Destination guide

Discover Toronto’s trendy neighbor

Well within striking distance of Toronto, Vaughan is a fantastic base for your Ontario vacation. It offers easy access to the provincial capital, but is far enough away to feel local and laid back. While the city is just 16 miles from the CBD, it doesn’t lurk in Toronto’s shadow. Instead, it serves up plenty of arts, entertainment, and culture. Find most of the urban action along Yonge Street, in the trendy Richmond Hill neighborhood. Vaughan vacation rentals take you beyond hotels, with a huge selection of polished properties in the heart of Richmond Hill.

Things to do

Thrills, spills, and splashes

Covering a 330 acre footprint, Canada’s Wonderland is the nation’s premier theme park. Get big thrills on its exhilarating rollercoasters, or keep things family friendly at KidZville and Planet Snoopy. During the summer, the park opens a splash happy water park, complete with slides, wave pools, a lazy river, and more. For a history fix, Black Creek Pioneer Village is one of Ontario’s top cultural attractions. The living museum is a beautiful recreation of an 1800s village, featuring period buildings, costumed guides, and educational talks. And, when it comes to shopping near Vaughan vacation rentals, you can make a beeline for Vaughan Mills, one of Canada’s premier outlet malls.


A vibrant cultural calendar

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway or a family friendly vacation, Vaughan has it all. Plan your visit accordingly and you could be in town for a colorful calendar of annual heritage celebrations. Highlights include Kleinburg's Binder Twine Festival and Thornhill Village Festival in September, Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival in early spring, and the Woodbridge Fair over the Thanksgiving weekend. If you want to live like a local why not stock up on fresh produce at the Woodbridge Village Farmers Market, then cook up a tasty meal in your Vaughan vacation rental?


Summer by the lake

Vaughan shares Toronto’s semi-continental climate, with warm summers that are perfect for sightseeing. It can get humid, so if you want to beat the heat why not spend an afternoon splashing around on the shores of Lake Ontario? Summer is also a great time to soak up Toronto’s cultural scene, with a myriad of festivals to attend. From jazz and film to beer and Pride, there’s always something on. The city can get bitterly cold during the winter, with snow generally falling from mid-December onwards.

Natural features

From the city to the cedar trees

Vaughan may be close to Toronto, but there are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. The Kortright Centre for Conservation offers fantastic hiking trails, while nearby Boyd Conservation Area is a favorite with picnickers. A handful of grassy rec sites line the Humber River, shaded by towering cedar and hemlock trees. Love art? Don’t miss the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, a gallery set amid acres of woodland. If you’re heading to downtown Toronto, Vaughan vacation rentals serve as a great base. Choose from a great selection of properties, just steps from bus stops and subway stations.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Vaughan

Fly into Toronto, ON (YYZ-Pearson Intl.), the closest airport, located 11 mi (17.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Toronto, ON (YTZ-Billy Bishop Toronto City), which is 16.5 mi (26.5 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to Vaughan Rutherford Station or Vaughan Maple Station to see more of the city. You might consider catching a ride on the metro at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre for ease of access to the rest of the city.

Where to stay around Vaughan?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,123 vacation rentals near Vaughan. From 828 Houses to 1,169 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 Vaughan for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Vaughan:

  • Downtown: 1,270 vacation rentals
  • Entertainment District: 666 vacation rentals
  • North York: 1,748 vacation rentals
  • Scarborough: 1,354 vacation rentals
  • The Beach: 50 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 Vaughan?

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

  • Canada's Wonderland: 2,164 vacation rentals
  • Legoland Discovery Centre Toronto: 2,078 vacation rentals
  • Earth Rangers: 2,072 vacation rentals
  • Vaughan Mills Mall: 2,075 vacation rentals
  • Still Waters Distillery: 2,069 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 828 Houses in Vaughan. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Vaughan include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,169 rentals available
  • Cottages: 13 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 13 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Vaughan?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 531 vacation rentals with pool available in Vaughan. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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