Destination guide

The beautiful city of Embarcadero awaits you

Learn about the unique charm of Embarcadero with a stay in a private vacation home. Well-liked for its shopping, restaurants and skyscrapers, this city is both scenic and cosmopolitan. Take in top local attractions like Exploratorium and Aquarium of the Bay. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Embarcadero

Do you want to discover top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Embarcadero a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Pier 39 (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • San Francisco Zoo (7.5 mi / 12 km)
  • Yerba Buena Ice Skating Center (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Magowan's Infinite Mirror Maze (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Embarcadero

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Embarcadero is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Palace of Fine Arts (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Twin Peaks (4.3 mi / 7 km)
  • Japanese Tea Garden (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Golden Gate Park (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Angel Island (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
Transport

How to get to and around Embarcadero

The nearest airport is in Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), located 11.4 mi (18.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), which is 12.5 mi (20 km) away.

Catch a ride on the metro at Ferry Building Station to easily navigate the city.

Where to stay around Embarcadero?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 132 holiday lettings near Embarcadero. From 4 Houses to 117 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 Embarcadero is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Embarcadero?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Embarcadero:

  • Thousand Oaks: 168 holiday homes
  • Richmond District: 833 holiday homes
  • Mission District: 647 holiday homes
  • North of the Panhandle: 780 holiday homes
  • Mission Bay: 150 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Embarcadero?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Embarcadero. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Ferry Building Marketplace: 2,196 holiday lettings
  • Ferry Building: 2,201 holiday lettings
  • 555 California Street: 2,329 holiday lettings
  • University of California San Francisco: 2,335 holiday lettings
  • Washington Square: 2,311 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Embarcadero listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Embarcadero?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 4 Houses in Embarcadero. Our other popular types of Embarcadero holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 117 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 3 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 97 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Embarcadero?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 32 holiday homes with pool available in Embarcadero. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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