Destination guide

Exploring the food scene in North Beach

Lively and upbeat, North Beach is one of San Francisco's most-characterful neighborhoods. It's known as Little Italy and is home to a smorgasbord of pizzerias, espresso bars and authentic European delis. You'll also find independent book stores, Beatnik record shops and a handful of adults-only nightclubs. Whether you want to wine, dine, shop or indulge, North Beach delivers. North Beach vacation rentals also put you within striking distance of iconic attractions like Fisherman's Wharf, Coit Tower and San Francisco's legendary Chinatown district.

Things to do

Enjoy panoramic views in North Beach 

Set on the border of North Beach and Chinatown, Saints Peter and Paul Church enchants visitors with its ornate facade and soaring twin towers. Stroll past on the weekend and you might see a boisterous Italian wedding in full swing. Coit Tower is another North Beach icon, located in the heart of Pioneer Park. The Art Deco tower was built in the 1930s and offers sweeping views over the Bay Area. Want to enjoy your own private vistas? From romantic champagne toasts to family BBQs, why not snag a North Beach vacation rentals property with a rooftop patio?


Navigate the North Beach street scene

Historically, North Beach has always been an enclave for Italian immigrants. The neighborhood is famous for its European flavors and eating your way through its offerings is all part of the fun. From sun-dappled sidewalk cafes to artisan gelaterias, North Beach offers a true taste of San Francisco's Italian roots. Just steps from North Beach is Fisherman's Wharf. It's brimming with clam chowder stalls, souvenir shops and colorful restaurants. You'll also get postcard-worthy views of San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. Want to experience the city like a local? With spacious living areas and your own set of keys, you'll feel right at home with North Beach vacation rentals.


Gear up for the North Beach Festival Street Fair

Crowds peak in the summer, when the Bay Area enjoys long days and plenty of sunshine. North Beach hosts a colorful line-up of summer events, including the famous North Beach Festival Street Fair. Fall is one of San Francisco's best-kept secrets. The city treats visitors to clear skies, warm temperatures and thinner crowds. Don't forget, the Golden Gate City has a reputation for fog and drizzle so remember your raincoat, especially if you're visiting over the winter months.

Natural features

Relaxing in North Beach

North Beach is perched on the tip of the San Francisco Peninsula. While it's highly urbanized, the neighborhood is dotted with green spaces. Washington Square Park is a favorite with locals, fringed by sidewalk cafes and al fresco restaurants. Nearby Pioneer Park also lures visitors with grassy lawns and sweeping city views. As well as a bustling street scene, Fisherman's Wharf is home to San Francisco's famous colony of sea lions. You'll see them basking in the sun at the end of Pier 39.

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.

How many vacation rentals are available around North Beach, San Francisco?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 317 vacation rentals around North Beach. From 239 condo and apartment rentals to 190 studio vacation rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

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

Whether you're traveling 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:

  • Marina District: 377 vacation rentals
  • Central San Mateo: 42 vacation rentals
  • Fisherman's Wharf: 692 vacation rentals
  • Pedro Point: 17 vacation rentals
  • Sharp Park: 28 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to North Beach?

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

  • Saints Peter and Paul Church: 2,197 vacation rentals
  • Exploratorium: 2,207 vacation rentals
  • Washington Square: 2,197 vacation rentals
  • Teatro ZinZanni: 2,197 vacation rentals
  • ABC's '7Live' Voice Box: 2,205 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around North Beach listed on Vrbo 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. Vrbo has 239 Condos/Apartments in North Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in North Beach include:

  • Studios: 190 rentals available
  • Houses: 27 rentals available
  • Hotels: 20 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages 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 34 vacation rentals with pool available in North Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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