If one thing holds true this summer, it’s that our travel plans have quickly evolved to be all about road tripping. And with prime summer months still left to soak up, we thought we’d give you all a peek at the best California Airbnbs on our bucket lists. Grab your weekender, pack the car, grab your crew, and bon voyage!
Lake Arrowhead, Ca / Book
We’ve been starry-eyed at this adorable A-Frame in the woods ever since its renovation. It’s located in the quaint and locally-loved village of Lake Arrowhead, which is the perfect place to visit for a breath of fresh air and change of scenery. Every detail was thought of in this chalet, and we can’t wait to experience it for ourselves!
Malibu, Ca / Book
If you’re in need of a little beach TLC, look no further than this little bungalow. It’s nestled right onto the shore of Malibu, and it has an outdoor patio that can’t be beat. Just don’t forget to pack a good book and a few bottles of rosé!
Topanga, Ca / Book
This retreat in the middle of Topanga Canyon is a true escape from reality. It’s located in the middle of the Santa Monica Mountains, so if you’re looking for a little isolation — it will be hard to beat this spacious indoor/outdoor dwelling.
San Francisco, Ca / Book
For those of us in need of a socially-distant city getaway, this charming apartment located in the middle of the Castro District checks that box. It’s light-filled, around amazing takeout options (make sure Souvla is on your list), and if you’re feeling adventurous — wine country is only one hour away.
Mill Valley, Ca / Book
Located within the Redwoods lies this gem of a cabin. We love every aspect of this house, not limited to the farmhouse sink, wrap around porch, and adirondack chairs. We might just take up permanent residence here…
Tahoe City, Ca / Book
Known for its crystal clear water, various hiking trails, and striking mountain peaks — Lake Tahoe is the perfect destination for a summer vacay. This cabin’s quite literally built for a family, with the ability to sleep up to sixteen people. It has a pool, hot tub, and is steps from the Truckee river.
Palm Springs, Ca / Book
To us, Palm Springs is synonymous with relaxation, and this house surely fits that bill. It has a beautiful pool area, expansive shared gathering spaces, and endless activity options inside of the house.
Joshua Tree, Ca / Book
This Joshua Tree villa boasts a relaxing patio with porch swings, a boho-inspired interior, and an outdoor hot tub. It really is one of the best California Airbnbs! It’s a house built for stargazing, exploring, and lounging, so be prepared to do lots of that!
Los Alamos, Ca / Book
When it comes to Central California wine country, the quaint town of Los Alamos is hard to beat. It’s filled with local tasting rooms, bakeries, vintage shops, and most notably, the gathering space known as Bodega. We could go on for hours about how much we love this spot, but we’d rather you experience it for yourself. Rent out their house on the property for a stay you won’t soon forget.
San Diego, Ca / Book
There’s nothing quite like a weekend getaway in San Diego… it has everything to offer in terms of food, culture, and places to go outside (Balboa Park, anyone?) And in terms of city living, this Little Italy loft checks all the boxes. It’s modern, chic, and full of light — the ideal landing pad.
Pioneertown, Ca / Book
This vibrant villa in Pioneertown is exactly what we want for a fun, laid-back trip in the desert. It’s filled with the cutest details, and is only a short drive away from many national parks in the area. Sign us up!
Montecito, Ca / Book
If charming were a place, it would be the town of Montecito. This seaside village right next to Santa Barbara is home to amazing restaurants, shopping, and of course, beaches. Book a stay at this Airbnb to be in close proximity to it all. We promise you’ll be in love!
Which of these cool properties will you be adding to your travel list? We hope this roundup of the best California Airbnbs will help you plan your next roadtrip. For more California travel picks, check out our favorite boutique hotels. Thanks for following along!