Destination guide

Lively Lake Forest will entice you

Enjoy the live music and other features of Lake Forest. Renowned for its forests, lake and shopping, this city welcomes all visitors. Main Beach Park and Huntington State Beach 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

Activities and attractions in and around Lake Forest

Do you want to find things to do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Lake Forest a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Santa Ana Zoo (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • Discovery Science Center (13.5 mi / 21.8 km)
  • Lake Forest Golf and Practice Center (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Saddleback Valley Volleyball Club (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Etnies Skate Park of Lake Forest (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Marguerite Aquatic Complex (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Lake Forest

If you're planning a holiday around the weather, August, September, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 28°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Lake Forest

Lake Forest is famous for its panoramic lake views and pristine beaches. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Lake Forest is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Main Beach Park (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
  • Huntington State Beach (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
  • Heritage Hill Historic Park (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Pittsford Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Orange County Great Park (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Lake Forest

The nearest airport is in Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne), located 10.3 mi (16.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Fullerton, CA (FUL-Fullerton Municipal), which is 22.9 mi (36.9 km) away.

Where to stay near Lake Forest?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,359 holiday rentals near Lake Forest. From 1,762 Houses to 980 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 Lake Forest is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Lake Forest?

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 Lake Forest:

  • Southwest Anaheim: 446 holiday homes
  • Anaheim Resort: 416 holiday homes
  • Hermosa Village: 181 holiday homes
  • Lantern Village: 136 holiday homes
  • Airport Area: 46 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 Lake Forest?

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

  • Lake Forest Golf and Practice Center: 3,233 holiday rentals
  • Arden-Modjeska Historic Site: 3,325 holiday rentals
  • Heritage Hill Historic Park: 3,334 holiday rentals
  • The Orchard at Saddleback: 3,257 holiday rentals
  • Etnies Skate Park of Lake Forest: 3,150 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Forest 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 Lake Forest?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,762 Houses in Lake Forest. Our other popular types of Lake Forest holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 980 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 168 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 127 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Lake Forest?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,151 holiday homes with pool available in Lake Forest. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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