Discover a selection of 397 vacation rentals in Riverside, CA 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 kitchens. Prices start at $90 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Riverside. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Riverside is a laid-back, family-friendly spot

Flaunting its handsome Mission Revival architecture, those lanky, S-shaped palm trees, and wide boulevards of Western saloons, Riverside might just be the California you're looking for. Quaint and relaxed, and far from the hustle of Los Angeles, the wealth of family villas and hacienda-style homes is often enough to entice folk searching for Riverside vacation rentals. What's nearby rarely disappoints, with those great swathes of orange groves filtering out along the Santa Ana River, local art museums, historic citrus farms, and the rugged San Bernardino Mountains all making an appearance.

Things to do

See Riverside's Spanish mansions and citrus groves

A stop in the iconic Mission Inn Museum, where the Spanish-styled architecture and curious Mudejar features of the building are unraveled for all to see, is usually a great place to start in Riverside. After that, you could delve into the California Citrus State Historic Park, where some of California's long-lost orange groves are preserved along with the heritage of the industry. And then comes the Box Springs Mountain Reserve and Sycamore Canyon, which both tout biking routes and hiking trails in the looming shadow of the San Bernardino ranges.

Activities

Dusty trails and orange farms in Riverside

You won't have to walk far from the doorways of those Riverside vacation rentals to find the dusty trailheads and mountain biking tracks that pierce into the wild foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains. Nor will you need to search too hard to discover an authentic Californian citrus farm, where the oranges are plucked straight from the trees. More surprising perhaps are Riverside's theme parks, gaming arcades, skate rinks, and cultural centers dedicated to the unique Mission Revival styles of the Inland Empire.

Weather

Hot days and sultry nights in Riverside

Riverside's hot climate dominates for much of the year, with just slightly dropped mercury levels and some rainfall occurring in the winter months of January and February. That means anytime from early spring to fall is perfect for planning that jaunt to this enclave of Los Angeles, with most people searching for Riverside vacation rentals and places to stay along the Santa Ana River sometime between the months of May and September.

Natural features

Riverside sits in the shadow of the San Bernardino Mountains

If there's one defining feature of pretty Riverside, it's the hulking rises of the great San Bernardino Mountains that poke up on the horizon. These are home to cut canyons, gorges, chaparral-covered hills, and some of the region's top recreational spots – Lake Arrowhead, Butler Peak, and the hiking trails of the San Bernardino National Forest. Closer to town is the Box Springs Mountain Reserve, where eucalyptus forests house rare snakes and bobcats in the middle of the urban fray.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Riverside

Fly into San Bernardino, CA (SBD-San Bernardino Intl.), the closest airport, located 11 mi (17.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Ontario, CA (ONT-Los Angeles - Ontario Intl.), which is 13.5 mi (21.7 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, make your way to Riverside-Downtown Station or Riverside-La Sierra Station to see more of the city.

How many vacation rentals are available around Riverside, CA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 397 vacation rentals around Riverside. From 221 house rentals to 39 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a mountain-view property in Riverside?

What a view! That's what you'll find yourself saying when you head for the hills and treat yourself to a fantastic high-altitude getaway. Vrbo has no less than 67 mountain vacation rentals available. Of course, that might not be for everyone. Luckily, Vrbo has plenty more options, including:

  • 38 lake-view vacation rentals.
  • 20 lakeside vacation rentals.
  • 17 mountainside vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Riverside?

Our house vacation rentals are real properties for real travelers. With loads of space to spread out, they're perfect for those who want to experience life like a local. There are 216 houses listed on Vrbo. Prices start at $45 a night. If that doesn't match your posse's taste, we have a range of different property types to pick from, such as:

  • Hotel: 122 vacation homes. Prices start from $27 per night.
  • Cabin: 40 vacation homes. Prices start from $85 per night.
  • Condo: 15 vacation homes. Prices start from $110 per night.

Can I stay in Riverside in a large group?

There's nothing quite like being somewhere totally new with extended family and friends. The best news is Vrbo has options to suit big groups. Why not have a squiz at the 39 house vacation homes available here? They're the most popular choice for large groups of travelers. The rental property options that can cater to large groups around here include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we offer 140 vacation homes suitable for that size. Stay a night from just $99.
  • Looking for a rental property for 8 guests? We have 94 that will be ideal. You can get one for as low as $79 a night.
  • Hunting down places for rent catering to 10 guests? You'll be delighted to hear we have 74 that'll be perfect. You can book one from just $140 per night.

You and your crew will be in good hands when you organize your Riverside escape through us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Riverside?

Friends become our chosen family. Renew the connections with those who mean the most to you and organize a cost-conscious stay with Vrbo. Bonita is a good area to check out if you want to keep your budget under control. Vrbo has 31 rentals, and the average price is an affordable $131 per night. There are another 5 Vrbo rentals waiting for you in or around South Redlands. The average price here is $150 a night.

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