Destination guide

Why people love visiting historic Guangzhou

Enjoy the area's festivals, museums and monuments and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Guangzhou. Renowned for its shopping, temples and parks, this city welcomes all visitors. Local cultural sights include The Western Han Museum of the Nanyue King Mausoleum and Guangdong Folk Art Museum. 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 Guangzhou

Are you searching for attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Guangzhou a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Guangzhou Culture Park (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Guangzhou Zoo (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Gold Coast Water Park (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Baie-Tan Bar Street (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Big Hippo Water World (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Guangzhou Crocodile Park (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Guangzhou

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Guangzhou is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Yuexiu Park (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • People's Park (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Martyr's Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Huanghuagang Park (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Shamian Island (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Haiyin Park (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Guangzhou

Fly into Foshan (FUO-Shadi), the closest airport, located 13.5 mi (21.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Guangzhou (CAN-Baiyun Intl.), which is 18.5 mi (29.7 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Guangzhou Railway Station, Guangzhou East Railway Station and Guangzhou Shipai Station are the main stations that serve the city. It's easy to get around Guangzhou by jumping on the metro at Peasant Movement Institute Station, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall Station or Gongyuanqian Station.

Where to stay around Guangzhou, CN?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3 vacation rentals near Guangzhou. From 2 Condos/Apartments to 2 Studios, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Guangzhou for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Guangzhou?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Guangzhou. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King: 28 vacation rentals
  • Museum and Tomb of the Southern Yue Kings (Nan Yue Wang Mu): 28 vacation rentals
  • Guangzhou Museum of Art: 28 vacation rentals
  • Hong Kong SAR: 449 vacation rentals
  • Hong Kong Island: 171 vacation rentals

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