Destination guide

The riverfront setting of Bowie is ready to explore

The area's theatre scene and entertainment are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Bowie. Renowned for its sporting events, shopping and restaurants, this city welcomes all visitors. United States Capitol and Ford's Theater 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 Bowie

Are you searching for attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Bowie a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Six Flags America (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Smithsonian's National Zoo (16.8 mi / 27 km)
  • Bowie Golf and Country Club (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Lake Presidential Golf Club (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Goddard Visitor Center (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Cross Creek Golf Club (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Bowie

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Bowie is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Allen Pond Park (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Old Maryland Farm (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Greenbelt Park (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • Buddy Attick Park (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Lake Artemesia Park (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
  • Benning Park (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Bowie

The nearest airport is in Fort Meade, MD (FME-Tipton), located 9.9 mi (15.9 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into College Park, MD (CGS), which is 10.4 mi (16.8 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station is Bowie State Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Bowie?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,290 holiday lettings around Bowie. From 764 houses to 1,098 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 Bowie?

Cookie-cutter chain hotel rooms are easily forgettable. Living like a local in the centre of an exciting new city is definitely not. HomeAway has 464 city centre rental properties available. Open to more ideas? HomeAway has loads of other options to search through, including:

  • 91 water-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 86 shore-front holiday accommodation options.
  • 65 town holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Bowie?

Wave goodbye to standard, cookie-cutter hotel-chain rooms. Our house holiday rentals each have their own unique personalities — and all the space you could possibly need! There are 858 options currently listed on HomeAway. Prices start at £18 a night. If that doesn't suit your family's taste, we've got a range of other self-catering accommodation options to select from, such as:

  • Apartment: 790 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £23 per night.
  • Hotel: 264 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £16 per night.
  • Townhome: 196 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £19 per night.

Can I stay in Bowie in a large group?

There's nothing more enjoyable than exploring somewhere totally new with your friends and loved ones. The best news is HomeAway has some places to suit big groups. Apartment holiday rentals are the top option here for big groups of travellers. Our global database currently has 175 available. In and around the area, the properties that can house bigger groups include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we've got 908 holiday rentals just right for that size. Spend a night from just £38.
  • Keen to find a rental property for 8 guests? We have 562 that will work well. Prices start from £58 per night.
  • Arranging a trip away with a group of 5? We offer 430 rental accommodation that will meet your needs. Prices start from £54 per night.

You and your crew will be well catered to when you book your Bowie getaway through us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Bowie?

There are friends, there is family and then there are friends that become family. Reunite with your nearest and dearest and plan a value-packed getaway with HomeAway. When it comes to discovering a fantastic deal, the first place you look should be Crystal City. Here, HomeAway has 62 holiday rentals at an average price of £141 a night. There are another 74 HomeAway holiday rentals awaiting you in or around National Harbour. The average price in this area is £150 per night.

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