Destination guide

Head to the lively city of Galway City Centre

The area's live music and monuments are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Galway City Centre. Well known for its shopping, restaurants and bars, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Take in top local attractions like St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church and Galway Cathedral. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Galway City Centre

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that Galway City Centre has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • National Aquarium of Galway (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Galway Tours (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Royal Tara China Visitor Center (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Leisureland (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Galway Golf Club (2.3 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Galway Bay Golf And Country Club (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Galway City Centre

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Galway City Centre. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • South Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Lough Atalia (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Millennium Children's Park and Playground (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Salthill Beaches (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Merlin Woods Park (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Silver Strand (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)

Transportation options to and around Galway City Centre

The nearest airport is in Shannon (SNN), located 40.8 mi (65.6 km) from the city center.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station is Galway Station.

Where to stay around Galway City?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 128 holiday lettings near Galway City. From 56 Condos/Apartments to 37 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 Galway City is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Galway City?

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

  • County Mayo: 316 holiday homes
  • Galway: 229 holiday homes
  • Ballyvaughan: 105 holiday homes
  • Wild Atlantic Way: 3,616 holiday homes
  • Co. Clare: 633 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Galway City! 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 Galway City?

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

  • Galway: 229 holiday lettings
  • Ballyvaughan: 105 holiday lettings
  • Inverin: 141 holiday lettings
  • Milltown: 53 holiday lettings
  • Gort: 61 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 Galway City?

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

  • Dunguaire Castle: 276 holiday rentals
  • Bohermore’s Victorian Cemetery: 280 holiday rentals
  • St. Augustine's Church: 288 holiday rentals
  • Oranmore Castle: 263 holiday rentals
  • The Fountain: 288 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Galway City 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.