Destination guide

Why people love visiting exciting South Beach

Enjoy the area's museums, architecture and art galleries and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in South Beach. Well-liked for its shopping, restaurants and sporting events, this city is both cosmopolitan and scenic. Take in top local attractions like San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and AT&T Park. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in South Beach

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes South Beach a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Pier 39 (1.8 mi / 3 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • San Francisco Zoo (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Yerba Buena Ice Skating Center (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Magowan's Infinite Mirror Maze (1.8 mi / 3 km)
  • Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround (1.9 mi / 3 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of South Beach

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in South Beach. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Palace of Fine Arts (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Twin Peaks (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Japanese Tea Garden (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Golden Gate Park (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Angel Island (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
  • University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)

How to get to and around South Beach

The nearest airport is in Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), located 11 mi (17.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), which is 11.8 mi (18.9 km) away.

It's easy to get around South Beach by catching a ride on the metro at Embarcadero Station, Montgomery St. Station or Ferry Building Station.

Where to stay around South Beach?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 371 holiday lettings near South Beach. From 27 Houses to 299 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near South Beach is on HomeAway.

Can I rent Houses in South Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 27 Houses in South Beach. Our other popular types of South Beach holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 299 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 2 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 2 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in South Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 55 holiday homes with pool available in South Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.