Destination guide

Take in the natural beauty of Apple Valley

The wildlife and lake create a pretty picture of Apple Valley. Renowned for its zoo, bird watching and shopping, this city welcomes all visitors. Mall of America and Minnehaha Park are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. 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 Apple Valley

Do you want to discover attractions to visit during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Apple Valley a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Minnesota Zoo (1.5 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Crystal Lake Golf Club (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Cascade Bay Waterpark (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Nickelodeon Universe (7.8 mi / 12.5 km)
  • Crayola Experience (7.8 mi / 12.5 km)
  • Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Apple Valley

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Apple Valley is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Minnehaha Park (12 mi / 19.3 km)
  • Mill Ruins Park (16.5 mi / 26.6 km)
  • Fort Snelling State Park (7.9 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Normandale Lake Park (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
  • Mystic Lake (13.1 mi / 21 km)

Transportation to and around Apple Valley

Fly into Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.), the closest airport, located 9.6 mi (15.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Minneapolis, MN (FCM-Flying Cloud), which is 13.8 mi (22.2 km) away.

Where to stay around Apple Valley?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 88 holiday lettings near Apple Valley. From 73 Houses to 2 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Apple Valley is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Apple Valley?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Apple Valley:

  • Southwest Minneapolis: 100 holiday homes
  • Nokomis: 53 holiday homes
  • Northeast Minneapolis: 75 holiday homes
  • Highland: 30 holiday homes
  • Calhoun Isles: 130 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Apple Valley?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Apple Valley. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Minnesota Zoo: 757 holiday lettings
  • Padelford Landing: 867 holiday lettings
  • Mall of America: 927 holiday lettings
  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities: 901 holiday lettings
  • Crystal Lake Golf Club: 615 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Apple Valley listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Apple Valley?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 73 Houses in Apple Valley. Our other popular types of Apple Valley holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 2 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 2 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Apple Valley?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 5 holiday homes with pool available in Apple Valley. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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