Destination guide

Why people love visiting beautiful College Park

Enjoy the museums and other features of College Park. Well known for its university setting, sporting events and gardens, this scenic city won't disappoint. United States Capitol and Ford's Theater are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Sightseeing in and around College Park

Are you looking for attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that College Park has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Smithsonian's National Zoo (6.8 mi / 11 km)
  • Six Flags America (10.3 mi / 16.5 km)
  • Goddard Visitor Center (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Rock Creek Golf Course (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Cross Creek Golf Club (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Fairland Sports and Athletic Complex (7 mi / 11.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of College Park

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in College Park. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Great Falls Park (16.8 mi / 27 km)
  • Lake Artemesia Park (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Greenbelt Park (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Buddy Attick Park (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Barnard Hill Park (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around College Park

The nearest airport is in College Park, MD (CGS), located 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National), which is 10.7 mi (17.2 km) away.

Catch a ride on the metro at College Park-University of Maryland Station to easily navigate the city.

Can I find a vacation rental around College Park?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,881 vacation rentals near College Park. From 566 Houses to 995 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 College Park for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to College Park?

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 College Park:

  • Capitol Hill: 492 vacation rentals
  • Georgetown: 1,102 vacation rentals
  • Eastern Market: 362 vacation rentals
  • Dupont Circle: 592 vacation rentals
  • National Harbor: 96 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 College Park?

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

  • University of Maryland-College Park: 2,046 vacation rentals
  • Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center: 2,048 vacation rentals
  • Greenbelt Park: 2,058 vacation rentals
  • College Park Aviation Museum: 2,044 vacation rentals
  • Byrd Stadium: 2,046 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around College Park 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 College Park?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 566 Houses in College Park. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in College Park include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 995 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 188 rentals available
  • Cabins: 5 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in College Park?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 361 vacation rentals with pool available in College Park. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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