Where to stay around San Diego County, US?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 9,016 vacation rentals near San Diego County. From 2,833 Condos/Apartments to 2,663 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 San Diego County are on VRBO.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in San Diego County?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in San Diego County. From VRBO travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Rolando Village: 27 vacation rentals
  • Star of India: 5,925 vacation rentals
  • The Metropolitan Project: 354 vacation rentals
  • Orfila Vineyard and Winery: 2,107 vacation rentals
  • San Diego: 7,287 vacation rentals

And VRBO offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in San Diego County! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in San Diego County?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in San Diego County:

  • San Diego: 7,287 rentals
  • Escondido: 3,201 rentals
  • Borrego Springs: 110 rentals
  • Chula Vista: 5,596 rentals
  • Ramona: 267 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to San Diego County?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in San Diego County are:

  • San Diego International Airport (SAN): 6,466 vacation rentals
  • Oceanside, CA (OCN): 2,593 vacation rentals
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field): 6,212 vacation rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in San Diego County?

VRBO offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in San Diego County. From VRBO travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Star of India: 5,925 rentals
  • Orfila Vineyard and Winery: 2,107 rentals
  • San Diego County Fair: 7,540 rentals
  • Crystal Pier: 6,747 rentals
  • Belmont Park: 6,547 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around San Diego County listed on VRBO where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.