Destination guide

Small-town charm meets big city sophistication in Newmarket

Located around 40 minutes by car from downtown Toronto, Newmarket is a thriving commuter hub, and one of Canada’s most charming small cities. Its Main Street Heritage Conservation District is a picturesque delight, scattered with beautifully preserved early 19th-century buildings. Nearby, Fairy Lake Park is an idyllic spot for a summertime picnic or bracing winter walk. With an enticing array of Newmarket vacation rentals to pick from, you’re bound to find one that caters to all your needs.

Things to do

Unforgettable days out for all the family in Newmarket

Take a trip back in time at the Elman W. Campbell Museum. Housed in a handsome red-brick former Land Registry Office, this expertly-curated museum chronicles the town’s history from the arrival of its first Quaker settlers, to major developments of the 1970s. Within easy driving distance of your Newmarket vacation rental, you’ll also find blockbuster family attractions like Canada’s Wonderland. This sprawling theme park is home to nerve-shredding rollercoasters and thrill rides, winding waterslides, and an abundance of enchanting attractions especially for younger visitors.

Activities

Shop until you drop in Newmarket

Shopaholics of all stripes will be delighted by the eclectic offerings of Newmarket. Around Main Street, you’ll find treasure-filled antiques shops, independent fashion boutiques, and tempting bakeries. Meanwhile, the Upper Canada Mall offers all your favorite big brand names under one roof. If you’re visiting between May and October, you can also look forward to browsing for fresh seasonal produce at the weekly Farmers’ Market. A jam-packed annual events program ensures there’s always something new to see and do, from open-air concerts and movie screenings at the height of summer, to enchanting Christmas markets and outdoor ice-skating each winter.

Weather

Enjoy all the seasons in Newmarket

Newmarket enjoys 4 distinct seasons. The summer is an extremely popular time to visit. Days are long and warm, with a good chance of sunshine and blue skies. Of course, Newmarket vacation rentals are highly sought-after at this time of year, so be sure to plan your trip well in advance. It begins to cool down considerably in fall, but the changing foliage makes for a spectacular sight. Winter sees temperatures often plunge below freezing, with snow a likely occurrence.

Natural features

Pristine parks and Great Lakes in Newmarket

Newmarket is surrounded by blissfully unspoiled parks and green spaces. Fairy Lake Park is a justly popular spot for a postprandial stroll. Follow the lush trail around the small, shimmering lake, and keep an eye out for snapping turtles, quacking ducks, and jumping fish. You’re also just a short drive from mighty Lake Ontario, one of North America’s 5 Great Lakes. In summer, its sandy beaches throng with sun seekers, while its clear waters are just the right temperature for an invigorating dip. The lake provides a vital resting spot for all manner of migratory birds, and you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a majestic hawk or eagle.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Newmarket

Fly into Toronto, ON (YYZ-Pearson Intl.), the closest airport, located 26.5 mi (42.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Toronto, ON (YTZ-Billy Bishop Toronto City), which is 29 mi (46.7 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Newmarket?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 40 vacation rentals near Newmarket. From 27 Houses to 8 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Newmarket for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Newmarket:

  • North York: 2,117 vacation rentals
  • Scarborough: 1,693 vacation rentals
  • Etobicoke: 1,960 vacation rentals
  • Keswick: 20 vacation rentals
  • Thornhill: 32 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 Newmarket?

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

  • Upper Canada Mall: 237 vacation rentals
  • Newmarket Theatre: 273 vacation rentals
  • Elman W. Campbell Museum: 268 vacation rentals
  • Cardinal Golf Club: 251 vacation rentals
  • Magna Centre: 278 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 27 Houses in Newmarket. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Newmarket include:

  • Cabins: 8 rentals available
  • Cottages: 8 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 8 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Newmarket?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2 vacation rentals with pool available in Newmarket. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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