Destination guide

The waterfront setting of Cranston is ready to explore

The island views and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Cranston. This city's golfing, shopping and restaurants draw many visitors. Roger Williams Park Zoo and Kennedy Plaza are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around Cranston

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Cranston a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mulligan's Island Golf and Entertainment (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Roger Williams Park Carousel Village (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Launch Trampoline Park (4.6 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Triggs Memorial Golf Course (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • WaterFire Providence (5.1 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Alex and Ani City Center (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Cranston

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Cranston is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Roger Williams Park Zoo (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Kennedy Plaza (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • J L Curran Fishing Area (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Gorton Pond (4.6 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Warwick Pond (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Pawtuxet Park (5 mi / 8 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Cranston

The nearest airport is in Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green), located 3.8 mi (6.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Pawtucket, RI (SFZ-North Central State), which is 10.5 mi (16.9 km) away.

Where to stay around Cranston?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 134 vacation rentals near Cranston. From 42 Houses to 63 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 Cranston for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Cranston:

  • Bonnet Shores: 123 vacation rentals
  • Newport East: 364 vacation rentals
  • Yachting Village: 228 vacation rentals
  • Wakefield: 25 vacation rentals
  • Easton's Point: 228 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 Cranston?

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

  • Governor Sprague Mansion: 313 vacation rentals
  • Garden City Center: 427 vacation rentals
  • Mulligan's Island Golf and Entertainment: 700 vacation rentals
  • Easton's Beach: 1,776 vacation rentals
  • University of Rhode Island: 1,872 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 42 Houses in Cranston. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cranston include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 63 rentals available
  • Cabins: 9 rentals available
  • Cottages: 9 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 pool in Cranston?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 13 vacation rentals with pool available in Cranston. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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