Destination guide

Travel to lively Orinda

Take a vacation to Orinda and enjoy the area's opera, entertainment and theater scene. Travelers to this romantic city praise the restaurants, shopping and sporting events. Lafayette Gallery and Pier 39 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 and attractions in Orinda

Are you searching for attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that Orinda has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Pier 39 (13.5 mi / 21.8 km)
  • Waterworld California (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (13.5 mi / 21.8 km)
  • Tilden Park Golf Course (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Indian Rock Park (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Children's Fairyland (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Orinda

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Orinda is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Palace of Fine Arts (15.7 mi / 25.3 km)
  • Twin Peaks (17.2 mi / 27.7 km)
  • University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Tilden Regional Park (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Angel Island (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Lafayette Reservoir (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Orinda

Fly into Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field), the closest airport, located 9.8 mi (15.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), which is 11.8 mi (19 km) away.

You might consider catching a ride on the metro at Orinda Station for ease of access to the rest of the city.

Where to stay around Orinda?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 702 vacation rentals near Orinda. From 366 Houses to 202 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 Orinda for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Orinda:

  • Fisherman's Wharf: 730 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 617 vacation rentals
  • Marina District: 393 vacation rentals
  • Mission District: 585 vacation rentals
  • Union Square: 560 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 Orinda?

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

  • Moscone Convention Center: 2,175 vacation rentals
  • Pacifica State Beach: 1,397 vacation rentals
  • University of California, Berkeley: 2,040 vacation rentals
  • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 2,175 vacation rentals
  • Lombard Street: 2,148 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 366 Houses in Orinda. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Orinda include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 202 rentals available
  • Cottages: 38 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 38 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Orinda?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 76 vacation rentals with pool available in Orinda. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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