Discover a selection of 1,000 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 private pools. Prices start at $99 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

Activities and attractions in Riverside

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Riverside a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Castle Park Amusement Park (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • San Manuel Stadium (9.2 mi / 14.9 km)
  • Auto Club Speedway (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Silverlakes Sports Complex (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
  • Glen Helen Raceway (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
  • Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa (17.1 mi / 27.5 km)

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.


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

Transportation options to and around Riverside

Fly into Los Angeles - Ontario Intl. Airport (ONT), the closest airport, located 13.5 mi (21.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into John Wayne Airport (SNA), which is 34.8 mi (56 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to Riverside-Downtown Station or Riverside-La Sierra Station and explore the city from there.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Riverside?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now it wants to go on vacation. It's time to pack your suitcase and head to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Riverside:

  • Make the most of handy amenities like a toaster and a washing machine at "Iconic Mid - Century Modern House". Situated around 50 miles from Riverside, this leading option has 3 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • "Beautiful Mid Century Hideaway" also promises an awesome stay, offering 3 bedrooms, a desk, a washing machine and more. It's around 50 miles from Riverside.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Riverside?

You need only step foot inside one of Vrbo's tiny house vacation rentals in Riverside to realize that cool things really do come in small packages. Ingeniously designed to maximize every inch of space, these fun-sized digs promise a big vacation experience:

  • Leave the world behind and escape to "Laguna" Tiny House Near 50 Temecula Wineries". This retreat in Temecula packs plenty of comforts into its small space, such as cookware, dishware and utensils and off-street parking options.
  • "Desert Tiny House In Mineral Pool Resort" offers convenient extras like a toaster and a kitchen. Located in Desert Hot Springs, you'll be able to live big in this small but well-designed abode.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Riverside?

Whether you want to spend your trip chasing outdoor adventure or chilling with your loved ones, we've got beautiful log cabins where you can do both. Take a peek at these retreats in and around Riverside:

  • "Romantic Log Cabin ~ Updated, Quiet": This fantastic vacation home is an ideal base if you love playing outdoors. Sledding and kayaking are some activities you can do in the area when you're not chilling in your cozy cabin.
  • "Charming Log Cabin In The Heart Of Wine Country": Spend your getaway enjoying all the conveniences of this hideaway. When it's time to get outdoors, hiking and biking and water skiing are some awesome things to do.

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

Your working week will be much easier to face if you've got something epic lined up for the weekend. Give yourself something nice to look forward to by locking in one of these top weekend getaways in or near Riverside:

  • Located around 1 mile to the southwest of Riverside, "New Riverside House With Pergola" has all you need for a relaxing weekend escape, including a kitchen and cable/satellite TV services. When you're ready to get out and explore, there are plenty of outdoor attractions to get to like Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden and Snow Valley.
  • Also consider "1910 Craftsman Style Home / Studio Across Rcc Walking Distance To Mission Inn", which is around 1 mile south of Riverside. After a day exploring nearby natural attractions like Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club and Santiago Park, relax in your rental and make the most of WiFi, a garden and more.

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

Appreciate the culture of Riverside from the comfort of a studio apartment. Whether you plan to kick back on your own or live it up with buddies, you'll find the perfect studio apartment in and around Riverside:

  • Explore your surroundings and then sleep soundly at "1910 Craftsman Style Home / Studio Across Rcc Walking Distance To Mission Inn". This vacation rental is an excellent base for seeing the sights and offers amenities including a garden and a balcony.
  • "Downtown Riverside Close To Mission Inn" is another fabulous option. Stay here and enjoy the use of cable/satellite TV services, internet services and more.

There are loads of sights around Riverside to put on your must-do list. Feed the culture buff in you by visiting Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre and Western Science Center.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Riverside?

Short-term rentals are easy to come by in and around Riverside. Chill out for a night or two in a luxury bed & breakfast, a budget studio apartment or a roomy home. Whatever type of rental you'd like, you'll find the right place with Vrbo. These are some of our faves:

  • If you're eager to be close to the action, "Romantic Log Cabin ~ Updated, Quiet" will suit your style. It's within easy reach of the heart of Riverside and a convenient base to check out attractions like Citrus State Historic Park and University of California, Riverside.
  • "One Of A Kind Lake And Mountain Views" is another enticing option. We suggest adding Riverside Convention Center and California Baptist University to your travel itinerary when you're ready to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Riverside?

Whether spent in a cabin, a cottage or a treehouse, a romantic weekend getaway is an excellent way to add some fire to your relationship. Whisk your sweetie away for a couple of leisurely days at one of these top escapes in or near Riverside:

  • Slip away on Friday for a couple of nights of passion at "Gated Estate With Salt Water Pool". Located around 30 miles from Riverside, this place comes with lots of nice touches, like beauty services and winery tours.
  • Alternatively, spend a few magical days sipping wine and canoodling at "Lakeside Access Lake View, Clean", around 20 miles from Riverside. Skiing facilities and a resort will help set the scene for romance.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Riverside?

Nothing says "best vacation evvv-er" like staying in a mansion. Spoil your loved ones with a truly unforgettable escape at one of these mansions for rent in and around Riverside:

  • Approximately 11 miles to the south of Riverside is "Huge Hilltop Mansion With Million Dollar Views". As well as its awe-inspiring design, you'll be impressed by its high-end amenities, such as a firepit and a garden.
  • Alternatively, score some major Brownie points and spend a week at "Lakeside Mansion - Waterfront". It's located 25 miles to the south of Riverside and offers amenities like golf, a fireplace and more.

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

Check out these large group vacation rentals in or near Riverside and forget about leaving anyone off your invite list:

  • There's plenty of space to sprawl out at "Gated Estate With Salt Water Pool". Around 30 miles south of Riverside, this expansive retreat has 6 bedrooms that sleep up to 22 guests. Top amenities include a garden and a swimming pool.
  • Nothing is more important than being with the people you love, and "Cozy Spacious Home With Game Room In Riverside" makes it easy to do that. Located around 4 miles to the northwest of Riverside, as many as 12 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 6 bedrooms. An ocean view and a garden are among the various amenities at hand here.

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

Of all the conveniences a vacation rental can offer, a pool is one of the most desired. Take a peek at these houses for rent with a pool in or near Riverside and spend your days splashing around. Just remember to take your unicorn floatie:

  • Round up your crew and enjoy an unforgettable break at "Riverside House With Pergola ~ 1 Mi To Dtwn". There's a lot to love about this escape apart from its pool, such as towels and a microwave oven.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a more leisurely pace of life at "Spacious House With Gym, Arcade". Along with a refreshing pool, you can also make use of childrens activities and books.

Not sure what the weather is like in Riverside? It has a mediterranean climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 70 ºF to 85 ºF. If you're chasing a little more inspiration on where to stay in this popular destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to check out our entire selection of Riverside vacation rentals.