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Destination guide

Kick back and relax in Moreno Valley

Sat neatly in a small fold between the chaparral tops of the San Bernardino Mountains and the rugged Mojave borderlands of the San Jacinto Mountains, Moreno Valley certainly has a handsome spot on the flatlands that carve through the ranges around Los Angeles. It's a quiet, relaxed cut-out of Californian suburbia at heart though, where the hulking outline of Box Springs keeps watch over some large shopping malls and the enticing Lake Perris Waterpark. At the same time, Moreno Valley vacation rentals offer country retreats that are both close to the South Cali peaks and within striking distance of downtown LA.

Things to do

Head to the reserves around Moreno Valley

Known to locals as just the Lake Perris Waterpark, the Lake Perris State Recreation Area to the south of town is home to some of the most family-friendly camping and kayaking in the region. Right next door is the Perris Auto Speedway, which might be just a shadow of the racetrack this corner of Riverside once hosted but still does well to get the adrenaline going with its mud-track showdowns on 2 wheels. Meanwhile, the sinewy ridges of Box Springs Mountain loom to the north-east, hiding boulder-spotted hiking trails and some awesome panoramic lookouts atop the valley.

Activities

Moreno Valley is lakes and peaks

There was a time when petrol heads would flock to Moreno Valley to watch speedsters roar around its hair-pinning Riverside International Raceway. Today, that once-famous track is now retired, and the surroundings here have been allowed to pursue other, less heart-thumping activities. Cue the clutch of excellent nature parks and outdoors exploration areas where Moreno Valley vacation rentals offer access to trailheads and wildlife refuges. Others boast water parks and kayaking lakes, campgrounds and mountain biking routes. It's the perfect spot if you're looking to get out and about with the family close to Los Angeles.

Weather

Meet Moreno Valley in the spring and fall

With mercury levels cranking up during the middle of the summer here, and the rugged peaks of Moreno Valley just a tad too far from the LA coast to make it a veritable summertime destination, it might be worth steering clear of scorching June, July, and August. Much better is to seek out those Moreno Valley vacation rentals in the springtime, or during the cooler fall, when there are milder and breezier conditions for hiking, kayaking, and camping in the great Californian outdoors.

Natural features

Moreno Valley: Nestled between the rugged ridges

Moreno Valley sits in an amphitheater of rising mountains. To the east are the sun-scorched lands of the Chino Hills, cutting off the town from the Pacific Ocean and the Los Angeles Basin. To the south, the wild, wild San Jacinto Mountains shoulder their way atop the horizon in a medley of Ponderosa pine forests and cedar groves, where the tips of the peaks are like islands of snow and wetland habitat for parts of the year. Then come the famous San Bernardino ranges to the east, lurching up to host chaparral slopes and rare mountain lions.

How to get there

How to get to and around Moreno Valley

The nearest airport is in San Bernardino, CA (SBD-San Bernardino Intl.), located 12.7 mi (20.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Ontario, CA (ONT-Los Angeles - Ontario Intl.), which is 23.1 mi (37.1 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, you can make your way to Moreno Valley/March Field Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Moreno Valley?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 78 vacation rentals around Moreno Valley. From 59 house rentals to 4 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 Moreno Valley?

Looming and mysterious, mountains are some of the most ruggedly spectacular formations on the planet. If you're eager to try mountain living, we've got you covered. Vrbo has 8 mountain vacation rentals available. Open to other ideas? Vrbo is brimming with other property options to search through, including:

  • 3 city-center vacation rentals.
  • 3 rural vacation rentals.
  • 2 resort vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Moreno Valley?

Forget about standardized, cookie cutter hotel rooms. Our house vacation rentals each have their own unique personalities — as well as all the space you and your group could need! There are 54 options currently listed on Vrbo. Prices start at $45 a night. Or maybe you'd rather try one of the area's other sought-after property types, such as:

  • Hotel: 52 vacation homes. Prices start from $53 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 7 vacation homes. Prices start from $27 per night.
  • Apartment: 4 vacation homes. Prices start from $89 per night.

Can I stay in Moreno Valley in a large group?

There's nothing quite like staying somewhere completely new with extended family and friends. The great news is Vrbo has some places suitable for big groups. 11 house vacation homes are listed. Currently, they're the leading option here for big groups. Rental properties around this area that are perfect for large groups include:

  • If yours is a group of 8, we have 24 vacation homes perfectly suited for that size. Book a night from just $109.
  • If you've got 10 in your crew, you'll be delighted to discover that there are 20 vacation homes perfect. Prices start at $145 a night.
  • Planning a trip away with a group of 6? We've got 20 vacation homes that will suit. Prices start from $105 per night.

So don't worry! When you travel with us you'll be able to bring your aunt, your cousins and all your mates to Moreno Valley.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Moreno Valley?

Reduce those steep accommodation costs when you organize your stay with Vrbo. You'll find a range of excellent rentals and save heaps! South Redlands is an awesome area to have a look at if you want to keep your budget under control. Vrbo has 5 rentals, and the average price is a very agreeable $150 per night. Snow Valley Mountain Resort is another great option. Vrbo has 262 rentals here, and the average price is around $204 a night.

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