Destination guide

The captivating area of Southern California awaits your stay

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of Southern California. Renowned for its theme park, beaches and riverfront, this city welcomes all visitors. For a bit of culture, visit RMS Queen Mary, Dolby Theater or TCL Chinese Theatre. 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 Southern California

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that Southern California has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Castle Park Amusement Park (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)
  • Canyon Lake Country Club (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
  • Fiesta Village Family Fun Park (13.5 mi / 21.8 km)
  • East Valley Golf Club (14.8 mi / 23.9 km)
  • The Cove Waterpark (15.1 mi / 24.3 km)
  • San Bernardino Golf Club (15.1 mi / 24.4 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Southern California

Travelers enjoy Southern California for its riverfront and seaside. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Southern California is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Citrus State Historic Park (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Lake Perris (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Box Springs Mountain Reserve Park (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Lakepoint Park (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
  • Valley Wide Regional Park (17.3 mi / 27.8 km)
  • Lake Norconian (18.3 mi / 29.4 km)

Transportation to and around Southern California

The nearest airport is in San Bernardino, CA (SBD-San Bernardino Intl.), located 16.9 mi (27.3 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Murrieta, CA (RBK-French Valley), which is 20.8 mi (33.4 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Moreno Valley/March Field Station, Perris Station and Riverside-Downtown Station are the main stations in the city. It's easy to get around Southern California by catching a ride on the metro at Union Station, Civic Center Station or Pershing Square Station.

Where to stay around Southern California?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 31,977 holiday lettings near Southern California. From 16,136 Houses to 977 Villas, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Southern California area.

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

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

  • Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area: 2,521 holiday homes
  • Santa Clarita: 1,824 holiday homes
  • Ocean Hills: 1,949 holiday homes
  • San Luis Obispo: 925 holiday homes
  • Irvine: 2,908 holiday homes

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

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

  • Santa Clarita: 1,824 holiday lettings
  • Ocean Hills: 1,949 holiday lettings
  • San Luis Obispo: 925 holiday lettings
  • Irvine: 2,908 holiday lettings
  • Malibu: 1,167 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 Southern 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 Southern California are:

  • Van Nuys Airport (VNY): 5,528 self catering accommodations
  • Big Bear City Airport (L35): 2,743 self catering accommodations
  • Ontario International Airport (ONT): 243 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 Southern California?

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

  • Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area: 2,521 holiday rentals
  • Indian Wells Golf Course: 7,950 holiday rentals
  • Golf Course at Ojai Valley Inn and Spa: 659 holiday rentals
  • Los Coyotes Country Club: 2,445 holiday rentals
  • Los Angeles Union Station: 2,778 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Southern 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.

Explore destinations around Southern California

Santa Clarita
1,824 holiday rentals
Ocean Hills
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San Luis Obispo
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Las Vegas
2,627 holiday rentals
Huntington Beach
2,650 holiday rentals
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Lake Arrowhead
594 holiday rentals
El Monte
374 holiday rentals
Hermosa Beach
795 holiday rentals
Los Angeles
3,396 holiday rentals
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Palm Springs
6,455 holiday rentals
Santa Barbara
947 holiday rentals
Big Sur
275 holiday rentals
Desert Hot Springs
7,749 holiday rentals