Find the best place to stay — South Beach

Destination guide

Why people love visiting vibrant South Beach

Enjoy the area's museums, architecture and art galleries with a rental holiday home in South Beach. Revered for its shopping, restaurants and sporting events, this city is both cosmopolitan and scenic. Take in top local attractions such as San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and AT&T Park. With a holiday 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 cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes South Beach a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 holiday 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 centre:

  • 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 there

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 centre. 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 near South Beach?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 435 holiday rentals near South Beach. From 30 Houses to 351 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes 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.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to South Beach?

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

  • Ashbury Heights: 185 holiday homes
  • Downtown: 710 holiday homes
  • Fisherman's Wharf: 796 holiday homes
  • Sunset District: 508 holiday homes
  • Union Square: 628 holiday homes

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

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

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

  • Holocaust Center of Northern California: 2,357 holiday rentals
  • Embarcadero Station: 2,338 holiday rentals
  • Market Street Railway Museum: 2,326 holiday rentals
  • Brannan Street Wharf: 2,359 holiday rentals
  • San Francisco Railway Museum: 2,343 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around South Beach 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 South Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 30 Houses in South Beach. Our other popular types of South Beach holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 351 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 2 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 2 holiday houses

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 48 holiday homes with pool available in South Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.