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Chelsea
Travel Guide

Visit one of America’s oldest clock-making companies and explore historic districts along the Mystic River in one of Massachusetts’ smallest cities.

Discover the city of Chelsea across the Mystic River from Boston. Stroll through its charming historic districts and learn about the clock-making industry that gave the city its start.

Visit Chelsea’s largest outdoor space, Mary O’Malley Park. Walk along the Island End River on one side of the park or the Mystic River on the other. Rest in the shade of the iconic willow tree. At the water’s edge check out the beautiful fish sculpture by artist William Wainwright.

Head to Chelsea Square (Winnisimmet Park) in front of Chelsea Police Station. Read or people-watch in this serene spot with plenty of benches, sculptures and a large fountain. View the Chelsea Christmas Tree here.

Explore the Downtown Chelsea Residential Historic District. Near Bellingham Square find the Chelsea Public Library. Walk past quaint red-brick buildings, including the 1909 Shurtleff School building, which takes up an entire city block.

Learn about Chelsea’s maritime history in the Naval Hospital Boston Historic District. Presidents John Quincy Adams and John F. Kennedy were both patients at the hospital, which was opened in 1836. While the five buildings comprising the district are privately owned, admire them from the street and reflect on their fascinating history.

Step back in time at Chelsea Clock Company. Visit one of the largest and oldest remaining American clock making companies. Since 1987, Chelsea Clock Company has been producing clocks of all shapes and sizes for customers around the world.

Drive from Chelsea along the historic Revere Beach Parkway, which has connected the suburbs north of Boston since 1896 and is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places. Boston’s downtown is less than 5 miles (8 kilometers) south. Get to the state’s capital by car in under 15 minutes or take the bus or commuter rail, which both run regularly.

Top hotels in Chelsea

Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston Logan Airport Chelsea
Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston Logan Airport Chelsea
3 out of 5
145 Beech St, Chelsea, MA
The price is £80 per night from 7 Mar to 8 Mar

Situated in Chelsea, this hotel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Encore Boston Harbor, and within 6 mi (10 km) of TD Garden and USS Constitution Museum. Faneuil Hall ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (840 reviews)

"The ready to use kitchen and utensils , also great customer service ."…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2021

Homewood Suites by Hilton Boston Logan Airport Chelsea
Doubletree By Hilton Boston Logan Airport Chelsea
Doubletree By Hilton Boston Logan Airport Chelsea
3.5 out of 5
201 Everett Ave, Chelsea, MA
The price is £83 per night from 4 Mar to 5 Mar

Located in the heart of Chelsea, this hotel is 1.9 mi (3 km) from Encore Boston Harbor, and within 6 mi (10 km) of TD Garden and Boston Public Garden. Boston ...

4.4/5Excellent! (662 reviews)

"Great hotel very professional place . Clean and very helpful . Great location as welll"…"

Reviewed on 9 Jan 2021

Doubletree By Hilton Boston Logan Airport Chelsea
Hampton Inn Boston Logan Airport Chelsea
Hampton Inn Boston Logan Airport Chelsea
2.5 out of 5
200 2nd Street, Chelsea, MA
The price is £67 per night from 27 Feb to 28 Feb

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Encore Boston Harbor and 3 mi (4.8 km) from LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston. Assembly Row is ...

4.3/5Excellent! (133 reviews)

"I had a great experience at this hotel. It was very clean, comfortable and quiet.Nat, who checked me in was very pleasant and welcoming, I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in the Boston area"…"

Reviewed on 7 Feb 2021

Hampton Inn Boston Logan Airport Chelsea
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Chelsea

★High-End Spacious 3br in 2 family house with Jacuzzi near Airport
★High-End Spacious 3br in 2 family house with Jacuzzi near Airport
9 John St, Chelsea, MA

Situated in Chelsea, this romantic holiday home is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Revere Beach and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Encore Boston Harbor. TD Garden and The Freedom ...

3.8/5Good! (4 reviews)
Worst place I’ve ever rented

"I don’t normally leave reviews ever. This time, I need to. While staying here, all 8 of us slept only a few hours a night due to paper thin floors and ceilings. This house is old and nothing is insulated. The appliances and kitchen utensils were cheap and minimal. We had a mouse waiting for us every ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2020

★High-End Spacious 3br in 2 family house with Jacuzzi near Airport
Colbyco Clark Chelsea - Boston
Colbyco Clark Chelsea - Boston
19 Clark Ave, Unit 2, Chelsea, MA

Situated in Chelsea, this holiday home is close to Encore Boston Harbor, The Freedom Trail and Boston Harbor. Local attractions also include TD Garden and New ...

Colbyco Clark Chelsea - Boston
Near-Commuter rail, Boston, Airport, Casino and More !
Near-Commuter rail, Boston, Airport, Casino and More !
14 School St, Chelsea, MA

Located in Chelsea, this family-friendly apartment building is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Encore Boston Harbor, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Museum of Science and New ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Cozy/quaint

"We were so comfortable staying here, it’s clean and cozy and perfectly located, close to everything. Highly recommend!!"…"

Reviewed on 30 Dec 2019

Near-Commuter rail, Boston, Airport, Casino and More !
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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