Destination guide

Friendly Carbondale will entice you

Enjoy the wineries and other features of Carbondale. This welcoming city is known for its university setting, sporting events and shopping. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in Carbondale

Are you searching for attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Carbondale a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Hickory Ridge Public Golf Center (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Kokopelli Golf Club (14 mi / 22.6 km)
  • Williamson County Fairgrounds (16.5 mi / 26.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Carbondale

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Carbondale is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lake Murphysboro State Park (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
  • Lake of Egypt (18.3 mi / 29.4 km)
  • Ferne Clyffe State Park (18.5 mi / 29.8 km)
  • Anna City Park (18.9 mi / 30.3 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Carbondale

Fly into Marion, IL (MWA-Williamson County Regional), the closest airport, located 11.4 mi (18.3 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Cape Girardeau, MO (CGI-Cape Girardeau Municipal), which is 39.5 mi (63.5 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, the main station is Carbondale Station.

Where to stay around Carbondale?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 114 vacation rentals near Carbondale. From 43 Cabins to 49 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Carbondale for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Carbondale?

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

  • Southern Illinois University: 102 vacation rentals
  • Hickory Ridge Public Golf Center: 65 vacation rentals
  • Carbondale Station: 101 vacation rentals
  • Railroaders Memorial: 99 vacation rentals
  • Southeast Missouri State University: 20 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Carbondale 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 Cabins in Carbondale?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 43 Cabins in Carbondale. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Carbondale include:

  • Houses: 49 rentals available
  • Cottages: 43 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 43 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Carbondale?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 8 vacation rentals with pool available in Carbondale. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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