- For other places with the same name, see El Cerrito (disambiguation).
Both Oakland International Airport (OAK IATA) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO IATA) have Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stations. Take the Richmond Line to the El Cerrito Plaza Station or El Cerrito Del Norte station. If traveling by car, take the Central Avenue exit from Interstate 80 or Interstate 580.
Because the cities and towns on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay all butt up against each other and function as one large metro area, it’s likely that you will also visit El Cerrito’s neighboring East Bay towns, such as Berkeley, Emeryville, Albany, and Richmond, so much of the information about getting to those places also applies to getting to El Cerrito.
- Metallica House, 3132 Carlson Blvd (4 blocks west of the Plaza BART station.). This non-descript house housed the members of heavy metal band Metallica from 1983-1986. In the house and garage they wrote and rehearsed the songs for ‘Ride the Lightning’ and ‘Master of Puppets.’
- The Cerrito Theater, 10070 San Pablo Ave (Four blocks west from El Cerrito Plaza BART Station and one block north from El Cerrito Plaza), ☎+1 510 814-2400. Catch a movie and dine in style at this lovingly restored Art Deco theater, currently operated by the Rialto Cinemas Cerrito. The Cerrito Theater features pub grub and beer, which you can polish off while you watch your movie, and has couches and tables, as well as traditional theater seating. In addition to the latest blockbusters, The Cerrito features classic films, and hosts special events. There are also special baby and toddler friendly screening times.