Destination guide

Arty Downtown San Diego will entice you

Take a holiday to Downtown San Diego and enjoy the area's museums, art galleries and entertainment. Well known for its zoo, bars and restaurants, this walkable city won't disappoint. 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 and around Downtown San Diego

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that Downtown San Diego has to offer. These 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 / 2.8 km)
  • SeaWorld (4.7 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Balboa Park Carousel (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Balboa Park Golf Course (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Coronado Municipal Golf Course (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Heritage Park (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Downtown San Diego

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Downtown San Diego. 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 / 2.3 km)
  • La Jolla Cove (11 mi / 17.7 km)
  • Coronado Beach (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Old Town San Diego State Park (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Ocean Beach Park (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Mission Beach (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Downtown San Diego

Fly into San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.), the closest airport, located 2 mi (3.2 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), which is 6.6 mi (10.7 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, you can make your way to San Diego Santa Fe Depot. You can see more of Downtown San Diego by jumping on the metro at America Plaza Trolley Station, County Center - Little Italy Station or Civic Center Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Downtown?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 849 holiday lettings around Downtown. From 673 flats & apartments to 90 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.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Downtown?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Downtown:

  • Mission Beach: 1,308 holiday homes
  • La Jolla: 764 holiday homes
  • Pacific Beach: 1,114 holiday homes
  • North Park: 630 holiday homes
  • La Playa: 921 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, 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 when travelling to Downtown? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Downtown. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • San Diego Santa Fe Depot: 5,358 holiday lettings
  • Seaport Village Station: 5,304 holiday lettings
  • American Plaza: 5,412 holiday lettings
  • County Center - Little Italy Station: 5,492 holiday lettings
  • 12th and Imperial Transit Center Station: 5,244 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown listed on 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 Flats in Downtown?

Yes, of course. offers 673 Flats in Downtown. Our other popular types of Downtown holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 90 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 508 self catering accommodations
  • Hotels: 13 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 207 holiday homes with pool available in Downtown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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