Destination guide

Travel to lively Orinda

Take a holiday to Orinda and enjoy the area's opera, entertainment and theatre scene. Travellers to this romantic city praise the restaurants, shopping and sporting events. Lafayette Gallery and Pier 39 are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Orinda

Are you searching for attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Orinda has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Pier 39 (13.5 mi / 21.8 km)
  • Waterworld California (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (13.5 mi / 21.8 km)
  • Tilden Park Golf Course (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Indian Rock Park (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Children's Fairyland (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Orinda

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Orinda is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Palace of Fine Arts (15.7 mi / 25.3 km)
  • Twin Peaks (17.2 mi / 27.7 km)
  • University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Tilden Regional Park (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Angel Island (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Lafayette Reservoir (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Orinda

Fly into Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field), the closest airport, located 9.8 mi (15.8 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), which is 11.8 mi (19 km) away.

You might consider catching a ride on the metro at Orinda Station for ease of access to the rest of the city.

Where to stay near Orinda?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 730 holiday rentals near Orinda. From 381 Houses to 209 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Orinda for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Orinda?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Orinda:

  • Ashbury Heights: 162 holiday homes
  • Downtown: 637 holiday homes
  • Fisherman's Wharf: 742 holiday homes
  • Sunset District: 481 holiday homes
  • Union Square: 576 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Orinda?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Orinda. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Orinda Station: 1,885 holiday rentals
  • California Shakespeare Theater: 1,983 holiday rentals
  • Orinda Theater: 1,911 holiday rentals
  • Briones Park: 1,835 holiday rentals
  • Painted Ladies: 2,207 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Orinda listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Orinda?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 381 Houses in Orinda. Our other popular types of Orinda holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 209 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 39 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 39 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Orinda?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 88 holiday homes with pool available in Orinda. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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