Destination guide

The tree-lined city of Fremont

Set in the San Francisco Bay Area’s southeastern section, Fremont is a large, buzzing city, renowned for its wealth of green space. Sprawling recreational parks offer endless sporting activities, while the intrepid can explore the region’s wildlife refuges and mountain-capped preserves. The streets of downtown Fremont are blanketed in shady trees, and lined with family-friendly eateries, historic homes, bijou boutiques, and cultural centers. Whether you opt for a luxury condo or spacious villa, make the most of this sun-kissed city with the perfect Fremont vacation rental.

Things to do

Family-friendly fun in historic Fremont

If you’ve booked a Fremont vacation rental for the whole family, you’ll want to find city attractions to match and Ardenwood Historic Farm is the perfect place to start. This real working farm is a living museum, with workers in period attire, where kids can learn about crops, ride the farm train, and, in fall, play in the pumpkin patch. History buffs, meanwhile, can visit the 18th-century Old Mission San Jose, a Franciscan Spanish chapel with a whitewash exterior and a cavernous, atmospheric interior hall decorated in gold-flecked statues.


Fresh air a-plenty in Fremont

Outdoorsy types will fall in love with Fremont, a city whose culture sustains and encourages fresh air, recreation, and outdoor escapes. Fremont Central Park is a 450-acre green space boasting a vast, shimmering lake with boating opportunities, as well as hiking trails, sports fields, biking paths, and a 9-hole golf course. Serious golfers, meanwhile, will find paradise in perfectly maintained 18-hole courses elsewhere in Fremont. But Fremont’s not all about outdoor excursions – the Niles District celebrates an annual antique flea market, and a wealth of arts and crafts stores.


Soak up Fremont’s summer sun

Fremont boasts a pleasant Mediterranean-type climate and experiences relatively low annual rainfall, thanks to the western Santa Cruz Mountains, which block most of the rain clouds. The winter months – November through February – are chilly but sunny. In summer – June through September – temperatures climb to the high 70s. Summer travelers can enjoy the many Fremont vacation rentals offering spacious gardens, perfect for firing up a BBQ and soaking up the sun.

Natural features

Mountains and wildlife in and around Fremont

In the 1950s, several small Bay Area towns were incorporated into the city of Fremont. Today these towns have become greatly expanded individual districts of the central city area – Warm Springs with its glitzy shopping malls, Niles with its arty vibe, Mission with its historical sights, and the residential Irvington area. The world-famous tech-hub of Silicon Valley lies to the south of Fremont. To the east, you’ll find Mission Peak Regional Preserve, a sprawling nature zone grouped around a towering mountain peak, full of live oak, sycamore, bobcats, and golden eagles.

How to get there

How to get to and around Fremont

The nearest airport is in Palo Alto, CA (PAO-Santa Clara County), located 9.1 mi (14.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive), which is 9.4 mi (15.1 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is Fremont Station. Catch a ride on the metro at Warm Springs / South Fremont Bart Station SFO for ease of access to the rest of the city.

Can I find a vacation rental around Fremont?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,252 vacation rentals near Fremont. From 607 Houses to 435 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 Fremont for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Fremont:

  • Downtown: 622 vacation rentals
  • North Beach: 306 vacation rentals
  • Allied Arts: 21 vacation rentals
  • South of Market: 688 vacation rentals
  • Edenvale: 22 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 Fremont?

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

  • Fremont Central Park: 969 vacation rentals
  • Niles Canyon Railway: 987 vacation rentals
  • Fremont Hub Shopping Center: 995 vacation rentals
  • Newpark Mall: 1,002 vacation rentals
  • Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum: 987 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 607 Houses in Fremont. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Fremont include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 435 rentals available
  • Villas: 12 rentals available
  • Studios: 399 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Fremont?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 234 vacation rentals with pool available in Fremont. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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