiting the Boston area. Other neighborhoods with lots of activities and sights to see include Beacon Hill, Chinatown and Dorchester.

Things to Do

The Boston area is home to some of the nation’s earliest history, and the best way to learn about it is to walk the Freedom Trail. This path extends for about two and a half miles and includes highlights like the Paul Revere House, Faneuil Hall, Boston Common, and the Old North Church.

No matter the season, there’s bound to be a game in Boston. Catch the Red Sox at Fenway Park, the Patriots at Gillette Stadium, or the Bruins and the Celtics at TD Garden.

There are also many spectacular museums in the Boston area. The Museum of Fine Art is one of ...

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