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 features

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 near Embarcadero?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 108 house rentals near Embarcadero. From 2 Houses to 79 Studios, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Embarcadero for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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

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 Embarcadero:

  • Union Square: 513 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 562 vacation rentals
  • Russian Hill: 369 vacation rentals
  • Mission District: 505 vacation rentals
  • Pacific Heights: 273 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Embarcadero?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 2 Houses in Embarcadero. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Embarcadero include:

  • Studios: 79 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 103 lodging choices

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Embarcadero?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 25 vacation homes with pool available in Embarcadero.