Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly National City

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in National City. Well known for its zoo, restaurants and shopping, this welcoming city won't disappoint. San Diego Convention Center and Balboa Park are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in National City

Do you want to discover attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes National City a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • San Diego Zoo (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • SeaWorld (10.2 mi / 16.5 km)
  • Club Campestre Golf Course (12 mi / 19.3 km)
  • Chula Vista Nature Center (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Balboa Park Golf Course (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Coronado Municipal Golf Course (4.6 mi / 7.3 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in National City

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, September, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 76°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in National City

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, National City is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Balboa Park (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • La Jolla Cove (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
  • Coronado Beach (6 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Old Town San Diego State Park (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Ocean Beach Park (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Mission Beach (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)
Transport

Traveling to and around National City

Fly into San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.), the closest airport, located 7.5 mi (12.1 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 10.3 mi (16.5 km) away.

You might consider catching a ride on the metro at 24th St Trolley Station for ease of access to the rest of the city.

Where to stay around National City?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,053 holiday lettings near National City. From 721 Houses to 98 Bungalows, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near National City is on HomeAway.

Can I rent Houses in National City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 721 Houses in National City. Our other popular types of National City holiday rentals include:

  • Bungalows: 98 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 98 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 98 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in National City?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 513 holiday homes with pool available in National City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.