Destination guide

The riverside setting of Bowie is ready to explore

The area's theater scene and entertainment are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Bowie. Renowned for its sporting events, shopping and restaurants, this city welcomes all visitors. United States Capitol and Ford's Theater are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Bowie

Are you searching for attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Bowie a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Six Flags America (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Smithsonian's National Zoo (16.8 mi / 27 km)
  • Bowie Golf and Country Club (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Lake Presidential Golf Club (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Goddard Visitor Center (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Cross Creek Golf Club (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Bowie

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Bowie is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Allen Pond Park (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Old Maryland Farm (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Greenbelt Park (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • Buddy Attick Park (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Lake Artemesia Park (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
  • Benning Park (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Bowie

The nearest airport is in Fort Meade, MD (FME-Tipton), located 9.9 mi (15.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into College Park, MD (CGS), which is 10.4 mi (16.8 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station is Bowie State Station.

Where to stay around Bowie?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,451 vacation rentals near Bowie. From 951 Houses to 251 Townhouses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Bowie for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Bowie:

  • Capitol Hill: 501 vacation rentals
  • Georgetown: 1,067 vacation rentals
  • Eastern Market: 377 vacation rentals
  • Dupont Circle: 565 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 1,013 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 Bowie?

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

  • Bowie State University: 1,940 vacation rentals
  • Belair Mansion: 2,091 vacation rentals
  • Allen Pond Park: 2,132 vacation rentals
  • Prince George's Stadium: 1,890 vacation rentals
  • Bowie Golf and Country Club: 2,003 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 951 Houses in Bowie. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Bowie include:

  • Townhouses: 251 rentals available
  • Estates: 9 rentals available
  • Villas: 9 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Bowie?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 483 vacation rentals with pool available in Bowie. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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