Destination guide

Experience Palm Coast in vacation home rentals

Located between Saint Augustine and Daytona Beach, Palm Coast is an ideal mix of sprawling green golf resorts and lush nature preserves in year-round sunshine. Whether you want to tee off on an expert course or experience the abundance of exotic Florida wildlife, Palm Coast offers a little something for everyone. Vacation home rentals can be found near the best the area has to offer, ensuring you can turn your coastal getaway into the trip of your dreams.


Local history in Palm Coast

Though Palm Coast is known as a seaside paradise, it also has a variety of interesting historic sites and attractions for history buffs, all within reach of the area’s vacation homes. Fort Matanzas National Monument is a Spanish stone fort from the 18th century that rests on a salt marsh and offers sweeping views of the water, and the Florida Agricultural Museum is a pioneer homestead with farm animals, equestrian trails, and historic barns that offers a glimpse into Florida’s farming past. The Flagler Beach Historical Museum, which houses artifacts from the distant past through to the modern space program, is also of interest. The Holden House, a home in the craftsman architectural style, now holds a museum with artifacts from Flagler County and Florida history dating back to 500 BCE.

Things to do

Natural splendor surrounds Palm Coast vacation homes

The natural environment in Palm Coast is one of its greatest treasures, offering endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, nature viewing, and unique animal encounters. Vacation homes can be found near such attractions as the Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, an expansive outdoor space with live oak trees and hiking paths, and Marineland Dolphin Adventure, an aquatic preserve with trained dolphins providing educational and interactive shows. Princess Place Preserve, a historic 19th-century lodge with hiking and equestrian trails, and the Bulow Creek State Park, a vast park with ancient trees, historic ruins, and submerged land, combine the best of heritage and nature in the area.


Activities and attractions in Palm Coast

Do you want to discover attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Palm Coast a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park (23 mi / 37.1 km)
  • Palm Harbor Golf Club (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Grand Club Pine Lakes Golf Course (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Cypress Knoll Golf Club (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Flagler Beachfront Winery (7 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Marineland (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Palm Coast

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 88°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Palm Coast

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Palm Coast is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Anastasia State Park (21.5 mi / 34.6 km)
  • James F. Holland Memorial Park (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Linear Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Belle Terre Park (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Jungle Hut Road Park (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Varn Park (3 mi / 4.9 km)

Sun and surf in Palm Coast

With cinnamon-colored sand and turquoise waters, Palm Coast makes for a great beach retreat for lone travelers or the whole family. Vacation homes are available near Flagler Beach, a popular, natural beach with seaside recreational facilities and shops, and Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area, a vast park with a beach, nature trails, and an abundance of shore birds. The North Peninsula State Park has a 3-mile stretch of shoreline with hiking and cycling paths, as well as turtles and birds, and Varn Park, a beautiful beach with colorful buildings and excellent bird-watching, are also popular locations for seaside relaxation.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Palm Coast

The nearest airport is in Daytona Beach, FL (DAB-Daytona Beach Intl.), located 27.1 mi (43.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into St. Augustine, FL (UST-Northeast Florida Regional), which is 29.3 mi (47.1 km) away.

Getting around

Transportation in Palm Coast

Palm Coast has many towns and cities with interesting sights and beautiful parks and beaches, giving you endless opportunities near your summer rental. Renting a car gives you the freedom to explore the region on your own schedule, but Palm Coast also has shuttles, taxis, rideshare, buses, and trains to visit attractions throughout the area. With its year-round sunshine, Palm Coast is also a highly walkable area with many popular sites found near each other, making it easy to stroll or bike to your next destination.

Food and drink

Culinary delight in Palm Coast

Palm Coast is an epicurean landscape with an emerging craft beer scene and local produce and seafood that create dishes bursting with unique flavor. Whether you want fresh-off-the-boat seafood in a waterfront restaurant, or familiar dishes over cold microbrews in intimate settings, Palm Coast has a rich variety of dining establishments to satisfy any craving near your summer rental.

Where to stay around Palm Coast?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,372 vacation rentals near Palm Coast. From 518 Houses to 745 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 Palm Coast for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Palm Coast?

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 Palm Coast:

  • Palm Harbor: 80 vacation rentals
  • Marineland Acres: 31 vacation rentals
  • Indian Trails: 16 vacation rentals
  • DuPont Estates: 24 vacation rentals
  • Crescent Beach: 328 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 Palm Coast?

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

  • Princess Place Preserve: 2,616 vacation rentals
  • Hammock Beach Ocean Course: 2,333 vacation rentals
  • Washington Oaks Gardens State Park: 2,438 vacation rentals
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church: 1,896 vacation rentals
  • Palm Harbor Golf Club: 2,193 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Palm Coast 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 Palm Coast?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 518 Houses in Palm Coast. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Palm Coast include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 745 rentals available
  • Cottages: 31 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 31 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Palm Coast?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 964 vacation rentals with pool available in Palm Coast. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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