Where to stay around San Francisco Bay Area?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 6,130 holiday lettings near San Francisco Bay Area. From 3,302 Houses to 497 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover San Francisco Bay Area area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in San Francisco Bay Area?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in San Francisco Bay Area. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • San Francisco: 1,604 holiday homes
  • Santa Cruz: 639 holiday homes
  • Ukiah: 15 holiday homes
  • Fisherman's Wharf: 116 holiday homes
  • San Jose: 690 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in San Francisco Bay Area! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in San Francisco Bay Area?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in San Francisco Bay Area with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • San Francisco: 1,604 holiday lettings
  • Santa Cruz: 639 holiday lettings
  • Ukiah: 15 holiday lettings
  • San Jose: 690 holiday lettings
  • Oakland: 1,566 holiday lettings

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

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to San Francisco Bay Area?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in San Francisco Bay Area are:

  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO): 1,660 self catering accommodations
  • Ocean Ridge Airport (E55): 322 self catering accommodations
  • Oakland International Airport (OAK): 1,729 self catering accommodations

For other airports, 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 in San Francisco Bay Area?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in San Francisco Bay Area. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Yerba Buena Ice Skating Center: 1,952 holiday rentals
  • Napa Valley Wine Train: 821 holiday rentals
  • 555 California Street: 1,940 holiday rentals
  • Googleplex: 802 holiday rentals
  • Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Course: 848 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around San Francisco Bay Area listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make holiday rental accommodation or an apartment in San Francisco Bay your home away from home

San Francisco, California, is a hugely famous holiday destination, but many visitors don’t take time to explore the rest of the huge, natural bay on which the city stands, preferring instead to immerse themselves in San Francisco’s many attractions, sights and sounds. Although this makes for an excellent holiday, San Francisco Bay hides a few secret gems which are well worth investigating if you are ever in the San Francisco Bay area.

Things to do on holiday in San Francisco Bay

The constant winds which rip off the ocean make the San Francisco Bay an absolute haven for sailors and water sports enthusiasts, especially those looking to enjoy kite-boarding and windsurfing. The bay is regularly filled with yachts and boards locked in battle as regattas are a usual sight on the water. Many of the world’s finest yachtsmen are based in here, meaning that the San Francisco Bay sailing schools are among the best in the world.

The Mount Tamalpais State Park is a beautiful area in San Francisco Bay, designed to allow visitors to gain the maximum recreational pleasure and leave the minimum of damage, meaning that visitors are treated to mountain biking and walking trails, plenty of water sports and a huge array of wildlife, especially bird life. The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory helps monitor and protect the bird species which call San Francisco Bay home.

Wine tours in the San Francisco Bay area are hugely popular too, due to the proximity and grape variations of the Napa Valley. Part of California’s wine country, the Napa Valley is filled with small, family owned vineyards, many of which you can tour. In the same area of San Francisco Bay, Calistoga is the perfect destination for pampering yourself, with spa facilities, mud baths and massages galore.

Places to holiday in San Francisco Bay

The city of San Francisco is the main attraction in the San Francisco Bay area, with such global icons as the Golden Gate Bridge and the island fortress of Alcatraz among its finest monuments. There is so much to do in San Francisco that nothing short of a tourist guide to the city could do it justice. With so much shopping, so many restaurants and such a lively entertainment scene, who would not choose to visit San Francisco for a few days from any holiday rental accommodation in the San Francisco Bay area.

However, the real gem of San Francisco Bay is Tomales. A tiny village on the remote Tomales Bay, a rental house here is in one of the most natural, beautiful areas you can find, with delightful beaches hidden by tree covered coves. It is so natural and peaceful in Tomales that migrating whales, sea birds and even elephant seals can be seen in the surrounding waters.

Weather in San Francisco Bay

San Francisco Bay is blessed with a remarkable climate, which averages 14°C over the whole year. In summer, temperatures reach an average of 18°C in the warmest month (September), and a mild 9°C in January.

Travel to San Francisco Bay

The location of San Francisco International Airport (SFO) means that reaching holiday accommodation in San Francisco Bay could not be much easier. Both British Airways and Virgin Atlantic provide cheap flights to San Francisco direct fromLondonHeathrow (LHR).