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Destination guide

The riverside setting of Rockport is ready to explore

Enjoy the history and other features of Rockport. Well-liked for its horseback riding, shopping and riverfront, this city is both walkable and welcoming. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Rockport

Are you searching for attractions to visit during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Rockport a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Santa's Candy Castle (17.7 mi / 28.4 km)
  • Holiday World and Splashin' Safari (18.1 mi / 29.1 km)
  • Beautiful You (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • Christmas Lake Golf Course (16.3 mi / 26.3 km)
  • Frosty's Fun Center (17.5 mi / 28.2 km)
  • Ellis Park Race Course (27.2 mi / 43.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Rockport

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Rockport is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lincoln State Park (15.5 mi / 25 km)
  • Riverfront Park (18.4 mi / 29.6 km)
  • John James Audubon State Park (27.9 mi / 44.8 km)
  • Yellow Creek Park (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Smothers Park (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
  • Western Kentucky Botanical Garden (9.1 mi / 14.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Rockport

The nearest airport is in Evansville, IN (EVV-Evansville Regional), located 28.4 mi (45.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Owensboro, KY (OWB-Owensboro-Daviess County Regional), which is 11.3 mi (18.1 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Rockport?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now that's to get away. Now's the time to pack your bags and head for one of these top vacation rentals in or near Rockport:

  • "Relaxing Cabin In The Country, Near Patoka Lake" is popular with guests. Around 45 miles from Rockport, it has 2 bedrooms and loads of useful amenities, including a nearby laundromat and concierge services.
  • Another appealing choice is "Cabin/vacation Home In The Woods On Private Lake Close To Louisville", which is around 60 miles from Rockport. Featuring 3 bedrooms, WiFi and air conditioning, it has everything you need to make your stay comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Rockport vacation rental for you.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Rockport?

Sometimes, you just want to get away from the hurly-burly of modern life. That's where Vrbo can help. We've got a great range of log cabins in and around Rockport where you can connect with nature. These are just for starters:

  • "Beautiful Turkey Hill Log Cabin Located On 20 Acres Of Hilltop Property" is a great fusion of outdoor adventure and comfort. Make use of top amenities here such as a water park and pet-friendly services.
  • You won't have to give up any modern comforts if you stay at "Yellow Banks Log Cabin With Waterfront Views". This appealing option features free WiFi, an oven and more.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Rockport?

If you're in need of somewhere to switch off and relax for a few days, you'll find a range of fantastic weekend getaways in and near Rockport. Recharge your batteries at one of these popular options:

  • Book a couple of nights or longer at "Downtown Tell City Upstairs Rental 2 Bed 2 Bath Wifi 30 Minutes To Holiday World", around 16 miles to the east of Rockport, and you've got yourself the ultimate weekend escape. You'll have nature hotspots like Reid's Orchard and Smothers Park nearby and amenities like a balcony and towels at your disposal.
  • Also consider "Lakeside Cabin Near Holiday World Perfect For Families And Friends", which is around 18 miles northeast of Rockport. After exploring nearby sights like Spencer County Visitors Bureau and Wyandotte Cave, settle into your rental and make use of a firepit, a porch and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Rockport?

Studio apartments are a hard act to follow when it comes to convenience and location. Stay in one of these studio apartments for rent in or near Rockport and get a taste of the local culture:

  • Make "Yellow Banks Log Cabin With Waterfront Views" your home away from home. This sought-after vacation rental features amenities including WiFi and a TV.
  • "Heaven On 4th" is another top option. Get comfortable and take advantage of air conditioning, a washing machine and more.

When it's time to step out of your studio apartment and explore the highlights, there's lots to keep you on the move around Rockport. Interested in culture? Plan a visit to The Hedgehog Music Showplace and Clowes Memorial Hall.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Rockport?

