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Council Bluffs Vacation Rentals

Council Bluffs Travel Guide

Part of the Omaha Metropolitan Area, Council Bluffs is a modern city with strong ties to the railroad industry, which is showcased by the various museums and historical sites. More than just a historical hub, Council Bluffs is also rich in natural green space and recreational opportunities.

Things to Do in Council Bluffs

Guests who find themselves in Council Bluffs can get up to date on the area's history with a visit to the Union Pacific Railroad Museum, a tour of the Historic General Dodge House, or a visit to the Pottawattamie County Squirrel Cage Jail and Museum. Guests who want to get in touch with nature can pick their own fresh fruit and berries at Ditmars Orchard, admire the ornate statues and fountains found in Bayliss Park, have a picnic, go birding, or take a walk around Lake Manawa State Park's crystal clear lake, or feed ducks from the safety of a scenic footbridge in Big Lake Park. Art enthusiasts can admire the unique statues and art displays found around the city.

Best Places to Stay in Council Bluffs

Council Bluffs offers a variety of vacation rentals including townhouses, cottages, and condos. Ideal for hosting family and friends, the rentals in Council Bluffs are modern and affordable, as well as spacious. They boast modern luxuries and complimentary internet access, with some even being pet friendly!

Best Time to Visit Council Bluffs

The best time to visit in June to August when temperatures average into the 80’s.

Food in Council Bluffs

To top off the stay, visitors can indulge in tasty meals, as the city had an eatery or restaurant around every corner. A few of the most popular are Texas Roadhouse, Duncan's Cafe, and 360 Steakhouse.

Best Events in Council Bluffs

The city of Council Bluffs knows how to entertain, offering a number of great annual events. A few of the most talked about include WinterFest, Easter Egg Hunt, Shamrock Shuffle, and the Callahan Spring Arts & Crafts Show.

Things to Do for Families in Council Bluffs

Joe's Indoor Karting is a family-friendly Council Bluffs location, offering visiting families and residents a safe place to have go kart races. Pirate Putt, on the other hand, is a great place for a day of family mini-golf and The Cryptic Room is the go-to spot for an afternoon of puzzle solving, escape room fun.

The whole family will also enjoy a day of shopping, with Council Bluffs offering a great selection of strip and block malls and individual shops and boutiques for browsing. Many families also find enjoyment in a weekend at the Hitchcock Nature Center, which offers interactive exhibits and hands on learning, an observation deck, camping spots, and hiking trails.

Price and Availability in Council Bluffs

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Council Bluffs is in June, while the cheapest month is in January. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Council Bluffs is in the high season in May. Council Bluffs has its low season in February, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.
The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Council Bluffs tends to be Wednesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in Council Bluffs tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The Weather in Council Bluffs

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Council Bluffs. The warmest months in Council Bluffs are August and July, when temperatures reach 101 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to -20 ˚F. The wettest month in Council Bluffs is August with 9.81 inches of rain, while the driest month is April with 0.27 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in Council Bluffs

Pick the perfect rental for your vacation at AllTheRooms.com. We aggregate Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and many more. We have 402 vacation rentals, hotels and other places to stay in Council Bluffs ranging from low-cost options to luxury places to stay. For those trying to keep costs down, the cheapest place to stay in Council Bluffs comes in at $16 a night. An average rental in Council Bluffs costs on average $112 per night.

If you want to stay connected during your vacation, then you can choose from over 51 accommodations in Council Bluffs that have WiFi. 28 of our accommodations come with breakfast in the price. Fitness addicts can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 18 accommodations that have gym facilities. If you're planning on getting to Council Bluffs by car, be sure to choose from 52 accommodations that provide parking. 17 places to stay come with a pool or jacuzzi

AllTheRooms has 15 pet-friendly places to stay in Council Bluffs, so if you're traveling with your cat or dog you won't have any problems.

We combine a wide variety of Council Bluffs accommodations including vacation rentals, home stays, hostels and other unique places to stay into one easy search. We show results from more than 3 providers, including 32 places to stay from Airbnb, 19 accommodations from Priceline and 8 places to stay from Agoda.

181 of the accommodations in Council Bluffs have been reviewed and rated. 66% are rated great. 47 accommodations allow instant booking.