Destination guide

Lively Southern Minnesota will entice you

Take a vacation to Southern Minnesota and enjoy the area's opera, musicals and entertainment. Renowned for its university setting, theaters and restaurants, this city welcomes all visitors. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Southern Minnesota

Are you looking for attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that Southern Minnesota has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mount Kato Ski Area (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Madelia Golf Course (20.5 mi / 32.9 km)
  • Waseca Lakeside Club (26.4 mi / 42.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Southern Minnesota

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Southern Minnesota. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sibley Park (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Flanders Park (19.8 mi / 31.9 km)
  • Watona Park (20.3 mi / 32.7 km)
  • Loon Lake Park (24.5 mi / 39.5 km)
  • Le Sueur County Fairgrounds (26.6 mi / 42.7 km)
  • Courthouse Park (26.8 mi / 43.2 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Southern Minnesota

If you're traveling by train, make your way to Red Wing Station or Winona Station and explore the city from there.

Where to stay around Southern Minnesota?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 595 vacation rentals near Southern Minnesota. From 101 Cabins to 338 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Southern Minnesota for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Southern Minnesota?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Southern Minnesota. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Wisconsin: 5,450 vacation rentals
  • Cottage Grove: 104 vacation rentals
  • Minneapolis: 837 vacation rentals
  • Okoboji: 200 vacation rentals
  • Hayward: 333 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Southern Minnesota! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Southern Minnesota?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Southern Minnesota:

  • Cottage Grove: 104 rentals
  • Minneapolis: 837 rentals
  • Okoboji: 200 rentals
  • Hayward: 333 rentals
  • Brainerd: 304 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Southern Minnesota?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Southern Minnesota are:

  • Minneapolis St Paul International Airport (MSP): 931 vacation rentals
  • Hayward, WI (HYR-Sawyer County): 264 vacation rentals
  • Alexandria, MN (AXN-Chandler Field): 111 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Southern Minnesota?

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

  • Mall of America: 967 rentals
  • U.S. Bank Stadium: 952 rentals
  • Mayo Clinic: 142 rentals
  • Warner Lake Park: 63 rentals
  • Lake Calhoun: 844 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Southern Minnesota listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Southern Minnesota

Cottage Grove
104 vacation rentals
Minneapolis
837 vacation rentals
Okoboji
200 vacation rentals
Hayward
333 vacation rentals
Brainerd
304 vacation rentals
Alexandria
115 vacation rentals
Stillwater
135 vacation rentals
Clear Lake
46 vacation rentals
St Paul
760 vacation rentals
Rochester
164 vacation rentals
La Crosse
64 vacation rentals
Sioux Falls
26 vacation rentals
Arnolds Park
196 vacation rentals
Decorah
44 vacation rentals
Spirit Lake
198 vacation rentals
Lake City
87 vacation rentals
Minnetonka
937 vacation rentals
Eau Claire
27 vacation rentals
Red Wing
103 vacation rentals
Birchwood
150 vacation rentals