Parks & Nature in Boston

Where local Airbnb hosts go be one with nature. Join them in their favourite parks, beaches, and trails.

Locals’ favourite places

1. Jamaica Pond
104local recommendations
Perry says “Jamaica Pond has a path all the way around the pond. Walk or run it (1.49 miles). Rent a boat. Sit ...” ·
2. Boston Common
139 Tremont St
207local recommendations
Brooke says “Great place to relax and have a picnic. Walk through the Boston Garden with beautiful flowers and s...” ·
3. Charles River
Charles River Esplanade
82local recommendations
Paula says “The Charles River is down the street from Harvard. If you cross one of the bridges (there are many)...” ·
4. Boston Public Garden
4 Charles St
130local recommendations
Mariana says “Take a leisurely stroll through the oldest botanical garden in the United States and get a feel for ...” ·
5. Castle Island
65local recommendations
Elise says “Awesome place to go lay on the grass overlooking the water, bring a picnic, or enjoy one of Southie'...” ·
6. Carson Beach
22local recommendations
Danielle says “A short 10 minute walk and you are at the popular Carson beach. You can walk along the boardwalk to ...” ·
7. Walden Pond
42local recommendations
Marla says “(about a 30min drive outside the city) You know, it's THE Walden Pond. Writer Henry David Thoreau s...” ·
8. Revere Beach
19local recommendations
Tatiana says “Revere Beach is a public beach in Revere, Massachusetts, USA, located about 4 miles north of downtow...” ·
9. Minuteman Commuter Bikeway
Minuteman Commuter Bikeway
13local recommendations
Pamela says “If you like to bike, this is a 14-16 mile bikeway. You can access it 3 minutes away from our house ...” ·
10. Chestnut Hill Reservoir
21local recommendations
Jacklyn says “The reservoir loop is a beautiful 1.3 mile walk next to Cleveland Circle and BC.” ·
11. Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
125 Arborway
159local recommendations
Margaret says “Free to enjoy year round - 265 acres of tree and flower museum designed by Frederick Law Olmstead. L...” ·
12. Singing Beach
119 Beach St
14local recommendations
Kai says “The very beauty a New England Beach should be. What I grew up with. You can take the commuter rail t...” ·
13. The Esplanade
19local recommendations
Marko says “A long greenway that goes along the river Charles. Relaxing on the docks is an amazing way to spend ...” ·
14. Nantasket Beach
15local recommendations
Merideth says “Swim, walk, sunbath, sandcastles, surf, paddle board, read, relax, picnic, run, yoga, sleep, people ...” ·
15. Fresh Pond
38local recommendations
Amy says “The Fresh Pond Reservoir is a short walk from the house; the paved walk is a 2.25 loop around the po...” ·
16. Wollaston Beach
13local recommendations
Angela says “Beautiful area for walking or hanging out. A couple ice cream/clam shacks by the water. However, the...” ·
17. Blue Hills Reservation
695 Hillside St
21local recommendations
Robert And Nancy
Robert And Nancy says “Beautiful scenic views with 125 miles of trails. This area is for the nature lover. Home to the Bl...” ·
18. Harvard Yard
2 Kirkland St
33local recommendations
Monta says “It's... Hahvahd Yard. You'll thank me for telling you to not rub John Harvard's foot. The undergrads...” ·
19. Somerville Community Path
Somerville Community Path
10local recommendations
Scout says “Excellent walking/biking path right around the corner from our house. If you go far enough, it will ...” ·
20. Marina Bay
9local recommendations
Anna says “Have dinner or breakfast overlooking the ocean and boats, grab an ice-cream at the end of the doc ar...” ·
21. Middlesex Fells Reservation
4 Woodland Rd
15local recommendations
Pamela says “A short drive: Wild and craggy hiking close to the city” ·
22. Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
191w Atlantic Ave
11local recommendations
Sarajane says “Get on the Boston Harbor Island ferries to take a boat out to different islands in the harbor. Do a...” ·
23. Minute Man National Historical Park
174 Liberty St
12local recommendations
Daphne says “Great path for walking, biking, running. Learn about Paul Revere's ride; living history events in su...” ·
24. Boston Common Frog Pond
38 Beacon St
21local recommendations
Curtis says “Whether it's a summer picnic in the grass or winter ice-skating on Frog Pond, Boston's oldest public...” ·
25. Rose Kennedy Greenway
185 Kneeland St
17local recommendations
Shiyi says “A great place to walk/bike on a nice day. There are many art installations along the greenway as wel...” ·
26. M Street Beach
9local recommendations
Angela says “Beach between Carson Beach & Castle Island. L Street Bath House is nearby.” ·
27. Prospect Hill Park
11local recommendations
Bill says “Continental army camped here through the winter of 1776. Monument commemorates flying of the first A...” ·
28. Fort Sewall
8 Fort Sewall Ln
12local recommendations
Amy says “Historic Fort and park with Fabulous views. Start here and walk all through historic Marblehead” ·
29. John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site
83 Beals St
8local recommendations
Amy says “So much history in one little house with a family everybody loves to hear about.” ·
30. Winter Island Park
50 Winter Island Rd
5local recommendations
Kathleen says “It has a nice beach, a lighthouse and beautiful views of Salem Harbor.” ·