Destination guide

Livermore is the gateway to the San Joaquin Valley

Livermore sits on the cusp of the San Joaquin Valley, spreading out between the hills that separate the San Francisco Bay from the vast agricultural plains of middle California. The result is an intriguing place that's part city and part backcountry. Head one way and you'll be flitting between bohemian beer bars and the famous tech firms of Silicone Valley. Head the other and you'll be tasting wines in the iconic Wente Vineyards, or wandering almond farms that stretch out as far as the eye can see. Livermore vacation rentals sit right in the middle of the lot.

Things to do

There are wineries galore in Livermore

By some estimations there are as many as 40 wineries in the Livermore area alone. They range from the uber-famous Wente Vineyard – a registered state landmark and one of the oldest family wineries in America – to the centuries-old Concannon Vineyard, both of which are worth a visit. It's also true that most Livermore vacation rentals have prime access to the beautiful Del Valle Regional Park, where kayaking courses and swimming spots give way to the Eagle Crest Trail and other famous walking routes on the edge of San Joaquin.


Livermore is for foodies and adventurers

If you think for a moment that the uber-fertile reaches of the California Central Valley wouldn't have an effect on this pint-sized town on their northern fringes, think again. Farmers' markets come and go in the summertime, offering foodies the chance to taste super-fresh fruits and local wines. There are also cellar doors to taste California whites and reds, or beer breweries which harness the hipster energy of San Fran to produce their own tasty craft. Adventurers have their fair share of draws too, whether that's underground mineshafts or undulating stretches of hills for hiking through.


Follow the wine harvest to Livermore

Ask any of Livermore's wine growers and cellar door patrons and they’ll say the best time to visit this town of bubbling whites and vintage reds is the mid to late summer. That part of the year is riddled with harvesting festivals, farmer's markets, and oodles of other wine-related events. And it also just so happens to be one of the most beautiful seasons to go in search of Livermore vacation rentals; when the Cali hills glow green and brown, and there's life in the undulating grape fields.

Natural features

Entering the Central Valley in Livermore

Livermore occupies a unique place where the rugged hills and mountains that enfold California's huge Central Valley finally stoop low to offer access to the Pacific Coast and the San Francisco Bay Area. The result is a town enfolded by undulating hills and blankets of vineyards, and one with oodles of great outdoors opportunities. Canyons drop through the ridges of the Ohlone Regional Wilderness to the south, boaters explore the lake waters of Del Valle, and a whopping 87,000 acres of protected landscape exists just a little further afield, where the Henry W. Coe State Park hides mountain lions and elks.

How to get there

How to get to and around Livermore

The nearest airport is in Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive), located 19.1 mi (30.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.), which is 23.3 mi (37.5 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station serving the city is Vasco Station.

Where to stay around Livermore?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,272 vacation rentals near Livermore. From 636 Houses to 440 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 Livermore for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Livermore:

  • Edenvale: 18 vacation rentals
  • Central San Jose: 202 vacation rentals
  • North San Jose: 138 vacation rentals
  • East San Jose: 44 vacation rentals
  • Willow Glen: 156 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 Livermore?

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

  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: 120 vacation rentals
  • Wente Vineyards: 249 vacation rentals
  • Las Positas Golf Course: 180 vacation rentals
  • Ruby Hill Winery: 227 vacation rentals
  • Concannon Vineyard: 152 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 636 Houses in Livermore. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Livermore include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 440 rentals available
  • Villas: 10 rentals available
  • Cabins: 46 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Livermore?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 187 vacation rentals with pool available in Livermore. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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