Destination guide

Why people love visiting historical Independence

Enjoy the area's churches, museums and festivals with a rental holiday home in Independence. Renowned for its sporting events, shopping and restaurants, this city welcomes all visitors. Kauffman Stadium and Arrowhead Stadium are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Independence

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Independence a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Worlds of Fun (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Kansas City Zoo (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Adventure Oasis Water Park (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Oceans of Fun (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Sea Life Aquarium (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Sea Life Kansas City Aquarium (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Independence

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Independence. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area (7.1 mi / 11.5 km)
  • Berkley Riverfront Park (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Fleming Park (8.7 mi / 14 km)
  • Swope Park (9.1 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden (9.4 mi / 15.2 km)
  • Clark's Point (9.4 mi / 15.2 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Independence

The nearest airport is in Kansas City, MO (MCI-Kansas City Intl.), located 21.6 mi (34.8 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, the main station is Independence Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Independence?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 509 holiday lettings around Independence. From 231 houses to 198 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a city-centre property in Independence?

There are tons of reasons to stay central when you explore a new city, but you can't go past the number one draw — location, location, location! HomeAway has 41 centrally located holiday properties available. Of course, that might not be everyone's style. Luckily, HomeAway has heaps more options, including:

  • 5 town holiday accommodation options.
  • 4 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 4 water-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Independence?

Rather than staying in a forgettable, cookie-cutter hotel room this holiday, you could rent an entire house. You'll feel like part of the neighbourhood before you know it! There are 229 houses currently listed on HomeAway. Prices begin at £40 per night. Or perhaps you'd rather pick one of the area's other popular self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • Hotel: 123 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £31 per night.
  • Apartment: 95 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £35 per night.
  • Condo: 53 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £63 per night.

Can I stay in Independence in a large group?

There's nothing quite like getting together with your old friends or spending a few weeks with your beloved relatives in a terrific new location. And what's best, HomeAway has options to suit you. Presently, house holiday rentals are all the rage for large groups of visitors here, and we have 42 available on our database. Properties around the area that are suitable for large groups include:

  • On the hunt for properties that can fit 6 of you? We have 126 that will fit the bill. Prices begin from just £38 per night.
  • After a rental property for 5 guests? We have 87 that will serve you well. You can book one for as little as £63 a night.
  • Travelling with a group of 8? We have 63 properties for rent that will suit. Prices begin at just £73 per night.

You and all your mates will be more than satisfied when you organise your Independence adventure with us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Independence?

HomeAway has a selection of fantastic economical options. Treat your group to a memorable evening out or stay a few extra nights with all the moolah you'll have leftover. Brookside Park is a terrific area to check out if you want to keep an eye on your budget. HomeAway has 5 holiday rentals, and the average price is an agreeable £89 per night. Northeast Kansas City is another great option. HomeAway has holiday rentals here, and the average price is around £109 a night.

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