Destination guide

Take in the natural beauty of Apple Valley

The wildlife and lake create a pretty picture of Apple Valley. Renowned for its zoo, bird watching and shopping, this city welcomes all visitors. Mall of America and Minnehaha Park are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around Apple Valley

Do you want to discover attractions to visit during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Apple Valley a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Minnesota Zoo (1.5 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Crystal Lake Golf Club (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Cascade Bay Waterpark (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Nickelodeon Universe (7.8 mi / 12.5 km)
  • Crayola Experience (7.8 mi / 12.5 km)
  • Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Apple Valley

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Apple Valley is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Minnehaha Park (12 mi / 19.3 km)
  • Mill Ruins Park (16.5 mi / 26.6 km)
  • Fort Snelling State Park (7.9 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Normandale Lake Park (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
  • Mystic Lake (13.1 mi / 21 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Apple Valley

Fly into Minneapolis, MN (MSP-Minneapolis - St. Paul Intl.), the closest airport, located 9.6 mi (15.4 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Minneapolis, MN (FCM-Flying Cloud), which is 13.8 mi (22.2 km) away.

Where to stay near Apple Valley?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 87 holiday rentals near Apple Valley. From 73 Houses to 2 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Apple Valley for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Apple Valley?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Apple Valley:

  • Payne - Phalen: 15 holiday homes
  • Central Minneapolis: 155 holiday homes
  • Linden Hills: 29 holiday homes
  • Southwest Minneapolis: 100 holiday homes
  • Highland: 29 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

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

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

  • Minnesota Zoo: 778 holiday rentals
  • Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park: 293 holiday rentals
  • University of Minnesota-West Bank Campus: 930 holiday rentals
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church: 937 holiday rentals
  • Inver Wood Golf Course: 799 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Apple Valley 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 Apple Valley?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 73 Houses in Apple Valley. Our other popular types of Apple Valley holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 6 holiday houses
  • Studios: 3 holiday houses

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Apple Valley?

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

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