Destination guide

Travel to artsy Washington

Come and experience Washington and its wineries, art galleries and theater scene. This welcoming city allures visitors with its monuments and restaurants. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in Washington

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that Washington has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Little Washington Winery (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Gadino Cellars (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Glen Manor Vineyards (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Chester Gap Cellars (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Appalachian Trailhead (14.3 mi / 23 km)
  • Secret Passage Ranch (15.9 mi / 25.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Washington

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Washington is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Luray Caverns (17.3 mi / 27.9 km)
  • Elkwallow Picnic Area (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Thorton Gap Entrance Shenandoah (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
  • Shenandoah River State Park (11.1 mi / 17.9 km)
  • Skyline Caverns (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)
  • Front Royal Entrance Shenandoah National Park (12.6 mi / 20.2 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Washington

Fly into Manassas, VA (MNZ-Manassas Regional), the closest airport, located 35.5 mi (57.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Washington, DC (IAD-Washington Dulles Intl.), which is 41.9 mi (67.5 km) away.

Where to stay around Washington?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 329 vacation rentals near Washington. From 103 Houses to 5 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 Washington for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • The Theatre at Washington: 276 vacation rentals
  • Little Washington Winery: 292 vacation rentals
  • First Washington of All Monument: 276 vacation rentals
  • R.H. Ballard Shop & Gallery: 275 vacation rentals
  • Gadino Cellars: 276 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 103 Houses in Washington. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Washington include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 5 rentals available
  • Villas: 3 rentals available
  • Cabins: 173 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Washington?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 38 vacation rentals with pool available in Washington. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.