Destination guide

Get the best of both worlds in Burlingame

When you fly into San Francisco, you actually touch down in Burlingame, so renting a Burlingame vacation rental is super-convenient for the airport, as well as a great base for sightseeing across the San Francisco Peninsula. Burlingame stretches from the shore to the foothills of the Rancho Corral de Tierra, providing fantastic opportunities for enjoying outdoor pursuits amidst stunning landscapes. When you choose a Burlingame vacation rental, you're just a half-hour drive south of San Fran attractions like Golden Gate Park, Union Square and the Golden Gate Bridge. In the opposite direction, the sights and attractions of Palo Alto, Santa Clara and San Jose are all within a 40-minute drive.

Things to do

Family-friendly attractions near Burlingame

Staying at a Burlingame vacation rental with kids? Then don't skip the 30-minute trip up the coast to San Francisco Zoo. This beautiful attraction stretches over 100 acres and is home to a huge array of animals, including bears, penguins, leopards and chimpanzees. A short distance away, in the heart of San Francisco, the vast California Academy of Sciences has a huge variety of interactive exhibits – ranging from the stars to the rainforest. With a fun-packed program of events, it's a definite must to inspire inquisitive minds. The city's Disney Museum is another firm family favorite.


Out and about in Burlingame

Don't overlook the sights and amenities to be enjoyed on the doorstep of your Burlingame vacation rental. The pedestrian-friendly Burlingame Avenue district between California Drive and El Camino Real is home to great restaurants, varied boutiques and the tiny but fun Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia. Burlingame also has an interesting local art museum, specializing in the work of Californian artists. The Peninsular Museum of Art is worth a browse if you're in town. Or, for a seriously heady dose of art, head to San Francisco's Asian Art Museum, de Young Museum or the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.


Burlingame's seasonal attractions

You can be sure of a packed program of events happening nearby, whatever season you choose to stay at a Burlingame vacation rental. The gardens at the Filoli Estate in neighboring Woodside open in early spring and are well worth a visit. San Francisco's stunning Palace of Fine Arts is a unique events venue that hosts music and theater events through the year. If you're staying during football season, do get tickets to see the 49ers play at Santa Clara's Levi's Stadium. In fall, the Art and Pumpkin Festival hosted in the beautiful Half Moon Bay is great family-friendly fun.

Natural features

Coasts and forests by Burlingame

Thirty minutes from your Burlingame vacation rental, the El Corte de Madera Creek Preserve offers more than 36 miles of trails to bike, hike and horseback ride. The scented shade of its redwood forests hides creekside trails and rare sandstone formations, suddenly clearing to reveal stunning coastal views. Even closer, the Rancho Corral de Tierra offers more spectacular coastal and forest vistas, including the dramatic slopes of Montara Mountain, which ascends from the sea to its 2,000-foot peak in just over a mile. Where the preserve reaches the coast at Mori Point and Grey Whale Cove State Beach, it's possible to spot whales from the beaches and bluffs.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Burlingame

The nearest airport is in San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), located 3.5 mi (5.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into San Carlos, CA (SQL), which is 7.3 mi (11.8 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, make your way to Burlingame Broadway Station or Burlingame Station and explore the city from there.

Where to stay around Burlingame?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 832 vacation rentals near Burlingame. From 399 Houses to 312 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Burlingame for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Burlingame?

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 Burlingame:

  • Fisherman's Wharf: 741 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 633 vacation rentals
  • Marina District: 377 vacation rentals
  • Mission District: 591 vacation rentals
  • Union Square: 563 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Burlingame?

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

  • Crystal Springs Golf Course: 1,644 vacation rentals
  • Burlingame Broadway Station: 1,791 vacation rentals
  • Burlingame Museum of PEZ Memorabilia: 1,824 vacation rentals
  • Burlingame Station: 1,807 vacation rentals
  • Sawyer Camp Trail: 1,593 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Burlingame listed on HomeAway 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 Houses in Burlingame?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 399 Houses in Burlingame. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Burlingame include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 312 rentals available
  • Cottages: 19 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 19 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Guest houses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Burlingame?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 109 vacation rentals with pool available in Burlingame. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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