Destination guide

Delight in the lakeside landscape of Zurich

Enjoy the area's museums, culture and live music and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Zurich. This city's zoo, lake and cafés draw many visitors. Local cultural sights include Kunsthaus Zurich and Swiss National Museum. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Sightseeing in and around Zurich

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that Zurich has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Zoo Zurich (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Urania Observatory (0.3 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Polybahn Funicular (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Zurich Aviary (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Rigiblick Funicular (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Hallenbad Altstetten (3.1 mi / 5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Zurich

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Zurich is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lakeside Promenade (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Belvoir Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Mythenquai Beach (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Botanical Garden (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Chinese Garden (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Zurichhorn Park (1.2 mi / 2 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Zurich

The nearest airport is in Zurich (ZRH), located 5.8 mi (9.4 km) from the city center.

If you prefer to travel by train, Zurich Central Station, Zurich Altstetten Station and Zurich Oerlikon Station are the main stations that serve the city. You can get around Zurich by catching a ride on the metro at Paradeplatz Tram Stop, Borsenstrasse Tram Stop or Helmhaus Tram Stop.

How many vacation rentals are available around Zürich, CH?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 171 vacation rentals around Zürich. From 151 condo and apartment rentals to 157 studio vacation rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Zürich?

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

  • District 11: 152 vacation rentals
  • Alt-Wiedikon: 28 vacation rentals
  • Old Town: 47 vacation rentals
  • District 10: 151 vacation rentals
  • Bahnhofstrasse: 18 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Zürich! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Zürich?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Zürich:

  • Lucerne: 554 rentals
  • Weggis: 335 rentals
  • Höchenschwand: 683 rentals
  • Ühlingen-Birkendorf: 760 rentals
  • Opfikon: 147 rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Zürich?

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

  • ETH Zurich: 208 rentals
  • Zurichhorn Park: 219 rentals
  • Mythenquai Beach: 209 rentals
  • Zurich Toy Museum: 237 rentals
  • Helvetia Square: 235 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Zürich listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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