Destination guide

Historic, charming Oviedo

Dotted with historic, 19th-century buildings, Oviedo attracts many visitors who come for the University of Central Florida, thanks to its proximity to the UCF campus. Visitors soon discover its historic charm, attractive parks and fabulous shopping and dining. Despite being just 20 miles north from the malls, theme parks and attractions of Orlando, Oviedo still manages to retain its rural charm – including its famous chickens that strut around downtown. Choose an Oviedo vacation rental to enjoy the delights of Florida's most famous family attractions while staying close to unspoiled parks, natural springs, lakes and wildlife.

Things to do

Family fun near Oviedo

Orlando's theme parks and water parks are within easy reach of Oviedo vacation rentals. The fabulous Harry Potter experiences at Universal and the magic of Disney shouldn't be missed if you're in the area. Oviedo is a relaxing contrast to the excitement of the parks, offering visitors the best of both worlds. Spend a few days at Disney then spend a few quieter days exploring Oviedo and Florida's unique natural environment. The many parks close to Oviedo provide and opportunity to get back to nature and have some up-close wildlife encounters. You can meet Florida's most famous animal resident at Gatorland in Orlando – another fun family day out.


Explore Orlando from Oviedo

While Oviedo has a thriving downtown itself, for more dining options you can head to neighboring Winter Park. Shoppers will love Orlando's many malls which range from great discount shopping centers to the upscale Mall at Millenia. Orlando's restaurants, dinner shows, live music venues and clubs are also less than a 30-minute drive away. With cultural centers like Orlando Museum of Art and sporting venues including Orlando City and Camping World stadiums, you won't be short of entertainment options. The program at Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts includes big-name music stars and world-class theater, ballet and musicals.


Oviedo through the seasons

Oviedo enjoys a warm climate throughout the year. Oviedo vacation rentals puts you on the doorstep of a full program of seasonal events. The 4th of July Fireworks at nearby Altamonte is renowned as one of the best in the state, while the Bach Festival Society in nearby Winter Park puts on a popular, seasonal schedule of performances. Through the winter, the Solar Bears and Orlando Magic teams draw sports fans, while the Christmas celebrations at UCF and in the theme parks are simply magical.

Natural features

Wild Florida near Oviedo

Half an hour south of Oviedo, the Hal Scott Regional Preserve and Park encompasses nearly 10,000 acres of flatwoods and open prairie straddling the Econlockhatchee River. Miles of trails offer hiking, horseback riding and biking opportunities as well as great fishing and wildlife spotting. Keep an eye out for bald eagles, sandhill cranes, woodpeckers, river otters and gopher tortoises. Further up the Little Econlockhatchee River, the Little Big Econ State Forest provides more hiking, biking and canoeing opportunities in its forests and wetlands. A short drive away, the Fort Christmas Park includes a replica of a fort, pioneer homes and a sugar cane mill.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Oviedo

Fly into Orlando, FL (SFB-Orlando Sanford Intl.), the closest airport, located 7.8 mi (12.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.), which is 17.6 mi (28.3 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Oviedo?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 492 vacation rentals near Oviedo. From 255 Houses to 135 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 Oviedo for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Oviedo:

  • Florida Center: 133 vacation rentals
  • Southeast Orlando: 40,791 vacation rentals
  • Central Business District: 32 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 44 vacation rentals
  • Point East: 331 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 Oviedo?

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

  • Twin Rivers Golf Course: 479 vacation rentals
  • Harry's Cigar and Brew: 594 vacation rentals
  • Everglades City Fishing Charters: 506 vacation rentals
  • Hard Knocks: 603 vacation rentals
  • Cup O Pottery: 532 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 255 Houses in Oviedo. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Oviedo include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 135 rentals available
  • Villas: 21 rentals available
  • Cottages: 20 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Oviedo?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 245 vacation rentals with pool available in Oviedo. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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