Destination guide

Lively Lafayette will entice you

Take a vacation to Lafayette and enjoy the area's opera, architecture and entertainment. This city's restaurants, spas and sporting events draw many visitors. Lafayette Gallery and Pier 39 are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around Lafayette

Are you searching for attractions to visit during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Lafayette has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Pier 39 (16.5 mi / 26.6 km)
  • Waterworld California (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (16.5 mi / 26.6 km)
  • Tilden Park Golf Course (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Indian Rock Park (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Children's Fairyland (9.3 mi / 15 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Lafayette

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Lafayette is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Tilden Regional Park (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Angel Island (16.9 mi / 27.2 km)
  • Lafayette Reservoir (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Gardens at Heather Farm (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Lafayette

The nearest airport is in Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field), located 7.4 mi (11.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), which is 13.3 mi (21.5 km) away.

Catch a ride on the metro at Lafayette Station to easily navigate the city.

Where to stay near Lafayette?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,561 house rentals near Lafayette. From 480 Houses to 830 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Lafayette for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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

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 Lafayette:

  • Fisherman's Wharf: 758 vacation rentals
  • Union Square: 581 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 648 vacation rentals
  • Pacific Heights: 303 vacation rentals
  • North Central: 26 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 Lafayette?

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

  • Lafayette Reservoir: 1,651 home rentals
  • Lafayette Gallery: 1,438 home rentals
  • Bay Street: 2,174 home rentals
  • Alcatraz Island: 2,176 home rentals
  • Fishermans Wharf Cable Car Turnaround: 2,201 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lafayette 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 Lafayette?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 480 Houses in Lafayette. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lafayette include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 830 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 46 lodging choices
  • Studios: 738 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 Lafayette?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 178 vacation homes with pool available in Lafayette.

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