Destination guide

Travel to cosy Essex

Take a holiday to Essex and enjoy the area's opera, culture and architecture. This walkable city is known for its local tours, gardens and churches. Waterfront Park and Church Street Marketplace are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in and around Essex

Do you want to find top things to see and do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Essex a fun place to get away to. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Charlotte Village Winery (7.4 mi / 12 km)
  • Vermont Teddy Bears (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Shelburne Vineyard (10.5 mi / 16.8 km)
  • ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center (16.5 mi / 26.6 km)
  • Burlington Country Club (16.6 mi / 26.7 km)
  • Gordon H. Paquette Arena at Leddy Park (17.3 mi / 27.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Essex

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Essex is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Waterfront Park (16.6 mi / 26.7 km)
  • Button Bay State Park (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Mt. Philo State Park (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • Vergennes Falls Park (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
  • Red Rocks Park (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
  • Overlook Park (15 mi / 24.1 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Essex

Fly into Burlington, VT (BTV-Burlington Intl.), the closest airport, located 18.1 mi (29.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Plattsburgh, NY (PBG-Plattsburgh Intl.), which is 27 mi (43.5 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Essex?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 80 holiday lettings around Essex. From 5 cottages to 5 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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

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 Essex:

  • South End: 38 holiday homes
  • Malletts Bay: 35 holiday homes
  • Centennial: 26 holiday homes
  • Old North End: 34 holiday homes
  • Essex Junction: 17 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 Essex?

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

  • Burlington City Arts Center: 300 holiday lettings
  • Vermont Folklife Center: 364 holiday lettings
  • Sunset Drive-In Theater: 298 holiday lettings
  • Vergennes Opera House: 312 holiday lettings
  • 1812 Homestead Museum: 352 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Essex listed on Vrbo UK 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 Cottages in Essex?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK offers 5 Cottages in Essex. Our other popular types of Essex holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 5 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 5 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 5 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Essex?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 5 holiday homes with pool available in Essex. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.