Destination guide

Discover charming Fountain Hills

Located less than an hour from Phoenix, Fountain Hills is a relaxed destination for getaways with family, friends, or both. Surrounded by mountains and desert, and boasting one of the world's tallest fountains, it's a great spot to experience amazing Arizona without the hassle of big crowds. From hiking and biking to boating and golf, you'll find outdoor adventure easy to come by during your stay, but if you fancy dialing back the pace, Fountain Hills vacation rentals offer a great base for exploring the area's cultural highlights, or simply kicking back to enjoy a little souvenir shopping and delicious dining.

Things to do

Fountain Hills offers plenty of family fun

Looking for a way to entertain the kids? You'll find a bucket load of options within a scenic drive of your Fountain Hills vacation rental. Animal lovers can head to the OdySea Aquarium, the southwest's largest aquarium, or meet the somewhat wilder inhabitants of the vast Phoenix Zoo. You might fancy spending the morning at the Desert Botanical Garden, a 140-acre space where meandering trails are strewn with colorful wildflowers, or perhaps the Arizona heat will see you cooling down at the Big Surf Waterpark Tempe, a family-friendly spot where attractions include twisting serpentine slides and the Waikiki Beach Wave Pool.

Activities

Arts and culture in Fountain Hills

With around 150 pieces of public art proudly displayed throughout Fountain Hills, artistic types should have no problem getting their fix. You might start with the Centennial Circle Art Walk, check out the popular sculpture garden, or visit the former presidents in Fountain Park's Fount Rushmore, and if you're visiting between November and February, there's the bonus of being able to register for a docent-led tour. Craving a little more culture? Catching a performance at the elegant Fountain Hills Theatre can be a lovely way to round off the day before heading back to your vacation rental.

Weather

Shake off the winter in Fountain Hills

Fountain Hills vacation rentals are at their most popular between November and April when temperatures glide between the upper 60s and the low 80s, and sunny days provide an idyllic setting for hitting the fairways at the award-winning SunRidge Canyon Golf Course. Should you find yourself celebrating St. Patrick's Day here, there's the added wonder of watching the iconic fountain turn a brilliant shade of green. Stays in May through October are not out of the question but you'll need to weigh up the advantage of great rental deals against dealing with summer temperatures that regularly soar past 100 degrees.

Natural features

Desert delights in Fountain Hills

The landscape surrounding Fountain Hills is nothing short of a recreational paradise, perfect for those travelers who have a little outdoor time on their agenda. The sprawling McDowell Mountain Regional Park hugs the community's northern border, serving up mile upon mile of desert trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Budding astronomers will want to hang around until nightfall to experience one of the best stargazing opportunities in the Grand Canyon State. In Tonto National Forest to the east, the Lower Salt River provides the perfect setting for lazy tubing adventures or fly fishing for trout below the dam.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Fountain Hills

The nearest airport is in Scottsdale, AZ (SCF), located 10.3 mi (16.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Mesa, AZ (MSC-Falcon Field Municipal), which is 10.6 mi (17 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Fountain Hills?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,371 vacation rentals near Fountain Hills. From 975 Houses to 822 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Fountain Hills for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Fountain Hills?

Whether you're traveling 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 Fountain Hills:

  • Sunridge Canyon: 29 vacation rentals
  • Fontana: 21 vacation rentals
  • Eagles Landing: 16 vacation rentals
  • La Montana: 28 vacation rentals
  • Crystal Ridge: 45 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, 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 traveling to Fountain Hills?

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

  • Fountain Hills Fountain: 5,662 vacation rentals
  • Desert Canyon Golf Club: 5,812 vacation rentals
  • SunRidge Canyon Golf Club: 6,168 vacation rentals
  • Fountain Hills Artists' Gallery: 5,701 vacation rentals
  • Fountain Hills Botanical Garden: 5,715 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Fountain Hills 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 Houses in Fountain Hills?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 975 Houses in Fountain Hills. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Fountain Hills include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 822 rentals available
  • Villas: 125 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 182 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Fountain Hills?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2,049 vacation rentals with pool available in Fountain Hills. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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