Destination guide

The oceanfront setting of San Diego is ready to explore

Enjoy the area's museums, theatre scene and art galleries with a rental holiday home in San Diego. Travellers 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 holiday or a trip with friends, 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 cosy holiday 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 centre:

  • 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 holiday around warm-weather activities, August, September, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 24°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 centre:

  • 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)
How to get there

Transport 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 centre. 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 travelling 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 near San Diego?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 6,243 holiday rentals near San Diego. From 2,499 Houses to 2,491 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near San Diego is on HomeAway.

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 rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in San Diego:

  • Mission Beach: 1,377 holiday homes
  • La Jolla: 768 holiday homes
  • Pacific Beach: 1,088 holiday homes
  • Sunset Cliffs: 1,139 holiday homes
  • Bankers Hill: 273 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes 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 homes near great places in San Diego. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • San Diego Zoo: 4,640 holiday rentals
  • San Diego-Old Town Transit Center: 5,594 holiday rentals
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park: 1,494 holiday rentals
  • San Diego Convention Center: 1,742 holiday rentals
  • Seaworld: 5,320 holiday rentals

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 2,499 Houses in San Diego. Our other popular types of San Diego holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,491 holiday houses
  • Villas: 70 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 289 holiday houses

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 1,655 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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