Destination guide

The lakeside setting of Pontoon Beach is ready to explore

Enjoy the opera and other features of Pontoon Beach. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the lake, baseball games and zoo. Gateway Arch and Busch Stadium are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in and around Pontoon Beach

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Pontoon Beach a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • St. Louis Zoo (13.9 mi / 22.4 km)
  • Splash City Family Waterpark (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Gateway Fun Park (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Villa Marie Winery & Banquet Center (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Stonewolf Golf Course (8.2 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Far Oaks Golf Course (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Pontoon Beach

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Pontoon Beach is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Missouri Botanical Gardens and Arboretum (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)
  • The Gardens at SIUE (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Pleasant Ridge Park (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Jones-Confluence Point State Park (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Malcolm Martin Memorial Park (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • O'Fallon Park (9.4 mi / 15.2 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Pontoon Beach

The nearest airport is in St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.), located 16.7 mi (26.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into St. Louis, MO (SUS-Spirit of St. Louis), which is 31.9 mi (51.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Pontoon Beach, IL?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 214 vacation rentals near Pontoon Beach. From 61 house rentals to 131 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Pontoon Beach are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Pontoon Beach?

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 Pontoon Beach:

  • Downtown: 285 vacation rentals
  • Soulard: 64 vacation rentals
  • Central West End: 67 vacation rentals
  • Tower Grove South: 80 vacation rentals
  • Downtown West: 88 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 Pontoon Beach?

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

  • Busch Stadium: 460 vacation rentals
  • St. Louis Zoo: 476 vacation rentals
  • St. Louis Children's Aquarium/World Aquarium: 471 vacation rentals
  • Washington University: 476 vacation rentals
  • St. Louis University: 476 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Pontoon Beach 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 Pontoon Beach?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 61 Houses in Pontoon Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Pontoon Beach include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 131 rentals available
  • Cabins: 2 rentals available
  • Cottages: 2 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Pontoon Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 5 vacation rentals with pool available in Pontoon Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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