Destination guide

Head to the vibrant city of Chinatown

The area's art galleries and monuments are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Chinatown. This city is cosmopolitan and walkable, recognised for its shopping, restaurants and local tours. Lombard Street and Pier 39 are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday 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 holiday home and experience everything that makes Chinatown a fun place to get away to. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Chinatown

Whether you're an adventurous traveller 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 centre:

  • 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

Transport to and around Chinatown

Fly into Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), the closest airport, located 12 mi (19.3 km) from the city centre. 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.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Chinatown?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 144 holiday rentals around Chinatown. From 12 holiday houses to 98 flats & apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Chinatown is on Stayz.

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

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Chinatown:

  • Ashbury Heights: 152 holiday homes
  • Downtown: 620 holiday homes
  • Fisherman's Wharf: 684 holiday homes
  • Presidio Heights: 81 holiday homes
  • Sunset District: 448 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Chinatown?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Chinatown. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • TransAmerica Redwood Forest: 2,208 holiday rentals
  • Commercial Street: 2,170 holiday rentals
  • Spofford Alley: 2,167 holiday rentals
  • Chinese Telephone Exchange: 2,187 holiday rentals
  • Kong Chow Temple: 2,218 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Chinatown listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Chinatown?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 12 Houses in Chinatown. Our other popular types of Chinatown holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 98 holiday houses
  • Studios: 71 holiday houses
  • Resorts: 4 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Chinatown?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 20 holiday homes with pool available in Chinatown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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