Destination guide

Lively Northern California will entice you

The area's wineries and live music are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Northern California. This city's sporting events, restaurants and shopping draw many visitors. Lafayette Gallery, Computer History Museum and Greek Theater are a few of the top cultural sights. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Sightseeing in and around Northern California

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? You'll be sure to enjoy Northern California for its hiking and cycling. Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Northern California a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mallard Lake Golf Course (18.8 mi / 30.3 km)
  • Oroville Gymnastics Academy (23.1 mi / 37.2 km)
  • Feather River Fish Hatchery (24.6 mi / 39.7 km)
  • Hickman Family Vineyards (25.7 mi / 41.4 km)
  • Bangor Ranch Vineyard & Winery (26.6 mi / 42.8 km)
  • Spencer Shirey Winery (29.9 mi / 48.1 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Northern California

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Northern California. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • North View Park (17 mi / 27.4 km)
  • Ellis Lake (17.2 mi / 27.6 km)
  • Venice Park (17.3 mi / 27.8 km)
  • Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex (20.3 mi / 32.7 km)
  • Bedrock Park (23.6 mi / 38 km)
  • Kelly Ridge Recreation Area (29.1 mi / 46.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Northern California

The nearest airport is in Marysville, CA (MYV-Yuba County), located 20.1 mi (32.4 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Willows, CA (WLW-Willows-Glenn County), which is 25.6 mi (41.2 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Chico Station, Rocklin Station and Roseville Station are the main stations in the city. You can get around Northern California by catching a ride on the metro at Watt-I-80 West Station, Roseville Road Station or Watt-I-80 Station.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Northern California?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 21,676 holiday rentals around Northern California. From 11,111 Houses to 2,487 Cabins, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Northern California is on Stayz.

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

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

  • San Francisco: 1,947 holiday rentals
  • Yosemite National Park: 502 holiday rentals
  • Ashbury Heights: 176 holiday rentals
  • Lake Tahoe: 6,566 holiday rentals
  • Downtown: 671 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Northern 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 Northern California?

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

  • San Francisco: 1,947 holiday homes
  • Kings Beach: 3,081 holiday homes
  • Sacramento: 293 holiday homes
  • Al Tahoe: 1,554 holiday homes
  • Monterey: 887 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 Northern California?

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

  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO): 2,088 holiday houses
  • Truckee-Tahoe Airport (TKF): 4,038 holiday houses
  • San Carlos, CA (SQL): 1,145 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 Northern California?

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

  • Del Monte Beach: 1,025 holiday rentals
  • Stanford University: 563 holiday rentals
  • Painted Ladies: 2,332 holiday rentals
  • Moscone Convention Center: 2,316 holiday rentals
  • Grass Valley Museum: 192 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Northern California listed on Stayz 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.

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