Discover a selection of 6,000 vacation rentals in San Diego, CA 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 WiFi. Prices start at $103 per night, and houses and villas are popular options for a stay in San Diego. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Explore San Diego beach rentals

San Diego is one of the most popular travel destinations in the country and is the perfect spot for beach rentals in California. Located on the Pacific coast, San Diego boasts gorgeous beaches, lush, green parks, and warm, sunny weather year-round. There's plenty of excitement in the city, such as visiting the famous USS Midway aircraft carrier and historic museum, exploring the vast Balboa Park, and seeing wildlife at the San Diego Zoo. You could also spend your time at the beach, which has golden sands, calm waters, spectacular surf breaks, and all the seaside attractions you can ask for.

Things to do

Sightseeing near San Diego vacation rentals

You can't visit San Diego and skip Balboa Park, site of the famous San Diego Zoo. But if you're not enticed by the giraffes grazing in Safari Park, then be sure to visit this sprawling urban cultural park's numerous art galleries, museums, and theaters. After, be sure to visit the San Diego Harbor, where you can climb aboard the USS Midway, an aircraft-carrier-turned-museum. Other local highlights include Birch Aquarium, the San Diego Botanic Garden, and the Historic Gaslamp Quarter, which is a 16-block historic district known for its nightlife and restaurant scene.

Activities

Activities near San Diego vacation homes

There's nothing more Californian than a day at the beach, practicing your surf skills in Del Mar or hiking the trails in La Jolla. Spot the seals and sea lions that have taken over some of the beaches, or hop aboard a whale-watching tour. Take a sunset hot air balloon ride, or catch one of the many local festivals that fill the city's streets throughout the year. Whatever you do, be sure to book a San Diego vacation rental with outdoor space. You won't want to spend any time indoors with weather this fine.

Outdoor activities

Outdoor adventure near San Diego vacation homes

The diverse landscape of San Diego is an adventure playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Vacation homes in San Diego put you within reach of the best the area has to offer, from leisurely nature experiences to adrenaline-fueled adventures. You can hike in the foothills to find hidden waterfalls and swimming holes, sail in Mission Bay, camp under the stars in the desert, take in the coastal views with skydiving or paragliding, and much more.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in San Diego vacation rentals

The locals love bragging about the weather, with near-perfect temps lasting almost the entire year. Summers are hectic, busy, and more expensive, but the Pacific Ocean's rarely-warm temps might be enough to lure you into booking that San Diego vacation rental after all. If crowds really aren't your scene, then September and October are the ideal time to visit, when prices drop but temps barely see a dip. Winters are unsurprisingly quiet, but so are May and June, thanks to the region's bout of gray weather, known as May Gray and June Gloom.

Natural features

A city full of rolling waves and rolling hills

Situated just 20 miles north of the Mexican border, San Diego's biggest natural attraction is, undoubtedly, its 70 miles of stunning, sandy beaches. The city is surrounded by rolling hills, and includes the San Diego Bay along its coast, a natural harbor and deepwater port. But the city doesn't just offer impeccable coastlines. San Diego also features acres of densely forested hills, perfect for hiking, fertile valleys that are ideal for a budding wine region of its own, and plenty of mountains, canyons, and desert in between.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around San Diego

Fly into San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.), the closest airport, located 2.4 mi (3.8 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 6.7 mi (10.8 km) away.

If you're traveling 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. It's easy to get around San Diego by catching a ride on the metro at Civic Center Station, 5th Avenue Station or Convention Center Station.

Food and drink

Ethnic cuisine in San Diego

With its ethnic and cultural blend, San Diego has a diverse range of cuisine options, including Mexican, French, Spanish, Vietnamese, Greek, and German. Regional homemade specialties, border fare, and haute cuisine influenced by Mexico are common in San Diego restaurants near vacation rentals. The warm, dry climate and proximity to the ocean also lend fresh fruits and vegetables and seafood, particularly tuna, to local dishes. Locally produced wine and craft beer are popular complements in local restaurants.

How many vacation rentals are available around San Diego, CA?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 5,680 vacation rentals around San Diego. From 2,908 house rentals to 71 villa rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to San Diego?

Whether you're traveling 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 San Diego:

  • Mission Beach: 1,359 vacation rentals
  • Pacific Beach: 1,044 vacation rentals
  • Downtown San Diego: 495 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Beach: 439 vacation rentals
  • North Park: 507 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to San Diego?

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

  • Ocean Beach Pier: 5,061 vacation rentals
  • San Diego Zoo: 4,222 vacation rentals
  • Crystal Pier: 5,321 vacation rentals
  • San Diego Convention Center: 1,402 vacation rentals
  • Belmont Park: 5,194 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around San Diego listed on Vrbo 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 San Diego?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 2,908 Houses in San Diego. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in San Diego include:

  • Villas: 71 rentals available
  • Cottages: 232 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 2,414 rentals available

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

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

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,460 vacation rentals with pool available in San Diego. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Explore destinations around San Diego

Mission Beach
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Pacific Beach
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Ocean Beach
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North Park
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