Destination guide

Why people love visiting historic Bristol

Enjoy the history and other features of Bristol. Renowned for its island views, hiking and biking, this city welcomes all visitors. Roger Williams Park Zoo and Naval War College Museum are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Bristol

Are you looking for top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Bristol a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Buttonwood Park Zoo (16.7 mi / 26.9 km)
  • The Butterfly Zoo (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Coles River Family Fun Center (6 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Escobar's Highland Farm (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Crescent Park Looff Carousel (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Seekonk Speedway (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Bristol

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Bristol is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Roger Williams Park Zoo (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
  • Kennedy Plaza (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
  • Buttonwood Park Zoo (16.7 mi / 26.9 km)
  • Independence Park (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Blithewold Mansion Gardens and Arboretum (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Colt State Park (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)

Transportation options to and around Bristol

The nearest airport is in Providence, RI (PVD-T.F. Green), located 9.3 mi (15 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to North Kingstown, RI (NCO-Quonset State), which is 9.4 mi (15.2 km) away.

Where to stay around Bristol?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 652 holiday lettings near Bristol. From 300 Houses to 80 Cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Bristol for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Bristol?

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 Bristol:

  • South Dartmouth: 219 holiday homes
  • Ocean Drive: 85 holiday homes
  • Mackerel Cove: 42 holiday homes
  • Ward 13: 41 holiday homes
  • Blackstone: 19 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 Bristol?

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

  • Colt State Park: 1,221 holiday lettings
  • Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology: 1,137 holiday lettings
  • Blithewold Mansion Gardens and Arboretum: 1,197 holiday lettings
  • Herreshoff Marine Museum: 1,184 holiday lettings
  • Musee Patamecanique: 1,089 holiday lettings

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 300 Houses in Bristol. Our other popular types of Bristol holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 80 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 197 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 80 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Bristol?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 74 holiday homes with pool available in Bristol. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.