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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Downtown San Diego?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 604 vacation rentals near Downtown San Diego. From 408 flats & apartments to 87 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Downtown San Diego are on Vrbo.

Can I rent Flats in Downtown San Diego?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 408 Flats in Downtown San Diego. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Downtown San Diego include:

  • Houses: 87 rentals available
  • Studios: 266 rentals available
  • Hotels: 52 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Downtown San Diego?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 69 vacation rentals with pool available in Downtown San Diego. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.