Destination guide

Czech out everything Prague's got to offer

Ever since the famed author and Prague native Franz Kafka put this central European city on the map, Prague has undergone a number of metamorphoses, while still retaining the historic charm of its medieval Old Town. A bustling city and a rich cultural hub, Prague is known for its wealth of preserved buildings, museums, and theaters. You'll find plenty to do no matter what time of year you visit, and your Prague vacation rental will put you close to local landmarks like the Prague Castle, Saint Vitus Cathedral, and the historic Old Square.

Things to do

Bone up on your medieval history in Prague

For a unique—and uniquely spooky—take on local history, take a day trip to the Sedlec Ossuary. The hour's drive will seem plenty worth it once you arrive. This medieval site is also known as the "Bone Church," and it contains upwards of 40,000 human skeletons arranged as decorations for the underground chapel. Back in town, the iconic Saint Vitus Cathedral and the 9th-century Prague Castle are always worth a visit, too. At the Prague National Gallery, you can see art of all types, from Renaissance masterpieces to contemporary works by today's up-and-comers.

Activities

Prague—more culture than you can shake a stick at

Prague is a paradise for culture hounds, and there are plenty of theater shows, concerts, and other live performances all over the city most nights of the week. The city is home to a number of art museums and landmarks, too, and hosts a number of art, food, and culture festivals throughout the year. Outdoorsy types can find a wealth of green spaces in the city's many public parks, and there's a good number of walking and biking trails along the banks of the Vltava River.

Weather

The Prague spring (and summer, and fall, and...)

Prague has a temperate climate that's somewhere between oceanic and humid continental, which means hot, relatively wet summers, and cold, dark winters with regular snowfall. Summer highs average around 75 degrees in July and August, while winter temperatures range from the mid 20s to the mid 30s between December and February. Prague is a popular destination all year round, but summer is generally the city's busiest season. Odds are good you'll be able to find lower rates on Prague vacation rentals during the colder—and less busy—winter months.

Natural features

Prague—high times in Bohemian low country

Set on the banks of the Vltava River, Prague lies in the center of the Bohemian Basin, a low-lying region in the center of the Czech Republic. The area around your Prague vacation rental offers hilly countryside, and you can find a number of dense forests nearby, as well as ponds, rivers, and streams. There are a number of parks in the region with nature trails through wooded hillsides, and you can find plenty of walking paths along the banks of the Vltava River, too.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Prague

Fly into Prague (PRG-Vaclav Havel), the closest airport, located 7.1 mi (11.5 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, Prague-Masarykovo Station, Prague Central Station and Prague-Bubny Station are the main stations in the city. You can see more of Prague by jumping on the metro at Namesti Republiky Station, Mustek Station or Staromestska Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Prague?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,157 vacation rentals near Prague. From 1,041 Condos/Apartments to 67 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Prague for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Prague:

  • Prague 1: 750 vacation rentals
  • Old Town: 512 vacation rentals
  • New Town: 638 vacation rentals
  • Malá Strana: 447 vacation rentals
  • Prague 2: 981 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 Prague?

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

  • Old Town Square: 1,157 vacation rentals
  • Wenceslas Square: 1,152 vacation rentals
  • Prague Castle: 1,152 vacation rentals
  • Czech National Museum: 1,153 vacation rentals
  • Prague-Klanovice Station: 1,150 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,041 Condos/Apartments in Prague. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Prague include:

  • Houses: 67 rentals available
  • Villas: 6 rentals available
  • Cottages: 7 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Prague?

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

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