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-see attractions in the area. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in National City

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

  • 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)

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 24°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 centre:

  • 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)
How to get there

Travelling 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 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 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 near National City?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,391 holiday rentals near National City. From 821 Houses to 1,092 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 National City is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to National City?

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 National City:

  • Mission Beach: 1,360 holiday homes
  • La Jolla: 772 holiday homes
  • Pacific Beach: 1,064 holiday homes
  • Sunset Cliffs: 1,126 holiday homes
  • Bankers Hill: 285 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 National City?

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

  • 8th St Trolley Station: 4,872 holiday rentals
  • 24th St Trolley Station: 4,852 holiday rentals
  • San Diego Zoo: 4,497 holiday rentals
  • San Diego-Old Town Transit Center: 5,414 holiday rentals
  • Presa Abelardo L. Rodriguez: 454 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around National City 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 National City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 821 Houses in National City. Our other popular types of National City holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,092 holiday houses
  • Villas: 30 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 95 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages 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 669 holiday homes with pool available in National City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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