Destination guide

Historic Dubuque will entice you

Take a vacation to Dubuque and enjoy the area's museums, history and festivals. This city's riverfront, casino gaming and shopping draw many visitors. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Dubuque

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Dubuque 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:

  • Matter Creative Center (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Dubuque Welcome Center (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Bunker Hill Golf Course (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • The Meadows Golf Club (6.7 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Sundown Mountain (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Dubuque

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Dubuque is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Eagle Point Park (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Mines of Spain Recreation Area (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Crystal Lake Cave (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Horseshoe Mound (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
  • Casper Bluff Land and Water Reserve (16 mi / 25.7 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Dubuque

Fly into Dubuque, IA (DBQ-Dubuque Regional), the closest airport, located 7.1 mi (11.5 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Dubuque?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 280 vacation rentals near Dubuque. From 10 Cabins to 167 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Dubuque for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium: 244 vacation rentals
  • Diamond Jo Casino: 246 vacation rentals
  • Mystique Casino: 227 vacation rentals
  • National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium: 217 vacation rentals
  • University of Dubuque: 138 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Dubuque 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 Cabins in Dubuque?

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

  • Houses: 167 rentals available
  • Cottages: 10 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 14 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Dubuque?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 227 vacation rentals with pool available in Dubuque. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.