Discover a selection of 8,000 vacation rentals in San Diego County that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $95 per night, and houses and villas are popular options for a stay in San Diego County. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Desert landscapes and Spanish style in San Diego County

From cultural San Diego with its Spanish-influenced architecture, to the relaxed Californian coastal towns of Encinitas and Oceanside, San Diego County is great for family-friendly vacations or just a short break. Choose San Diego County vacation rentals such as beachfront apartments or homes with pools, and you can enjoy relaxed days on the beach, hiking in national parks, or thrill-seeking at the many theme parks. Close to the Mexican border, sample authentic spicy dishes from hip food trucks, or enjoy the stylish dining scene in San Diego, which has an ever-changing selection of top restaurants.

Things to do

Family-friendly fun in San Diego County

San Diego County is a popular vacation spot for families, with cultural fun for all ages. San Diego Zoo is among the world's largest, with rainforest trails where monkeys swing from the trees, an interactive panda exhibit, and an Arctic-themed exhibit with polar bears and more. SeaWorld San Diego has aquariums full of exotic fish, and regular dolphin shows where you can see these fascinating creatures performing acrobatic tricks. Many San Diego County vacation rentals are located around Carlsbad, which has long sandy beaches, and is the home to Legoland California, with brick-themed rollercoasters and colorful child-friendly rides.


Mountain hikes through San Diego County

Hiking is a popular activity in San Diego County, and dramatic desert landscapes just outside the city offer endless walking opportunities. Bear in mind that you'll need a permit to hike the best-known, the 5-mile Cedar Creek Falls trail. There are long, sandy roads that gently slope, surrounded by desert plants where you might spot a snake. At the trail's heart is a tumbling waterfall and swimming hole, where you can cool off. Palomar Mountain has shady forest paths and mountain meadows, with over 11 miles of trails, offering views across the national park and across to the ocean.


California sunshine in San Diego County

San Diego county has sunny days for most of the year, with June to September having warm temperatures and low rainfall. The months of December until February are the coldest, but still have long days with plenty of sunshine, and few rainy days. While the summer months are busiest for San Diego County vacation rentals, it's often worth looking outside of peak times and opting for a spring trip, where you can enjoy hiking and exploring without the strong heat.

Natural features

Sandy beaches and palm trees in San Diego County

Sitting on a long stretch of the California coast, San Diego County has a wide variety of beaches. Some of these are close to the city, with lively promenades full of shops and bars, and a party atmosphere. Further north, the Torrey Pines State Reserve has a rocky coastline with small, sandy coves that are just ideal for relaxation or for finding a quiet spot in which to surf. Inland, San Diego County has vast areas of desert landscape that are studded with cacti and exotic flowers, as well as lush green mountains, with well-worn hiking trails.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around San Diego County

The nearest airport is in San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.), located 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), which is 6.7 mi (10.8 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, San Diego Santa Fe Depot, San Diego-Old Town Transit Center and San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station are the main stations in the area. You can see more of San Diego County by catching a ride on the metro at Civic Center Station, 5th Avenue Station or Convention Center Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around San Diego County?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 7,724 vacation rentals around San Diego County. From 3,903 house rentals to 134 villa rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

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