Destination guide

Theatrical San Diego County will entice you

Take a holiday to San Diego County and enjoy the area's museums, theatre scene and art galleries. This city's beaches, zoo and seaside draw many visitors. Local cultural sights include USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around San Diego County

Are you hoping to find things to do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes San Diego County a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top 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 averages in San Diego County

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, September, August, 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 County

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, San Diego County is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting 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 County

The nearest airport is in San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.), located 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), which is 6.7 mi (10.8 km) away.

If you prefer to travel 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. You can see more of San Diego County by catching a ride on the metro at Civic Center Station, 5th Avenue Station or Convention Center Station.

Where to stay near San Diego County?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 8,666 holiday rentals near San Diego County. From 3,376 Houses to 139 Villas, 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 County is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in San Diego County?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in San Diego County. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • San Diego: 6,209 holiday rentals
  • Carlsbad: 2,579 holiday rentals
  • Mission Beach: 1,375 holiday rentals
  • La Jolla: 769 holiday rentals
  • Pacific Beach: 1,078 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in San Diego County! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in San Diego County?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in San Diego County with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • San Diego: 6,209 holiday homes
  • Carlsbad: 2,579 holiday homes
  • Oceanside: 2,000 holiday homes
  • Vista: 2,383 holiday homes
  • Encinitas: 2,420 holiday homes

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

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to San Diego County?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in San Diego County are:

  • Borrego Valley Airport (BXS): 112 holiday houses
  • Oceanside, CA (OCN): 2,446 holiday houses
  • Montgomery Field (MYF): 5,837 holiday houses

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in San Diego County?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in San Diego County. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • San Diego Zoo: 4,619 holiday rentals
  • Mount Ecclesia: 2,569 holiday rentals
  • Anza Borrego Desert State Park: 105 holiday rentals
  • San Diego-Old Town Transit Center: 5,619 holiday rentals
  • Oceanside Pier: 2,580 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around San Diego County listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Explore destinations around San Diego County

San Diego
6,209 holiday rentals
Carlsbad
2,579 holiday rentals
Oceanside
2,000 holiday rentals
Vista
2,383 holiday rentals
Encinitas
2,420 holiday rentals
Del Mar
1,901 holiday rentals
Solana Beach
1,488 holiday rentals
Borrego Springs
185 holiday rentals
Julian
202 holiday rentals
Pala
395 holiday rentals
San Marcos
2,407 holiday rentals
Coronado
5,215 holiday rentals
Escondido
3,073 holiday rentals
El Cajon
3,836 holiday rentals
Bonsall
1,403 holiday rentals
Imperial Beach
1,585 holiday rentals
National City
2,459 holiday rentals
Valley Center
1,693 holiday rentals
Fallbrook
861 holiday rentals
Chula Vista
4,916 holiday rentals