Discover a selection of 2,000 vacation rentals in California, US that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $40 per night, and houses and cabins are popular options for a stay in California. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Take in the beachside beauty of California

The area's live music and museums are just a few of the reasons to vacation in California. This welcoming city is known for its beaches, shopping and restaurants. Kia Forum, Shoreline Amphitheatre and Medieval Times are a few of the top cultural sights. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around California

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes California a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Wild Water Adventure Park (9.3 mi / 14.9 km)
  • Fresno Chaffee Zoo (22.3 mi / 35.9 km)
  • Island Waterpark (26.7 mi / 42.9 km)
  • Kings River Winery (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • No Surrender Laser Tag & Adventure Park (15.4 mi / 24.7 km)
  • Ridge Creek Dinuba Golf Club (16.1 mi / 25.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in California

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in California. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Pine Flat Lake (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Woodward Park (21.2 mi / 34.2 km)
  • Millerton Lake (21.4 mi / 34.5 km)
  • Shaver Lake (25 mi / 40.3 km)
  • Grant Grove Visitor Center (25.3 mi / 40.7 km)
  • Kings Canyon National Park Big Stump Entrance (25.5 mi / 41 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around California

Fly into Fresno Yosemite Intl. Airport (FAT), the closest airport, located 16.7 mi (26.9 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, Fresno Station, Hanford Station and Madera Station are the main stations in the city. You can see more of California by jumping on the metro at Santa Teresa Station, Cottle Station or Snell Station.

What's the best place to stay if you're looking to rent a house for a weekend in California?

If you love the idea of sliding open the balcony doors to glorious views of the ocean, make your way to Santa Monica Beach in Santa Monica. Browse our beachfront vacation rentals here and spend a couple of relaxed days strolling the shore and dozing off to the sounds of splashing waves.

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