Where to stay around San Diego County?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 6,805 holiday lettings near San Diego County. From 2,622 houses to 2,046 condos, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover San Diego County area.

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: 5,275 holiday homes
  • La Jolla: 730 holiday homes
  • Andalucia: 17 holiday homes
  • Carlsbad: 2,348 holiday homes
  • Mission Beach: 1,270 holiday homes

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 self catering accommodations 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 lettings for a perfect city break:

  • San Diego: 5,275 holiday lettings
  • Carlsbad: 2,348 holiday lettings
  • Oceanside: 1,826 holiday lettings
  • Encinitas: 2,257 holiday lettings
  • Coronado: 3,777 holiday lettings

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 self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in San Diego County are:

  • Oceanside, CA (OCN): 2,304 self catering accommodations
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field): 4,317 self catering accommodations
  • San Diego International Airport (SAN): 4,631 self catering accommodations

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in San Diego County?

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

  • House of Pacific Relations International Cottages: 4,574 holiday rentals
  • San Diego Convention Center: 4,311 holiday rentals
  • San Diego Coronado Bridge: 4,201 holiday rentals
  • U. T. C.: 5,103 holiday rentals
  • Las Americas Premium Outlets: 2,018 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 accommodations.

Make a holiday rental villa or property in San Diego County your home away from home

San Diego County, California is famous world wide for its enviable combination of sun soaked beaches, stunning climate and of course, ‘America’s Finest City’, San Diego itself. San Diego County is the southernmost coastal county of California, bordering Mexico to the south.

Things to see and do in San Diego County

There is always a huge range of things to see and do in San Diego County. The coastline is one of the most celebrated assets outside of the city of San Diego, offering a vast range of water sports as well as glorious sandy beaches on which to relax and let the world drift by. Kayaking along the coastline of San Diego County is a wonderful way to relax and absorb the atmosphere, allowing you to see some of the rich wildlife that lives off the shore, as well as enjoy a little kayak surfing if the Californian surf is up.

There is also a huge amount of backcountry in San Diego County, partially carpeted in vineyards, and partially natural. There are a great range of vineyard tour options and wine tasting courses to enjoy, which cannot fail to entertain any lover of new world wines. This backcountry is also a perfect place to walk and ride horses in the sun. Horse riding holidays absolutely thrive from property in San Diego County, especially around the Descanso area, but there are endless trails to take throughout the county. Bird lovers must not miss the Tijuana Estuary and the Torrey Pines State Reserve. Those having trouble deciding what things to see and do in San Diego, a hot air balloon across the county is an excellent option.

Places to visit on holiday in San Diego County

The famous city of San Diego is the 7th largest city in the whole of America, and is absolutely brimming with tourist attractions. San Diego is a complete melting pot of culture and cuisine, where residents take a huge amount of pride in the rich diversity in their city, festivals (celebrating everything from food and wine to music and dance) and attractions. When ever you visit a San Diego property, there is always a huge amount to see and do in San Diego city. The famous San Diego Zoo is always a huge attraction, drawing visitors from across California, and the San Diego Legoland, Sea World Wild Animal Park will certainly delight any children with you in your San Diego property.

Oceanside is San Diego’s third largest city, located right on the coast. Oceanside is a perfect place from which to enjoy the best of San Diego County, with glorious surfing beaches within walking distance and great access to Legoland, San Diego Zoo and even Disneyland, all of which are within an hour.

Encinitas is a surfer’s paradise on the coast of California, with over six miles of prime surfing beaches and plenty of bars and restaurants in which to relax on the few occasions when the sea is calm. A San Diego property in Encinitas is a great base for golfing holidays too.

La Jolla beach is a wonderfully relaxed, chic beach resort boasting some fine restaurants, magnificent stretches of golden sandy beaches and a fantastically relaxed atmosphere. La Jolla is in a particularly attractive part of the coast, nestled between little sandstone cliffs. La Jolla is one of the most photographed stretches of the coastline, and a sensational spot to relax in peace.

Weather in San Diego County

The weather in San Diego is a fantastically sunny destination, with average monthly temperatures remaining between 18°C in January, the coldest month, and 25°C in August, the warmest. Rain is almost unheard of between April and October, leaving a fantastically long summer to enjoy from a San Diego property rental.

Travel to San Diego County

San Diego International Airport (SAN) is a great asset for those of us trying to reach self catering San Diego accommodation from the UK. There are regular, direct flights from London, and upon your arrival, all the facilities you might need, including hire car facilities, can be easily found.

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)

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.

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)