Where to stay near Northern California?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 20,780 house rentals near Northern California. From 10,702 Houses to 4,832 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Northern California area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Northern California?

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

  • San Francisco: 1,743 vacation rentals
  • Oregon Coast: 4,102 vacation rentals
  • San Francisco Bay Area: 6,092 vacation rentals
  • Monterey: 764 vacation rentals
  • Napa: 907 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Northern California! 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 Northern California?

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 Northern California:

  • San Francisco: 1,743 rentals
  • Monterey: 764 rentals
  • Napa: 907 rentals
  • Santa Cruz: 647 rentals
  • San Jose: 768 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 Northern California?

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

  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO): 2,794 home rentals
  • Del Norte County Airport (CEC): 155 home rentals
  • Sacramento International Airport (SMF): 265 home rentals

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

Lively Northern California will entice you

The area's wineries and live music are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Northern California. This city's sporting events, restaurants and shopping draw many visitors. Lafayette Gallery, Computer History Museum and Greek Theater are a few of the top cultural sights. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Sightseeing in and around Northern California

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? You'll be sure to enjoy Northern California for its hiking and biking. Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Northern California a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mallard Lake Golf Course (18.8 mi / 30.3 km)
  • Oroville Gymnastics Academy (23.1 mi / 37.2 km)
  • Feather River Fish Hatchery (24.6 mi / 39.7 km)
  • Hickman Family Vineyards (25.7 mi / 41.4 km)
  • Bangor Ranch Vineyard & Winery (26.6 mi / 42.8 km)
  • Spencer Shirey Winery (29.9 mi / 48.1 km)

Exploring the natural landscape of Northern California

Whether you're an active 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 Northern California. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • North View Park (17 mi / 27.4 km)
  • Ellis Lake (17.2 mi / 27.6 km)
  • Venice Park (17.3 mi / 27.8 km)
  • Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex (20.3 mi / 32.7 km)
  • Bedrock Park (23.6 mi / 38 km)
  • Kelly Ridge Recreation Area (29.1 mi / 46.8 km)

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