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 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)

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 features

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.

How many holiday rentals are available around San Diego?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 5,864 holiday lettings around San Diego. From 2,382 flats & apartments to 2,317 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in San Diego?

If you go crazy for sea views and the sound of waves, you're in luck! HomeAway has 2,073 beachside rentals waiting for you. Of course, that might not suit everyone. Luckily, HomeAway has heaps more options, including:

  • 1,561 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 1,297 beach-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 1,217 beach holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in San Diego?

Our house holiday rentals are real properties for real travellers. With loads of room to move, they're perfect if you want to live like a local. There are 2,463 houses currently listed on HomeAway. Prices start from £31 a night. Or perhaps you'd rather one of the area's other self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • Condo: 1,564 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £9 per night.
  • Apartment: 955 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £38 per night.
  • Townhome: 400 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £60 per night.

Can I stay in San Diego in a large group?

Whether you're heading off on a special getaway with the whole family or spending a few nights away with all your old school mates, it's always lots of fun staying in a new place together! The good news is that HomeAway has places to suit. The leading choice for big groups here are house holiday rentals, and there are 514 currently listed. The rental options that are suitable for large groups around here include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we have 1,386 properties to rent suitable for that size. Stay a night from just £56.
  • Looking for a place for 8 people? We have 816 that will serve you well. You can get one for as little as £9 a night.
  • Seeking properties for rent catering to 5 people? You'll be pleased to learn we have 460 that will fit the bill. You can book one for as little as £55 a night.

You and your crew will be more than satisfied when you book your San Diego escape through us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in San Diego?

Give the flick to boring cookie-cutter chain-hotel rooms! Enjoy the freedom of living like a local in a budget-friendly holiday rental instead. Get a load of the diverse options available now on HomeAway. When it comes to finding an awesome deal, the first place you look should be México. Here, HomeAway has 2 holiday rentals at an average price of £107 per night. You'll find another 228 HomeAway holiday rentals waiting to be booked in or around Hillcrest. The average price in this area is £144 a night.

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