Destination guide

Take in the desert beauty of Riverside County

The area's live music and festivals are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Riverside County. Well known for its shopping, restaurants and golfing, this relaxing city won't disappoint. Local cultural sights include Palm Springs Air Museum and March Field Air Museum. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in and around Riverside County

Do you want to discover attractions to see in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Riverside County a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Living Desert Zoo and Gardens (23.7 mi / 38.1 km)
  • Indio's Municipal Golf Course (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)
  • Indian Palms Country Club (15.6 mi / 25.2 km)
  • Desert Adventures Metate Ranch (16 mi / 25.8 km)
  • Empire Polo Club (16.1 mi / 25.9 km)
  • The Golf Club at La Quinta (18 mi / 29 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the desert landscape and other natural features in Riverside County

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

  • Cottonwood Springs (8.7 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Joshua Tree National Park South Entrance (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • Rancho Las Flores Park (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
  • Davis Sports Complex (14.3 mi / 23.1 km)
  • South Jackson Park (14.5 mi / 23.4 km)
  • Salton Sea State Recreation Area (15.8 mi / 25.5 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Riverside County

The nearest airport is in Thermal, CA (TRM-Jacqueline Cochran Regional), located 12.9 mi (20.8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Bermuda Dunes, CA (UDD), which is 17.8 mi (28.6 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Palm Springs Station, Perris Station and Moreno Valley/March Field Station are the main stations that serve the city.

Where to stay near Riverside County?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 8,519 holiday rentals near Riverside County. From 4,499 Houses to 2,345 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Riverside County is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Riverside County?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Riverside County. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Palm Springs: 6,036 holiday rentals
  • Indio: 4,805 holiday rentals
  • Palm Desert: 7,229 holiday rentals
  • La Quinta: 4,784 holiday rentals
  • Marriott Desert Springs: 148 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Riverside County! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Riverside County?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Riverside County with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Palm Springs: 6,036 holiday homes
  • Indio: 4,805 holiday homes
  • Palm Desert: 7,229 holiday homes
  • La Quinta: 4,784 holiday homes
  • Temecula: 425 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Riverside County?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Riverside County are:

  • Banning, CA (BNG-Banning Municipal): 849 holiday houses
  • Murrieta, CA (RBK-French Valley): 435 holiday houses
  • Blythe Airport (BLH): 17 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Riverside County?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Riverside County. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • La Quinta Resort Mountain Course: 1,813 holiday rentals
  • Palm Desert Country Club: 4,588 holiday rentals
  • Lake Elsinore City Hall: 291 holiday rentals
  • Indian Wells Tennis Garden: 4,429 holiday rentals
  • Palm Springs Air Museum: 7,363 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Riverside County listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Explore destinations around Riverside County

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Moreno Valley
62 holiday rentals
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Rancho Mirage
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Indian Wells
5,357 holiday rentals
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