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Southern California Accommodation by the Lake

    Cozy Shabby Chic, Romantic, close to lake and FIDO friendly cabin.

    Cozy Shabby Chic, Romantic, close to lake and FIDO friendly cabin.

    Lake Arrowhead, CA
    4.8/5 Exceptional! (117 reviews)
    The Inn at Fawnskin

    The Inn at Fawnskin

    Canyon Road 880, 880, Fawnskin, CA, 92333
    4.5/5 Wonderful! (40 reviews)
    The Chateau at Lake La Quinta

    The Chateau at Lake La Quinta

    78120 Caleo Bay Dr, La Quinta, CA, 92253
    The price is $126 per night from Dec 14 to Dec 15
    $126
    per night
    Dec 14 - Dec 15
    4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,003 reviews)
    Lakehouse Hotel and Resort

    Lakehouse Hotel and Resort

    1025 La Bonita Drive, San Marcos, CA, 92078
    The price is $187 per night from Dec 27 to Dec 28
    $187
    per night
    Dec 27 - Dec 28
    4.4/5 Excellent! (1,000 reviews)
    Marina Riviera

    Marina Riviera

    40770 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA, 92315
    The price is $190 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
    $190
    per night
    Dec 4 - Dec 5
    4.2/5 Very Good! (1,000 reviews)
    Big Bear Frontier

    Big Bear Frontier

    40472 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA, 92315
    The price is $90 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
    $90
    per night
    Nov 29 - Nov 30
    4.1/5 Very Good! (1,000 reviews)
    Vintage Lakeside Inn

    Vintage Lakeside Inn

    41076 Big Bear Blvd., P.O. Box 695, Big Bear Lake, CA, 92315
    The price is $99 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
    $99
    per night
    Nov 29 - Nov 30
    4/5 Very Good! (584 reviews)
    DoubleTree by Hilton Orange County Airport

    DoubleTree by Hilton Orange County Airport

    7 Hutton Centre Dr, Santa Ana, CA, 92707
    The price is $106 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 23
    $106
    per night
    Dec 22 - Dec 23
    3.5/5 Good! (1,000 reviews)
    Big Bear Lakefront Lodge

    Big Bear Lakefront Lodge

    40360 Lakeview Dr, Big Bear Lake, CA, 92315
    The price is $83 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 29
    $83
    per night
    Nov 28 - Nov 29
    3.2/5 (1,002 reviews)

Hotel Options in Southern California

    Sonesta Los Angeles Airport LAX

    Sonesta Los Angeles Airport LAX

    5985 W Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90045
    The price is $105 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 20
    $105
    per night
    Dec 19 - Dec 20
    4/5 Very Good! (3,965 reviews)
    Motel 6 Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles - LAX

    Motel 6 Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles - LAX

    5101 W Century Blvd, Inglewood, CA, 90304
    The price is $72 per night from Nov 28 to Nov 29
    $72
    per night
    Nov 28 - Nov 29
    3.3/5 (1,623 reviews)
    Hilton Anaheim

    Hilton Anaheim

    777 W Convention Way, Anaheim, CA, 92802
    The price is $149 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1
    $149
    per night
    Nov 30 - Dec 1
    3.9/5 Very Good! (2,560 reviews)

Houseboats

Book a houseboat in Southern California
Take command of your next vacation…by taking the helm of a houseboat! Why debate over whether to stay home or go to the coast? A Southern California houseboat rental lets you do both. It’s especially ideal if you’re traveling with a bunch of people, whether it’s family or friends, because it blends all the comfort of a “staycation” at home with adventure on the high seas. When you book through Orbitz, you’ll have everything you need to captain your new vacation home.

Southern California houseboat vacations for everyone
Gather everyone you know, because most houseboats can sleep over 10 people while maintaining a cozy, small-house feel—without feeling cramped. There are showers and kitchens on almost every house boat, and some vessels come with hot tubs, wet bars and multiple TVs. Take your houseboat out to a particular spot in the water, or kick off a proper Southern California adventure and travel from port to port. Your on-board crew will be so impressed with this unique vacation, they’ll probably start calling you “Skipper.” 

They’ll be even more impressed with the luxury house boats that are available. Think stunning décor, gorgeous artwork and even fireplaces for cool evenings on the water. Some even have glass bottoms so you can look right into the water beneath you.

When you want to give your sea legs a break, come ashore and do some sightseeing in Southern California. Snap up a meal at one of the local restaurants, or do a little grocery shopping so you can cook once you’re back on the water. And don’t forget to look into fishing permits—there’s nothing like cooking up fresh-caught fish to really complete your houseboat experience.