Destination guide

Travel to artsy Council Bluffs

Enjoy the area's art galleries, museums and live music and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Council Bluffs. This welcoming city is known for its zoo, casino gaming and shopping. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Council Bluffs

Are you searching for attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Council Bluffs a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Joe's Karting (3 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Dodge Riverside Golf Club (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Hot Shops Art Center (4.6 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Omaha Children's Museum (5.1 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Henry Doorly Zoo (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters (7.9 mi / 12.8 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Council Bluffs

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Council Bluffs is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Bayliss Park (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Freedom Park Navy Museum (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Tom Hanafan River's Edge Park (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Lewis & Clark Landing (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Heartland of America Park (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Lauritzen Gardens (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)

Traveling to and around Council Bluffs

The nearest airport is in Omaha, NE (OMA-Eppley Field), located 3.8 mi (6.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Omaha, NE (MIQ-Millard), which is 14.8 mi (23.9 km) away.

Where to stay around Council Bluffs?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 127 holiday lettings near Council Bluffs. From 94 Houses to 2 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 Council Bluffs is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Council Bluffs?

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 Council Bluffs:

  • West Omaha: 18 holiday homes
  • South Central Omaha: 30 holiday homes
  • Central Omaha: 38 holiday homes
  • Southeast Omaha: 51 holiday homes
  • Millard: 96 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 Council Bluffs?

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

  • Joe's Karting: 135 holiday lettings
  • Historic General Dodge House: 128 holiday lettings
  • Mid-America Center: 135 holiday lettings
  • Tom Hanafan River's Edge Park: 135 holiday lettings
  • Western Historic Trails Center: 135 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Council Bluffs 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 Council Bluffs?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 94 Houses in Council Bluffs. Our other popular types of Council Bluffs holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 2 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 21 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 2 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Council Bluffs?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 7 holiday homes with pool available in Council Bluffs. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.