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Take in the desert beauty of Riverside County

The area's live music and festivals are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Riverside County. Well known for its shopping, restaurants and golfing, this relaxing city won't disappoint. Local cultural sights include Palm Springs Air Museum and March Field Air Museum. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in and around Riverside County

Do you want to discover attractions to see in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Riverside County a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Living Desert Zoo and Gardens (23.7 mi / 38.1 km)
  • Indio's Municipal Golf Course (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)
  • Indian Palms Country Club (15.6 mi / 25.2 km)
  • Desert Adventures Metate Ranch (16 mi / 25.8 km)
  • Empire Polo Club (16.1 mi / 25.9 km)
  • The Golf Club at La Quinta (18 mi / 29 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the desert landscape and other natural features in Riverside County

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Riverside County is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Cottonwood Springs (8.7 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Joshua Tree National Park South Entrance (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • Rancho Las Flores Park (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
  • Davis Sports Complex (14.3 mi / 23.1 km)
  • South Jackson Park (14.5 mi / 23.4 km)
  • Salton Sea State Recreation Area (15.8 mi / 25.5 km)

How to get to and around Riverside County

The nearest airport is in Thermal, CA (TRM-Jacqueline Cochran Regional), located 12.9 mi (20.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Bermuda Dunes, CA (UDD), which is 17.8 mi (28.6 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Palm Springs Station, Perris Station and Moreno Valley/March Field Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Where to stay around Riverside County?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 8,907 holiday lettings near Riverside County. From 4,703 Houses to 2,438 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Riverside County area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Riverside County?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Riverside County. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Palm Desert: 7,408 holiday homes
  • La Quinta: 4,909 holiday homes
  • Palm Springs: 6,356 holiday homes
  • Indio: 4,914 holiday homes
  • Vista Las Palmas: 712 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Riverside County! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Riverside County?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Riverside County with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Palm Desert: 7,408 holiday lettings
  • La Quinta: 4,909 holiday lettings
  • Palm Springs: 6,356 holiday lettings
  • Indio: 4,914 holiday lettings
  • Rancho Mirage: 6,807 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Riverside County?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Riverside County are:

  • Palm Springs International Airport (PSP): 7,509 self catering accommodations
  • Banning, CA (BNG-Banning Municipal): 941 self catering accommodations
  • Murrieta, CA (RBK-French Valley): 461 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Riverside County?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Riverside County. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Indian Wells Golf Course: 7,700 holiday rentals
  • Ramona Bowl Amphitheatre: 577 holiday rentals
  • Empire Polo Club: 4,831 holiday rentals
  • Toscana Country Club: 7,758 holiday rentals
  • Palm Springs Air Museum: 7,626 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Riverside County listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Explore destinations around Riverside County

Palm Desert
7,408 holiday rentals
La Quinta
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Rancho Mirage
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Desert Hot Springs
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Indian Wells
5,547 holiday rentals
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Mountain Center
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Cathedral City
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Bermuda Dunes
5,339 holiday rentals
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76 holiday rentals
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