Destination guide

Head to the lively city of Excelsior

The area's opera and museums are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Excelsior. This city's lake, baseball games and boating draw many visitors. Basilica of Saint Mary and Target Center are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Excelsior

Are you hoping to find attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Excelsior a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Hazeltine National Golf Club (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Deer Run Golf Club (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Chaska Town Course (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Spring Hill Golf Club (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Valleyfair Amusement Park (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Braemar Golf Course (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Excelsior

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Excelsior is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mill Ruins Park (16 mi / 25.8 km)
  • Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Lake Minnetonka (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Miller Park (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Purgatory Creek Park Pavilion (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Bryant Lake Regional Park (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
Transport

Transportation to and around Excelsior

The nearest airport is in Minneapolis, MN (FCM-Flying Cloud), located 7.3 mi (11.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.), which is 17.5 mi (28.1 km) away.

Where to stay around Excelsior?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 96 vacation rentals near Excelsior. From 79 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 Excelsior for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Excelsior:

  • Downtown West: 67 vacation rentals
  • Uptown: 102 vacation rentals
  • Southwest Minneapolis: 105 vacation rentals
  • Linden Hills: 38 vacation rentals
  • Northeast Minneapolis: 71 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Excelsior?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 79 Houses in Excelsior. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Excelsior 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 Excelsior?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 4 vacation rentals with pool available in Excelsior. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.