Destination guide

Lively Fairfax will entice you

Enjoy the opera and other features of Fairfax. This city's waterfalls, hiking and biking draw many visitors. Golden Gate Bridge and Palace of Fine Arts are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Fairfax

Do you want to find things to do in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Fairfax a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Pier 39 (16.1 mi / 25.8 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (16.1 mi / 25.9 km)
  • San Francisco Zoo (17.2 mi / 27.7 km)
  • Pacheco Ranch Winery (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
  • Peacock Gap Golf Club (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
  • Indian Valley Golf Club (10.1 mi / 16.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Fairfax

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Fairfax is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Palace of Fine Arts (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
  • Twin Peaks (17.7 mi / 28.5 km)
  • Muir Woods (5.6 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Angel Island (12.5 mi / 20.1 km)
  • Japanese Tea Garden (16 mi / 25.7 km)
  • Golden Gate Park (16 mi / 25.7 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Fairfax

The nearest airport is in Novato, CA (NOT-Gnoss Field), located 12.8 mi (20.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Napa, CA (APC-Napa Valley), which is 26.1 mi (42 km) away.

Where to stay around Fairfax?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 288 vacation rentals near Fairfax. From 186 Houses to 29 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 Fairfax for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Fairfax:

  • Fisherman's Wharf: 730 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 617 vacation rentals
  • Marina District: 393 vacation rentals
  • Mission District: 585 vacation rentals
  • Union Square: 567 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 Fairfax?

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

  • Peri Park: 1,677 vacation rentals
  • Fairfax Pavillion: 1,681 vacation rentals
  • Marin Museum of Bicycling: 1,667 vacation rentals
  • Sonoma Plaza: 307 vacation rentals
  • Muir Woods National Monument: 1,918 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 186 Houses in Fairfax. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Fairfax include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 29 rentals available
  • Cottages: 23 rentals available
  • Cabins: 23 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 Fairfax?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 63 vacation rentals with pool available in Fairfax. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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