Destination guide

Travel to captivating Bristol

Come and experience Bristol and its entertainment, theater scene and opera. This city's shopping, wildlife and lake draw many visitors. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Bristol

Are you looking for things to do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Bristol a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Steele Creek Park (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Clear Creek Golf Club (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Harry L. Coomes Recreation Center (15.7 mi / 25.3 km)
  • Watauga Lake Winery (23 mi / 37.1 km)
  • Red Tail Golf Course (24.8 mi / 39.9 km)
  • Scenic View Golf Course (30 mi / 48.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Bristol

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Bristol is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Steele Creek Park (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Bristol Caverns (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Sugar Hollow Park (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Whitetop Creek Park (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Virginia Creeper Trail Abingdon (14.3 mi / 22.9 km)
  • Warriors' Path State Park (17.6 mi / 28.3 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Bristol

The nearest airport is in Abingdon, VA (VJI-Virginia Highlands), located 10.4 mi (16.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Tri-Cities, TN (TRI-Tri-Cities Regional), which is 14.7 mi (23.7 km) away.

Where to stay near Bristol?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 767 house rentals near Bristol. From 235 Cabins to 289 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Bristol for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Bristol?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Bristol. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Bristol Motor Speedway: 256 home rentals
  • The Pinnacle: 129 home rentals
  • Bristol Caverns: 179 home rentals
  • Bristol Dragway: 150 home rentals
  • Viking Hall Civic Center: 143 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bristol listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Bristol?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 235 Cabins in Bristol. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Bristol include:

  • Houses: 289 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 235 lodging choices
  • Farmhouses: 13 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Bristol?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 159 vacation homes with pool available in Bristol.

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