Destination guide

The tranquil city of Smith River awaits you

The ocean views, riverfront and forests display a scene truly unique to Smith River. This city is relaxing and welcoming, recognized for its casino gaming, restaurants and bars. 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 Smith River

Are you searching for attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Smith River a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Del Norte Golf Course (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Salmon Run Golf Course (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
  • Boy Scout Tree Trail (12.7 mi / 20.5 km)
  • Ocean World (14 mi / 22.5 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Smith River

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 65°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Smith River

Travelers appreciate the beautiful ocean views and pristine beaches, which is just a taste of what Smith River has to offer. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Smith River. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Crissey Field State Recreation Site (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Tolowa Dunes State Park (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • McVay Rock State Recreation Site (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Sporthaven Beach (9.2 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park (9.7 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Florence Keller Regional Park (10 mi / 16.2 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Smith River

The nearest airport is in Crescent City, CA (CEC-Jack McNamara Field), located 13.1 mi (21.1 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Smith River?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 215 vacation rentals near Smith River. From 133 Houses to 41 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Smith River for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Whaleshead Beach: 141 vacation rentals
  • Beachfront Park: 149 vacation rentals
  • Lone Ranch Beach: 127 vacation rentals
  • Harris Beach State Park: 140 vacation rentals
  • Crescent City Harbor: 143 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Smith River 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 Smith River?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 133 Houses in Smith River. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Smith River include:

  • Cabins: 41 rentals available
  • Cottages: 41 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 41 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Smith River?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 13 vacation rentals with pool available in Smith River. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.