Destination guide

Friendly Highlands Ranch will entice you

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of Highlands Ranch. This welcoming city is known for its shopping, sporting events and restaurants. Denver Botanic Gardens and Molly Brown House Museum are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Highlands Ranch

Do you want to find top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Highlands Ranch a fun place to get away. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Denver Zoo (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)
  • Elitch Gardens Theme Park (14.5 mi / 23.4 km)
  • Denver's Downtown Aquarium (14.7 mi / 23.6 km)
  • Pirates Cove Water Park (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Wildlife Experience (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Cherry Hills Country Club (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Highlands Ranch

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Highlands Ranch is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Denver Botanic Gardens (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)
  • South Platte Park and the Carson Nature Center (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Hudson Gardens (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Westlands Park (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Centennial Center Park (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Kennedy Soccer Complex (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Highlands Ranch

Fly into Denver, CO (APA-Centennial), the closest airport, located 6.7 mi (10.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Denver, CO (DEN-Denver Intl.), which is 26.4 mi (42.5 km) away.

Where to stay around Highlands Ranch?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,275 vacation rentals near Highlands Ranch. From 624 Houses to 392 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Highlands Ranch are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Highlands Ranch?

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 Highlands Ranch:

  • LoDo: 482 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Denver: 171 vacation rentals
  • Cherry Creek: 439 vacation rentals
  • Five Points: 182 vacation rentals
  • Baker: 137 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 Highlands Ranch?

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

  • Red Rocks Amphitheater: 1,412 vacation rentals
  • Red Rocks Park: 1,378 vacation rentals
  • United States Mint: 1,463 vacation rentals
  • Coors Field: 895 vacation rentals
  • Denver's Downtown Aquarium: 871 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Highlands Ranch 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 Highlands Ranch?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 624 Houses in Highlands Ranch. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Highlands Ranch include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 392 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 137 rentals available
  • Cabins: 26 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 Highlands Ranch?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 177 vacation rentals with pool available in Highlands Ranch. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Explore destinations around Highlands Ranch

    1,557 vacation rentals
    1,112 vacation rentals
    328 vacation rentals
    1,334 vacation rentals
    1,559 vacation rentals
    1,359 vacation rentals
    Castle Rock
    2,648 vacation rentals
    1,332 vacation rentals
    1,076 vacation rentals
    1,575 vacation rentals
    1,223 vacation rentals
    1,217 vacation rentals
    1,219 vacation rentals
    Greenwood Village
    1,174 vacation rentals
    445 vacation rentals
    Commerce City
    1,290 vacation rentals
    Lone Tree
    1,090 vacation rentals
    Wheat Ridge
    786 vacation rentals
    151 vacation rentals
    305 vacation rentals