Destination guide

Delight in the lakeside landscape of Zurich

Enjoy the area's museums, culture and live music and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Zurich. This city's zoo, lake and cafés draw many visitors. Local cultural sights include Kunsthaus Zurich and Swiss National Museum. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Sightseeing in and around Zurich

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that Zurich has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Zoo Zurich (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Urania Observatory (0.3 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Polybahn Funicular (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Zurich Aviary (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Rigiblick Funicular (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Hallenbad Altstetten (3.1 mi / 5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Zurich

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Zurich is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lakeside Promenade (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Belvoir Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Mythenquai Beach (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Botanical Garden (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Chinese Garden (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Zurichhorn Park (1.2 mi / 2 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Zurich

The nearest airport is in Zurich (ZRH), located 5.8 mi (9.4 km) from the city center.

If you prefer to travel by train, Zurich Central Station, Zurich Altstetten Station and Zurich Oerlikon Station are the main stations that serve the city. You can get around Zurich by catching a ride on the metro at Paradeplatz Tram Stop, Borsenstrasse Tram Stop or Helmhaus Tram Stop.

Can I find a vacation rental around Zürich?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 168 vacation rentals near Zürich. From 155 Condos/Apartments to 7 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Zürich for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Zürich:

  • Old Town: 42 vacation rentals
  • Zurich Town Hall: 17 vacation rentals
  • District 2: 37 vacation rentals
  • Oerlikon: 17 vacation rentals
  • Enge: 27 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 Zürich?

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

  • ETH Zurich: 219 vacation rentals
  • Zurich Enge S-Bahn: 223 vacation rentals
  • Zurichhorn Park: 224 vacation rentals
  • Mythenquai Beach: 223 vacation rentals
  • Helvetia Square: 218 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 155 Condos/Apartments in Zürich. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Zürich include:

  • Houses: 7 rentals available
  • Studios: 156 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Zürich?

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

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