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El Cerrito overview

El Cerrito is a budget-friendly place unique for its festivals and known for live music and theater. You'll find extensive coffee and dining options. Families will find plenty of fun at Pier 39 and University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley. Make plans to visit the popular Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. El Cerrito is a family- and business-friendly destination with something for everyone.

Where to stay in El Cerrito

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around El Cerrito has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in El Cerrito with by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all El Cerrito hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best El Cerrito hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to El Cerrito

Fly in to Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), 13.9 mi (22.4 km) from downtown El Cerrito. San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 20.2 mi (32.5 km) away.

Metro stations include:
  • • El Cerrito Plaza Station
  • • El Cerrito del Norte Station

What to see around El Cerrito

Fun activities include attractions such as:
  • • Indian Rock Park
  • • Cesar Chavez Park
  • • Eastshore State Park
  • • Marina Bay Trail
  • • Embarcadero Bay Bicycle Trail
Known for its family-friendly sights such as:
  • • Blake Garden
  • • University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley
  • • Children's Fairyland
  • • Aquarium of the Bay
  • • Pier 39
Festivals, live music, and theaters stand out with top cultural places to visit like:
  • • Berkeley Repertory Theater
  • • Robert Lowie Museum of Anthropology
  • • Berkeley Community Theater
  • • Habitot Children's Museum
  • • Magnes Collection of Jewish Art & Life
Some popular places in the area include:
  • • Alcatraz Island
  • • Fisherman's Wharf
  • • Lombard Street
  • • South Park
  • • Union Square