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Lawrenceville offers history on the edge of Atlanta

Sat out on the far eastern fringes of Atlanta, Lawrenceville is actually one of the oldest contingent cities in the entire metropolitan area. Its story goes all the way back to the War of 1812, which is when that grand and handsome Gwinnett Historic Courthouse that now stands watch over the central streets was first raised. Today, Lawrenceville vacation rentals offer a quiet and interesting place to stay on the edge of the big city, with interstate connections in less than 40 minutes to all the attractions of Atlanta, and a clutch of family-friendly parks and pursuits on the doorstep.

Things to do

Enjoy baseball and theaters in Lawrenceville

It’s worth hanging around the calmer streets of Lawrenceville to see the historic Aurora Theatre playhouse and help the local teams hit a home run on the CoolRay Field. Both of those should be right on the doorstep of your Lawrenceville vacation rentals, while the more iconic attractions of Atlanta city lurk just a quick hop down the interstate to the south-west. There, it's all about anchoring news shows in the CNN Center and Studios, meeting stingrays in the acclaimed Georgia Aquarium, or tracing sobering and inspiring history at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.


Lawrenceville is fueled by Atlanta's fun

Lawrenceville vacation rentals should all be close enough to the central districts of Atlanta to make the most of the endless pursuits that big metropolis has up its sleeve. You can come face-to-face with sharp-toothed sharks in the aquariums there, or unravel the history of Coca-Cola in its historic home. The city is also a veritable hubbub of festivals throughout the year, with booming St Paddy's Day parades in March, and the intriguing National Black Arts Festival in July. And after all that, perhaps there will even be time for a cocktail in the voodoo dives of quirky Little Five Points.


It all kicks off in March in Lawrenceville

While the whole of Atlanta goes quiet for the winter season, that all ends with the arrival of March. That's when the booming St Patrick's Day festivities kick-start a season of outdoors events and festivals in The Gate City, and when the weather starts to pick up for the springtime. And talking of weather, if you'd prefer milder days with cooler temperatures, May and June are the best times to book your Lawrenceville vacation rentals.

Natural features

On the edge of the city in Lawrenceville

Lawrenceville marks the point where the sprawl of Atlanta finally stops, and the rolling countryside of greater Georgia takes over with its azalea blooms, ash, and cypress woods. You'll only need to head a little to the east to break out into the backcountry from here, and then it's parks like Tribble Mill that pop up, offering boating lakes and boardwalk trails. Just over an hour in the car will get you to the Oconee National Forest though, where the undulating peaks host owls and eagles between eye-popping sights like the Anna Ruby Falls and the Big Bald Mountain.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Lawrenceville

The nearest airport is in Atlanta, GA (PDK-DeKalb-Peachtree), located 17.8 mi (28.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Atlanta, GA (FTY-Fulton County), which is 32.1 mi (51.7 km) away.

Where to stay around Lawrenceville?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 946 vacation rentals near Lawrenceville. From 570 Houses to 239 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lawrenceville for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Lawrenceville:

  • Downtown: 609 vacation rentals
  • Midtown: 962 vacation rentals
  • South Downtown: 175 vacation rentals
  • Virginia Highland: 287 vacation rentals
  • North Buckhead: 109 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 Lawrenceville?

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

  • Sugarloaf Mills: 578 vacation rentals
  • Coolray Field: 255 vacation rentals
  • Bethesda Park: 1,309 vacation rentals
  • Medieval Times: 585 vacation rentals
  • Gwinnett Veterans Memorial Museum: 275 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 570 Houses in Lawrenceville. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lawrenceville include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 239 rentals available
  • Studios: 198 rentals available
  • Cottages: 23 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Lawrenceville?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 186 vacation rentals with pool available in Lawrenceville. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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