Destination guide

The riverside setting of Dover is ready to explore

Enjoy the churches and other features of Dover. This city's shopping, restaurants and university setting draw many visitors. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Sightseeing in and around Dover

Do you want to discover attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Dover a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • The Links at Outlook (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • The Ledges Golf Club (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Center for Wildlife (10.1 mi / 16.3 km)
  • Water Country (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)
  • Wentworth by the Sea Golf Club (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)
  • York's Wild Kingdom (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Dover

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Dover is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Bellamy River Wildlife Management Area (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Vaughan Woods State Park (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Adams Point (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Rochester Common (8.7 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Mount Agamenticus (9.9 mi / 16 km)
  • Prescott Park (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Dover

The nearest airport is in Portsmouth, NH (PSM-Portsmouth Intl.), located 8.2 mi (13.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Sanford, ME (SFM-Sanford Seacoast Regional), which is 17 mi (27.4 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station serving the city is Dover Transportation Center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Dover?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 606 vacation rentals near Dover. From 382 Houses to 104 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 is the best area to stay when traveling to Dover?

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 Dover:

  • Hampton Beach: 201 vacation rentals
  • York Beach: 381 vacation rentals
  • Rye Beach: 274 vacation rentals
  • Alton Bay: 101 vacation rentals
  • Seabrook Beach: 87 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 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:

  • The Children's Museum of New Hampshire: 1,280 vacation rentals
  • Bellamy River Wildlife Management Area: 1,455 vacation rentals
  • Woodman Institute: 1,299 vacation rentals
  • Dover Bowl Family Fun Center: 1,257 vacation rentals
  • Long Sands Beach: 437 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 382 Houses in Dover. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Dover include:

  • Cottages: 104 rentals available
  • Cabins: 104 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 104 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 Dover?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 31 vacation rentals with pool available in Dover. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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