Destination guide

Why people love visiting vibrant Zurich North

The area's architecture and live music are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Zurich North. This city's sporting events, forests and cycling attract many visitors, as does its cosmopolitan and scenic location. Swiss National Museum and Zoo Zurich 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.


Sightseeing in and around Zurich

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Zurich 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:

  • Zoo Zurich (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Urania Observatory (0.3 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Polybahn Funicular (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Zurich Aviary (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Rigiblick Funicular (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Hallenbad Altstetten (3.1 mi / 5 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Zurich

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Zurich is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lakeside Promenade (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Belvoir Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Mythenquai Beach (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Botanical Garden (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Chinese Garden (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Zurichhorn Park (1.2 mi / 2 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Zurich

The nearest airport is in Zurich (ZRH), located 5.8 mi (9.4 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer to travel by train, Zurich Central Station, Zurich Altstetten Station and Zurich Oerlikon Station are the main stations that serve the city. You can get around Zurich by catching a ride on the metro at Paradeplatz Tram Stop, Borsenstrasse Tram Stop or Helmhaus Tram Stop.

Where to stay near Zürich?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 169 holiday rentals near Zürich. From 153 Condos/Apartments to 9 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Zürich for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Zürich?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Zürich. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Old Town: 39 holiday rentals
  • Enge: 30 holiday rentals
  • Zurich Town Hall: 17 holiday rentals
  • District 5: 80 holiday rentals
  • Unterstrass: 41 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Zürich! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Zürich?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Zürich with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Lucerne: 619 holiday homes
  • Zug: 114 holiday homes
  • Wald: 27 holiday homes
  • Küsnacht: 158 holiday homes
  • Rapperswil-Jona: 24 holiday homes

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Zürich?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Zürich. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Zürich Hauptbahnhof: 223 holiday rentals
  • Lakeside Promenade: 225 holiday rentals
  • Wasserkirche: 224 holiday rentals
  • Liebfrauen Church: 223 holiday rentals
  • Zurich Altstetten Station: 216 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Zürich listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

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