Destination guide

Head to the friendly city of Halifax

Come and experience Halifax and its entertainment, history and culture. This welcoming city is known for its theaters, bars and coffeehouses. The Rock and Eureka The National Children’s Museum are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Halifax

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that Halifax has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Halifax Ski & Snowboard Centre (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Crow Nest Park Golf Club (2.8 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Huddersfield Golf Club (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Willow Valley Golf (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Lister Park (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Express Golf Centre (7.2 mi / 11.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Halifax

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Halifax is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Manor Heath Park and Jungle Experience (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Ogden Water Country Park (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Greenhead Park (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Chellow Dene Reservoirs (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Bradford City Park (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Halifax

The nearest airport is in Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford), located 13 mi (20.9 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Manchester (MAN), which is 30 mi (48.4 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, the main station is Halifax Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Halifax?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 428 house rentals around Halifax. From 213 Cottages to 135 Houses, 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 Halifax is on HomeAway.

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

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 Halifax:

  • Northern Quarter: 102 vacation rentals
  • Belle Vue: 61 vacation rentals
  • Central Retail District: 109 vacation rentals
  • New Islington: 77 vacation rentals
  • Holbeck: 39 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 Halifax?

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

  • Halifax Borough Market: 788 home rentals
  • Halifax Town Hall: 790 home rentals
  • Halifax Ski & Snowboard Centre: 793 home rentals
  • Halifax Station: 776 home rentals
  • Manor Heath Park and Jungle Experience: 773 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Halifax 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 Cottages in Halifax?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 213 Cottages in Halifax. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Halifax include:

  • Houses: 135 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 60 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 213 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Halifax?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 5 vacation homes with pool available in Halifax.