You certainly can. Vrbo's short-term rentals in Rockport provide an excellent alternative to a typical hotel stay. Offering many of the comforts of home, you'll easily switch into vacation mode the moment you arrive. Try one of these incredible rentals on for size:

  • Book a few days at "Secluded Cabin High Above Patoka Lake" in central Rockport. Here, you'll enjoy easy access to attractions such as Tipton Co Memorial Hospital.
  • Also close to the center, "Beautiful Turkey Hill Log Cabin Located On 20 Acres Of Hilltop Property" is another fabulous option. Looking for a little sightseeing inspiration during your stay? IU Health Tipton Hospital is a good place to start.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Rockport?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend trip. If you want to spend a couple of nights away with your sweetheart, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Rockport that will get your heart racing:

  • Put on some soothing music and chill together at "Martin Ridge Ohio River View". Around 30 miles from Rockport, this property has everything you could want for a romantic getaway, including a firepit and a swimming pool.
  • Alternatively, spend your mini break drinking wine and canoodling at "Vacation Paradise With Amazing Sunsets Just 9 Miles From Santa Claus In", around 13 miles from Rockport. Winery tours and a swimming pool will help ramp up the romance.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Rockport?

Sneak a peek at these large group vacation rentals in or near Rockport and don't worry about leaving anyone off your invite list:

  • A range of amenities including a nearby river and a nearby waterfront make "Martin Ridge Ohio River View" a favorite. This popular retreat has 5 bedrooms and accommodates up to 20 guests. From the center of Rockport, it's around 30 miles away to the east.
  • Nothing takes priority over hanging out with the people you love, and "You Can't Get Any Closer To Holiday World And Splashin' Safari" makes it easy to do that. Located around 18 miles to the northeast of Rockport, as many as 12 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 3 bedrooms. A firepit and a kitchen are among the various amenities here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Rockport?

Of all the conveniences a vacation rental can have, a pool delivers the most fun. Have a look at these houses for rent with a pool in or near Rockport and spend your time splashing about. Just remember to bring your unicorn floatie:

  • Say hello to "Rustic Guest House With Acreage To Explore", where your main priority will be enjoying the pool. Amenities including a garden and a microwave oven help make this getaway a guest favorite.
  • "3bedroom House Near Tropicana, Iu Health" is the sort of place you go to escape from it all and appreciate your surroundings, starting with its pool. A fridge and a separate dining area are also on hand to make your stay comfortable and convenient.

Wondering what the weather is like in Rockport? It has a humid subtropical climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 65 ºF to 85 ºF. If you're seeking a little more inspiration on places to stay in this epic destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to scroll through our entire selection of Rockport vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Rockport?

Whether your ideal getaway is up in the mountains or down by the sea, you'll have so much more fun if you share it with loved ones. Choose one of these large family vacation rentals in or near Rockport and bring along the whole gang:

  • Sleeping up to 20 guests in 5 bedrooms, "Martin Ridge Ohio River View" is the ideal place to hang out with the family. This getaway is 30 miles to the east of Rockport and has amenities such as a microwave oven and a living room.
  • Another top option is "You Can't Get Any Closer To Holiday World And Splashin' Safari". This property is 18 miles northeast of Rockport and comes with coffee and tea making facilities, towels and more. With 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 12 people, don't worry about leaving anyone off your invitation list.

If you're looking for family-friendly attractions in the area, you won't have to go far. Anderson Roll Arena, Pinheads and Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds promise lots of fun for young and old.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Rockport?

Spending time with family is important, which is why we'll help you find a space where you can truly connect. Rent one of these family cabin rentals in or near Rockport and create wonderful new memories with your loved ones:

  • "Lakeside Cabin Near Holiday World Perfect For Families And Friends" - This sought-after escape offers a garden and a kitchen and is located approximately 18 miles to the northeast of central Rockport.
  • "Hollow Creek Cabin Located 15 Minutes From Holiday World" - Another great choice, this cabin comes with a barbecue grill, towels and more. You'll find it around 20 miles to the northeast of Rockport.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Rockport vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.