Destination guide

Travel to cozy Reading

Enjoy the area's festivals, churches and history and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Reading. This welcoming and walkable city entices travelers with its riverfront and parks. Oracle and Reading Abbey Ruins are just a couple of the must-sees. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Reading

Are you searching for attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Reading a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Legoland (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Thorpe Park (20.2 mi / 32.4 km)
  • Caversham Golf Club (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Lagoona Park (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Stanlake Park Wine Estate (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Beale Park (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Reading

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Reading is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Forbury Gardens (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Prospect Park (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Pincents Hill (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Dinton Pastures Country Park (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Wellington Country Park (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • California Country Park (6.8 mi / 11 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Reading

Fly into London (LHR-Heathrow), the closest airport, located 22.4 mi (36.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Oxford (OXF), which is 29.8 mi (48 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Reading Station, Reading West Station and Reading Earley Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Where to stay around Reading?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 158 vacation rentals near Reading. From 87 Condos/Apartments to 40 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Reading for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Reading (XRE-Reading Train Station): 468 vacation rentals
  • Reading Tilehurst Station: 433 vacation rentals
  • John Lewis Reading: 456 vacation rentals
  • Royal Berkshire Hospital: 467 vacation rentals
  • Prospect Park: 441 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Reading 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 Condos/Apartments in Reading?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 87 Condos/Apartments in Reading. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Reading include:

  • Houses: 40 rentals available
  • Cabins: 20 rentals available
  • Cottages: 20 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 Reading?

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