Destination guide

Delight in the oceanfront landscape of Albany

The wildlife and ocean views provide a pleasant backdrop to your holiday home in Albany. Renowned for its basketball games, shopping and hiking, this city welcomes all visitors. Alcatraz Island and Pier 39 are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Sightseeing in and around Albany

Do you want to discover things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Albany a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Pier 39 (8.4 mi / 13.6 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (8.4 mi / 13.6 km)
  • Waterworld California (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)
  • San Francisco Zoo (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)
  • Indian Rock Park (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Cesar Chavez Park (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Albany

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Albany. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Palace of Fine Arts (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
  • Twin Peaks (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
  • Tilden Regional Park (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Angel Island (7.8 mi / 12.5 km)
  • Japanese Tea Garden (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Albany

The nearest airport is in Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), located 13.1 mi (21 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field), which is 14.6 mi (23.4 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Albany?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,434 holiday lettings around Albany. From 455 Houses to 49 Cottages, 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.

Can I rent Houses in Albany?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 455 Houses in Albany. Our other popular types of Albany holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 49 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 752 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 49 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 Albany?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 142 holiday homes with pool available in Albany. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.