Destination guide

Travel to friendly McKinleyville

The ocean views, riverfront and forests are a perfect backdrop to your vacation home in McKinleyville. This welcoming city allures visitors with its hiking and biking. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Sightseeing in and around McKinleyville

Do you want to discover attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that McKinleyville has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Beau Pre Golf Club (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Chumayo Spa (5.6 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Finnish Country Sauna & Tubs (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center (6.8 mi / 11 km)
  • Mad River Hatchery (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Baywood Golf And Country Club (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)

Seasonal weather averages in McKinleyville

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, September, October and July are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 63°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of McKinleyville

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

  • Mad River Beach County Park (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Clam Beach County Park (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Arcata Community Forest (5.9 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Moonstone Beach (6.7 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Luffenholtz Beach County Park (7.5 mi / 12 km)
  • Trinidad Bay (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around McKinleyville

The nearest airport is in Eureka, CA (ACV-Arcata - Eureka), located 3.8 mi (6.1 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around McKinleyville?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 243 vacation rentals near McKinleyville. From 159 Houses to 39 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near McKinleyville for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Clam Beach County Park: 256 vacation rentals
  • McKinleyville Totem Pole: 254 vacation rentals
  • Beau Pre Golf Club: 256 vacation rentals
  • Moonstone Beach: 253 vacation rentals
  • Trinidad Bay: 247 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 159 Houses in McKinleyville. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in McKinleyville include:

  • Cottages: 39 rentals available
  • Cabins: 39 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 39 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in McKinleyville?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 217 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in McKinleyville. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.