Destination guide

The lively city of Amherst awaits you

Enjoy the live music and other features of Amherst. This city's riverfront, shopping and sledding 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 Amherst

Are you hoping to find things to do while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Amherst a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Paper Moon Winery (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • Grey Hawk Golf Club (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • John Christ Winery (15.6 mi / 25.1 km)
  • Thunderbird Hills Golf Courses (15.9 mi / 25.6 km)
  • Summit Motorsports Park (17.4 mi / 28 km)
  • Sawmill Creek Golf Course (17.8 mi / 28.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Amherst

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Amherst is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mill Hollow Bacon Woods Memorial Park (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Tappan Square (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Rowland Nature Preserve (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Main Street Beach (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Lakeview Park (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Sherod Park (7.5 mi / 12 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Amherst

The nearest airport is in Cleveland, OH (CLE-Hopkins Intl.), located 22 mi (35.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Cleveland, OH (BKL-Burke Lakefront), which is 31.6 mi (50.9 km) away.

Where to stay around Amherst?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 35 vacation rentals near Amherst. From 20 Houses to 3 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 Amherst for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Huntington Beach: 206 vacation rentals
  • Main Street Beach: 195 vacation rentals
  • Crocker Park: 197 vacation rentals
  • Oberlin College: 86 vacation rentals
  • Lakeview Park: 87 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 20 Houses in Amherst. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Amherst include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 3 rentals available
  • Cabins: 9 rentals available
  • Cottages: 9 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 Amherst?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2 vacation rentals with pool available in Amherst. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.