Destination guide

Explore the natural setting in Richmond

The wildlife and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Richmond. Travelers to this scenic city praise the bird watching, sporting events and boating. Alcatraz Island and Pier 39 are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Richmond

Do you want to find top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Richmond a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Pier 39 (9.4 mi / 15.2 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (9.4 mi / 15.2 km)
  • Waterworld California (16.3 mi / 26.3 km)
  • San Francisco Zoo (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
  • Richmond Country Club (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Cesar Chavez Park (4.8 mi / 7.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Richmond

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Richmond is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Palace of Fine Arts (10.7 mi / 17.3 km)
  • Twin Peaks (13.9 mi / 22.4 km)
  • Tilden Regional Park (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Angel Island (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Muir Woods (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Richmond

Fly into Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field), the closest airport, located 16.2 mi (26.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), which is 17 mi (27.4 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, you can make your way to Richmond Transit Center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Richmond?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,911 house rentals around Richmond. From 824 condo and apartment rentals to 673 house rentals, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Richmond is on Vrbo.

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

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 Richmond:

  • Richmond Annex: 24 vacation rentals
  • North & East: 16 vacation rentals
  • Southwest Annex: 19 vacation rentals
  • Golden Gate: 17 vacation rentals
  • Crocker: 33 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 Richmond?

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

  • Craneway Pavilion: 2,163 home rentals
  • Golden State Model Railroad Museum: 2,130 home rentals
  • Marina Bay Trail: 2,121 home rentals
  • Nevin Community Center: 2,136 home rentals
  • Richmond Transit Center: 2,106 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Richmond listed on Vrbo 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 Condos/Apartments in Richmond?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 824 Condos/Apartments in Richmond. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Richmond include:

  • Houses: 673 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 63 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 63 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 Richmond?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 255 vacation homes with pool available in Richmond.

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