Destination guide

Noe Valley is a family-friendly slice of San Francisco

With leafy parks, sidewalk cafes and a sunny microclimate, Noe Valley is popular with young families. It's one of San Francisco's most-coveted zip codes and has an easy-going meets on-trend vibe. This means you'll see a constant stream of strollers, golden retrievers and parents with toddlers cruising the neighborhood. Its tree-lined streets are sprinkled with elegant Edwardian and Victorian homes, with some available as Noe Valley vacation rentals. If you're looking for a local, family-friendly experience in "The City by the Bay", Noe Valley is just the ticket.

Things to do

Exploring the attractions in and around Noe Valley

While you'll probably find yourself swept up in Noe Valley's laid-back lifestyle, the neighborhood is a great base for exploring San Francisco's top attractions. Head directly north and you'll hit the Painted Ladies, a handsome row of Queen Anne-style terrace houses. Kids will love visiting the San Francisco Zoo and touching base with the Fisherman's Wharf sea lions that bask on Pier 39. After a long day of sightseeing, there's nothing better than stocking up on wine and cheese and enjoying a lazy evening on the deck of your Noe Valley vacation rentals apartment.


Upmarket shopping in Noe Valley

You'll find most of the action centered along 24th Street, Noe Valley's bustling main thoroughfare. It's brimming with artisan bakeries, third wave coffee shops and specialty wine and cheese stores. Every Saturday, the Town Square hosts the Noe Valley Farmers' Market, which showcases the creme de la creme of Californian produce. From organic fruit to farm-fresh eggs, there's no better place to stock up on staples for your Noe Valley vacation rentals kitchen. The neighborhood also lures San Francisco locals with its upmarket shopping. Expect a treasure trove of independent jewelers, local florists, children's clothing boutiques, designer stationery stores and more.


Enjoy Noe Valley's sunny microclimate

Thanks to its position at the foot of Twin Peaks, Noe Valley enjoys some of San Francisco's sunniest weather. The hills create a microclimate and block much of the coastal fog that rolls in from the Pacific Ocean. This means that when the Golden Gate Bridge is shrouded in mist, Noe Valley will often be drenched in sunshine. Crowds peak in the summer, though fall also brings clear skies and warm weather. Don't forget, San Francisco is infamous for its drizzle so remember to pack a raincoat.

Natural features

Parks and peaks to explore in Noe Valley

Noe Valley is one of numerous neighborhoods in the city of San Francisco. It sits at the foot of Twin Peaks, an urban park anchored by a pair of 900-foot summits. The grassy hilltop park is laced with scenic hiking trails and lookout points that offer sweeping views of the Bay Area. To the southwest is Glen Canyon Park. This is a great place to stretch your legs and is filled with wildflowers for most of the year.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Noe Valley

The nearest airport is in San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), located 9.5 mi (15.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), which is 12.3 mi (19.8 km) away.

Where to stay around Noe Valley?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 371 vacation rentals near Noe Valley. From 243 Condos/Apartments to 3 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Noe Valley for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Noe Valley?

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 Noe Valley:

  • 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 Noe Valley?

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

  • 22nd Saint Hill: 2,202 vacation rentals
  • Miramar Beach: 844 vacation rentals
  • Moscone Convention Center: 2,190 vacation rentals
  • Pacifica State Beach: 1,413 vacation rentals
  • University of California, Berkeley: 2,047 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Noe Valley 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 Noe Valley?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 243 Condos/Apartments in Noe Valley. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Noe Valley include:

  • Cottages: 3 rentals available
  • Houses: 91 rentals available
  • Studios: 237 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 Noe Valley?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 35 vacation rentals with pool available in Noe Valley. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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