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 features

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 rentals are available around Northern California?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 21,283 holiday lettings around Northern California. From 2,406 cabins to 10,223 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a mountain-view property in Northern California?

We all want a room with a view. But if your searching for vistas that'll leave you feeling like you're on cloud nine, you'll have to head for the hills. HomeAway has 5,884 mountain rental options available. Open to more suggestions? HomeAway has oodles more rental options to look through, including:

  • 2,058 water-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 2,055 rural holiday accommodation options.
  • 1,963 mountainside holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Northern California?

Instead of staying in a forgettable, cookie-cutter hotel room this holiday, you could just go for a whole house. You'll feel like a part of the neighbourhood before you know it! There are 11,145 houses currently listed on HomeAway. Prices start at £22 a night. Or perhaps you'd rather pick one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • Condo: 3,692 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £9 per night.
  • Cabin: 1,703 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £25 per night.
  • Apartment: 1,424 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £38 per night.

Can I stay in Northern California in a large group?

Holidays spent with your favourite people can be oodles of fun, particularly when you're staying under the same roof in a fantastic new place! If you're travelling with a big group, HomeAway can help you out. House holiday rentals are the preferred option for big groups of guests, with 2,281 featured here. In and around the area, the holiday rentals that are suitable for large groups of guests include:

  • Searching for places that can fit 6 people? We have 9,480 that will suit. The prices start from £38 per night.
  • If you have 8 in your group, you'll be happy to find out that there are 8,470 holiday rentals suitable. You can get one for as little as £9 per night.
  • Organising a trip away with a group of 10? We offer 4,712 holiday rentals that match your requirements. Prices start from £58 per night.

So don't worry! When you travel with us you'll be able to bring your dad, your cousin and all your friends to Northern California.

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