Destination guide

Take in the lakeside beauty of Waconia

The lake and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Waconia. Travelers to this walkable city praise the shopping, cheese shops and coffeehouses. 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 and around Waconia

Are you hoping to discover things to do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that Waconia has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Deer Run Golf Club (6.4 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Chaska Town Course (7.8 mi / 12.5 km)
  • Windsong Farms Golf Club (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Hazeltine National Golf Club (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Shadowbrooke Golf Course (13.7 mi / 22.1 km)
  • Spring Hill Golf Club (15.6 mi / 25.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Waconia

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

  • Lake Minnetonka (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
  • Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
  • Miller Park (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)
  • Purgatory Creek Park Pavilion (17 mi / 27.3 km)
  • Mystic Lake (17.5 mi / 28.2 km)
  • Bryant Lake Regional Park (17.7 mi / 28.5 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Waconia

The nearest airport is in Minneapolis, MN (FCM-Flying Cloud), located 16.4 mi (26.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.), which is 28.3 mi (45.6 km) away.

Where to stay around Waconia?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 123 vacation rentals near Waconia. From 101 Houses to 6 Bungalows, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Waconia for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Mystic Lake Casino: 539 vacation rentals
  • Canterbury Park: 814 vacation rentals
  • Shoppes at Arbor Lakes: 868 vacation rentals
  • Ridgedale Center: 970 vacation rentals
  • Valleyfair Amusement Park: 863 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 101 Houses in Waconia. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Waconia include:

  • Bungalows: 6 rentals available
  • Cabins: 6 rentals available
  • Cottages: 6 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Waconia?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 7 vacation rentals with pool available in Waconia. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.