Destination guide

Travel to friendly La Mesa

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of La Mesa. Well known for its bird watching, shopping and restaurants, this welcoming city won't disappoint. San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in La Mesa

Do you want to find top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that La Mesa has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • San Diego Zoo (8.7 mi / 14 km)
  • SeaWorld (13.1 mi / 21 km)
  • Boomers El Cajon (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Steele Canyon Golf Club (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Balboa Park Golf Course (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Balboa Park Carousel (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of La Mesa

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in La Mesa. Here are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Balboa Park (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • La Jolla Cove (16.9 mi / 27.2 km)
  • Old Town San Diego State Park (11.4 mi / 18.3 km)
  • Coronado Beach (12.4 mi / 19.9 km)
  • Ocean Beach Park (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)
  • Mission Beach (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around La Mesa

The nearest airport is in San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field), located 4.7 mi (7.6 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), which is 8.8 mi (14.2 km) away.

Utilise the area's public transport and catch a ride on the metro at Spring St Trolley Station or 70th St. Trolley Station to easily get around the city.

Where to stay near La Mesa?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,715 holiday rentals near La Mesa. From 1,285 Houses to 1,692 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 La Mesa is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to La Mesa?

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 La Mesa:

  • Mount Helix: 169 holiday homes
  • Mission Beach: 1,376 holiday homes
  • La Jolla: 768 holiday homes
  • Pacific Beach: 1,061 holiday homes
  • Sunset Cliffs: 1,132 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 La Mesa?

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

  • Spring St Trolley Station: 4,983 holiday rentals
  • Computer Museum of America: 5,170 holiday rentals
  • Mount Helix Park: 4,959 holiday rentals
  • San Diego Zoo: 4,530 holiday rentals
  • San Diego-Old Town Transit Center: 5,519 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around La Mesa 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 La Mesa?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,285 Houses in La Mesa. Our other popular types of La Mesa holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,692 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 221 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 186 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 La Mesa?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 649 holiday homes with pool available in La Mesa. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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