Destination guide

Head to the artsy city of Basel

Come and experience Basel and its museums, art galleries and history. This city's shopping, restaurants and local tours draw many visitors. Messeturm Basel and Basel Town Hall are just a couple of the must-sees. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Basel

Do you want to discover things to do during your stay? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Basel 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:

  • Basel Zoo (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Laguna Badeland (2.3 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Petite Camargue Alsacienne Nature Reserve (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Aquabasilea (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Rheinfelden Golf Course (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
  • Sole Uno (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Basel

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Basel is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sankt Johanns-Park (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Rosentalanlage (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Merian Park (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Eaux Vives Park (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Green Meadow Park (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Eptingen Lookout Point (16 mi / 25.8 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Basel

Fly into Basel (BSL-EuroAirport), the closest airport, located 3.9 mi (6.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Mulhouse (MLH-EuroAirport), which is 3.9 mi (6.3 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Basel SBB Station, Basel St. Johann Station and Basel Bad Station are the main stations in the city. Consider catching the metro at Marktplatz Tram Stop or University Tram Stop to more easily navigate the city.

Where to stay around Basel?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 80 vacation rentals near Basel. From 73 Condos/Apartments to 2 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Basel for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Basel:

  • Wettstein: 57 vacation rentals
  • Vorstädte: 38 vacation rentals
  • Altstadt Grossbasel: 37 vacation rentals
  • Altstadt Kleinbasel: 58 vacation rentals
  • Basel City Centre: 68 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 Basel?

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

  • Basel (ZDH-Basel SBB Train Station): 92 vacation rentals
  • Novartis Headquarters: 90 vacation rentals
  • Basel SBB Station: 92 vacation rentals
  • Basler Muenster: 92 vacation rentals
  • Basel Zoo: 91 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Basel 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 Condos/Apartments in Basel?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 73 Condos/Apartments in Basel. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Basel include:

  • Houses: 2 rentals available
  • Studios: 75 rentals available
  • Bed & breakfasts: 3 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Basel?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 76 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Basel. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.