Destination guide

Lively Fairfax will entice you

Enjoy the opera and other features of Fairfax. This city's waterfalls, hiking and biking draw many visitors. Golden Gate Bridge and Palace of Fine Arts are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. 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.


Sightseeing in and around Fairfax

Do you want to find things to do in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Fairfax 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:

  • Pier 39 (16.1 mi / 25.8 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (16.1 mi / 25.9 km)
  • San Francisco Zoo (17.2 mi / 27.7 km)
  • Pacheco Ranch Winery (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
  • Peacock Gap Golf Club (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
  • Indian Valley Golf Club (10.1 mi / 16.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Fairfax

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Fairfax 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:

  • Palace of Fine Arts (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
  • Twin Peaks (17.7 mi / 28.5 km)
  • Muir Woods (5.6 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Angel Island (12.5 mi / 20.1 km)
  • Japanese Tea Garden (16 mi / 25.7 km)
  • Golden Gate Park (16 mi / 25.7 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Fairfax

The nearest airport is in Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field), located 12.8 mi (20.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Napa, CA (APC-Napa Valley), which is 26.1 mi (42 km) away.

Where to stay near Fairfax?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 294 house rentals near Fairfax. From 193 Houses to 29 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Fairfax for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Fairfax?

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

  • Fisherman's Wharf: 752 vacation rentals
  • Union Square: 575 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 643 vacation rentals
  • Pacific Heights: 299 vacation rentals
  • Richmond District: 775 vacation rentals

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

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

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

  • Peri Park: 1,690 home rentals
  • Marin Museum of Bicycling: 1,698 home rentals
  • Fairfax Pavillion: 1,703 home rentals
  • Sausalito Visitors Kiosk: 2,135 home rentals
  • Alcatraz Island: 2,168 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Fairfax 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 Houses in Fairfax?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 193 Houses in Fairfax. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Fairfax include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 29 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 22 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 22 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Fairfax?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 64 vacation homes with pool available in Fairfax.

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