Destination guide

Why people love visiting culturally rich Harvard

Take a vacation to Harvard and enjoy the area's culture, monuments and history. Travelers appreciate the restaurants in this welcoming city. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around Harvard

Are you hoping to discover things to do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Harvard 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:

  • McHenry County Fairgrounds (12.5 mi / 20.2 km)
  • Animal Gardens (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)
  • Geneva National Golf Club (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
  • Bull Valley Golf Club (13.6 mi / 21.9 km)
  • Paradise Golf Park (14.8 mi / 23.8 km)
  • Aerial Adventures (14.9 mi / 24 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Harvard

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Harvard is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Emricson Park (11 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Williams Bay Beach (11.4 mi / 18.4 km)
  • Big Foot Beach State Park (13.5 mi / 21.8 km)
  • Four Seasons Nature Preserve (14.3 mi / 23 km)
  • Riviera Beach (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
  • McCullom Lake (17.5 mi / 28.2 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Harvard

Fly into Rockford, IL (RFD-Greater Rockford), the closest airport, located 28.7 mi (46.2 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, you can make your way to Harvard Station.

Where to stay around Harvard?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 61 vacation rentals near Harvard. From 34 Houses to 18 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 Harvard for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Harvard Station: 275 vacation rentals
  • The Mountain Top at Grand Geneva Resort: 367 vacation rentals
  • Geneva National Golf Club: 320 vacation rentals
  • Moose Mountain Falls Waterpark: 363 vacation rentals
  • Williams Bay Beach: 313 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 34 Houses in Harvard. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Harvard include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 18 rentals available
  • Villas: 2 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 6 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Harvard?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 28 vacation rentals with pool available in Harvard. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.