Destination guide

Lively Lafayette will entice you

Take a vacation to Lafayette and enjoy the area's opera, architecture and entertainment. This city's restaurants, spas and sporting events draw many visitors. Lafayette Gallery and Pier 39 are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Lafayette

Are you searching for attractions to visit during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Lafayette has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Pier 39 (16.5 mi / 26.6 km)
  • Waterworld California (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (16.5 mi / 26.6 km)
  • Tilden Park Golf Course (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Indian Rock Park (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Children's Fairyland (9.3 mi / 15 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Lafayette

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Lafayette is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Tilden Regional Park (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Angel Island (16.9 mi / 27.2 km)
  • Lafayette Reservoir (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Gardens at Heather Farm (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Lafayette

The nearest airport is in Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field), located 7.4 mi (11.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), which is 13.3 mi (21.5 km) away.

Catch a ride on the metro at Lafayette Station to easily navigate the city.

Where to stay around Lafayette?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,552 vacation rentals near Lafayette. From 491 Houses to 821 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 Lafayette for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Lafayette:

  • Fisherman's Wharf: 755 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 644 vacation rentals
  • Marina District: 397 vacation rentals
  • Mission District: 606 vacation rentals
  • Union Square: 578 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 Lafayette?

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

  • Lafayette Reservoir: 1,640 vacation rentals
  • Lafayette Gallery: 1,449 vacation rentals
  • Lafayette Station: 1,469 vacation rentals
  • Moscone Convention Center: 2,233 vacation rentals
  • University of California, Berkeley: 2,078 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 491 Houses in Lafayette. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lafayette include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 821 rentals available
  • Cottages: 46 rentals available
  • Studios: 713 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 Lafayette?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 164 vacation rentals with pool available in Lafayette. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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