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Destination guide

The vibrant city of Downtown San Francisco awaits you

Take a holiday to Downtown San Francisco and enjoy the area's architecture, museums and art galleries. Revered for its shopping, theatres and entertainment, this city is both cosmopolitan and walkable. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and Louise Davies Symphony Hall are a few of the top cultural sights. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Downtown San Francisco

Do you want to discover attractions to visit in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Downtown San Francisco a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Pier 39 (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (1.8 mi / 3 km)
  • San Francisco Zoo (6.7 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Yerba Buena Ice Skating Center (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • San Francisco Zen Center (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Downtown San Francisco

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Downtown San Francisco is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Palace of Fine Arts (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Twin Peaks (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Japanese Tea Garden (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Golden Gate Park (4.4 mi / 7 km)
  • Angel Island (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley (10.9 mi / 17.5 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Downtown San Francisco

The nearest airport is in Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), located 11.3 mi (18.2 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), which is 11.5 mi (18.6 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station is San Francisco 4th and King Station. You can see more of Downtown San Francisco by jumping on the metro at Powell St. Station, Montgomery St. Station or Embarcadero Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Downtown?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 635 holiday lettings around Downtown. From 474 flats & apartments to 85 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Downtown:

  • Marina District: 377 holiday homes
  • Fisherman's Wharf: 687 holiday homes
  • Presidio Heights: 82 holiday homes
  • Westlake: 36 holiday homes
  • Prescott: 37 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Downtown?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Downtown. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Yerba Buena Ice Skating Center: 2,262 holiday lettings
  • Moscone Convention Center: 2,238 holiday lettings
  • San Francisco 22nd Street Station: 2,289 holiday lettings
  • Mrs. Doubtfire House: 2,208 holiday lettings
  • Bay Area Theatresports: 2,197 holiday lettings

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

Can I rent Flats in Downtown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 474 Flats in Downtown. Our other popular types of Downtown holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 85 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 417 self catering accommodations
  • Hotels: 24 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 72 holiday homes with pool available in Downtown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Explore destinations around Downtown

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568 holiday rentals
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