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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 features

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.

How many holiday rentals are available around San Diego County?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 8,086 holiday lettings around San Diego County. From 3,294 flats & apartments to 121 villas, 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.

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.co.uk travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Mission Beach: 1,343 holiday homes
  • La Jolla: 746 holiday homes
  • San Diego: 6,088 holiday homes
  • Downtown: 847 holiday homes
  • Pacific Beach: 1,042 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk 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: 6,088 holiday lettings
  • Borrego Springs: 186 holiday lettings
  • Encinitas: 2,228 holiday lettings
  • La Mesa: 3,884 holiday lettings
  • Coronado: 324 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:

  • San Diego International Airport (SAN): 5,442 self catering accommodations
  • Brown Field Municipal Airport (SDM): 2,380 self catering accommodations
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field): 5,176 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.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in San Diego County. From HomeAway.co.uk 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: 5,461 holiday rentals
  • San Diego Convention Center: 1,804 holiday rentals
  • Wisteria Candy Cottage: 17 holiday rentals
  • Las Americas Premium Outlets: 2,611 holiday rentals
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park: 1,405 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around San Diego County listed on HomeAway.co.uk 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.

Explore destinations around San Diego County

San Diego
6,088 holiday rentals
Borrego Springs
186 holiday rentals
Encinitas
2,228 holiday rentals
La Mesa
3,884 holiday rentals
Coronado
324 holiday rentals
Fallbrook
799 holiday rentals
Poway
6,783 holiday rentals
Spring Valley
2,027 holiday rentals
Julian
214 holiday rentals
Escondido
2,845 holiday rentals
Lakeside
5,712 holiday rentals
Jamul
235 holiday rentals
Carlsbad
2,361 holiday rentals
Vista
2,175 holiday rentals
Del Mar
1,748 holiday rentals
Solana Beach
1,357 holiday rentals
Chula Vista
4,888 holiday rentals
El Cajon
3,848 holiday rentals
Imperial Beach
1,562 holiday rentals
Ramona
324 holiday rentals