Destination guide

The charming city of Olney awaits you

The area's jazz and opera are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Olney. Travelers to this romantic city praise the shopping, restaurants and sporting events. White House and Ford's Theater are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Olney

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Olney a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Smithsonian's National Zoo (15 mi / 24.1 km)
  • Northwest Golf Course (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Go Ape Treehouse Adventure Course (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Needwood Golf Course (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Laytonsville Golf Course (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Brookside Nature Center (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Olney

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 Olney. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Great Falls Park (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)
  • Civic Center Park (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Brookside Gardens (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Brookside Nature Center (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Miniature Train and Carousel at Wheaton Regional Park (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Cabin John Regional Park (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
Transport

Transportation options to and around Olney

Fly into Gaithersburg, MD (GAI-Montgomery County Airpark), the closest airport, located 5.1 mi (8.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to College Park, MD (CGS), which is 13.8 mi (22.3 km) away.

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

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 Olney:

  • Woodley Park: 506 holiday homes
  • Southwest Waterfront: 846 holiday homes
  • Capitol Hill: 516 holiday homes
  • Eastern Market: 391 holiday homes
  • Potomac West: 63 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 Olney?

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

  • Olney Theatre Center: 1,530 holiday lettings
  • University of Maryland-College Park: 1,982 holiday lettings
  • U.S. National Arboretum: 1,870 holiday lettings
  • Boy Scouts of America Memorial: 2,022 holiday lettings
  • Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial: 1,873 holiday lettings

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 53 Houses in Olney. Our other popular types of Olney holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 56 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 2 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 2 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Olney?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 24 holiday homes with pool available in Olney. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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