Destination guide

Be charmed by Cambridge

If you're after high culture, grand architecture and old-school charm in just one place, then look no further than Cambridge. In Cambridge you'll taste some of Ontario's finest gastronomic delights in some of its best restaurants, find a thriving arts and culture scene, and see some of the finest examples of Victorian architecture outside of the United Kingdom. What's more, it's location on the Grand River means there's plenty of scenic river walks, if you fancy getting back to nature. With a centrally located Cambridge vacation rental you can make the most of the city and sample all that it has to offer.

Things to do

Have a flutter at the Butterfly Conservatory

Wherever your Cambridge vacation rental is situated, you'll never be that far from the past in this historic city. The town flourished in the 19th-century, and there are reminders of that at every turn. To get a feel for this time, stop in at McDougall Cottage, where can you learn all about the city's rich history and Scottish-influenced heritage. After that, why not do something completely different, and make for The Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory. Housed in a 10,000 square foot indoor garden, the conservatory is home to thousands of butterflies, tropical finches and red-eared slider turtles.


Get some international flavour in downtown Cambridge

Fancy seeing a bit of Europe without having to cross the Atlantic? Well in Cambridge, you can do just that, as the city's got some of the grandest Victorian buildings in all of North America. If all those period marvels leave you feeling a little peckish, then check out the Cambridge Farmers' Market or, if you crave something a little more substantial, head downtown to one of the many great local and international restaurants. Cambridge ain't short of food for the soul either, and a show at the excellent Dunfield Theater is a must for all culture vultures.


How to stay warm and dry in Cambridge

Let's be honest, if you're in Canada in winter, you need to have a coat, and maybe some gloves, a scarf and a wooly hat too. Cambridge is no different,with temperatures rarely getting above 30 degrees from December to February. But when summer comes round, it's a different story entirely. It's often hot and sunny, with temperatures in July and August soaring into the 80s. That said, July and August are the wettest months, so if you want to stay dry, you're best chance is to book your Cambridge vacation rental in June.

Natural features

Wander your way to Paris

While it may be a city of 130,000 people, there's still plenty of ways for you to get back to nature in and around Cambridge. Just south of downtown Cambridge, you can access the scenic Cambridge to Paris Rail Trail. This picturesque 11-mile riverside walk follows the old roadbed of the Lake Erie and Northern Railway, and winds through lush woodland with great views of the Grand River. In summer, the trail is a popular spot for walkers and cyclists, while in winter you can traverse it in snowshoes or on cross-country skis.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Cambridge

The nearest airport is in Kitchener, ON (YKF-Region of Waterloo Intl.), located 7.6 mi (12.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Hamilton, ON (YHM-John C. Munro Hamilton Intl.), which is 23.8 mi (38.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Cambridge?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 74 vacation rentals near Cambridge. From 2 Cottages to 44 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Cambridge for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • McDougall Cottage: 77 vacation rentals
  • Galt Little Theatre: 77 vacation rentals
  • Shade's Mills Conservation Area: 81 vacation rentals
  • Riverside Park: 75 vacation rentals
  • Dunfield Theatre Cambridge: 77 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cambridge 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 Cottages in Cambridge?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 2 Cottages in Cambridge. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cambridge include:

  • Houses: 44 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 20 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 2 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Cambridge?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 7 vacation rentals with pool available in Cambridge. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.