Destination guide

Up the ante on your next Antioch vacation

Fancy staying in one of the oldest towns in California? Then Antioch could be the place for you. Overlooking the San Joaquin River, a 45-minute drive east of San Francisco, Antioch is the home of the Contra Costa County Fair. Get your Northern Californian getaway off to a great start by booking a well-placed Antioch vacation rental. Nature lovers will enjoy the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge and the Dow Wetlands Preserve, while kids can cool off in Antioch Water Park. After dark, dine out in downtown or catch a show at the Antioch El Campanil, the city's historic theater.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Antioch

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Antioch a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Lone Tree Golf Course (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord (13.5 mi / 21.8 km)
  • Bridges Golf Club (17.5 mi / 28.2 km)
  • Dublin Ranch Golf Course (19.5 mi / 31.4 km)
  • Antioch WaterPark (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Golf Club at Brentwood (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)

From windsurfing to window shopping, Antioch is a winner

Known as the gateway to the California Delta, Antioch has a prime position on the San Joaquin River. From Antioch Marina, book a boat excursion or take a guided kayaking tour of the San Joaquin river down to the Delta. Or book windsurfing or kitesurfing lessons on Sherman Island. If shopping's more your sport, book an Antioch vacation rental near Somerville Town Center mall, where you'll find a variety of high street stores, plus laid-back bars and family restaurants. In the summer months, the city hosts a calendar of free events and concerts in the city parks.


Steamy summers and mild winters means Antioch is more antifreeze

Bright, sunny summers and mild winters with little rainfall, Antioch does pretty well in the weather stakes. The city has a semi-arid climate with hot, dry summers when temperatures sometimes rocket to over 100 degrees. It starts to cool down a little in fall, and there's the odd chance of rain, so it's worth packing a light jacket and an umbrella. For the best choice of Antioch vacation rentals, book ahead of the Contra Costa County Fair in June, which draws thousands to the city.

Natural features

Hike, hike, Baby - rural adventures in Antioch

Set 45 miles east of San Francisco, Antioch is a rural city on the banks of the San Joaquin River. There are some 30 parks within Antioch city limits, including the Contra Loma Regional Park, a 780-acre parkland with walking trails and a reservoir for fishing. For more hardy hikers, an hour's drive southwest is Mount Diablo State Park. It has dozens of hiking trails, each dotted with waterfalls, creeks and fields of wildflowers, where you can spot bobcat, mountain lions, and coyotes. Guided hikes start from the visitors center.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Antioch

Fly into Oakland Intl. Airport (OAK), the closest airport, located 30 mi (48.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field), which is 13.7 mi (22 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station is Antioch-Pittsburg Station. You might consider catching a ride on the metro at Antioch Station to easily navigate the city.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Antioch?

Whatever your vacation needs, you'll find a rental in or around Antioch that's a perfect match. Take a peek at these favorites:

  • "Amazing Views Of San Francisco" is a hit with guests. Around 30 miles from Antioch, it has 1 bedroom and lots of useful amenities, including an ocean view and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • Alternatively, get comfortable at "Water Front Home Minutes To Fast Water". Located around 12 miles from the heart of Antioch, it has 4 bedrooms and features free toiletries and a DVD player.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Antioch vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Antioch?

Get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life at one of our weekend getaways in or near Antioch. Whether you want to hang out with buddies or spend precious time with the fam, we'll have something to suit your style. These top-rated options are hard to beat:

  • Whisk yourself away to "Cute And Cozy 3 Bedroom". Located about 8 miles to the west of Antioch, this delightful escape has all you need for a chilled out stay, including a barbecue grill and a TV.
  • Alternatively, pack a few clothes into a small suitcase and set out for "Romantic Getaway With Sauna, Fireplace And Great Seal Watching". This top getaway is around 9 miles east of Antioch and has off-street parking options and a barbecue grill.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Antioch?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish choice, ideally suited for traveling couples or solo adventurers. Spend your days checking out your surroundings and your nights kicking back in your cozy hideaway. These properties in or near Antioch will tick all the boxes:

  • Chill by yourself or take a travel buddy along to "Bay Area Hideaway - Your Home Away From Home". You'll have loads of amenities to take advantage of, including off-street parking options and heating.
  • An equally good rental is "Romantic Getaway With Sauna, Fireplace And Great Seal Watching". Don't be fooled by its modest size — this comfortable apartment is loaded with handy amenities like games, pet-friendly services and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Antioch?

