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Stay near Ho Chi Minh City's top sights

Ben Thanh Market1,702 locals recommend
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War Remnants Museum1,053 locals recommend
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Quick stats about vacation rentals in Ho Chi Minh City

  • Total rentals

    29K properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    16K properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    14K properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    6.1K properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    11K properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    199K reviews

Your guide to Ho Chi Minh City

All About Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is a metropolis in the south of Vietnam that boasts sleek skyscrapers, fine dining restaurants, and fashion boutiques. Yet the city’s greatest charm remains its street life: the sounds of scooters buzzing through traffic, the smell of bubbling vats from street vendor stands, and the sight of crowded alleys and bustling markets. Remnants of the French colonial occupation of Ho Chi Minh City linger in the architecture of buildings such as the Notre Dame Cathedral and the gothic Central Post Office. Ornate temples and pagodas pay testament to the long influence of Buddhism here.

Pham Ngu Lao Street is the city’s entertainment hub, with rooftop bars offering city views and restaurants featuring a mix of cuisines. At Tan Tao Park, you’ll find street stalls selling ca phe sua da — iced coffee with condensed milk. Ho Chi Minh City is the gateway to the Mekong Delta, and its many waterways are home to floating markets where vendors fill the river with boats selling goods as varied as banh mi sandwiches and fresh pineapple.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City has two seasons — the dry season and the monsoon season. The most enjoyable time to visit the city may be during the dry season, from December to April, as temperatures are warm yet the humidity is low. The famous Lantern Festival is a spectacular sight, when lanterns made by children are lit all over the city and sent up to the sky. The festival takes place on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month on the Chinese calendar, which is usually in September or October. The monsoon season normally takes over from May to November, so you can expect hot and humid days, as well as a high chance of rainfall and thunderstorms. During the Southern Fruit Festival, which takes place in Suoi Tien Park in July, colorful floats filled with local fruits parade through the park.

Top things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Giac Lam Pagoda

Giac Lam Pagoda is the oldest temple in the city, dating back to 1744. This hexagon-shaped pagoda is 100 feet high, and you can climb to the top for views of the city. The temple sits in a traditional garden, and at its entrance, you will find a lovely bodhi tree — a native fig tree sacred to Buddhists. You can walk around the grounds and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere here.

Ben Thanh Market

Housed in a beautiful 17th-century building in District 1, Ben Thanh Market is one of the largest markets in the city. Come here for cheap and wildly savory local dishes like pork rice rolls (banh cuon), savory fried pancakes (banh xeo), and mixed-meat noodle soup (hu tieu) as well as traditional sweets (che). You’ll also find locally made clothes and hats, bags, shoes, and many handmade items.

Nguyen Hue Walking Street

Take a stroll along this pedestrian street, which begins at the Saigon River and stretches to City Hall. Along this broad promenade, you’ll spot French-influenced architecture, an impressive fountain show, and a 50-foot bronze statue of the former president whom the city is named after. There are plenty of benches where you can stop and admire the surroundings, as well as cafes and restaurants.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Ho Chi Minh City?

    Ho Chi Minh City enjoys a tropical climate with two main seasons: dry and rainy. The dry season from December to April typically sees temperatures between 70°F and 93°F (21°C and 34°C). The rainy season from May to November often brings brief but heavy showers.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Ho Chi Minh City?

    In Ho Chi Minh City, popular activities include browsing the local markets such as Bến Thành, exploring the historic Cu Chi Tunnels, and taking a boat tour along the Mekong Delta.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Ho Chi Minh City?

    The most popular time to visit Ho Chi Minh City is during the dry season, from December to April. This period also includes the Lunar New Year celebrations, known as Tết, which is a vibrant cultural event in late January or early February.

  • What are the best places to stay in Ho Chi Minh City?

    Some of the popular areas to stay in Ho Chi Minh City are District 1 for its historic attractions and shopping, District 3 for its cultural vibe and local eateries, and District 5, also known as Chinatown, for its unique cultural blend.

  • What are the best places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City?

    Popular places to visit include the bustling Bến Thành Market, the historic Reunification Palace, and the iconic Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica. Additionally, the War Remnants Museum provides a sobering, yet educational, look at Vietnam's past.

  • What are some hiking trails in Ho Chi Minh City?

    Though Ho Chi Minh City is known for its urban landscape, there are nature spots for hiking nearby. Consider a trip to Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve, or take a longer trip to Cat Tien National Park for a variety of trails.

  • What are some family activities to do in Ho Chi Minh City?

    Ho Chi Minh City has a plethora of family-friendly activities for all ages. Explore the vibrant history and culture at the War Remnants Museum, soak up the atmosphere at the colorful Ben Thanh Market, or discover Vietnam's natural beauty at the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens. For a more relaxing experience, enjoy a leisurely bike ride around the city's parks or take a traditional Vietnamese cooking class.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Ho Chi Minh City?

    Popular day trips from Ho Chi Minh City include a cruise through the Mekong Delta, exploring the historic Cu Chi Tunnels, or visiting the Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Ho Chi Minh City?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 16,390 vacation rentals in Ho Chi Minh City featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Ho Chi Minh City?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Ho Chi Minh City. Choose from more than 6,060 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

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