Destination guide

Delight in the lakeside landscape of Zurich

Enjoy the area's museums, culture and live music and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Zurich. This city's zoo, lake and cafés draw many visitors. Local cultural sights include Kunsthaus Zurich and Swiss National Museum. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Sightseeing in and around Zurich

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that Zurich has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Zoo Zurich (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Urania Observatory (0.3 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Polybahn Funicular (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Zurich Aviary (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Rigiblick Funicular (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Hallenbad Altstetten (3.1 mi / 5 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Zurich

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

  • Lakeside Promenade (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Belvoir Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Mythenquai Beach (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Botanical Garden (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Chinese Garden (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Zurichhorn Park (1.2 mi / 2 km)

How to get to and around Zurich

The nearest airport is in Zurich (ZRH), located 5.8 mi (9.4 km) from the city center.

If you prefer to travel by train, Zurich Central Station, Zurich Altstetten Station and Zurich Oerlikon Station are the main stations that serve the city. You can get around Zurich by catching a ride on the metro at Paradeplatz Tram Stop, Borsenstrasse Tram Stop or Helmhaus Tram Stop.

Where to stay around Zürich?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 171 holiday lettings near Zürich. From 157 Condos/Apartments to 8 Houses, 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 Zürich is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Zürich?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Zürich. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • District 11: 19 holiday homes
  • District 7: 33 holiday homes
  • District 9: 49 holiday homes
  • District 10: 37 holiday homes
  • District 2: 40 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Zürich! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Zürich?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Zürich with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Winterthur: 130 holiday lettings
  • Waldshut-Tiengen: 376 holiday lettings
  • Höchenschwand: 613 holiday lettings
  • Jestetten: 31 holiday lettings
  • Lauchringen: 113 holiday lettings

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Zürich?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Zürich. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Belvoir Park: 225 holiday rentals
  • St. Josef Church: 217 holiday rentals
  • Lakeside Promenade: 223 holiday rentals
  • Museum Bellerive: 224 holiday rentals
  • Nordamerika Native Museum: 228 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Zürich listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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