Destination guide

Historic Dubuque will entice you

Take a vacation to Dubuque and enjoy the area's museums, history and festivals. This city's riverfront, casino gaming and shopping draw many visitors. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Sightseeing in and around Dubuque

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Dubuque a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Matter Creative Center (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Dubuque Welcome Center (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Bunker Hill Golf Course (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • The Meadows Golf Club (6.7 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Sundown Mountain (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Dubuque

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

  • Eagle Point Park (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Mines of Spain Recreation Area (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Crystal Lake Cave (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Horseshoe Mound (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
  • Casper Bluff Land and Water Reserve (16 mi / 25.7 km)

Transportation options to and around Dubuque

Fly into Dubuque, IA (DBQ-Dubuque Regional), the closest airport, located 7.1 mi (11.5 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Dubuque?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 301 holiday lettings near Dubuque. From 11 Cabins to 189 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Dubuque for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

Can I rent Cabins in Dubuque?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 11 Cabins in Dubuque. Our other popular types of Dubuque holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 189 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 11 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 12 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Dubuque?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 252 holiday homes with pool available in Dubuque. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.