Destination guide

The captivating city of Alameda awaits you

Take a vacation to Alameda and enjoy the area's architecture, entertainment and opera. This city's shopping, restaurants and beaches draw many visitors. Pier 39 and Lombard Street are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Alameda

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Alameda a fun place to get away. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Pier 39 (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • San Francisco Zoo (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)
  • Children's Fairyland (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • St. George Spirits (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Oakland Zoo (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)

Seasonal weather in Alameda

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, September, August, October and July are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 74°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Alameda

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Alameda is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Twin Peaks (11.3 mi / 18.3 km)
  • Palace of Fine Arts (11.7 mi / 18.8 km)
  • University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Tilden Regional Park (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
  • Japanese Tea Garden (12.4 mi / 20 km)
  • Angel Island (12.7 mi / 20.5 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Alameda

Fly into Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), the closest airport, located 4 mi (6.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Hayward, CA (HWD-Hayward Executive), which is 9.9 mi (15.9 km) away.

Where to stay near Alameda?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 865 house rentals near Alameda. From 295 Houses to 431 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Alameda for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Alameda:

  • West Alameda: 20 vacation rentals
  • East End: 33 vacation rentals
  • Fisherman's Wharf: 746 vacation rentals
  • Union Square: 574 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 639 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Alameda?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Alameda. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Pacific Pinball Museum: 2,159 home rentals
  • Frank Bette Center for the Arts: 2,138 home rentals
  • USS Hornet Museum: 2,166 home rentals
  • Crab Cove Visitor Center: 2,141 home rentals
  • Altarena Playhouse: 2,077 home rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Alameda?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 295 Houses in Alameda. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Alameda include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 431 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 33 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 33 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Alameda?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 76 vacation homes with pool available in Alameda.

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