Destination guide

Kick back and relax in Moreno Valley

Sat neatly in a small fold between the chaparral tops of the San Bernardino Mountains and the rugged Mojave borderlands of the San Jacinto Mountains, Moreno Valley certainly has a handsome spot on the flatlands that carve through the ranges around Los Angeles. It's a quiet, relaxed cut-out of Californian suburbia at heart though, where the hulking outline of Box Springs keeps watch over some large shopping malls and the enticing Lake Perris Waterpark. At the same time, Moreno Valley vacation rentals offer country retreats that are both close to the South Cali peaks and within striking distance of downtown LA.

Things to do

Head to the reserves around Moreno Valley

Known to locals as just the Lake Perris Waterpark, the Lake Perris State Recreation Area to the south of town is home to some of the most family-friendly camping and kayaking in the region. Right next door is the Perris Auto Speedway, which might be just a shadow of the racetrack this corner of Riverside once hosted but still does well to get the adrenaline going with its mud-track showdowns on 2 wheels. Meanwhile, the sinewy ridges of Box Springs Mountain loom to the north-east, hiding boulder-spotted hiking trails and some awesome panoramic lookouts atop the valley.


Moreno Valley is lakes and peaks

There was a time when petrol heads would flock to Moreno Valley to watch speedsters roar around its hair-pinning Riverside International Raceway. Today, that once-famous track is now retired, and the surroundings here have been allowed to pursue other, less heart-thumping activities. Cue the clutch of excellent nature parks and outdoors exploration areas where Moreno Valley vacation rentals offer access to trailheads and wildlife refuges. Others boast water parks and kayaking lakes, campgrounds and mountain biking routes. It's the perfect spot if you're looking to get out and about with the family close to Los Angeles.


Meet Moreno Valley in the spring and fall

With mercury levels cranking up during the middle of the summer here, and the rugged peaks of Moreno Valley just a tad too far from the LA coast to make it a veritable summertime destination, it might be worth steering clear of scorching June, July, and August. Much better is to seek out those Moreno Valley vacation rentals in the springtime, or during the cooler fall, when there are milder and breezier conditions for hiking, kayaking, and camping in the great Californian outdoors.

Natural features

Moreno Valley: Nestled between the rugged ridges

Moreno Valley sits in an amphitheater of rising mountains. To the east are the sun-scorched lands of the Chino Hills, cutting off the town from the Pacific Ocean and the Los Angeles Basin. To the south, the wild, wild San Jacinto Mountains shoulder their way atop the horizon in a medley of Ponderosa pine forests and cedar groves, where the tips of the peaks are like islands of snow and wetland habitat for parts of the year. Then come the famous San Bernardino ranges to the east, lurching up to host chaparral slopes and rare mountain lions.

How to get there

How to get to and around Moreno Valley

The nearest airport is in San Bernardino, CA (SBD-San Bernardino Intl.), located 12.7 mi (20.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Ontario, CA (ONT-Los Angeles - Ontario Intl.), which is 23.1 mi (37.1 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, you can make your way to Moreno Valley/March Field Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Moreno Valley?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 73 vacation rentals near Moreno Valley. From 56 Houses to 3 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 Moreno Valley for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Moreno Valley?

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 Moreno Valley:

  • Moonridge: 1,278 vacation rentals
  • Boulder Bay: 692 vacation rentals
  • Arrowhead Villas: 193 vacation rentals
  • Fox Farm: 565 vacation rentals
  • Summit Estates: 337 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 Moreno Valley?

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

  • March Field Air Museum: 157 vacation rentals
  • Box Springs Mountain Reserve Park: 295 vacation rentals
  • Bear Mountain: 2,273 vacation rentals
  • Snow Summit Ski Resort: 2,989 vacation rentals
  • Lake Arrowhead Village: 496 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Moreno Valley 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 Moreno Valley?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 56 Houses in Moreno Valley. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Moreno Valley include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 3 rentals available
  • Villas: 2 rentals available
  • Guest houses: 5 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 Moreno Valley?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 16 vacation rentals with pool available in Moreno Valley. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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