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 features

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 around La Mesa?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,570 holiday lettings near La Mesa. From 1,220 Houses to 1,616 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation 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 accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in La Mesa:

  • Del Mar Heights: 1,540 holiday homes
  • Country Club: 402 holiday homes
  • East Village: 508 holiday homes
  • Coronado Village: 336 holiday homes
  • Bay Park: 2,527 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 La Mesa?

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

  • Bird Rock: 1,120 holiday lettings
  • House of Pacific Relations International Cottages: 5,106 holiday lettings
  • Moonlight State Beach: 4,483 holiday lettings
  • San Diego Convention Center: 1,577 holiday lettings
  • Las Americas Premium Outlets: 2,342 holiday lettings

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 1,220 Houses in La Mesa. Our other popular types of La Mesa holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 1,616 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 210 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 195 self catering accommodations

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 556 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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