Destination guide

Lively Lake Forest will entice you

Enjoy the live music and other features of Lake Forest. Renowned for its forests, lake and shopping, this city welcomes all visitors. Main Beach Park and Huntington State Beach 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

Activities and attractions in and around Lake Forest

Do you want to find things to do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Lake Forest a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Santa Ana Zoo (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • Discovery Science Center (13.5 mi / 21.8 km)
  • Lake Forest Golf and Practice Center (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Saddleback Valley Volleyball Club (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Etnies Skate Park of Lake Forest (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Marguerite Aquatic Complex (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Lake Forest

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, August, September, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 82°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Lake Forest

Lake Forest is famous for its panoramic lake views and pristine beaches. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Lake Forest is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Main Beach Park (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
  • Huntington State Beach (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
  • Heritage Hill Historic Park (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Pittsford Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Orange County Great Park (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
Transport

How to get to and around Lake Forest

The nearest airport is in Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne), located 10.3 mi (16.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Fullerton, CA (FUL-Fullerton Municipal), which is 22.9 mi (36.9 km) away.

Where to stay around Lake Forest?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,393 holiday lettings near Lake Forest. From 1,786 Houses to 988 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Lake Forest area.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Lake Forest?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Lake Forest:

  • Airport Area: 48 holiday homes
  • Balboa Peninsula: 843 holiday homes
  • Southwest Anaheim: 454 holiday homes
  • Northwest Anaheim: 91 holiday homes
  • Portola Springs: 18 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, 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 when travelling to Lake Forest?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Lake Forest. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Lake Forest Golf and Practice Center: 3,270 holiday lettings
  • Arden-Modjeska Historic Site: 3,362 holiday lettings
  • Heritage Hill Historic Park: 3,366 holiday lettings
  • The Orchard at Saddleback: 3,291 holiday lettings
  • Etnies Skate Park of Lake Forest: 3,185 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Forest listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Lake Forest?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,786 Houses in Lake Forest. Our other popular types of Lake Forest holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 988 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 165 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 126 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Lake Forest?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,169 holiday homes with pool available in Lake Forest. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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