Destination guide

Travel to beautiful Sunset District

The area's museums and architecture are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Sunset District. This scenic and cosmopolitan city is known for its beaches, seaside and coffeehouses. Twin Peaks and Golden Gate Bridge are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in and around Sunset District

Do you want to discover things to do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Sunset District a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Pier 39 (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • San Francisco Zoo (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Steinhart Aquarium (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Morrison Planetarium (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Circus Center (2 mi / 3.2 km)

Seasonal weather in Sunset District

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, October, September, August and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 69°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Sunset District

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Sunset District is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Twin Peaks (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Palace of Fine Arts (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Golden Gate Park (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Japanese Tea Garden (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Angel Island (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Muir Woods (10.9 mi / 17.5 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Sunset District

Fly into San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), the closest airport, located 10.9 mi (17.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), which is 15.3 mi (24.6 km) away.

Where to stay around Sunset District?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 482 vacation rentals near Sunset District. From 285 Condos/Apartments to 149 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Sunset District for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Sunset 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 Sunset District:

  • Fisherman's Wharf: 724 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 617 vacation rentals
  • Marina District: 390 vacation rentals
  • Mission District: 584 vacation rentals
  • Union Square: 562 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 Sunset District?

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

  • Muir Woods National Monument: 1,906 vacation rentals
  • Miramar Beach: 810 vacation rentals
  • Moscone Convention Center: 2,172 vacation rentals
  • Pacifica State Beach: 1,388 vacation rentals
  • University of California, Berkeley: 2,027 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sunset 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 Sunset District?

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

  • Houses: 149 rentals available
  • Cottages: 5 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 5 rentals available

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

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

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 51 vacation rentals with pool available in Sunset District. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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