Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly National City

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in National City. Well known for its zoo, restaurants and shopping, this welcoming city won't disappoint. San Diego Convention Center and Balboa Park are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in National City

Do you want to discover attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes National City a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • San Diego Zoo (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • SeaWorld (10.2 mi / 16.5 km)
  • Club Campestre Golf Course (12 mi / 19.3 km)
  • Chula Vista Nature Center (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Balboa Park Golf Course (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Coronado Municipal Golf Course (4.6 mi / 7.3 km)

Seasonal weather in National City

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, September, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 76°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in National City

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, National City is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Balboa Park (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • La Jolla Cove (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
  • Coronado Beach (6 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Old Town San Diego State Park (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Ocean Beach Park (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Mission Beach (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around National City

Fly into San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.), the closest airport, located 7.5 mi (12.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), which is 10.3 mi (16.5 km) away.

You might consider catching a ride on the metro at 24th St Trolley Station for ease of access to the rest of the city.

How many vacation rentals are available around National City?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 2,495 house rentals around National City. From 853 Houses to 1,149 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around National City is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to National City?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in National City:

  • La Jolla: 777 vacation rentals
  • Mission Beach: 1,384 vacation rentals
  • Mission Bay: 1,687 vacation rentals
  • Pacific Beach: 1,091 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Beach: 451 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to National City?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in National City. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Pacific Beach Park: 5,866 home rentals
  • Del Mar Beach: 1,065 home rentals
  • San Diego Zoo: 4,680 home rentals
  • Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: 5,956 home rentals
  • San Diego Convention Center: 1,755 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around National City listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in National City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 853 Houses in National City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in National City include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,149 lodging choices
  • Villas: 29 lodging choices
  • Cabins: 107 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in National City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 715 vacation homes with pool available in National City.

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