Destination guide

The lively area of Gainesville awaits your stay

The area's live music and theatre scene are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Gainesville. This welcoming city attracts visitors thanks to its shopping and restaurants. Manassas National Battlefield Park and National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center 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 and around Gainesville

Do you want to find attractions to see in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Gainesville a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Winery at La Grange (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Vint Hill Craft Winery (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Sunnybrook Golf (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Ticonderoga Farms (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Splash Down Water Park (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Pleasant Valley Golf Club (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Gainesville

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Gainesville is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Manassas National Battlefield Park (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Bull Run Regional Park (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Eleanor C. Lawrence Park (10.9 mi / 17.5 km)
  • Ox Hill Battlefield Park (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
  • Frying Pan Farm Park (14.5 mi / 23.4 km)
  • Lake Ridge Park, Marina and Golf Course (18 mi / 28.9 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Gainesville

Fly into Manassas, VA (MNZ-Manassas Regional), the closest airport, located 8 mi (12.9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Washington, DC (IAD-Washington Dulles Intl.), which is 13.9 mi (22.3 km) away.

Where to stay around Gainesville?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 35 holiday lettings near Gainesville. From 15 Houses to 3 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Gainesville for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Gainesville?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Gainesville. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Fauquier Community Theatre: 49 holiday lettings
  • Dulles Town Center: 274 holiday lettings
  • Oak Hill Plantation: 154 holiday lettings
  • Veramar Vineyard: 148 holiday lettings
  • Oatlands Historic House and Gardens: 152 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Gainesville listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Gainesville?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 15 Houses in Gainesville. Our other popular types of Gainesville holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 3 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 6 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 6 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Gainesville?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 4 holiday homes with pool available in Gainesville. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.