Destination guide

Head to the charming city of Locarno

Enjoy the festivals and other features of Locarno. This romantic city is known for its shopping, restaurants and lake. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Locarno

Do you want to discover top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Locarno a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Splash and Spa (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Alprose Chocolate Factory (14 mi / 22.6 km)
  • Biasca Ice Rink (14.9 mi / 24.1 km)
  • Piana di Vigezzo Cable Car (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
  • Golf Premeno (15.6 mi / 25.2 km)
  • Pian di Sole Ski Centre (15.8 mi / 25.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Locarno

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Locarno is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mount Cardada (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Gambarogno Botanic Garden (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Parco Nazionale del Locarnese (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Sant'Anna Gorge (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Parco Ciani (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
  • Mount Caslano (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Locarno

The nearest airport is in Lugano (LUG-Agno), located 12.8 mi (20.5 km) from the city center.

If you prefer train travel, you can make your way to Locarno Riazzino Station.

Where to stay around Locarno?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 707 vacation rentals near Locarno. From 146 Houses to 532 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 Locarno for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Locarno:

  • Lugano City-Centre: 95 vacation rentals
  • Laveno: 46 vacation rentals
  • Magadino: 18 vacation rentals
  • Pino Sulla Sponda del Lago Maggiore: 789 vacation rentals
  • Carona: 18 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 Locarno?

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

  • Piazza Grande: 1,073 vacation rentals
  • Casino Locarno: 1,074 vacation rentals
  • Locarno Riazzino Station: 1,095 vacation rentals
  • Chiesa di San Francesco: 1,070 vacation rentals
  • Chiesa Nuova: 1,071 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 146 Houses in Locarno. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Locarno include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 532 rentals available
  • Villas: 16 rentals available
  • Studios: 528 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Locarno?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 211 vacation rentals with pool available in Locarno. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Explore destinations around Locarno

    Lugano
    468 vacation rentals
    Stresa
    1,720 vacation rentals
    Cernobbio
    1,214 vacation rentals
    Tronzano Lago Maggiore
    944 vacation rentals
    Laglio
    1,937 vacation rentals
    Lezzeno
    2,615 vacation rentals
    Tremezzo
    2,453 vacation rentals
    Argegno
    2,320 vacation rentals
    Varese
    812 vacation rentals
    Ascona
    665 vacation rentals
    Sala Comacina
    2,246 vacation rentals
    Lenno
    2,363 vacation rentals
    Baveno
    1,535 vacation rentals
    Porlezza
    2,254 vacation rentals
    Campione d'Italia
    606 vacation rentals
    Muronico
    2,033 vacation rentals
    Moltrasio
    1,545 vacation rentals
    Bellinzona
    351 vacation rentals
    Cannobio
    1,344 vacation rentals
    Nesso
    2,320 vacation rentals