Destination guide

Lively Lake Forest will entice you

Enjoy the live music and other features of Lake Forest. Renowned for its forests, lake and shopping, this city welcomes all visitors. Main Beach Park and Huntington State Beach are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Lake Forest

Do you want to find things to do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Lake Forest a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Santa Ana Zoo (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • Discovery Science Center (13.5 mi / 21.8 km)
  • Lake Forest Golf and Practice Center (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Saddleback Valley Volleyball Club (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Etnies Skate Park of Lake Forest (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Marguerite Aquatic Complex (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Lake Forest

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, August, September, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 82°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Lake Forest

Lake Forest is famous for its panoramic lake views and pristine beaches. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Lake Forest is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Main Beach Park (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
  • Huntington State Beach (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
  • Heritage Hill Historic Park (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Pittsford Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Orange County Great Park (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Lake Forest

The nearest airport is in Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne), located 10.3 mi (16.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Fullerton, CA (FUL-Fullerton Municipal), which is 22.9 mi (36.9 km) away.

Where to stay around Lake Forest?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,240 vacation rentals near Lake Forest. From 1,693 Houses to 969 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 Lake Forest for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Lake Forest?

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 Lake Forest:

  • Balboa Peninsula: 842 vacation rentals
  • Balboa Island: 301 vacation rentals
  • Corona del Mar: 586 vacation rentals
  • Capistrano Beach: 448 vacation rentals
  • Anaheim Resort: 370 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 Lake Forest?

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

  • Saddleback Church: 2,884 vacation rentals
  • Saddleback Valley Volleyball Club: 3,060 vacation rentals
  • Etnies Skate Park of Lake Forest: 3,077 vacation rentals
  • Arden-Modjeska Historic Site: 3,250 vacation rentals
  • The Orchard at Saddleback: 3,199 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Forest 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 Lake Forest?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,693 Houses in Lake Forest. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lake Forest include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 969 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 163 rentals available
  • Cottages: 127 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Lake Forest?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,064 vacation rentals with pool available in Lake Forest. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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