Destination guide

Captivating Kensington will entice you

Enjoy the area's temples, entertainment and opera and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Kensington. One of the city's many top draws is its theaters. White House and Ford's Theater are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in and around Kensington

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

  • Smithsonian's National Zoo (7 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Miniature Train and Carousel at Wheaton Regional Park (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Brookside Nature Center (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Burning Tree Country Club (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Rock Creek Golf Course (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Congressional Country Club (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Kensington

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Kensington is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Great Falls Park (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Aubudon Naturalist Society (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Miniature Train and Carousel at Wheaton Regional Park (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Brookside Gardens (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Brookside Nature Center (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Lafayette Recreation Center (4 mi / 6.5 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Kensington

The nearest airport is in College Park, MD (CGS), located 8.7 mi (14.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Gaithersburg, MD (GAI-Montgomery County Airpark), which is 10.8 mi (17.4 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Kensington?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,096 house rentals around Kensington. From 355 Houses to 589 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 Kensington is on HomeAway.

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

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 Kensington:

  • Eastern Market: 358 vacation rentals
  • Capitol Hill: 492 vacation rentals
  • Kingman Park: 165 vacation rentals
  • Georgetown: 1,104 vacation rentals
  • Logan Circle: 532 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 Kensington?

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

  • United States Capitol: 2,120 home rentals
  • Smithsonian's National Zoo: 2,142 home rentals
  • George Mason University: 1,970 home rentals
  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center: 1,135 home rentals
  • National Mall: 1,181 home rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 355 Houses in Kensington. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Kensington include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 589 lodging choices
  • Villas: 6 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 5 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 Kensington?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 146 vacation homes with pool available in Kensington.

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