Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Kent

Enjoy the area's cathedral, history and museums and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Kent. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the shopping, restaurants and beaches. Take in top local attractions like Leeds Castle and Canterbury Cathedral. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Kent

Do you want to find things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Kent a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Southend Pier (21.5 mi / 34.6 km)
  • Royal St George's Golf Club (28 mi / 45 km)
  • Dreamland (29.9 mi / 48.1 km)
  • Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Ashford Golf Club (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Faversham Golf Club (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)

Seasonal weather in Kent

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 69°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Kent

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Kent. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • White Horse Wood Country Park (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Brogdale Collections (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Vinters Valley Nature Reserve (9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Mote Park (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Oare Gunpowder Works County Park (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Brenchley Gardens (10 mi / 16.1 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Kent

Fly into London (SEN-Southend), the closest airport, located 23.9 mi (38.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Manston (MSE-Kent Intl.), which is 28.2 mi (45.3 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Maidstone Lenham Station, Ashford Charing Station and Maidstone Harrietsham Station are the main stations in the city.

Where to stay around Kent?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,901 vacation rentals near Kent. From 564 Cabins to 564 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Kent for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Kent?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Kent. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Canterbury: 1,164 vacation rentals
  • Dover: 619 vacation rentals
  • Deal: 696 vacation rentals
  • Whitstable: 409 vacation rentals
  • Folkestone: 513 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Kent! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Kent?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Kent:

  • Canterbury: 1,164 rentals
  • Dover: 619 rentals
  • Deal: 696 rentals
  • Whitstable: 409 rentals
  • Folkestone: 513 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Kent?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Kent are:

  • Lydd Airport (LYX): 1,172 vacation rentals
  • Manston Airport (MSE): 946 vacation rentals
  • Biggin Hill Airport (BQH): 11,510 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Kent?

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

  • London (XQE-Ebbsfleet International Train Station): 3,586 rentals
  • Dover (QQD-Dover Priory Train Station): 974 rentals
  • Ramsgate Royal Harbour and Marina: 899 rentals
  • Camber Sands: 1,306 rentals
  • Gravesend Meopham Station: 1,457 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kent listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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