Destination guide

Delight in the oceanfront landscape of Albany

The wildlife and ocean views provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Albany. Renowned for its basketball games, shopping and hiking, this city welcomes all visitors. Alcatraz Island and Pier 39 are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Sightseeing in and around Albany

Do you want to discover things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Albany a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Pier 39 (8.4 mi / 13.6 km)
  • Aquarium of the Bay (8.4 mi / 13.6 km)
  • Waterworld California (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)
  • San Francisco Zoo (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)
  • Indian Rock Park (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Cesar Chavez Park (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Albany

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

  • Palace of Fine Arts (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
  • Twin Peaks (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
  • Tilden Regional Park (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Angel Island (7.8 mi / 12.5 km)
  • Japanese Tea Garden (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Albany

The nearest airport is in Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), located 13.1 mi (21 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Concord, CA (CCR-Buchanan Field), which is 14.6 mi (23.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Albany?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,543 vacation rentals near Albany. From 514 Houses to 51 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Albany for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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 Albany:

  • Fisherman's Wharf: 729 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 617 vacation rentals
  • Marina District: 392 vacation rentals
  • Mission District: 586 vacation rentals
  • North Beach: 318 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 Albany?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Albany. 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: 1,918 vacation rentals
  • Pacifica State Beach: 1,399 vacation rentals
  • University of California, Berkeley: 2,039 vacation rentals
  • Mount Tamalpais State Park: 1,798 vacation rentals
  • Moscone Convention Center: 2,186 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 514 Houses in Albany. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Albany include:

  • Cottages: 51 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 767 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 51 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 Albany?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 157 vacation rentals with pool available in Albany. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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