Destination guide

The San Francisco Marina District: all you need right here

Those looking for an ideal vacation rental need to check out San Francisco’s Marina District. This neighborhood was built on the site of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1906 to celebrate the rebuilding of the city following the historic earthquake of that year. The fun atmosphere continues today, with its historic Palace of Fine Arts as well as many small shops, restaurants, cafes, and nightlife along Chestnut Street. The neighborhood features stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge and tons of gorgeous green space. These are just a few of the great reasons to consider Marina District vacation rentals.

Things to do

Attractions for all at the Marina District

When you choose Marina District vacation rentals, you’re choosing a neighborhood with countless popular attractions. Check out Crissy Field for outdoor recreation. Fort Mason Center is the place for learning, including culture museum and history museum experiences, performances, exhibits, and festivals all year round. The Palace of Fine Arts is the most popular historical attraction in the area. There are also a range of impressive art galleries all across the neighborhood. Then top off your adventures with some of the best fine dining in the Marina District, from high-end four-star restaurants to the best in casual cuisine.


There’s always something to do in the Marina District

While the Marina District is quiet by day, it is full of fun and exciting activities no matter what your vacation goals might be. There’s family-friendly recreation, enjoying the views at Twin Peaks, Telegraph Hill, Nob Hill, and Presidio Heights, while also taking time to picnic, hike, and bike. Then, visit the famous Chinatown area for some colorful culture, or catch a cable car and enjoy seafood at Fisherman’s Wharf. If a hot nightclub is your thing, hit the bars on Chestnut Street once the sun goes down, or visit North Beach for more grown-up entertainment.


Enjoy the coastal climate of the Marina District

Any season is a great time to visit the Marina District. However, for the ideal time, come by in the fall, right when the leaves are starting to turn, between September and November. As part of the Pacific Northwest, autumn offers some of the best year-round temperatures and warm, sunny days, perfect for scenic adventuring. As an added bonus, you’ll get better deals on Marina District vacation rentals in the fall, just after the summer season ends. However, the winter season offers the lowest prices overall, but see to it that you're prepared for chillier temperatures.

Natural features

See the natural world of Marina District

If you’re into outdoor recreation and natural beauty, you can enjoy a nature view excursion without ever leaving the area. Just take a walk along the waterfront in the north, where you can enjoy the sites with dog-walkers, kite-flyers, joggers, cyclists, or even get out on the water with fishermen and boaters. It’s also a great place for kids—just know that the temperatures can drop sharply here, so bring an extra jacket. There are plenty of beautiful green spaces across the neighborhood, and the temperate climate ensures natural beauty any time of year.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Marina District

Fly into San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), the closest airport, located 13.3 mi (21.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), which is 13.8 mi (22.2 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Marina District?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 370 vacation rentals near Marina District. From 285 Condos/Apartments to 38 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Marina District for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Marina District?

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 Marina District:

  • Fisherman's Wharf: 725 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 622 vacation rentals
  • Mission District: 579 vacation rentals
  • Union Square: 554 vacation rentals
  • North Beach: 308 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 Marina District?

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

  • Fort Mason: 2,116 vacation rentals
  • Marina Green: 2,112 vacation rentals
  • Bay Area Theatresports: 2,114 vacation rentals
  • Presidio Theater: 2,117 vacation rentals
  • Wave Organ: 2,106 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Marina District 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 Condos/Apartments in Marina District?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 285 Condos/Apartments in Marina District. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Marina District include:

  • Houses: 38 rentals available
  • Hotels: 19 rentals available
  • Studios: 222 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Marina District?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 42 vacation rentals with pool available in Marina District. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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