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Destination guide

Ajax, the vibrant jewel from Ontario

Meet Ajax, middle name “vibrant.” It’s easy to see why, given that the southern Ontario town is so packed with character. Named in honor of the HMS Ajax, a Royal Navy cruiser in World War II, the town has graduated from cute small town to grown up superstar. There’s a lot going here, and you’ll want to book that Ajax vacation rental ASAP to enjoy a little bit of everything. Whether your passion lies in history, shopping, or entertainment, you’ll find all—and so much more—in this friendly city.

Things to do

In Ajax, history and art are entwined

If you’re a history buff, charming Pickering village will likely take your breath away. The former 19th-century Quaker Settlement today serves as home to hip shops and restaurants, but still retains a certain old-world vibe. There’s also a restored historic church nearby. Though there are always art shows available, it’s worth a visit to the Rotary Room at the Ajax Public Library Main Branch for a browse through the area’s best local artwork. Perhaps most impressive are the public art displays that include everything from quilts and murals to sculptures and metalwork.

Activities

More than basic, Ajax taps into it all

More than just big box stores, the shopping scene in Ajax is especially impressive—particularly if you’ve got a thing for collecting cutesy items when you travel. After browsing the charming boutiques and before settling back into your Ajax vacation rental, head straight for a comedy club, or even enjoy a wild horse race at Ajax Downs. Spending time outdoors, particularly along the waterfront, is a wonderful way to glean a refreshed appreciation for the city. The vast parks provide perfect birdwatching and stargazing opportunities, but they’re also perfect if you just want to take a walk with the family.

Weather

Lakeside location with fabulous weather

If your goal is to enjoy some spectacular weather, a summertime visit—specifically during July—is your best bet. It’s around then that temperatures top out at about 70 degrees. Remember, you’re near the lake, so it won’t get too hot—and conversely, winter will be warmer than you might otherwise expect. That said, it’s not “warm,” exactly, and if you happen to book your Ajax vacation rental anytime between December and March, you can expect a few flakes to fall. The sun usually shines year round, making for a city with a very uplifting disposition.

Natural features

An unspoiled world of beauty in Lake Ontario

The city, which is bordered by Lake Ontario, a conservation area, and a pair of creeks, offers unspoiled views and a surprising amount of parkland. From nearly any point, you can enjoy enviable views, often in the shadows of thick forests and greens. There’s also a reliable asphalt trail where visitors can jog and take in the scenery. Duffins Creek at the Greenwood Conservation Area provides space for picnicking and fishing. The conservation spot is particularly impressive for its lush greenery, and it’s known as an ideal spot for watching the sunset.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Ajax

The nearest airport is in Toronto, ON (YTZ-Billy Bishop Toronto City), located 23.9 mi (38.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Toronto, ON (YYZ-Pearson Intl.), which is 31.7 mi (50.9 km) away.

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

How many vacation rentals are available around Ajax, ON, CA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 64 vacation rentals around Ajax. From 29 house rentals to 10 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Ajax?

Whether you're traveling 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 Ajax:

  • North York: 2,079 vacation rentals
  • Scarborough: 1,691 vacation rentals
  • East York: 61 vacation rentals
  • Fallingbrook: 29 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 1,540 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Ajax?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Ajax. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Toronto Ajax Station: 310 vacation rentals
  • Creative Play Indoor Playground & Party Centre: 310 vacation rentals
  • Rotary Park: 359 vacation rentals
  • Ajax Convention Centre: 212 vacation rentals
  • Veterans' Point Gardens: 267 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ajax listed on Vrbo 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 Ajax?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 29 Houses in Ajax. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Ajax include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 10 rentals available
  • Villas: 2 rentals available
  • Cabins: 4 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Ajax?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 12 vacation rentals with pool available in Ajax. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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