Destination guide

Travel to artsy Mason City

Enjoy the area's architecture, art galleries and history and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Mason City. This romantic city is known for its gardens, surfing and festivals. 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 Mason City

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Mason City 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:

  • Lime Creek Nature Center (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Central Gardens of North Iowa (9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Clear Lake State Park (10.3 mi / 16.5 km)
  • Fossil & Prairie Center (13.3 mi / 21.4 km)
  • Sunny Brae Golf and Country Club (20.6 mi / 33.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Mason City

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Mason City is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Central Gardens of North Iowa (9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Clear Lake State Park (10.3 mi / 16.5 km)
  • Fossil & Prairie Center (13.3 mi / 21.4 km)
  • Pilot Knob State Park (19.8 mi / 31.9 km)
  • Osage City Park (21.7 mi / 34.9 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Mason City

Fly into Mason City, IA (MCW-Mason City Municipal), the closest airport, located 6.8 mi (10.9 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Mason City?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 40 vacation rentals near Mason City. From 32 Houses to 4 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 Mason City for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Mason City?

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

  • The Historic Park Inn Hotel and City National Bank: 40 vacation rentals
  • Charles H. MacNider Art Museum: 40 vacation rentals
  • Music Man Square: 40 vacation rentals
  • Meredith Willson Boyhood Home: 40 vacation rentals
  • Stockman House Museum: 40 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mason City 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 Mason City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 32 Houses in Mason City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Mason City include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 4 rentals available
  • Cabins: 3 rentals available
  • Cottages: 3 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Mason City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 31 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Mason City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.