Destination guide

Book a vacation rental for your Prunedale getaway

Learn about the unique charm of Prunedale with a stay in a private vacation home. This city has something for everyone. Gilroy Premium Outlets and Monterey Bay Aquarium are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Prunedale

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that Prunedale has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (17.5 mi / 28.2 km)
  • Dennis the Menace Park (18 mi / 28.9 km)
  • Salinas Fairways Golf Course (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
  • Gizdich Ranch (11.1 mi / 17.9 km)
  • San Juan Oaks Golf Club (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
  • Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds (11.5 mi / 18.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Prunedale

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Prunedale is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Moss Landing State Beach (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • San Juan Bautista State Historic Park (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Marina State Beach (9.9 mi / 16 km)
  • Ramsay Park (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Sunset State Beach (10.6 mi / 17.1 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Prunedale

Fly into Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal), the closest airport, located 9.2 mi (14.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal), which is 11.8 mi (19.1 km) away.

Where to stay around Prunedale?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 242 vacation rentals near Prunedale. From 97 Houses to 96 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Prunedale for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Prunedale?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Prunedale:

  • Southeast Carmel: 226 vacation rentals
  • Eastside Santa Cruz: 225 vacation rentals
  • Seabright: 166 vacation rentals
  • Westside: 185 vacation rentals
  • Carmel Point: 120 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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

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

  • Boronda Adobe History Center: 1,014 vacation rentals
  • La Selva Beach: 436 vacation rentals
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk: 497 vacation rentals
  • Carmel Beach: 662 vacation rentals
  • Capitola Beach: 866 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Prunedale 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 Prunedale?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 97 Houses in Prunedale. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Prunedale include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 96 rentals available
  • Cabins: 6 rentals available
  • Cottages: 6 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 Prunedale?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 45 vacation rentals with pool available in Prunedale. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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