Destination guide

Cozy Ballymena will entice you

The ocean views, countryside and forests display a scene truly unique to Ballymena. Travelers appreciate the spas in this relaxing city. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Ballymena

Are you looking for attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that Ballymena has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Allen Park Golf Club (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
  • Cairndhu Golf Course (15 mi / 24.2 km)
  • Belfast Zoo (22.1 mi / 35.6 km)
  • Fortwilliam Golf Club (23.5 mi / 37.8 km)
  • Royal Portrush Golf Club (24.1 mi / 38.8 km)
  • Waterworld (25.5 mi / 41 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Ballymena

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Ballymena. These are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Giant's Causeway (23.8 mi / 38.3 km)
  • Belfast Botanic Gardens (27.3 mi / 44 km)
  • Slemish Mountain (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Glenariff Forest Park (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Lurig Mountain (10.2 mi / 16.5 km)
  • The Dark Hedges (14.8 mi / 23.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Ballymena

The nearest airport is in Belfast (BFS-Belfast Intl.), located 19.3 mi (31.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Belfast (BHD-George Best Belfast City), which is 26.3 mi (42.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Ballymena, GB?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 58 vacation rentals near Ballymena. From 24 Houses to 10 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Ballymena for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Ballymena?

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

  • Ireland: 5,169 vacation rentals
  • Scotland: 9,582 vacation rentals
  • Belfast: 287 vacation rentals
  • Belfast: 262 vacation rentals
  • Portrush: 158 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Ballymena! 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 Ballymena?

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 Ballymena:

  • Belfast: 287 rentals
  • Portrush: 158 rentals
  • Londonderry: 46 rentals
  • Bangor: 248 rentals
  • Bushmills: 182 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 Ballymena?

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

  • Portrush Beach: 198 rentals
  • Giant's Causeway: 191 rentals
  • Royal Portrush Golf Club: 195 rentals
  • Cushendun Beach: 64 rentals
  • Portstewart Strand: 189 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ballymena 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.