Whether you're looking for a simple cabin or a house with room enough for the whole family, you'll find the ideal place on Vrbo. Enjoy a mini break at one of these top picks in or near Antioch:

  • If you only need to stay a night or two, "Romantic Getaway With Sauna, Fireplace And Great Seal Watching" is a fantastic choice. It's close to central Antioch, so you'll be near all the top attractions.
  • Alternatively, spend a couple of nights at "Luxurious Sunny 1bedbath, Beautiful Hill View From Room And Bay View From Backyard". This comfy, conveniently located property makes it easy to explore the area's sights.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Antioch?

Big groups mean big fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll effortlessly fit your whole crew. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Antioch and get your favorite people together under one roof:

  • A great range of amenities including a kitchen and a nearby waterfront make "New Single Prices - Large Group Rental With Prime Location By The Beach" a favorite. This sizable retreat has 5 bedrooms and accommodates up to 14 people. From Antioch's center, it's around 12 miles away to the southeast.
  • Invite as many as 12 of your dearest friends to "Summer Paradise - Large Discovery Bay Deep Water Home W" and fill the place with love and laughter. This top option has 4 bedrooms and is around 12 miles to the southeast of central Antioch. It's crammed with features to keep a large group happy and comfortable, including a firepit and a chef.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Antioch?

Of all the conveniences a vacation rental can have, a pool promises the most fun. Check out these houses for rent with a pool in or near Antioch and spend your time splashing around. Just remember to take your inflatable unicorn:

  • Get your vacation on at "Quiet, Comfortable Guest House", where your biggest priority will be pool time. Amenities including childrens activities and a dishwasher help make this retreat a guest favorite.
  • Otherwise, unpack your suitcase at "Quiet And Comfortable Guest House In The El Cerrito Hills Neighborhood". In addition to its inviting pool, you'll also have use of towels and a TV.

Not sure how to pack your suitcase for your Antioch escape? This enticing destination has a mediterranean climate. During the summer months, you can expect average temperatures of between 55 ºF and 90 ºF. Check out our range of Antioch vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more great ideas about where to stay.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Antioch?

Every get-together with the family should be memorable. Whether you're planning a getaway with the kids or a celebration with relatives, these large family vacation rentals in or near Antioch offer a comfy home away from home with plenty of space for everyone:

  • Get your nearest and dearest under the same roof at "Water Front Home Minutes To Fast Water", which has 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 guests. This escape is located 12 miles to the southeast of Antioch and features amenities such as a TV and a dining table.
  • Another top option is "Cute And Cozy 3 Bedroom". This large rental is 8 miles west of Antioch and features cable/satellite TV services, a barbecue grill and more. With 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 8 people, don't worry about leaving anyone off your guest list.

If you're hoping to visit some family-friendly attractions around the area, you're spoiled for choice. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord, Orinda Theater and Antioch WaterPark offer fun for young and old.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Antioch?

Time spent with family is priceless, which is why we'll help you find a space where you can truly connect. Book one of these family cabin rentals in or near Antioch and make memories with your loved ones:

  • "Delta Cabin" - This sought-after retreat offers cable/satellite TV services and a TV and is around 12 miles to the southeast of central Antioch.
  • "Cabin With Magical, Breathtaking Views In Orinda Mins To Downtown San Francisc" - Gather up the troops and spend a few nights at this appealing property, which is around 20 miles to the southwest of Antioch. You'll have access to a kitchenette, coffee and tea making facilities and more.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Antioch vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

Can I find two-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Antioch?

It's easy to arrange a wonderful getaway with Vrbo. Whether you'd rather have a comfy cottage or a stylish apartment, we've got lots of two-bedroom options in or near Antioch: Here are just a few of our favorites:

  • With a kitchen and a garden, "New Charming Antioch Home With Private Yard + Grill" has all you'll need for an enjoyable stay. Settle in and then venture out and explore your new surroundings.
  • "Apartment Peters In Neugarmssiel" is another popular two-bedroom place. It offers a kitchen, a swimming pool and lots more.

What are the best three-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Antioch?

You could easily fit a small crowd into the three-bedroom wonders available on Vrbo. If you're traveling with family or friends, check out these options in or near Antioch:

  • Offering the trifecta of privacy, space and comfort, you'll get the entire gang's seal of approval at "Centrally Located 3 Bedroom Home With Serene Hilly View. No Rear Neighbours". This stay comes with many handy amenities, including a garden and a fireplace.
  • "Beautiful 3 Bedroom 2bath And Pool House" is another top option that has three bedrooms. A kitchen and a swimming pool are just a couple of things that will help make your stay here nice and comfortable.