Destination guide

The friendly area of California awaits your stay

The forests and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in California. This welcoming city is known for its restaurants, shopping and surfing. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in California

Do you want to discover top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes California a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Perigeaux Vineyards and Winery (9.1 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Running Hare Vineyard (16.1 mi / 25.8 km)
  • Hague Winery (16.4 mi / 26.3 km)
  • Maryland International Raceway (18.1 mi / 29.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in California

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, California is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • St. Mary's River State Park (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Greenwell State Park (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center (5.6 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Elms Beach Park (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • St. Clement's Island State Park (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around California

The nearest airport is in Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National), located 47.6 mi (76.6 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around California?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 38 vacation rentals near California. From 26 Houses to 3 Studios, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near California for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to California?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in California. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cecil's Old Mill: 104 vacation rentals
  • St. Mary's River State Park: 104 vacation rentals
  • Cove Point Lighthouse: 93 vacation rentals
  • Point Lookout State Park: 96 vacation rentals
  • Patuxent River Naval Air Station: 100 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in California?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 26 Houses in California. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in California include:

  • Studios: 3 rentals available
  • Cottages: 8 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 3 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in California?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 7 vacation rentals with pool available in California. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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