Destination guide

Head to the charming city of Locarno

Enjoy the festivals and other features of Locarno. This romantic city is known for its shopping, restaurants and lake. 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 Locarno

Do you want to discover top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Locarno a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Splash and Spa (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Alprose Chocolate Factory (14 mi / 22.6 km)
  • Biasca Ice Rink (14.9 mi / 24.1 km)
  • Piana di Vigezzo Cable Car (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
  • Golf Premeno (15.6 mi / 25.2 km)
  • Pian di Sole Ski Centre (15.8 mi / 25.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Locarno

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Locarno is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mount Cardada (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Gambarogno Botanic Garden (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Parco Nazionale del Locarnese (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Sant'Anna Gorge (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Parco Ciani (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
  • Mount Caslano (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Locarno

The nearest airport is in Lugano (LUG-Agno), located 12.8 mi (20.5 km) from the city center.

If you prefer train travel, you can make your way to Locarno Riazzino Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Locarno?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 714 house rentals around Locarno. From 144 Houses to 540 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Locarno is on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Locarno:

  • Vira (Gambarogno): 55 vacation rentals
  • Magadino: 18 vacation rentals
  • San Nazzaro: 59 vacation rentals
  • Maccagno: 148 vacation rentals
  • Pino Sulla Sponda del Lago Maggiore: 791 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Locarno?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Locarno. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Casino Locarno: 1,056 home rentals
  • Chiesa Nuova: 1,054 home rentals
  • Piazza Grande: 1,045 home rentals
  • Kursaal Locarno SA: 1,043 home rentals
  • Pinacoteca Comunale Casa Rusca: 1,054 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Locarno listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Locarno?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 144 Houses in Locarno. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Locarno include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 540 lodging choices
  • Villas: 17 lodging choices
  • Studios: 535 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Locarno?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 209 vacation homes with pool available in Locarno.

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