Destination guide

Friendly Charlestown will entice you

The riverfront, island views and wildlife are a perfect backdrop to your vacation home in Charlestown. Travelers appreciate the hiking in this welcoming city. Muhammad Ali Center and Churchill Downs 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 and attractions in and around Charlestown

Are you hoping to discover things to do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that Charlestown has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyards (13.9 mi / 22.4 km)
  • Louisville Zoo (15.7 mi / 25.3 km)
  • Louisville Mega Cavern (16 mi / 25.8 km)
  • Kentucky Kingdom (16.7 mi / 26.9 km)
  • Eagle Creek Golf Course (17.1 mi / 27.4 km)
  • Long Run Golf Course (17.6 mi / 28.3 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Charlestown

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Charlestown is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Charlestown State Park (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Kennedy Park (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Deam Lake State Recreation Area (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
  • Louisville Champions Park (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • E P Tom Sawyer State Park (11.9 mi / 19.1 km)
  • Falls of the Ohio State Park (12.1 mi / 19.4 km)

Transportation to and around Charlestown

The nearest airport is in Louisville, KY (LOU-Bowman Field), located 14.5 mi (23.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Louisville, KY (SDF-Louisville Intl.), which is 17.5 mi (28.1 km) away.

Where to stay around Charlestown?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 285 holiday lettings near Charlestown. From 167 Houses to 105 Condos/Apartments, 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 Charlestown is on HomeAway.

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

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 Charlestown:

  • Clifton: 37 holiday homes
  • Downtown Louisville: 127 holiday homes
  • Belknap: 48 holiday homes
  • Crescent Hill: 45 holiday homes
  • Cherokee Seneca: 83 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 Charlestown? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Charlestown. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Charlestown State Park: 582 holiday lettings
  • Charlestown Family Activities Park: 561 holiday lettings
  • Louisville Waterfront Park: 593 holiday lettings
  • Long Run Golf Course: 588 holiday lettings
  • Kentucky Center for African American Heritage: 588 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Charlestown listed on 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 Charlestown?

Yes, of course. offers 167 Houses in Charlestown. Our other popular types of Charlestown holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 105 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 Charlestown?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 20 holiday homes with pool available in Charlestown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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