Destination guide

The lively area of El Cerrito awaits your stay

Enjoy the area's festivals, live music and theater scene and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in El Cerrito. This romantic city allures visitors with its restaurants and shopping. Alcatraz Island and Pier 39 are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around El Cerrito

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes El Cerrito a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Pier 39 (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Waterworld California (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)
  • Indian Rock Park (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Cesar Chavez Park (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Eastshore State Park (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in El Cerrito

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in El Cerrito. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Palace of Fine Arts (10.5 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Twin Peaks (13.1 mi / 21 km)
  • Tilden Regional Park (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
  • University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Angel Island (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Japanese Tea Garden (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
Transport

How to get to and around El Cerrito

The nearest airport is in Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), located 13.9 mi (22.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field), which is 14.7 mi (23.6 km) away.

Consider catching a ride on the metro at El Cerrito Plaza Station or El Cerrito del Norte Station to easily get around the city.

Where to stay around El Cerrito?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 305 vacation rentals near El Cerrito. From 154 Houses to 98 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 El Cerrito for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to El Cerrito?

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 El Cerrito:

  • Fisherman's Wharf: 632 vacation rentals
  • Union Square: 514 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 559 vacation rentals
  • North Beach: 303 vacation rentals
  • Marina District: 346 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in El Cerrito?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 154 Houses in El Cerrito. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in El Cerrito include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 98 rentals available
  • Cottages: 21 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 21 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in El Cerrito?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 18 vacation rentals with pool available in El Cerrito. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.