Destination guide

Why people love visiting lively Greenbelt

The area's festivals and live music are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Greenbelt. Renowned for its shopping, restaurants and university setting, this city welcomes all visitors. United States Capitol and Ford's Theater are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in and around Greenbelt

Are you hoping to discover things to do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Greenbelt has to offer. 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 (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Smithsonian's National Zoo (10.2 mi / 16.4 km)
  • Goddard Visitor Center (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Cross Creek Golf Club (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Fairland Sports and Athletic Complex (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Bowie Golf and Country Club (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Greenbelt

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Greenbelt is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Buddy Attick Park (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Greenbelt Park (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Lake Artemesia Park (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Barnard Hill Park (6.4 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • U.S. National Arboretum (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Greenbelt

The nearest airport is in College Park, MD (CGS), located 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Fort Meade, MD (FME-Tipton), which is 8.8 mi (14.2 km) away.

Catch a ride on the metro at Greenbelt Station for ease of access to the rest of the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Greenbelt?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,158 holiday lettings around Greenbelt. From 631 flats & apartments to 344 houses, 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 Greenbelt?

Roll straight out of bed and walk to the major tourist sights. Or simply dive headfirst into the hustle and bustle of the big city! Spend your getaway in the heart of all the action, with city centre accommodation. HomeAway has 256 centrally located rental homes available. Of course, that might not be your style. Luckily, HomeAway has plenty of other choices, including:

  • 50 monument-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 16 town holiday accommodation options.
  • 9 village holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Greenbelt?

Unpack your bags, soak up the view and get the kettle on the boil. If you're looking for a home away from home, an apartment rental is a no-brainer. HomeAway has 428 for you to choose from here. If you book early, you could spend as little as £23 a night. If that doesn't fit with your crew's taste, we've got a range of other self-catering accommodation options to select from, such as:

  • House: 356 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £18 per night.
  • Townhome: 103 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £19 per night.
  • Hotel: 80 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £55 per night.

Can I stay in Greenbelt in a large group?

There's nothing like getting together with your old friends or spending a week or so with your loved ones in an exciting new area. And the best thing, HomeAway has places to suit. The top option for large groups here are apartment holiday rentals, and we have 115 available. In and around the area, the properties that are suitable for larger sized groups include:

  • Are you looking for properties that can sleep 6 holiday makers? We have 492 that will be ideal. Prices start from £38 per night.
  • Looking for a holiday property for 8 guests? We have 208 that will be ideal. The starting price is £89 a night.
  • Searching for rental properties catering to 5 people? You'll be delighted to hear we have 196 that will fit the bill. You can grab one for as little as £57 a night.

So don't worry! When you travel with us you can bring your dad, your cousin and all your friends to Greenbelt.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Greenbelt?

Say au revoir to soulless chain-hotel rooms! Enjoy the flexibility of living like a local in a cost-effective holiday rental instead. Have a look at the fabulous options available now on HomeAway. Crystal City is a good area to look at if you want to keep your budget under control. HomeAway has 62 holiday rentals, and the average price is a very affordable £141 per night. Another 74 HomeAway holiday rentals are available in or around National Harbour. With an average price of £150 a night, you're sure to snatch a deal worth bragging about.

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