Destination guide

Take in the natural beauty of Monroe

The area's festivals and art galleries are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Monroe. This scenic and welcoming city entices travelers with its cheese shops and gardens. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Monroe

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Monroe a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sugar River Raceway (12 mi / 19.3 km)
  • Swissland Miniature Golf (14.6 mi / 23.6 km)
  • Little Cubs Field (21.7 mi / 34.9 km)
  • SplashLand Family Water Park (17.7 mi / 28.5 km)
  • Allen Creek Gallery (21.3 mi / 34.3 km)
  • Roth Kase Cheese Factory (1 mi / 1.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Monroe

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Monroe 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:

  • New Glarus Woods State Park (12.7 mi / 20.4 km)
  • New Glarus Woods State Park Trailhead (12.8 mi / 20.7 km)
  • Lake Le Aqua Na State Park (16 mi / 25.7 km)
  • Yellowstone Lake State Park (19.8 mi / 31.9 km)
  • Krape City Park (22.4 mi / 36.1 km)
  • Krape Park (22.4 mi / 36.1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Monroe

Fly into Dane County Regional Airport (MSN), the closest airport, located 39.9 mi (64.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Rockford, IL (RFD-Greater Rockford), which is 39.1 mi (62.9 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Monroe?

Whether you're after an intimate retreat for you and your sweetheart or someplace roomy to fit friends and family, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Monroe. Here are a couple to get your inspiration flowing:

  • Take advantage of amenities including a stair gate and a games room at "A Pleasant Retreat In Sun Prairie". Located around 45 miles from Monroe, this quality property has 3 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • "Plan Your Reunion/gathering Now In Beautiful Rural South Central Wisconsin" also promises a memorable getaway, offering 6 bedrooms, a phone, a balcony and more. It's around 40 miles from Monroe.

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

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

Whether you want to spend your trip adventuring outdoors or unwinding with your favorite people, we've got beautiful log cabins where you can do both. Pack your bags and check out these retreats in and around Monroe:

  • "Hana Log Cabin Near Devil's Lake": This is an ideal base to try out some of the awesome outdoor activities this region has on offer, including kayaking and mountain biking.
  • "Beautiful Log Cabin Near Devil`s Lake": After a long day of trying out some local activities, such as cycling and cross-country skiing, return home to this in-demand getaway.

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

Put aside those household chores, because weekends were made for having fun. Make your way to one of these weekend getaways in and around Monroe and take advantage of all the fantastic things to do nearby:

  • Located 14 miles to the north of the center of Monroe, "A Home Away From Home In The Quaint Village Of New Glarus" is popular with adventurous types and nature lovers. Keep busy by exploring nearby outdoor attractions, including Vitense Golfland and Henry Vilas Zoo. If you're up for some fun activities, try cycling or skiing.
  • Alternatively, unpack your bags at "Nature Lover's Pardise In The Driftless Area Of Southern Wisconsin". About 16 miles northwest of Monroe, fun activities around here include horse riding and golf. More into sightseeing? Find time in your schedule for Meadow Valley Trailhead and University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum.

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

Immerse yourself in the energy and culture of Monroe from the privacy and comfort of your own studio apartment. Whether you'd like to kick back on your own or have fun with a few friends, you'll find the ideal studio apartment in and around Monroe:

  • Make "Clarance Gonstead Guest Cottage" your home for a few days or more. This sought-after property comes with amenities including off-street parking options and a barbecue grill.
  • "Jaggi Swiss Gasthaus" is another attractive choice. Get comfy and enjoy the use of off-street parking options, a hair dryer and more.

When it's time to step outside your studio apartment and explore the highlights, there's lots to keep you on the go around Monroe. Passionate about culture? Visit Grand Opera House and The Plaid Squirrel.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Monroe?

