Destination guide

Head to the lively city of Clear Lake

Come and experience Clear Lake and its live music, theater scene and opera. Renowned for its lake, surfing and cafés, this city welcomes all visitors. 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 and around Clear Lake

Are you hoping to discover 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 Clear Lake a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Central Gardens of North Iowa (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Clear Lake State Park (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Lime Creek Nature Center (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Clear Lake

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Clear Lake is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Central Gardens of North Iowa (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Clear Lake State Park (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Pilot Knob State Park (12.5 mi / 20.1 km)
Transport

How to get to and around Clear Lake

The nearest airport is in Mason City, IA (MCW-Mason City Municipal), located 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Clear Lake?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 42 vacation rentals near Clear Lake. From 31 Houses to 5 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Clear Lake for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Central Gardens of North Iowa: 40 vacation rentals
  • Clear Lake State Park: 39 vacation rentals
  • Buddy Holly Crash Site: 40 vacation rentals
  • Surf Ballroom and Museum: 40 vacation rentals
  • Clear Lake Fire Museum: 40 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Clear Lake 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 Clear Lake?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 31 Houses in Clear Lake. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Clear Lake include:

  • Cabins: 5 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 5 rentals available
  • Cottages: 5 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 internet/wifi in Clear Lake?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 31 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Clear Lake. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.