Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Pacific Beach, San Diego 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 air conditioning. Prices start at $115 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Pacific Beach. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Find waterfront fun with a Pacific Beach apartment for rent

Pacific Beach is one of the most iconic destinations in the entire Mission Beach area. While primarily popular with young college students and surfers, the older generations are adding an air of affluence. That means you can enjoy all the thrills of a surfing beach alongside high-end clothing stores and restaurants. Given its appeal to college students, however, booking an apartment for rent near Mission Beach won't require you to break the bank. Additionally, this region makes it easy to access Mission Bay Park and surrounding natural areas, all perfect for mountain biking and hiking.

 
Things to do

Tourist attractions near Pacific Beach vacation rentals

Visitors and year-round residents alike know how to enjoy the simple things: sand, sun, and sea views, but your Pacific Beach vacation rental will be close to some major attractions as well. SeaWorld San Diego is just a couple miles south in Mission Bay, and its animal habitats, rides, and shows are designed to fascinate marine enthusiasts of all ages. Sidle west of SeaWorld and you'll be in Belmont Park, right on the water. This vintage amusement park has arcade games, a zip line, and a throwback roller coaster built in 1925.

Activities

Things to do near Pacific Beach vacation homes

It would be a shame to show up in P.B. and shun the outdoors, so get out there. Pacific Beach itself is the most popular and has plenty of watering holes nearby. North Pacific Beach is a quieter stretch, backed by cliffs up to 75 high that prop up its scenic boardwalk. At its north end is Tourmaline Surfing Park, reserved for surfers, windsurfers, and kite boarders. Kate Sessions Park is further inland and the perfect place for a bike ride with a view, while Fanuel Park on the bay is ideal for picnicking and kayaking.

Weather

Local weather near your Pacific Beach summer rental

Visitors can enjoy the Pacific Beach beaches year-round. The best weather for sunbathing and ocean swimming will grace you from July to October, when highs are in the 70s or 80s and water temps are around 70°F. The winter and spring are a little less reliable, with lows in the 40s and 50s, and occasional rain, but the emphasis here is on occasional. Sunny days are the norm in P.B. If you'd like to snag a Pacific Beach vacation rental and stick to a tighter budget, book during winter and beat the crowds.

Natural features

See rabbits, rare birds, and watch out for a rattlesnake

Set on the Pacific Ocean, just north of Mission Bay and cut by the Rose Creek Watershed, Pacific Beach is surrounded by wetlands, marine plant life, and the creatures who love them. The Kendall-Frost Mission Bay Marsh Reserve, on the south side of P.B., offers high marsh and mudflats, and is home to one of California's rarest birds, the light-footed clapper rail. Kate Sessions Park, further inland, has a wild side, too, and hikers can spot squirrels, rabbits, and rattlesnakes under a mix of native and exotic trees.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly attractions near Pacific Beach vacation homes

Pacific Beach has an endless array of family attractions. Vacation rentals put you within reach of places like Kate Sessions Park, a dog-friendly recreation area with sweeping views, sports fields, and a playground, and Crown Point Park, a bayside park that’s popular for boating and fishing. Kids will also like Kendall-Frost Mission Bay Marsh Reserve, a wetland area with tidal channels, salt flats, and varied habitats for animals.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Pacific Beach?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now it's longing for a vacation. Now's the time to pack your suitcase and zip off to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Pacific Beach:

  • "Balboa Park Super Luxe Tropical Hideaway Minutes To The Zoo" is a popular choice. Around 7 miles from Pacific Beach, it has 2 bedrooms and lots of amenities to help you feel at home, including a TV and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • Another great option is "Kennebeck Ct, 30 Seconds To Sand", which is around 2 miles from Pacific Beach. Offering 3 bedrooms, nearby museums and a travel crib, it has everything you need to keep you content and comfortable.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Pacific Beach vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Pacific Beach?

For a memorable experience, book one of Vrbo's tiny house rentals in Pacific Beach. Be warned though — after you've lived the tiny house life, the temptation to move into one of these pint-sized digs will be hard to resist!

  • Leave the everyday behind and disappear to "Travelers Tiny Home Oasis With Private Hot Tub". This property in San Diego packs plenty of comforts into its small space, such as coffee and tea making facilities and a dryer.
  • "Tiny House In The Clouds, Perfect For Couples" in Grant Hill is another superb pick. A separate dining area and a nearby bay will make your time here extra comfortable.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Pacific Beach?

There's nothing better than a quick escape to reenergize your batteries. Pack your overnight bag and take five at one of these superb weekend getaways in and near Pacific Beach:

  • Escape the daily grind at "Fort 1 Craftsman On The Woods - Quiet", which is around 5 miles to the southeast of Pacific Beach. There's lots of nature and adventure to keep you busy here. Go kayaking and rock climbing or just appreciate the sights of San Diego Chinese Historical Museum and Lake Jennings.
  • Alternatively, get into vacation mode at "Right On The Beach Exquisitely Remodeled 3br". Approximately 2 miles south of Pacific Beach, fun activities around here include skiing and rafting. More into sightseeing? Make a beeline for Reidy Creek Golf Course and Waterfront Park.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Pacific Beach?

