Destination guide

Exciting North Beach will entice you

Enjoy the museums and other features of North Beach. This walkable and cosmopolitan city is known for its local tours, restaurants and shopping. For a bit of culture, visit Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf, Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum or Exploratorium. 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 North Beach

Are you looking for top things to see and do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes North Beach a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Pier 39 (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • San Francisco Zoo (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Magowan's Infinite Mirror Maze (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Ride the Ducks San Francisco (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in North Beach

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, North Beach is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Palace of Fine Arts (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Twin Peaks (4.4 mi / 7 km)
  • Japanese Tea Garden (4.1 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Angel Island (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Golden Gate Park (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley (10.4 mi / 16.8 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around North Beach

Fly into Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), the closest airport, located 12.4 mi (20 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), which is 13.1 mi (21.2 km) away.

Where to stay near North Beach?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 326 house rentals near North Beach. From 256 Condos/Apartments to 25 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near North Beach is on HomeAway.

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

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 North Beach:

  • Fisherman's Wharf: 747 vacation rentals
  • Union Square: 574 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 636 vacation rentals
  • Pacific Heights: 300 vacation rentals
  • North Central: 26 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 North Beach?

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

  • Coit Tower: 2,180 home rentals
  • National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi: 2,190 home rentals
  • Saints Peter and Paul Church: 2,196 home rentals
  • The Beat Museum: 2,181 home rentals
  • Pioneer Park: 2,194 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around North Beach 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 Condos/Apartments in North Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 256 Condos/Apartments in North Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in North Beach include:

  • Houses: 25 lodging choices
  • Studios: 197 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 2 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in North Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 52 vacation homes with pool available in North Beach.

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