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Kensington overview

Kensington is a budget-friendly place distinct for its parks and theaters, and known for its college atmosphere and shops. You're sure to enjoy all of the coffee and dining options. Learn about local heritage at popular landmarks in the area like Alcatraz Island and Lombard Street. Pier 39 and Fisherman's Wharf are popular sights to see. Kensington is a family- and business-friendly destination with something for everyone.

Where to stay in Kensington

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, Kensington has accommodations to fit every need. There are 549 hotels in the Kensington area and you can shop as many as 150 deals for rooms on Hotels.com, some with discounts of up to 50%.
  • • 193 2-star hotels with an average price of $68 per night
  • • 199 3-star hotels with an average price of $95 per night
  • • 112 4-star hotels with an average price of $116 per night
  • • 15 5-star hotels with an average price of $199 per night

How to get to Kensington

Fly in to Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.), 14.2 mi (22.8 km) from downtown Kensington. San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 21.1 mi (34 km) away.

What to see around Kensington

Fun activities include attractions such as:
  • • Indian Rock Park
  • • Cesar Chavez Park
  • • Eastshore State Park
Sights especially popular with families include:
  • • Blake Garden
  • • University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley
  • • Children's Fairyland
  • • Aquarium of the Bay
  • • Pier 39
It's recognized for its parks, and top places for nature lovers include:
  • • Tilden Park Little Farm
  • • Tilden Nature Area
  • • Tilden Regional Park
  • • Berkeley Municipal Rose Garden
  • • San Pablo Reservoir Recreation Area
Enjoy the university setting or the collegiate vibe around the area of:
  • • University of California - Berkeley
  • • California College of the Arts
  • • San Francisco Art Institute
  • • Saint Mary's College
  • • Academy of Art University
Some popular places in the area to visit include:
  • • Alcatraz Island
  • • Fisherman's Wharf
  • • Lombard Street
  • • Union Square
  • • Palace of Fine Arts