Destination guide

Explore the waterfront setting in Dover

The area's museums and history are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Dover. This city's casino gaming, shopping and beaches draw many visitors. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Sightseeing in and around Dover

Are you hoping to find attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Dover a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Harrington Raceway and Casino (17.2 mi / 27.6 km)
  • Delaware State Fairgrounds (17.2 mi / 27.7 km)
  • Tilmon's Island Winery (18.3 mi / 29.5 km)
  • Shawnee Country Club (18.8 mi / 30.3 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Dover

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, July, June, August and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 86°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Dover

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Dover is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Killens Pond State Park (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • Woodland Beach (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)
  • Slaughter Beach (20.2 mi / 32.4 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Dover

The nearest airport is in Millville, NJ (MIV-Millville Municipal), located 28.3 mi (45.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Georgetown, DE (GED-Sussex County), which is 33.4 mi (53.8 km) away.

Where to stay around Dover?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,014 vacation rentals near Dover. From 870 Houses to 90 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Dover for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Dover International Speedway: 30 vacation rentals
  • Dover Downs Casino: 30 vacation rentals
  • Delaware State University: 30 vacation rentals
  • Spence's Bazaar: 32 vacation rentals
  • Delaware State Museums: 33 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 870 Houses in Dover. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Dover include:

  • Cottages: 90 rentals available
  • Cabins: 90 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 570 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 Dover?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 999 vacation rentals with pool available in Dover. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.