Destination guide

Ride out to Richmond

You certainly won't regret the Amtrak ride out to Richmond. Nestled on the northern side of the Bay Area, the city's been working hard to shed its gritty rep. Here, salty breezes roll across San Pablo Bay and the coastal mountains poke above the horizon, all linked by the meanders of the San Francisco Bay Trail. Richmond vacation rentals are also perfectly placed for exploring the maritime exhibits aboard the USS Red Oak Victory, not to mention the small-town delights of Point Richmond _ think quirky shopping boutiques and barista-led coffee joints.

Things to do

Discover maritime history in Richmond

There are few cities in the San Francisco Bay Area that can summon as much maritime history as Richmond. Make a jaunt down to the hulking steel shell of the USS Red Oak Victory to start your trip on the seas. Now a museum, the formidable frigate stands atop the famous Richmond Shipyards and the Rosie the Riveter and World War II Home Front National Historical Park, where thousands of naval vessels were crafted during the tumultuous years of the 1940s. You're also likely to get great views of the bay from Point Pinole and the Miller/Knox Lagoon parks.


Richmond leads the East Bay

The district of Point Richmond is always touted as one of the liveliest enclaves of the East Bay area. You'll only need to sip a few sangrias and let loose in the annual Point Richmond Music Festival during the summertime to see why _ you'll hear everything from classic Bakersfield to Chicago jazz there. Then there are the weekly farmer's markets to shop through, and the local coffee shops to enjoy. Of course, excursions across the water to palm-peppered San Rafael, and trips to the wineries of Napa, are also both on the menu.


Spring to Richmond and fall for the Bay Area

Richmond vacation rentals fill up to bursting during the hot summer months of June and July, when countless visitors come to tour Napa's wineries or see the big sights of San Fran. That's why it's much better to plan your vacation to this corner of northern California during the spring or fall. Not only can you expect better rates on houses and rentals then, but the weather is also excellent in the months of May, September, and October _ think sunny, dry days, not to mention oodles of wine festivals around the Central Valley.

Natural features

Richmond is the heart of East Bay

Although Richmond vacation rentals are connected to big San Francisco by metro links and motorways aplenty, they can often feel far more submerged in California's natural side. That might be because the rugged rises of the Berkeley and Briones hills begin here in earnest, peaking up in rolling highland meadows and clusters of grazing pastures. The closest place to town to really get a taste of the Cali hinterland is the Wildcat Canyon Regional Park, which has laurel trees, oak forests, mud tracks, and prowling coyotes alike.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Richmond

Fly into Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field), the closest airport, located 16.2 mi (26.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), which is 17 mi (27.4 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, you can make your way to Richmond Transit Center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Richmond, CA?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,902 vacation rentals around Richmond. From 824 condo and apartment rentals to 664 house 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 city-center property in Richmond?

Roll straight out of bed and walk to the major tourist sights. Or simply get caught up in the thrilling energy of city life! Spend your next vacay living like a local just steps from all the action, with a city centre vacation home. Vrbo has 237 city center vacation homes available. Of course, that might not work for the whole group. Luckily, Vrbo has oodles more options, including:

  • 200 water-view vacation rentals.
  • 180 mountain-view vacation rentals.
  • 132 seaside vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Richmond?

Wave goodbye to standardized, cookie cutter hotel rooms. Our house vacation rentals each have their own unique personalities — as well as all the space you could possibly need! There are 699 options listed on Vrbo. Prices start at $49 a night. If that doesn't suit your posse's style, we have a range of other rental options to select from, such as:

  • Apartment: 650 vacation homes. Prices start from $55 per night.
  • Condo: 178 vacation homes. Prices start from $80 per night.
  • Hotel: 172 vacation homes. Prices start from $31 per night.

Can I stay in Richmond in a large group?

Nothing beats being reunited with old work friends or spending a week or so with your beloved relatives in an exciting new location. And the best thing, Vrbo has options big enough for the whole squad. Presently, house vacation homes are the hottest thing for large groups of travelers here, and we have 171 listed on our database. Rental accommodations around here that can house large groups include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we offer 580 vacation homes perfect for that size. Spend a night from just $55.
  • If you've got 5 in your family, you'll be thrilled to learn that there are 266 vacation homes that are perfect. The starting price is $99 per night.
  • On a trip away with 8 guests? We have 245 vacation homes that will meet your needs. Prices begin at just $150 per night.

So never fear! When you travel with us you can bring along your dad, your grandma and all your besties to Richmond.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Richmond?

There are friends, there is family and then there are friends that become family. Renew the connections with your nearest and dearest and plan a cost-conscious vacay with Vrbo. Southwest Annex is perfect for bargain hunters. And with 9 Vrbo rentals at an average price of $120 a night, it's not difficult to see why. Another 6 Vrbo rentals are on offer in or around Marina Bay. With an average price of $138 per night, you're sure to grab a deal worth boasting to your friends about.

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