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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Fairfax?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 280 house rentals around Fairfax. From 175 Houses to 32 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 around Fairfax 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: 818 vacation rentals
  • Union Square: 692 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 727 vacation rentals
  • Pacific Heights: 369 vacation rentals
  • Richmond District: 853 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: 1,762 home rentals
  • Marin Museum of Bicycling: 1,751 home rentals
  • Mountain Play Theatre: 1,876 home rentals
  • Fairfax Library: 1,741 home rentals
  • Fairfax Pavillion: 1,795 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 175 Houses in Fairfax. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Fairfax include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 32 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 60 vacation homes with pool available in Fairfax.

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