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Destination guide

Why people love visiting lively Berkeley

Enjoy the area's live music, theatre scene and architecture with a rental holiday home in Berkeley. Renowned for its university setting, sporting events and restaurants, this city welcomes all visitors. Local cultural sights include Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and Greek Theater. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Berkeley

Are you searching for attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Berkeley a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Pier 39 (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
  • Waterworld California (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
  • San Francisco Zoo (16 mi / 25.8 km)
  • Indian Rock Park (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Tilden Park Golf Course (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Berkeley

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Berkeley is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Palace of Fine Arts (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Twin Peaks (12.9 mi / 20.7 km)
  • University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Tilden Regional Park (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Angel Island (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Japanese Tea Garden (13 mi / 20.9 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Berkeley

The nearest airport is in Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), located 11.3 mi (18.2 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field), which is 14 mi (22.5 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, you can make your way to Berkeley Station. Consider catching the metro at North Berkeley Station or Ashby Station to see more of the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Berkeley?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,581 holiday lettings around Berkeley. From 769 flats & apartments to 473 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 Berkeley?

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 Berkeley:

  • Northwest Berkeley: 45 holiday homes
  • Claremont: 47 holiday homes
  • Berkeley Hills: 119 holiday homes
  • North Berkeley: 94 holiday homes
  • Central Berkeley: 32 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 Berkeley?

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

  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center: 2,101 holiday lettings
  • People's Park: 2,092 holiday lettings
  • Berkeley Station: 2,199 holiday lettings
  • Berkeley Municipal Rose Garden: 2,066 holiday lettings
  • University of California - Berkeley: 2,076 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Berkeley 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 Berkeley?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 769 Flats in Berkeley. Our other popular types of Berkeley holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 473 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 45 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 45 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Berkeley?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 205 holiday homes with pool available in Berkeley. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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