Destination guide

The oceanfront setting of San Diego is ready to explore

Enjoy the area's museums, theater scene and art galleries and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in San Diego. Travelers to this walkable city praise the zoo, seaside and beaches. Local cultural sights include USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Activities

Activities and attractions in San Diego

Do you want to find attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that San Diego has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • San Diego Zoo (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • SeaWorld (5.1 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Legoland California (29.7 mi / 47.8 km)
  • Club Campestre Golf Course (16.8 mi / 27.1 km)
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park (27.8 mi / 44.8 km)
  • Balboa Park Golf Course (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in San Diego

If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, August, September, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 76°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in San Diego

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, San Diego is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Balboa Park (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • La Jolla Cove (11.4 mi / 18.3 km)
  • Coronado Beach (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Old Town San Diego State Park (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Ocean Beach Park (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Mission Beach (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
Transport

Transportation options to and around San Diego

Fly into San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.), the closest airport, located 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), which is 6.7 mi (10.8 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, San Diego Santa Fe Depot, San Diego-Old Town Transit Center and San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station are the main stations in the area. It's easy to get around San Diego by catching a ride on the metro at Civic Center Station, 5th Avenue Station or Convention Center Station.

Where to stay around San Diego?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 6,154 holiday lettings near San Diego. From 2,436 Houses to 2,460 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover San Diego area.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to San Diego?

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

  • Pacific Beach: 1,060 holiday homes
  • Mira Mesa: 22 holiday homes
  • Midway District: 64 holiday homes
  • Ocean Beach: 433 holiday homes
  • Barrio Logan: 258 holiday homes

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

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

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in San Diego. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Torrey Pines State Reserve: 6,159 holiday lettings
  • Harbor Island Park: 5,287 holiday lettings
  • Point Loma Nazarene University: 5,318 holiday lettings
  • Birch Aquarium: 5,811 holiday lettings
  • Washington Street Station: 5,332 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around San Diego listed on HomeAway 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 San Diego?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 2,436 Houses in San Diego. Our other popular types of San Diego holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,460 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 75 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 273 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in San Diego?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,621 holiday homes with pool available in San Diego. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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