Destination guide

Why people love visiting historic Jerusalem

Take a vacation to Jerusalem and enjoy the area's history, museums and monuments. Renowned for its cathedral, local tours and cafés, this city welcomes all visitors. Israel Museum, Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem and Bible Lands Museum are a few of the top cultural sights. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Sightseeing in and around Jerusalem

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

  • Mamilla Mall (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Biblical Zoo (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Wohl Rose Park (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Jerusalem Bird Observatory (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Liberty Bell Park (1.3 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Arab Souk Market (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Jerusalem

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Jerusalem is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Wohl Rose Park (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Jerusalem Bird Observatory (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Jerusalem Botanical Gardens (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Independence Park (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Liberty Bell Park (1.3 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Sultan's Pool (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)

How to get to and around Jerusalem

Fly into Tel Aviv (TLV-Ben Gurion), the closest airport, located 24.9 mi (40.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Tel Aviv (SDV-Sde Dov), which is 33.7 mi (54.2 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, make your way to Jerusalem Malha Station or Jerusalem Biblical Zoo Station to see more of the city.

Where to stay around Jerusalem?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 591 holiday lettings near Jerusalem. From 482 Condos/Apartments to 57 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 Jerusalem is on HomeAway.

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

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 Jerusalem:

  • Old City: 276 holiday homes
  • Kiryat Shmuel: 169 holiday homes
  • Jerusalem City Centre: 458 holiday homes
  • Katamon: 139 holiday homes
  • Kiryat HaLeom: 297 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 Jerusalem?

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

  • Teddy Stadium: 570 holiday lettings
  • Zion Square: 568 holiday lettings
  • Siebenberg House: 569 holiday lettings
  • Chagall Windows: 571 holiday lettings
  • Malha Mall: 571 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Jerusalem 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 Condos/Apartments in Jerusalem?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 482 Condos/Apartments in Jerusalem. Our other popular types of Jerusalem holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 57 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 4 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 519 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Jerusalem?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 37 holiday homes with pool available in Jerusalem. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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