Destination guide

Travel to lively Gainesville

Take a vacation to Gainesville and enjoy the area's live music, theater scene and monuments. Well known for its casino gaming, zoo and cafés, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Gainesville

Are you hoping to discover things to do while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Gainesville a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Frank Buck Zoo (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Lavender Ridge Farms (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • WinStar Golf Course (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Gainesville

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Gainesville. These are some of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Leonard Park (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Tioga City Park (17.2 mi / 27.6 km)
  • Ray Roberts Lake State Park (19.5 mi / 31.3 km)
  • Juniper Point (24.2 mi / 39 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Gainesville

The nearest airport is in Dallas, TX (DFW-Dallas-Fort Worth Intl.), located 50.6 mi (81.4 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, you can make your way to Gainesville Station.

Where to stay around Gainesville?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 24 vacation rentals near Gainesville. From 10 Houses to 2 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Gainesville for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • North Texas Junior College: 17 vacation rentals
  • Gainesville Outlet Shops: 21 vacation rentals
  • Cooke County Courthouse: 20 vacation rentals
  • Lavender Ridge Farms: 35 vacation rentals
  • Gainesville Station: 20 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 10 Houses in Gainesville. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Gainesville include:

  • Cabins: 2 rentals available
  • Cottages: 2 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 2 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Gainesville?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 5 vacation rentals with pool available in Gainesville. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.