Destination guide

Head to the exciting city of Chinatown

The area's art galleries and monuments are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Chinatown. This city is cosmopolitan and walkable, recognized for its shopping, restaurants and local tours. Lombard Street and Pier 39 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.


Sightseeing in and around Chinatown

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Chinatown a fun place to get away. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Pier 39 (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • San Francisco Zoo (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Yerba Buena Ice Skating Center (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Magowan's Infinite Mirror Maze (1 mi / 1.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Chinatown

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Chinatown is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Palace of Fine Arts (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Twin Peaks (3.8 mi / 6 km)
  • Japanese Tea Garden (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Golden Gate Park (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Angel Island (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)
  • University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley (10.8 mi / 17.3 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Chinatown

Fly into Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), the closest airport, located 12 mi (19.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.), which is 12.4 mi (19.9 km) away.

Where to stay around Chinatown?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 143 vacation rentals near Chinatown. From 5 Houses to 105 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 Chinatown for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Chinatown:

  • Fisherman's Wharf: 732 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 632 vacation rentals
  • North Beach: 328 vacation rentals
  • Union Square: 564 vacation rentals
  • Mission District: 596 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 Chinatown?

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

  • Tin How Temple: 2,140 vacation rentals
  • City Lights Booksellers: 2,142 vacation rentals
  • Norras Temple: 2,096 vacation rentals
  • Moscone Convention Center: 2,173 vacation rentals
  • Saints Peter and Paul Church: 2,141 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Chinatown 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 Chinatown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 5 Houses in Chinatown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Chinatown include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 105 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 5 rentals available
  • Studios: 77 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Chinatown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 16 vacation rentals with pool available in Chinatown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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