Destination guide

Why people love visiting lively Berkeley

Enjoy the area's live music, theatre scene and architecture with a rental holiday home in Berkeley. Renowned for its university setting, sporting events and restaurants, this city welcomes all visitors. Local cultural sights include Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and Greek Theater. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Berkeley

Are you searching for attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Berkeley a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Pier 39 (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
  • Waterworld California (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
  • San Francisco Zoo (16 mi / 25.8 km)
  • Indian Rock Park (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Tilden Park Golf Course (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Berkeley

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Berkeley is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Palace of Fine Arts (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Twin Peaks (12.9 mi / 20.7 km)
  • University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Tilden Regional Park (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Angel Island (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Japanese Tea Garden (13 mi / 20.9 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Berkeley

The nearest airport is in Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), located 11.3 mi (18.2 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field), which is 14 mi (22.5 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, you can make your way to Berkeley Station. Consider catching the metro at North Berkeley Station or Ashby Station to see more of the city.

Where to stay near Berkeley?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,641 holiday rentals near Berkeley. From 553 Houses to 830 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Berkeley for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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

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 Berkeley:

  • Claremont: 56 holiday homes
  • Berkeley Hills: 172 holiday homes
  • Southwest Berkeley: 75 holiday homes
  • Northwest Berkeley: 65 holiday homes
  • Poets Corner: 57 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 Berkeley?

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

  • Judah L. Magnes Museum: 2,057 holiday rentals
  • Sather Gate: 2,060 holiday rentals
  • University of California, Berkeley: 2,044 holiday rentals
  • Campanile: 2,043 holiday rentals
  • People's Park: 2,050 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Berkeley 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 Berkeley?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 553 Houses in Berkeley. Our other popular types of Berkeley holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 830 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 46 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 46 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Berkeley?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 184 holiday homes with pool available in Berkeley. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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