Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly Brisbane

Learn about the unique charm of Brisbane with a stay in a private vacation home. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the biking, restaurants and shopping. Twin Peaks and Lombard Street are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in and around Brisbane

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

  • Pier 39 (8.4 mi / 13.4 km)
  • San Francisco Zoo (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Harding Park Golf Course (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)
  • San Francisco Zen Center (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Circus Center (6 mi / 9.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Brisbane

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Brisbane is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Twin Peaks (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Palace of Fine Arts (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Mavericks (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
  • Golden Gate Park (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Japanese Tea Garden (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Angel Island (12.6 mi / 20.2 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Brisbane

The nearest airport is in San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), located 5.1 mi (8.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), which is 10.8 mi (17.4 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Brisbane?

Yes, our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,194 vacation rentals near Brisbane. From 346 Houses to 707 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 Brisbane for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Brisbane:

  • Fisherman's Wharf: 707 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 630 vacation rentals
  • Marina District: 377 vacation rentals
  • Mission District: 583 vacation rentals
  • Union Square: 557 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 Brisbane?

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

  • San Bruno Mountain: 2,086 vacation rentals
  • Stanford University: 525 vacation rentals
  • Miramar Beach: 891 vacation rentals
  • Moscone Convention Center: 2,153 vacation rentals
  • Pacifica State Beach: 1,446 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 346 Houses in Brisbane. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Brisbane include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 707 rentals available
  • Cabins: 12 rentals available
  • Cottages: 12 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 Brisbane?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 129 vacation rentals with pool available in Brisbane. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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