Destination guide

The tranquil area of Tomales awaits your stay

The ocean views and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Tomales. This relaxing and romantic city entices travelers with its cafés and hiking. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Tomales

Do you want to find attractions to visit in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Tomales a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Links at Bodega Harbour (7.9 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
  • Marimar Estate Vineyard (12.5 mi / 20.1 km)
  • Scandia Family Fun Center (13.7 mi / 22 km)
  • Foxtail Golf Club (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Iron Horse Vineyards (14.9 mi / 24 km)

Seasonal weather in Tomales

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, August, September, June and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 64°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Tomales

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Tomales is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Goat Rock Beach (18.4 mi / 29.6 km)
  • Tomales City Park (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Tomales Point Trailhead (4.1 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Tomales Bay (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Tomales Bay State Park (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
  • Doran Beach (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Tomales

Fly into Santa Rosa, CA (STS-Sonoma County), the closest airport, located 19.6 mi (31.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field), which is 20.5 mi (33 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Tomales?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 534 vacation rentals near Tomales. From 414 Houses to 89 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Tomales for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Tomales:

  • Sereno del Mar: 22 vacation rentals
  • Old Town: 24 vacation rentals
  • Montgomery Village: 27 vacation rentals
  • Junior College Neighborhood Association: 17 vacation rentals
  • Nicks Cove: 163 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 Tomales?

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

  • Tomales Town Hall: 746 vacation rentals
  • Tomales Regional History Center: 734 vacation rentals
  • Tomales City Park: 742 vacation rentals
  • Doran Beach: 655 vacation rentals
  • Bohemian Grove: 947 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 414 Houses in Tomales. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Tomales include:

  • Cottages: 89 rentals available
  • Cabins: 89 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 89 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Tomales?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 33 vacation rentals with pool available in Tomales. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.