Hemet, CA, USA

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Hemet, CA, USA

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Hemet boasts abundant nature and family attractions

Book yourself a Hemet vacation rental and enjoy the peace and quiet that this small and sun-kissed Riverside County California city has to offer. Hemet's vacation rentals range from simple and centrally-located family homes to luxury ranch-style retreats in the surrounding San Jacinto Valley wilderness. Downtown Hemet is specked with boutiques, Cal-cuisine restaurants, and family-orientated cultural attractions. Its surrounding landscape, meanwhile, is washed with wild state parks and nature areas, composed of mountain peaks and crisscrossing canyons, oceanic forests and crystalline lakes.

Wilderness walks near Hemet

If sports take your fancy, you'll find a handful of golf clubs dotted around Hemet, offering bright green grassy courses with dazzling views over the surrounding golden-colored desert landscape. But for true outdoor adventures, head out to nearby Mt San Jacinto State Park, a vast and rocky wilderness flecked with towering pine trees, gathered around the 10,800 feet-high, snow-crowned Mount San Jacinto itself. Here, you can hike, bike, and climb. If you're visiting with the little ones, you can cruise in the Palm Springs Ariel Tramway to the mountain summit.

Cultural highlights and fun for the kids in Hemet

Booking a central Hemet vacation rental puts you within immediate reach of the city's top cultural attractions. The Hemet Museum contains a trove of local artefacts, including archeological Native American relics, old-world photographs, and railway paraphernalia spanning across Hemet's railroad history. Culture vultures can enjoy indy films, concerts, and plays at the Historic Hemet Theater _ a thriving arts center based in an old movie house _ or catch open-air drama at the Ramona Bowl amphitheater. In the city's south, take the kids to the Western Science Center, where they can meet Xena, an enormous Ice Age woolly mammoth fossil.

Scorching summers and flowery springs in Hemet

Hemet enjoys seriously hot summers and balmy winters, with little rainfall across the year. In the height of summer temperatures regularly soar from the low to the high 90s. This can make outdoor activities slightly uncomfortable _ so if you're planning to explore all the abundant natural scenery that the area has to offer, it's best to book a Hemet vacation rental in spring when the temperatures range from the low 70s to the low 80s, the sky is bright blue, and desert flowers bloom across the valley.

Lakes, mountains, and rare wildlife near Hemet

Hemet itself is sprinkled with tranquil and leafy public parks, and at the city's southern end, the Diamond Valley Lake _ a vast, shimmering-blue manmade reservoir _ offers boating, fishing, and shoreline hiking. Mt San Jacinto State Park lies 23 miles east of downtown Hemet. Here, bobcats, rattlesnakes, fringe-toed lizards, and protected birdlife thrive. Around 40 miles north of Hemet, meanwhile, you'll find San Bernardino National Forest, an ensemble of mountains, canyons, rivers, and lakes coated in pine, oak, and fir trees, spanning over 800,000 acres.