Destination guide

Delight in the majestic landscape of Altoona

Enjoy the museums and other features of Altoona. This city's sporting events, shopping and restaurants draw many visitors. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Sightseeing in and around Altoona

Do you want to find things to do while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that Altoona has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lakemont Park and the Island Waterpark (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Woody Lodge Winery (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • DelGrosso's Amusement Park (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
  • Rock Run Recreation Park (17.1 mi / 27.6 km)
  • Lincoln Caverns and Whisper Rocks (17.3 mi / 27.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Altoona

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Altoona is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Peoples Natural Gas Field (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Canoe Creek State Park (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Cresson Area Heritage Park (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
  • Arch Spring (12.1 mi / 19.4 km)
  • Prince Gallitzin State Park (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Rock Run Recreation Park (17.1 mi / 27.6 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Altoona

Fly into Altoona, PA (AOO-Blair County), the closest airport, located 15.8 mi (25.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Johnstown, PA (JST-John Murtha Johnstown - Cambria County), which is 26.6 mi (42.7 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is Altoona Transportation Center.

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

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

  • Quaint Corner Children's Discovery Center: 73 vacation rentals
  • Penn State Altoona: 56 vacation rentals
  • Baker Mansion: 75 vacation rentals
  • Railroaders Memorial Museum: 72 vacation rentals
  • Altoona Transportation Center: 72 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Altoona 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 Altoona?

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    Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Altoona?

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