Destination guide

Delight in the natural landscape of Whitby

The wildlife and forests create a pretty picture of Whitby. Renowned for its bird watching, fishing and hiking, this city welcomes all visitors. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Whitby

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Whitby a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Toronto Zoo (12.6 mi / 20.2 km)
  • Darlington Sports Centre (11.4 mi / 18.3 km)
  • Garnett B. Richard Recreation Complex (12 mi / 19.3 km)
  • Skyloft Ski Resort (12.3 mi / 19.9 km)
  • Cedarena (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)
  • Archibalds Estate Winery (13.7 mi / 22.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Whitby

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Whitby. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Darlington Provincial Park (7.9 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Rouge Park (11.6 mi / 18.6 km)
  • Morningside Park (14.4 mi / 23.2 km)
  • Guild Inn Gardens (15.5 mi / 24.9 km)
  • Milne Dam Conservation Park (16.5 mi / 26.5 km)

Transportation to and around Whitby

The nearest airport is in Toronto, ON (YTZ-Billy Bishop Toronto City), located 28.4 mi (45.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Toronto, ON (YYZ-Pearson Intl.), which is 36.1 mi (58.1 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, the main station serving the city is Whitby Station.

Where to stay near Whitby?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 40 house rentals near Whitby. From 23 Houses to 5 Studios, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Whitby for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Whitby?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Whitby:

  • Beach: 43 vacation rentals
  • Leslieville: 215 vacation rentals
  • Danforth: 27 vacation rentals
  • Upper Beaches: 51 vacation rentals
  • Scarborough Junction: 19 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Whitby?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 23 Houses in Whitby. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Whitby include:

  • Studios: 5 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 5 lodging choices
  • Villas: 2 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bed & breakfasts and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Whitby?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 10 vacation homes with pool available in Whitby.