Destination guide

The lively area of El Cerrito awaits your stay

Enjoy the area's festivals, live music and theater scene and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in El Cerrito. This romantic city allures visitors with its restaurants and shopping. Alcatraz Island and Pier 39 are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around El Cerrito

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes El Cerrito a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Pier 39 (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Waterworld California (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)
  • Indian Rock Park (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Cesar Chavez Park (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Eastshore State Park (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in El Cerrito

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in El Cerrito. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Palace of Fine Arts (10.5 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Twin Peaks (13.1 mi / 21 km)
  • Tilden Regional Park (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
  • University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Angel Island (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Japanese Tea Garden (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around El Cerrito

The nearest airport is in Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), located 13.9 mi (22.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field), which is 14.7 mi (23.6 km) away.

Consider catching a ride on the metro at El Cerrito Plaza Station or El Cerrito del Norte Station to easily get around the city.

How many vacation rentals are available around El Cerrito?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 260 house rentals around El Cerrito. From 136 Houses to 75 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around El Cerrito is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to El Cerrito?

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 El Cerrito:

  • Fisherman's Wharf: 706 vacation rentals
  • Union Square: 556 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 629 vacation rentals
  • Pacific Heights: 299 vacation rentals
  • Richmond District: 721 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 El Cerrito?

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

  • Sausalito Visitors Kiosk: 2,026 home rentals
  • San Francisco Botanical Garden: 2,138 home rentals
  • Bay Street: 2,082 home rentals
  • Alcatraz Island: 2,074 home rentals
  • Fishermans Wharf Cable Car Turnaround: 2,101 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around El Cerrito 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 El Cerrito?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 136 Houses in El Cerrito. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in El Cerrito include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 75 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 17 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 17 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 El Cerrito?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 15 vacation homes with pool available in El Cerrito.

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