El Cerrito is a city in California that's part of the San Francisco Bay Area. The city was actually founded by refugees fleeing the damage of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and today it's a relaxing city, known for its proximity to some of the Bay Area's best sights.
El Cerrito is a great place to base yourself if you want to be in the middle of loads of outdoor activities in the Bay Area.
For a nature fix and excellent view of the Bay Area, head to Indian Rock Park, which is a public park in the city of Berkeley, close to El Cerrito. It's a grassy park with a barbeque and great picnic area and there's a large mound in the middle called Indian Rock. From Indian Rock, you can see incredible views from downtown Oakland through to the San Francisco Bay and Richmond. If adventure sports are your thing, you can do rock climbing or bouldering at the park.
Other great nearby parks to visit include Wildcat Canyon Regional Park and Tilden Regional Park, which both have plenty of hiking and biking trails, alongside scenic picnic spots.
Stay in a vacation rental in El Cerrito to base yourself near to some of the best sights in the Bay Area. You'll be able to find home rentals of all sizes, from small condos for two through to large houses for a family or group of friends.
The best time of year to visit El Cerrito for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to late September, when the weather is warm and there's plenty of sunshine.