Finding a short-term rental in and around Monroe won't be an issue if you only have a weekend available. Whether you're seeking an apartment for one or a house that'll fit a family, you'll find the perfect place on Vrbo. Here are two of our favorites:

  • Conveniently situated close to popular attractions like Larson's Famous Clydesdales, "A Home Away From Home In The Quaint Village Of New Glarus" will make the perfect home away from home during your short stay in Monroe.
  • "Rocky Glen Condo - Forest Nest In The Baraboo Bluffs" is another excellent property that accepts short-term guests. Get the most out of your swift visit by going to see local sights, such as Little White School House.

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

Forget flowers and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to take off for a weekend, just you and your honey. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Monroe that would make Cupid green with envy. Here are some we think you'll love:

  • Located around 30 miles from Monroe, "Clarance Gonstead Guest Cottage" is a perfect place for doting couples. Winery tours and a firepit are just some of the amenities here.
  • Another place where you can enjoy a few glorious days together is "Peaceful Country Estate With Pond". Around 17 miles from Monroe, winery tours and a fireplace add to the atmosphere here.

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

Big groups mean gigantic fun. They also mean finding a place that'll effortlessly fit your whole gang. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Monroe and get everybody together under one roof:

  • Offering space, comfort and privacy, you'll get your guests' stamp of approval at "A Home Away From Home In The Quaint Village Of New Glarus". Up to 12 people can stay at this property which has 4 bedrooms, a garden and a kitchen. This group getaway is around 14 miles to the north of Monroe.
  • Invite as many as 14 of your friends to "Nestled Amid The Rolling Hills And Peaceful Tranquility Of The Countryside" and fill its spaces with love and laughter. This popular option has 4 bedrooms and is around 14 miles to the north of Monroe. It's crammed with features to keep a large group occupied, such as a garden and a kitchen.

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

A pool is often a nonnegotiable when choosing where to stay, especially if you're getting away with the kids. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Monroe and fill your days with frolicking good fun:

  • Pack your swimming gear and book a few days or more at "One - Of - A - Kind House On 240 Acres W". There are plenty of other appealing amenities here, including pet-friendly facilities and a dining table.
  • "3 Bedroom, 2 Bath House, Large Yard" is the type of place you go to escape from it all and appreciate your surroundings, starting with its pool. Childrens activities and a fridge are also on hand to make your visit as comfy as possible.

Curious what the weather's like in Monroe? It has a humid continental climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 60 ºF to 75 ºF. If you're searching for a little more inspiration on places to stay in this exciting destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to scroll through our entire range of Monroe vacation rentals.

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

It's always more fun to share the great times with the people closest to your heart. Whether you're organizing a family catch-up or reuniting with close friends, we'll have a large vacation rental to suit your needs. Here are two of our best in and around Monroe:

  • Located around 17 miles to the northwest of Monroe, "Peaceful Country Estate With Pond" has 4 bedrooms and fits up to 8 guests. It comes with lots of amenities, including a fridge and a kitchen.
  • "A Home Away From Home In The Quaint Village Of New Glarus" also offers the space you need to connect with the ones you love. This option is around 14 miles to the north of Monroe, and accommodates as many as 12 guests in its 4 bedrooms. Childrens activities and a microwave oven will help keep everyone comfortable.

If you'd like to do some sightseeing, there are lots of family-friendly attractions close by to add to your itinerary. Menominee Park, Children's Museum of Fond du Lac and Pollock Community Water Park are good places to start.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Monroe?

Time spent with family is priceless, which is why we'll help you find a place where you can truly connect. Rent one of these family cabin rentals in or near Monroe and create wonderful memories with the people you love the most:

  • "Rustic, Magical, Log Home In Sw. Wi. . . . Trout Stream" - Located around 16 miles northwest of the center of Monroe, this family-friendly retreat offers amenities like a TV and towels.
  • "Quiet Farmhouse - Style Cabin W" - Another great choice, this property comes with a microwave oven, a kitchen and more. You'll find it around 18 miles to the northwest of Monroe.

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