Destination guide

Book a vacation rental for your Durham getaway

The parks and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Durham. One of the city's many top draws is its restaurants. East Rock Park and Lake Compounce are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around Durham

Do you want to find top things to see and do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Durham has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lake Compounce (17.6 mi / 28.3 km)
  • Lyman Meadow Golf Club (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Lyman Orchards (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Powder Ridge Mountain Park and Resort (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Indian Springs Golf Club (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Paradise Hills Vineyard (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Durham

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

  • East Rock Park (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
  • Millers Pond State Park (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Dooley Pond Public Access (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Ron McCutcheon Park (4.4 mi / 7 km)
  • YMCA Mountain Mist Day Outdoor Center (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Wadsworth Falls State Park (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Durham

The nearest airport is in New Haven, CT (HVN-Tweed - New Haven Regional), located 17.1 mi (27.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Hartford, CT (HFD-Hartford - Brainard), which is 19.5 mi (31.5 km) away.

Where to stay around Durham?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 33 vacation rentals near Durham. From 21 Houses to 8 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:

  • Westbrook Center: 64 vacation rentals
  • Saybrook Manor: 40 vacation rentals
  • Madison Center: 37 vacation rentals
  • Old Saybrook Center: 21 vacation rentals
  • East Hampton: 36 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:

  • Hammonasset Beach State Park: 879 vacation rentals
  • Harvey's Beach: 967 vacation rentals
  • Yale University: 241 vacation rentals
  • Central Connecitcut State University: 87 vacation rentals
  • Lake Compounce: 119 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 21 Houses in Durham. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Durham include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 8 rentals available
  • Studios: 6 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Durham?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3 vacation rentals with pool available in Durham. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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