Destination guide

Explore the riverside setting in Durham

The riverfront and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Durham. This city's basketball games, university setting and restaurants draw many visitors. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Sightseeing in and around Durham

Are you looking for attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that Durham has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Water Country (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Sagamore Golf Club (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • The Ledges Golf Club (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • Wentworth by the Sea Golf Club (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • The Links at Outlook (10.7 mi / 17.3 km)
  • Center for Wildlife (13.6 mi / 21.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Durham

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Durham is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Adams Point (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Bellamy River Wildlife Management Area (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Vaughan Woods State Park (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Prescott Park (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Gilman Park (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
  • Fort McClary State Park (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Durham

The nearest airport is in Portsmouth, NH (PSM-Portsmouth Intl.), located 5.7 mi (9.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Sanford, ME (SFM-Sanford Seacoast Regional), which is 22.3 mi (35.8 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, the main station serving the city is Durham Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Durham?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 154 vacation rentals near Durham. From 104 Houses to 23 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 Durham for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Durham:

  • Hampton Beach: 201 vacation rentals
  • York Beach: 383 vacation rentals
  • Rye Beach: 274 vacation rentals
  • Seabrook Beach: 87 vacation rentals
  • York Harbor: 396 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 Durham?

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

  • University of New Hampshire (UNH): 1,104 vacation rentals
  • Adams Point: 1,291 vacation rentals
  • Long Sands Beach: 439 vacation rentals
  • Perkins Cove: 606 vacation rentals
  • Short Sands Beach: 1,209 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 104 Houses in Durham. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Durham include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 23 rentals available
  • Cabins: 14 rentals available
  • Cottages: 14 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 Durham?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 8 vacation rentals with pool available in Durham. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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