Destination guide

Travel to lively Orinda

Take a vacation to Orinda and enjoy the area's opera, entertainment and theater scene. Travelers to this romantic city praise the restaurants, shopping and sporting events. Lafayette Gallery and Pier 39 are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Orinda

Are you searching for attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that Orinda has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Pier 39 (13.5 mi / 21.8 km)
  • Waterworld California (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (13.5 mi / 21.8 km)
  • Tilden Park Golf Course (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Indian Rock Park (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Children's Fairyland (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Orinda

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Orinda is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Palace of Fine Arts (15.7 mi / 25.3 km)
  • Twin Peaks (17.2 mi / 27.7 km)
  • University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Tilden Regional Park (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Angel Island (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Lafayette Reservoir (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)

Transportation to and around Orinda

Fly into Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field), the closest airport, located 9.8 mi (15.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), which is 11.8 mi (19 km) away.

You might consider catching a ride on the metro at Orinda Station for ease of access to the rest of the city.

Where to stay around Orinda?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 671 holiday lettings near Orinda. From 354 Houses to 190 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Orinda is on HomeAway.

Can I rent Houses in Orinda?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 354 Houses in Orinda. Our other popular types of Orinda holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 190 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 40 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 183 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Orinda?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 73 holiday homes with pool available in Orinda. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.