Destination guide

Take in the lakeside beauty of Longwood

The lake and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Longwood. Well known for its shopping, restaurants and golfing, this cosmopolitan city won't disappoint. Universal Studios Florida™ and Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in and around Longwood

Do you want to discover things to do while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Longwood a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Universal Studios Florida™ (17.7 mi / 28.5 km)
  • Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ (17.3 mi / 27.8 km)
  • Alaqua Country Club (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • The Legacy at Alaqua Lakes (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Congo River Golf - Altamonte Springs (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Longwood

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Longwood. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Blue Springs State Park (16.8 mi / 27.1 km)
  • Sanlando Park (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Merrill Park (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Cranes Roost Park (3.3 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Westmonte Park (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Greenwood Lakes Park (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Longwood

The nearest airport is in Orlando, FL (SFB-Orlando Sanford Intl.), located 9.8 mi (15.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.), which is 20.1 mi (32.3 km) away.

Where to stay around Longwood?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 355 vacation rentals near Longwood. From 211 Houses to 53 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 Longwood for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Longwood:

  • Florida Center: 129 vacation rentals
  • Southeast Orlando: 42,494 vacation rentals
  • Central Business District: 24 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 37 vacation rentals
  • Sand Lake: 78 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 Longwood?

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

  • Disney World: 42,551 vacation rentals
  • Universal Studios: 40,933 vacation rentals
  • Orange County Convention Center: 16,463 vacation rentals
  • SeaWorld® Orlando: 38,880 vacation rentals
  • Tinker Field: 36,347 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 211 Houses in Longwood. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Longwood include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 53 rentals available
  • Studios: 39 rentals available
  • Hotels: 2 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Longwood?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 138 vacation rentals with pool available in Longwood. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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