Destination guide

Explore the lakeside setting in Castro Valley

The lake and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Castro Valley. This city's shopping, golfing and restaurants draw many visitors. Lafayette Gallery and Computer History Museum are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, Vrbo has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Sightseeing in and around Castro Valley

Are you searching for attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Castro Valley a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Pier 39 (19.3 mi / 31.1 km)
  • California's Great America (21.7 mi / 34.9 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (19.3 mi / 31.1 km)
  • Waterworld California (19.4 mi / 31.2 km)
  • Golden Tee Golfland (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Oakland Zoo (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Castro Valley

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Castro Valley is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Twin Peaks (20.2 mi / 32.5 km)
  • Palace of Fine Arts (21.2 mi / 34.2 km)
  • University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley (15 mi / 24.2 km)
  • Tilden Regional Park (17 mi / 27.3 km)
  • Shoreline Park (18.1 mi / 29.1 km)
  • Angel Island (22.5 mi / 36.2 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Castro Valley

The nearest airport is in Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive), located 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), which is 7 mi (11.3 km) away.

Catch a ride on the metro at Castro Valley Station for ease of access to the rest of the city.

Can I find a vacation rental around Castro Valley?

Yes, our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 465 vacation rentals near Castro Valley. From 239 houses to 159 flats & apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Castro Valley for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Castro Valley?

Whether you're traveling 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 Castro Valley:

  • West Alameda: 20 vacation rentals
  • Prescott: 21 vacation rentals
  • West Oakland: 43 vacation rentals
  • North San Jose: 87 vacation rentals
  • East End: 33 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, 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 traveling to Castro Valley?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Castro Valley. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Golden Tee Golfland: 1,311 vacation rentals
  • Chouinard Vineyards: 658 vacation rentals
  • Westover Winery: 640 vacation rentals
  • Stonebrae Country Club: 773 vacation rentals
  • Castro Valley Station: 1,036 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Castro Valley listed on Vrbo UK 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 Castro Valley?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 239 Houses in Castro Valley. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Castro Valley include:

  • Flats: 159 rentals available
  • Cottages: 14 rentals available
  • Studios: 169 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Castro Valley?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 98 vacation rentals with pool available in Castro Valley. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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