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Travel to lively Valparaiso

Take a vacation to Valparaiso and enjoy the area's festivals, live music and theater scene. This city's university setting, sporting events and cathedral draw many visitors. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in and around Valparaiso

Are you looking for attractions to see in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Valparaiso a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Deep River Water Park (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
  • Washington Park Zoo (19.7 mi / 31.6 km)
  • Legacy Hills Golf Club (19.9 mi / 32 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Valparaiso

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Valparaiso is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (12.6 mi / 20.2 km)
  • Indiana Dunes State Park (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)
  • Marquette Park (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)
  • Kankakee State Fish and Wildlife Area (19.3 mi / 31.1 km)
  • Hoosier Prairie (20.6 mi / 33.2 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Valparaiso

The nearest airport is in Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway Intl.), located 41.6 mi (66.9 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Valparaiso?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 86 vacation rentals near Valparaiso. From 9 Cottages to 54 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Valparaiso for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Valparaiso?

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

  • Valparaiso University: 102 vacation rentals
  • Taltree Arboretum and Gardens: 88 vacation rentals
  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore: 499 vacation rentals
  • Indiana Dunes State Park: 1,019 vacation rentals
  • Four Winds Casino New Buffalo: 1,011 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Valparaiso 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 Cottages in Valparaiso?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 9 Cottages in Valparaiso. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Valparaiso include:

  • Houses: 54 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 5 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 9 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 Valparaiso?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 16 vacation rentals with pool available in Valparaiso. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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