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Staycations in California

Whether you’re after a trip to the beach, a trek through the valleys, or a culture-filled city tour, California has it all. The state is bathed in that famous sun all year round, and makes for a perfection vacation anytime of the year.

Staycations in California: Top Accommodations

Cabin Three Rivers
Mar 16 - Mar 23
$100 per night
Cabin ∙ 6 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Cabin in Three Rivers with Patio, Grill & Yard + Nice View

4.2
Very good (236 ratings)
Three Rivers, Tulare County, California
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House Gualala
Jun 8 - Jun 15
$368 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Gualala with Grill + Panoramic Views

5.0
Outstanding (12 ratings)
Gualala, Mendocino County, California
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Apartment Smith River
Apr 6 - Apr 13
$99 per night
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Apartment in Smith River

5.0
Outstanding (10 ratings)
Smith River, Del Norte County, California
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Affordable Staycations in California

Affordable Staycations in California

Everyone knows California can be pretty expensive - but it doesn't have to be. Outside of the standard tourist attractions there are plenty of beautiful places to take in the state's countryside and culture.

  • 1. Russian River

    For those looking for a relaxing nature-filled holiday, the Russian River is a wonderful choice. Tree-covered hills roll away from the river itself, filled with wood cabins where you can cosy up for the night. By day, trips down the river or bike-rides through the woods are in order, while at night any number of the area’s excellent restaurants will be happy to host.

  • 2. Napa Valley

    Napa Valley is packed with vineyards, where throughout the year visitors can taste, walk, and drink to their heart’s content. The area has a beautiful climate (between 55 and 85 fahrenheit all year), too. If that wasn't enough to tempt you, then you should think seriously about the Napa Valley Wine Train. It's exactly as good as it sounds - an old-world train with a beautiful dining car where you can eat and sup on wine while you wind through the beauty of rural California.

  • 3. Monterey

    The setting of several of John Steinbeck’s legendary novels, Monterey has everything you’d want from a staycation in California. You can visit the old Cannery Row, drive along the colossal Big Sur coastline, or laze on Carmel Beach. But there are other great options, too. Nearby is the Point Lobos State Natural Reserve. Here, visitors will find stunning rock formations to take in, but they'll also be able to get up pretty close to some of California's sweetest animals: the southern sea otter and the pocket gopher.

  • 4. Healdsburg

    Another wonderful part of California’s wine country, Healdsburg is a small town full of exquisite food and wine. Healdsburg is known for having one of “America’s Most Beautiful Town Squares”, and a selection of independent stores and spas.

  • 5. Pismo Beach

    Sandwiched between San Francisco and LA, Pismo Beach is the classic beach town. In the day you can explore the boardwalk or go surfing, while at night you can settle in for an evening of fine wine. Probably Pismo Beach's best known attraction, the Pier is definitely worth visiting for alone. It stretches out over 1,200 feet into the ocean.

Best Places to Stay for Staycations in California

Cottage Healdsburg
Feb 24 - Mar 2
-56%
$770
$341 per night
Cottage ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Wonderful Cottage in Healdsburg with Patio, Yard & Grill

4.9
Outstanding (46 ratings)
Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California, United States
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House Bodega Bay
Aug 17 - Aug 24
-27%
$330
$241 per night
House ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Pleasant Vacation Home in Bodega Bay with Grill & Patio + Ocean View + Beach Nearby

4.5
Excellent (116 ratings)
Bodega Bay, Sonoma County, California, United States
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House Sebastopol
Feb 8 - Feb 15
$120 per night
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Beautiful Vacation Home in Sebastopol with Patio, Pool & Grill

4.9
Outstanding (23 ratings)
Sebastopol, Sonoma County, California, United States
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Least Crowded Places for a California Staycation

Least Crowded Places for a California Staycation

The state can also be pretty crowded, but staycations in California can be anything but hectic. After all, it's a state of beautiful countryside and nature. From the Salinas Valley and across the ocean to Catalina Island, if you're looking for nature, this is the place.

  • 1. Sonoma

    For those visitors looking for a vacation without thousands of people, Sonoma County is a fine choice. All redwood forests, wide-open coastlines, and quaint towns, it’s a great place to get away from it all. If this is to your taste, it's also easy to pick up a couple of horses for a ride through the valleys, western-style.

  • 2. San Luis Obispo

    San Luis Obispo is an area of rolling valleys, good food, and relaxing outdoor activities. There are plenty of great hikes, as well as other more vigorous options: kayaking around the cave’s coast is the perfect way to wind down. For those with an interest in history, San Luis Obispo has plenty to offer. There's an old mission, founded in 1772, and a historic downtown area that feels straight out of a western.

  • 3. Catalina Island

    Catalina Island is really a microcosm of the perfect relaxing vacation. Like many islands, it has not just beautiful coastline, but also soaring hills and great seafood. Not only that, but the island has abundant wildlife. There are dolphins and sea lions, as well as a whole array of underwater delights visitors can take in. It’s reachable by a scenic boat ride.

  • 4. Riverside

    For a vacation with a chilled but youthful vibe, visitors could do a lot worse than Riverside. An Inland Empire city and the center of California’s orange fields, the city has great art museums like the Culver Center, as well as the soaring Mount Rubidoux.

Recommended Accommodations for Staycations in California

House Sonoma
Apr 6 - Apr 13
-26%
$950
$700 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Sonoma with In-Ground Pool + Partial Views

5.0
Outstanding (80 ratings)
Sonoma, Sonoma County, California, United States
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House Sonoma
Mar 23 - Mar 30
$624 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Pleasant House in Sonoma with Pool, Patio & Yard

5.0
Outstanding (18 ratings)
Sonoma, Sonoma County, California, United States
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Cottage Sonoma
Feb 8 - Feb 15
$205 per night
Cottage ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Cottage in Sonoma with Grill, Yard & Patio

5.0
Outstanding (382 ratings)
Sonoma, Sonoma County, California, United States
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Information about Staycations in California

💳 Highest rates in December
😎 Least busy month May
🛏️ Popular home types Apartment rental and House rental
🌡️ Hottest months 97 °F in July and August
❄️ Coldest months 34 °F in January and December
🌧️ Rainiest months 10 rainy days in March and December

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of vacation homes are available for Staycations in California?

You can find 9,932 Apartment rental and 42,787 House rental for Staycations in California right here on HomeToGo.

Staycations in California: What is the nightly price for a stay?

The average price for a vacation home in California is usually between $396 and $609 per night.

Can I find a vacation rental for a large group for Staycations in California?

in California, large groups should consider House rental since they can fit 8 people.

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