Get a taste of the culture and lifestyle of Pacific Beach from the comfort and privacy of your own studio apartment. Whether you'd like to unwind on your own or have fun with a few buddies, we'll help you find the perfect studio apartment for rent in or near Pacific Beach:

  • Make "Treetop Luxury Suite At Tropical Resort" your home for a couple of days or more. This sought-after property features amenities including WiFi and cable/satellite TV services.
  • Alternatively, switch to vacation mode at "50' From Ocean - Amazing View - Private Cottage", which comes with conveniences including free toiletries and beach sun loungers.

With the cash you save on your studio apartment, you can afford to see even more of Pacific Beach. Cultural attractions like Starlight Bowl and Sculpture Garden will help you get a feel for the character of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Pacific Beach?

Sure can. Vrbo's short-term rentals in Pacific Beach are an excellent alternative to a lackluster hotel room. Offering many conveniences of home, you'll effortlessly shift into vacation mode the moment you arrive. Try these terrific rentals on for size:

  • Book a few nights at "100 Five Star Reviews For A Reason. 1700sf 3br" in central Pacific Beach. Here, you'll enjoy easy access to popular attractions such as San Diego Zoo.
  • Or perhaps "Bright 1735 Sf, 2 Suits. Centrally Located From The Bay To The Sea In Min’s" is a better match. Check out nearby sights such as San Diego Convention Center during the daytime and then relax and unwind in your comfy rental at night.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Pacific Beach?

Whether spent in a rustic cabin or a luxury condo, a romantic weekend getaway is an excellent way to add some fire to your relationship. Whisk your sweetheart off for a couple of leisurely days at one of these sought-after escapes in or near Pacific Beach:

  • Sneak off on Friday afternoon for a couple of nights of passion at "Balboa Park Super Luxe Tropical Hideaway Minutes To The Zoo". Located roughly 7 miles from Pacific Beach, this property comes with lots of nice touches, like a fireplace and a restaurant dining guide.
  • "Kennebeck Ct, 30 Seconds To Sand" is another popular option that'll woo you. It's about 2 miles from Pacific Beach and has a nearby bay and beauty services.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Pacific Beach?

If you're after somewhere to reconnect with your nearest and dearest this vacation, why not a place with a little glitz and glamour? These mansions for rent in or near Pacific Beach will fit your whole crew while doing it in serious style:

  • Around 6 miles to the southeast of Pacific Beach is "New Stunning Mansion Amazing Location". As well as its magnificent design, you'll also love its top-notch amenities, such as golf and beauty services.
  • Alternatively, step your vacation up a notch and stay a week or two at "San Diego's Tuscan Villa Mansion On The Beach". It's located approximately 2 miles to the southwest of Pacific Beach and offers amenities like golf, beauty services and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Pacific Beach?

Big groups mean big-time fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll comfortably fit your entire gang. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Pacific Beach and get everybody together under the same roof:

  • Providing comfort, space and privacy, you'll get everyone's tick of approval at "A Rare Find In Northpark". Up to 12 people can be accommodated at this retreat which has 5 bedrooms, a garden and a water park. You'll find it around 7 miles to the southeast of Pacific Beach.
  • "Storybook House 2 Blocks From Ocean Or Mission Bay" is another excellent option. It's around 1 mile to the southwest of Pacific Beach, has 5 bedrooms and sleeps as many as 12 guests. An ocean view and a water park are among the things that'll help make your group vacation even more memorable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Pacific Beach?

Having access to a pool is always a bonus when you're on vacation, especially if you're bringing the kids. Splash the days away at one of these houses with a pool in or near Pacific Beach:

  • At the top of our list of cool pool escapes is "Prime View Location, 1 - House Back From Boardwalk Traffic". Traveling families will feel at home here, with convenient amenities like cable/satellite TV services and a barbecue grill also at hand.
  • Alternatively, stay at "Storybook House 2 Blocks From Ocean Or Mission Bay" and spend your days poolside. A barbecue grill and a TV are other things your fam will love about this vacation home.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Pacific Beach?

Whether your perfect escape is up in the mountains or by the ocean, you'll have a lot more fun if you share it with people you love. Look up these large family vacation rentals in or near Pacific Beach and bring along the whole gang:

  • Sleeping as many as 10 guests in 3 bedrooms, "Kennebeck Ct, 30 Seconds To Sand" is the ideal place to vacation with the family. This escape is 2 miles to the southwest of Pacific Beach and has creature comforts such as a living room and a TV.
  • Another popular choice is "Right On The Beach Exquisitely Remodeled 3br". This vacation rental is 2 miles south of Pacific Beach and comes with a theme park, a living room and more. With 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 8 people, there's no need to leave anyone off your invitation list.

When it's time to step outside your front door, there are loads of family-friendly attractions in the area to keep everyone entertained and happy. San Diego Zoo, Hotel Circle and Belmont Park should be at the top of your agenda.