Destination guide

Take in the lakeside beauty of Gun Barrel City

The wildlife, lake and parks are a perfect backdrop to your vacation home in Gun Barrel City. This trendy city allures visitors with its fishing and shopping. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Gun Barrel City

Are you searching for things to do in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that Gun Barrel City has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Cedar Creek Country Club (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Whatz-Up Family Fun Park (4.3 mi / 7 km)
  • Tara Vineyards and Winery (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
  • Twin Lakes Golf Course (18.8 mi / 30.3 km)
  • Henderson County Fairgrounds (20.2 mi / 32.5 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Gun Barrel City

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Gun Barrel City is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Tom Finley Park (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • East Texas Arboretum (16.6 mi / 26.8 km)
  • Athens City Park (18.3 mi / 29.4 km)
  • Athens Scuba Park (18.4 mi / 29.6 km)
  • Central Park (18.5 mi / 29.7 km)
  • Cain Park II (19.3 mi / 31.1 km)

Transportation to and around Gun Barrel City

The nearest airport is in Terrell, TX (TRL-Terrell Municipal), located 28.1 mi (45.2 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Tyler, TX (TYR-Pounds Regional), which is 42 mi (67.6 km) away.

Where to stay around Gun Barrel City?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 125 holiday lettings near Gun Barrel City. From 115 Houses to 8 Cabins, 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 Gun Barrel City is on HomeAway.

Can I rent Houses in Gun Barrel City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 115 Houses in Gun Barrel City. Our other popular types of Gun Barrel City holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 8 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 8 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 8 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Gun Barrel City?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 8 holiday homes with pool available in Gun Barrel City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.