Destination guide

Exciting Swansea will entice you

The island views and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Swansea. This cosmopolitan and welcoming city entices travelers with its shopping and restaurants. Roger Williams Park Zoo and Kennedy Plaza are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Swansea

Are you hoping to discover things to do in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Swansea a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Buttonwood Park Zoo (16.2 mi / 26 km)
  • Coles River Family Fun Center (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Seekonk Speedway (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Fantasyland (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Seekonk Grand Prix (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Crescent Park Looff Carousel (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Swansea

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Swansea is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Roger Williams Park Zoo (10.6 mi / 17.1 km)
  • Kennedy Plaza (11.2 mi / 18.1 km)
  • Buttonwood Park Zoo (16.2 mi / 26 km)
  • Touisset Marsh Wildlife Refuge (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Pierce Beach & Playground (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Dighton Rock State Park (6.4 mi / 10.4 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Swansea

Fly into Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green), the closest airport, located 11.8 mi (19 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into New Bedford, MA (EWB-New Bedford Regional), which is 14.4 mi (23.1 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Swansea?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 238 vacation rentals near Swansea. From 97 Houses to 87 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 Swansea for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Swansea:

  • Bonnet Shores: 125 vacation rentals
  • Narragansett Pier: 416 vacation rentals
  • Newport East: 365 vacation rentals
  • Yachting Village: 228 vacation rentals
  • South Dartmouth: 237 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 Swansea?

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

  • Coles River Family Fun Center: 939 vacation rentals
  • Narragansett Beach: 719 vacation rentals
  • Easton's Beach: 1,782 vacation rentals
  • Gillette Stadium: 506 vacation rentals
  • University of Rhode Island: 1,880 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Swansea 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 Swansea?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 97 Houses in Swansea. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Swansea include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 87 rentals available
  • Cabins: 35 rentals available
  • Cottages: 35 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 Swansea?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 17 vacation rentals with pool available in Swansea. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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