Destination guide

Take in the desert beauty of Riverside County

The area's live music and festivals are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Riverside County. Well known for its shopping, restaurants and golfing, this relaxing city won't disappoint. Local cultural sights include Palm Springs Air Museum and March Field Air Museum. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in and around Riverside County

Do you want to discover attractions to see in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Riverside County a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Living Desert Zoo and Gardens (23.7 mi / 38.1 km)
  • Indio's Municipal Golf Course (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)
  • Indian Palms Country Club (15.6 mi / 25.2 km)
  • Desert Adventures Metate Ranch (16 mi / 25.8 km)
  • Empire Polo Club (16.1 mi / 25.9 km)
  • The Golf Club at La Quinta (18 mi / 29 km)
Natural features

Exploring the desert landscape and other natural features in Riverside County

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Riverside County is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Cottonwood Springs (8.7 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Joshua Tree National Park South Entrance (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • Rancho Las Flores Park (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
  • Davis Sports Complex (14.3 mi / 23.1 km)
  • South Jackson Park (14.5 mi / 23.4 km)
  • Salton Sea State Recreation Area (15.8 mi / 25.5 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Riverside County

The nearest airport is in Thermal, CA (TRM-Jacqueline Cochran Regional), located 12.9 mi (20.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Bermuda Dunes, CA (UDD), which is 17.8 mi (28.6 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Palm Springs Station, Perris Station and Moreno Valley/March Field Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Where to stay near Riverside County?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 8,632 house rentals near Riverside County. From 4,564 Houses to 2,370 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Riverside County is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Riverside County?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Riverside County. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Palm Springs: 6,033 vacation rentals
  • Palm Desert: 7,236 vacation rentals
  • La Quinta: 4,791 vacation rentals
  • Rancho Mirage: 6,520 vacation rentals
  • Indio: 4,800 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Riverside County! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Riverside County?

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

  • Palm Springs: 6,033 rentals
  • Palm Desert: 7,236 rentals
  • La Quinta: 4,791 rentals
  • Rancho Mirage: 6,520 rentals
  • Indio: 4,800 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when travelling by plane to Riverside County?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of lodging choices in Riverside County are:

  • Palm Springs International Airport (PSP): 7,200 home rentals
  • Banning, CA (BNG-Banning Municipal): 902 home rentals
  • Murrieta, CA (RBK-French Valley): 435 home rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in Riverside County?

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

  • Palm Desert Country Club: 4,593 vacation homes
  • Rancho Las Palmas Country Club: 7,713 vacation homes
  • Desert Willow Golf Resort: 7,548 vacation homes
  • La Quinta Resort Mountain Course: 1,814 vacation homes
  • Indian Wells Tennis Garden: 4,456 vacation homes

But there are many other points of interest around Riverside County 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.

Explore destinations around Riverside County

Palm Springs
6,033 vacation rentals
Palm Desert
7,236 vacation rentals
La Quinta
4,791 vacation rentals
Rancho Mirage
6,520 vacation rentals
4,800 vacation rentals
Indian Wells
5,362 vacation rentals
Cathedral City
5,226 vacation rentals
Desert Hot Springs
7,312 vacation rentals
3,545 vacation rentals
Moreno Valley
64 vacation rentals
425 vacation rentals
Bermuda Dunes
5,106 vacation rentals
Thousand Palms
6,554 vacation rentals
379 vacation rentals
23 vacation rentals
El Paseo Shopping District
4,871 vacation rentals
345 vacation rentals
North Palm Springs
2,613 vacation rentals
3,756 vacation rentals
261 vacation rentals