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Up the ante on your next Antioch vacation

Fancy staying in one of the oldest towns in California? Then Antioch could be the place for you. Overlooking the San Joaquin River, a 45-minute drive east of San Francisco, Antioch is the home of the Contra Costa County Fair. Get your Northern Californian getaway off to a great start by booking a well-placed Antioch vacation rental. Nature lovers will enjoy the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge and the Dow Wetlands Preserve, while kids can cool off in Antioch Water Park. After dark, dine out in downtown or catch a show at the Antioch El Campanil, the city's historic theater.

Things to do

Tick tock in Antioch - time flies when you're having fun

For a small city, Antioch has an abundance of attractions. Book a family-friendly Antioch vacation rental and take the kids to Antioch Water Park. Open from May until September, it has 5 different pools, water slides and even a skate park, and caters for kids of ages. Another popular day out for all the family is the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, which offers guided tours of the old coal and sand mines. The Mangini Agricultural Museum also offers guided tours of its blacksmith shop, country kitchen, and restored fire engine.

Activities

From windsurfing to window shopping, Antioch is a winner

Known as the gateway to the California Delta, Antioch has a prime position on the San Joaquin River. From Antioch Marina, book a boat excursion or take a guided kayaking tour of the San Joaquin river down to the Delta. Or book windsurfing or kitesurfing lessons on Sherman Island. If shopping's more your sport, book an Antioch vacation rental near Somerville Town Center mall, where you'll find a variety of high street stores, plus laid-back bars and family restaurants. In the summer months, the city hosts a calendar of free events and concerts in the city parks.

Weather

Steamy summers and mild winters means Antioch is more antifreeze

Bright, sunny summers and mild winters with little rainfall, Antioch does pretty well in the weather stakes. The city has a semi-arid climate with hot, dry summers when temperatures sometimes rocket to over 100 degrees. It starts to cool down a little in fall, and there's the odd chance of rain, so it's worth packing a light jacket and an umbrella. For the best choice of Antioch vacation rentals, book ahead of the Contra Costa County Fair in June, which draws thousands to the city.

Natural features

Hike, hike, Baby - rural adventures in Antioch

Set 45 miles east of San Francisco, Antioch is a rural city on the banks of the San Joaquin River. There are some 30 parks within Antioch city limits, including the Contra Loma Regional Park, a 780-acre parkland with walking trails and a reservoir for fishing. For more hardy hikers, an hour's drive southwest is Mount Diablo State Park. It has dozens of hiking trails, each dotted with waterfalls, creeks and fields of wildflowers, where you can spot bobcat, mountain lions, and coyotes. Guided hikes start from the visitors center.

How to get there

How to get to and around Antioch

The nearest airport is in Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field), located 14 mi (22.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive), which is 28.3 mi (45.5 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, you can make your way to Antioch-Pittsburg Station.

Where to stay around Antioch?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 58 vacation rentals near Antioch. From 43 Houses to 3 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 Antioch for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Antioch?

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

  • Antioch WaterPark: 130 vacation rentals
  • Antioch-Pittsburg Station: 125 vacation rentals
  • El Campanil Theatre: 125 vacation rentals
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: 121 vacation rentals
  • Travis Air Force Base: 292 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 43 Houses in Antioch. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Antioch include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 3 rentals available
  • Cabins: 2 rentals available
  • Cottages: 2 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 Antioch?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 8 vacation rentals with pool available in Antioch. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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