Destination guide

The captivating area of Southern California awaits your stay

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of Southern California. Renowned for its theme park, beaches and riverfront, this city welcomes all visitors. For a bit of culture, visit RMS Queen Mary, Dolby Theater or TCL Chinese Theatre. 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 Southern California

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Southern California has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Castle Park Amusement Park (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)
  • Canyon Lake Country Club (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
  • Fiesta Village Family Fun Park (13.5 mi / 21.8 km)
  • East Valley Golf Club (14.8 mi / 23.9 km)
  • The Cove Waterpark (15.1 mi / 24.3 km)
  • San Bernardino Golf Club (15.1 mi / 24.4 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Southern California

Travellers enjoy Southern California for its riverfront and seaside. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Southern California is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Citrus State Historic Park (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Lake Perris (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Box Springs Mountain Reserve Park (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Lakepoint Park (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
  • Valley Wide Regional Park (17.3 mi / 27.8 km)
  • Lake Norconian (18.3 mi / 29.4 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Southern California

The nearest airport is in San Bernardino, CA (SBD-San Bernardino Intl.), located 16.9 mi (27.3 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Murrieta, CA (RBK-French Valley), which is 20.8 mi (33.4 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Moreno Valley/March Field Station, Perris Station and Riverside-Downtown Station are the main stations in the city. It's easy to get around Southern California by catching a ride on the metro at Union Station, Civic Center Station or Pershing Square Station.

Where to stay near Southern California?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 34,165 holiday rentals near Southern California. From 16,956 Houses to 1,033 Villas, 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 Southern California is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Southern California?

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

  • Los Angeles: 6,704 holiday rentals
  • Las Vegas: 2,694 holiday rentals
  • Anaheim: 1,403 holiday rentals
  • Santa Monica: 4,140 holiday rentals
  • Beverly Hills: 3,370 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Southern California! 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 Southern California?

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

  • Los Angeles: 6,704 holiday homes
  • Las Vegas: 2,694 holiday homes
  • Anaheim: 1,403 holiday homes
  • Santa Monica: 4,140 holiday homes
  • Beverly Hills: 3,370 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 Southern California?

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

  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX): 5,988 holiday houses
  • John Wayne Arpt Orange Co Airport (SNA): 3,420 holiday houses
  • San Pedro, CA (SPQ): 1,421 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 Southern California?

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

  • Hollywood Hills: 1,924 holiday rentals
  • Venice Beach: 5,978 holiday rentals
  • Disneyland: 3,042 holiday rentals
  • Long Beach: 2,670 holiday rentals
  • Korean Bell of Friendship: 1,229 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Southern California 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 Southern California

Los Angeles
6,704 holiday rentals
Las Vegas
2,694 holiday rentals
1,403 holiday rentals
Santa Monica
4,140 holiday rentals
Beverly Hills
3,370 holiday rentals
West Hollywood
4,975 holiday rentals
San Diego
6,006 holiday rentals
2,360 holiday rentals
Palm Springs
6,001 holiday rentals
3,554 holiday rentals
Newport Beach
2,484 holiday rentals
Huntington Beach
2,608 holiday rentals
Long Beach
2,670 holiday rentals
Spring Valley
2,284 holiday rentals
4,815 holiday rentals
2,500 holiday rentals
3,893 holiday rentals
Santa Barbara
914 holiday rentals
Laguna Beach
2,373 holiday rentals
Joshua Tree
428 holiday rentals