Destination guide

Travel to artsy Birmingham

Come and experience Birmingham and its theater scene, entertainment and monuments. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the shopping, restaurants and bars. Local cultural sights include Alexandra Theatre and Birmingham Hippodrome. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Birmingham

Are you searching for attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that Birmingham has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • National Exhibition Centre (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Chinese Quarter (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Broad Street (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • National Sea Life Centre (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Birmingham (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • StarCity (2.5 mi / 4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Birmingham

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Birmingham is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Cannon Hill Park (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Edgbaston Reservoir (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Winterbourne Botanic Garden (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Birmingham Eco Park (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Woodgate Valley Country Park (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Birmingham

Fly into Birmingham (BHX), the closest airport, located 7.1 mi (11.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Coventry (CVT), which is 18.7 mi (30.1 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Birmingham New Street Station, Birmingham Moor Street Station and Birmingham Snow Hill Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Can I find a vacation rental around Birmingham?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 602 vacation rentals near Birmingham. From 313 Condos/Apartments to 204 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Birmingham for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Birmingham?

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 Birmingham:

  • Birmingham City Centre: 253 vacation rentals
  • Business District: 129 vacation rentals
  • Jewellery Quarter: 126 vacation rentals
  • Edgbaston: 156 vacation rentals
  • Bordesley: 95 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 Birmingham?

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

  • Birmingham (QQN-New Street Train Station): 652 vacation rentals
  • National Exhibition Centre (NEC): 733 vacation rentals
  • Birmingham Hamstead Station: 581 vacation rentals
  • Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: 650 vacation rentals
  • Birmingham Eco Park: 664 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Birmingham 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 Condos/Apartments in Birmingham?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 313 Condos/Apartments in Birmingham. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Birmingham include:

  • Houses: 204 rentals available
  • Cottages: 42 rentals available
  • Cabins: 42 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 Birmingham?

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

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