Destination guide

Fabulous shopping and fine dining in Danville

With delectable restaurant options, and proximity to dazzling national parks and the bright lights of the Bay Area, Danville is a sunny destination with ample delights for the whole family. Boasting a quaint historic center full of places to dine, shop, and admire local art, Danville is a hot spot for visiting culture-vultures. Danville vacation rentals make excellent bases from which to explore local museums or take a walking tour of the region. The epic coastline of the Pacific Ocean is close, providing a gorgeous backdrop for a day of flying kites, building sandcastles, or indulging in large platters of succulent, fresh seafood.

Things to do

Shuttles and Shakespeare in Danville

Lose yourself in the fascinating history of Danville by visiting the Museum of the San Ramon Valley, or taking a shuttle up the Las Trampas Ridge to the Tao House, home of Nobel Prize-winning playwright, Eugene O'Neill. You could join fellow hikers on a Trail Mixer, and make new friends while staying fit as you explore different regional parks. Danville vacation rentals are close to the Danville Town Green where, throughout the summer, you can attend witty Shakespeare in the Park, or pack a picnic lunch and bottle of wine while you listen to a rousing live concert.

Activities

Stargazing and live theater

Danville is a fascinating place to explore throughout the year. Nearby mountains offer stunning vistas of the San Ramon Valley, and will appeal to outdoorsy types who want to cycle, climb, or go stargazing. With a thriving performing arts community, this is also a great region to take in a live theater performance or peruse the latest art exhibition. Danville vacation rentals are close to historic sites, informative museums, and luxurious day spas where you can pamper yourself in style. You could take a cooking class and learn a delicious new cuisine, or compare frothy cappuccinos at one of the town's countless bustling coffee houses.

Weather

Sunny days in Danville

With an average of 260 sunny days per year, Danville is a lovely place for exploration and adventure throughout the year. Winter temperatures are cool but comfortable in the high 30s, excellent for heading to national parks for sledding, ice skating, and hiking through snow. Summer time is sunny, clear and warm with highs in the mid-80s. It's a beautiful time to shop for fresh produce at local farmers' markets, and dine on street food and peruse artisan products at the summer street fairs. Fall and spring have gorgeous weather, and are excellent for picnics at the coast or in the mountains.

Natural features

Scenic splendor in Danville

Nestled in the rolling hills of the San Ramon Valley, Danville is a charming small town close to big city life, only around 30 minutes east of Oakland and San Francisco. and just over 1.5 hours southwest of Sacramento. Day-trippers will be glad to know the splendors of Yosemite National Park can be reached in around 3 hours. Close to the soaring cliffs of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Danville is near to excellent bird-watching locales where attentive visitors may spot blue-gray gnatcatchers, horned larks, and turkey vultures. You may also spy other cunning wildlife, from gray foxes and bobcats to coyotes and even an elusive mountain lion.

How to get there

How to get to and around Danville

The nearest airport is in Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field), located 12.4 mi (20 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive), which is 12.9 mi (20.7 km) away.

Where to stay around Danville?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 105 vacation rentals near Danville. From 63 Houses to 16 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 Danville for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Danville:

  • Berkeley Hills: 186 vacation rentals
  • North Berkeley: 144 vacation rentals
  • Rockridge: 144 vacation rentals
  • Forestland: 20 vacation rentals
  • Central San Mateo: 36 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 Danville?

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

  • Blackhawk Automotive Museum: 468 vacation rentals
  • University of California, Berkeley: 2,040 vacation rentals
  • Jack London Square: 2,118 vacation rentals
  • Lake Merritt: 2,087 vacation rentals
  • Fremont Central Park: 981 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 63 Houses in Danville. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Danville include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 16 rentals available
  • Villas: 2 rentals available
  • Estates: 2 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 Danville?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 37 vacation rentals with pool available in Danville. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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