Destination guide

The charming city of El Cajon awaits you

Learn about the unique charm of El Cajon with a stay in a holiday home rental. Travellers to this romantic city praise the shopping, cafes and golfing. San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. 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 El Cajon

Do you want to find things to do during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes El Cajon a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • San Diego Zoo (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)
  • SeaWorld (19.7 mi / 31.8 km)
  • Boomers El Cajon (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Steele Canyon Golf Club (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Mt. Woodson Golf Club (14.7 mi / 23.6 km)
  • Balboa Park Golf Course (15.6 mi / 25 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in El Cajon

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, El Cajon is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Balboa Park (16 mi / 25.7 km)
  • La Jolla Cove (22.4 mi / 36 km)
  • Old Town San Diego State Park (18.2 mi / 29.3 km)
  • Coronado Beach (19.6 mi / 31.5 km)
  • Mission Beach (21.3 mi / 34.2 km)
  • Ocean Beach Park (21.4 mi / 34.4 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around El Cajon

The nearest airport is in San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field), located 5 mi (8.1 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), which is 14.6 mi (23.5 km) away.

It's easy to get around El Cajon by catching a ride on the metro at Arnele Avenue Station, El Cajon Transit Center Station or Gillespie Field Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around El Cajon?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,610 holiday lettings around El Cajon. From 1,659 flats & apartments to 1,239 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 El Cajon?

There's nothing better than a bit of sand between your toes and sea breeze on your skin. It's time to rally your buddies for some lively beach action. There are 1,243 beachside getaway homes to choose from. Alternatively, you may like to try something different. HomeAway has oodles of options, including:

  • 836 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 818 beach-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 776 beach holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in El Cajon?

If you're looking for a home away from home for your upcoming trip, renting a whole house is a fantastic idea. You and your crew will have loads of space for all your getaway activities. There are 1,352 houses listed on HomeAway. Prices start at £30 a night. Or maybe you'd prefer one of the area's other popular self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • Condo: 952 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £9 per night.
  • Apartment: 864 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £46 per night.
  • Townhome: 232 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £77 per night.

Can I stay in El Cajon in a large group?

Nothing comes close to reuniting with old friends or spending time with extended family in a terrific new destination. And what's best, HomeAway has places big enough for the whole crew. 287 house holiday rentals are available. At the moment, they're the most popular option here for sizeable groups. If you are hoping to stay with a large group, the properties for rent that will serve you well include:

  • On the lookout for places that can house 6 of you? We have 1,778 that will be perfect. Prices start from £64 per night.
  • If you've got 8 in your squad, you'll be thrilled to learn that there are 1,001 rental properties perfect. Prices begin at just £108 a night.
  • Organising a trip away with 10 guests? We offer 460 rental properties that will suit. Prices start from £100 a night.

So don't worry! When you travel with us you can bring your mom, your grandma and all your mates to El Cajon.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in El Cajon?

Cramped hotel balconies are no place to spend your precious holiday moments! Explore our economical holiday rentals now and make sure everybody in your group has enough room to spread out. Hillcrest is a good area to look at if you want to keep an eye on your budget. HomeAway has 228 holiday rentals, and the average price is a very affordable £144 per night. Gaslamp Quarter is another place to consider. We have 359 and the average price is around £161 a night.

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