Destination guide

Lively Northern California will entice you

The area's wineries and live music are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Northern California. This city's sporting events, restaurants and shopping draw many visitors. Lafayette Gallery, Computer History Museum and Greek Theater are a few of the top cultural sights. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Sightseeing in and around Northern California

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? You'll be sure to enjoy Northern California for its hiking and biking. Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Northern California a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mallard Lake Golf Course (18.8 mi / 30.3 km)
  • Oroville Gymnastics Academy (23.1 mi / 37.2 km)
  • Feather River Fish Hatchery (24.6 mi / 39.7 km)
  • Hickman Family Vineyards (25.7 mi / 41.4 km)
  • Bangor Ranch Vineyard & Winery (26.6 mi / 42.8 km)
  • Spencer Shirey Winery (29.9 mi / 48.1 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Northern California

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Northern California. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • North View Park (17 mi / 27.4 km)
  • Ellis Lake (17.2 mi / 27.6 km)
  • Venice Park (17.3 mi / 27.8 km)
  • Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex (20.3 mi / 32.7 km)
  • Bedrock Park (23.6 mi / 38 km)
  • Kelly Ridge Recreation Area (29.1 mi / 46.8 km)

How to get to and around Northern California

The nearest airport is in Marysville, CA (MYV-Yuba County), located 20.1 mi (32.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Willows, CA (WLW-Willows-Glenn County), which is 25.6 mi (41.2 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Chico Station, Rocklin Station and Roseville Station are the main stations in the city. You can get around Northern California by catching a ride on the metro at Watt-I-80 West Station, Roseville Road Station or Watt-I-80 Station.

Where to stay around Northern California?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 21,212 holiday lettings near Northern California. From 10,849 Houses to 2,572 Cabins, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Northern California area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Northern California?

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

  • San Francisco Bay Area: 3,938 holiday homes
  • Tahoe Park: 48 holiday homes
  • South Lake Tahoe: 2,729 holiday homes
  • Calistoga: 528 holiday homes
  • Monterey County: 1,238 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Northern California! 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 Northern California?

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

  • South Lake Tahoe: 2,729 holiday lettings
  • Calistoga: 528 holiday lettings
  • Bishop: 1,991 holiday lettings
  • Chico: 37 holiday lettings
  • Napa: 922 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 Northern California?

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 Northern California are:

  • Brookings, OR (BOK): 127 self catering accommodations
  • Eureka, CA (EKA-Murray Field): 230 self catering accommodations
  • Napa County Airport (APC): 774 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 Northern California?

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

  • Yosemite Valley: 724 holiday rentals
  • Solitude Ski Lift: 4,061 holiday rentals
  • Folsom Lake State Recreation Area: 202 holiday rentals
  • South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena: 3,419 holiday rentals
  • Washington Square: 2,145 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Northern California 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.

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