Destination guide

Head to the artsy city of Bilbao

Come and experience Bilbao and its museums, art galleries and history. Well known for its bars, shopping and cafés, this walkable city won't disappoint. Local cultural sights include Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and Bilbao Fine Arts Museum. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Bilbao

Are you searching for top things to see and do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Bilbao a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Club Deportivo Ganguren Golf (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Meaztegi Golf (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Getxo Aquarium (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Doniene Gorrondona Txakolina (12.7 mi / 20.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Bilbao

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Bilbao is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Etxebarria Park (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Dona Casilda Iturrizar Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Monte Artxanda (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Estuary of Bilbao (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Sopelana Beach (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Playa de Azkorri (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Bilbao

Fly into Bilbao (BIO), the closest airport, located 3.2 mi (5.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Vitoria (VIT), which is 27.9 mi (44.9 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Bilbao-Abando Station, Bilbao Zabalburu Station and Bilbao Miribilla Station are the main stations in the city. You can see more of Bilbao by jumping on the metro at Abando Tram Stop, Abando Station or Arriga Tram Stop.

Can I find a vacation rental around Bilbao?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 163 vacation rentals near Bilbao. From 36 Houses to 94 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 Bilbao for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Bilbao:

  • Bilbao City Centre: 64 vacation rentals
  • Abando: 60 vacation rentals
  • Bilbao la Vieja: 41 vacation rentals
  • Castaños: 41 vacation rentals
  • Iturrialde: 38 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 Bilbao?

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

  • Bilbao (YJI-Bilbao-Abando Train Station): 257 vacation rentals
  • Bilborock: 257 vacation rentals
  • Palacio de la Diputación Foral de Vizcaya: 257 vacation rentals
  • Bilbao Autonomia Station: 255 vacation rentals
  • Bilbao Fine Arts Museum: 255 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 36 Houses in Bilbao. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Bilbao include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 94 rentals available
  • Villas: 2 rentals available
  • Cottages: 24 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 Bilbao?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 17 vacation rentals with pool available in Bilbao. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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