Discover a selection of 2,000 vacation rentals in Valley Center, 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 private pools. Prices start at $140 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Valley Center. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

The lively area of Valley Center awaits your stay

Enjoy the live music and other features of Valley Center. Travelers to this relaxing city praise the casino gaming, cafes and spas. LEGOLAND® California and San Diego Zoo Safari Park are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Valley Center

Do you want to discover things to do during your stay? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that Valley Center has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • LEGOLAND® California (17.2 mi / 27.7 km)
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Twin Oaks Golf Club (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Pala Mesa Resort (12 mi / 19.3 km)
  • Maderas Golf Club (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
  • Rancho Bernardo Inn Course (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Valley Center

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Valley Center. Here are some of the area’s most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Potato Chip Rock (14.9 mi / 23.9 km)
  • Grand Tradition Estate and Gardens (15.9 mi / 25.5 km)
  • SoCal Sports Complex (16.6 mi / 26.7 km)
  • Flower Fields of Carlsbad (17.8 mi / 28.7 km)
  • San Diego Botanic Garden (18.3 mi / 29.4 km)
  • South Carlsbad State Beach (18.3 mi / 29.5 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Valley Center

Fly into San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN), the closest airport, located 34.9 mi (56.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar), which is 15.4 mi (24.7 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Valley Center?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now it wants to take a vacation. Now's the time to pack your bags and head for one of these top vacation rentals in or near Valley Center:

  • Around 16 miles from the center of Valley Center, you'll love staying at "Treat Yourself Lake Views - Serenity". It has 2 bedrooms and a range of conveniences like a hair dryer and winery tours.
  • "Balboa Park Super Luxe Tropical Hideaway Minutes To The Zoo" is another top-notch choice, offering 2 bedrooms, a fridge, a garden and more. It's around 35 miles from Valley Center.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Valley Center?

Punching above its weight when it comes to character and charm, a tiny house vacation rental in Valley Center provides a front-row seat to big adventure. Unplug all your tech and turn your focus to outdoor fun at one of these neat little stays:

  • Escape from the world and disappear to "Tiny Home In Bulldog Paradise With Free Puppy Love". This retreat in Valley Center packs plenty of comforts into its small space, such as a TV and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • "Camplux Tiny Home" comes with a range of comforts, such as a fridge and towels. Located in West Ridge, you'll be able to live big in this small but well-designed abode.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Valley Center?

Select a lovely log cabin from the many in or around Valley Center and you'll soon be inside your wooden hideaway, drink in hand, relaxing next to a glowing fire. But adventure is just outside your front door too. These cabins offer the perfect blend of fun and comfort:

  • "New Coleman Creek, Authentic Log Cabin + Spa In Forest. Thoroughly Disinfected": This terrific vacation home is a perfect base for fun and adventure. Kayaking and fishing are a number of activities you can do in the area when you're not unwinding in your cozy cabin.
  • "Charming Log Cabin Surrounded By The Hills Of The Cleveland National Forest": Stay in and enjoy the quiet atmosphere or get out and try some exciting activities nearby, such as cycling and hiking and biking. Active or chill, the choice is yours.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Valley Center?

If you feel the need to completely switch off for a couple of nights, you'll find some excellent weekend getaways in and around Valley Center. Rest and recharge your batteries at one of these top options:

  • Around 30 miles to the southeast of Valley Center, "Julian Farmhouse/fenced 2 Acres With Spa" has all you need for a weekend escape, including air conditioning and a fireplace. When it's time to explore, there are plenty of outdoor attractions to see like California Wolf Center and Agua Caliente County Park.
  • Another terrific option is "Come Stay At Your Coastal Dream House", around 25 miles west of Valley Center. When you're not cozying up in your rental making the most of a TV and a boat, check out some of the area's top sights like Calavera Park and Carlsbad Convention and Visitor Information.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Valley Center?

Typically small, easy on the hip pocket and well located, it's easy to fall for the charms of a studio apartment. Settle into one of these options and discover the culture of Valley Center up close:

  • Unpack your suitcase at "Beautiful Private Get - Away, Casita". Amenities including a theme park and a nearby marina will help you feel right at home here.
  • Alternatively, slip into vacation mode at "Villa Escondido Stunning One Of A Kind Luxury Suite With Views And A Pool", which offers conveniences including heating and air conditioning.

When you're ready to step outside your studio apartment and cross off the sights, there's loads to keep you amused around Valley Center. Interested in cultural attractions? Plan a visit to Spanish Village Art Center and California Center For The Arts.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Valley Center?

Just because you only have a couple of days up your sleeve doesn't mean you need to spend it in a soulless hotel room. Take a quick vacation but still have the home comforts you love at one of these short-term rentals in or around Valley Center:

  • If you want to be close to the action, "Fort 1 Craftsman On The Woods - Quiet" will be just the ticket. It's within easy reach of the center of Valley Center and a great base to discover attractions like San Diego Zoo and San Diego Convention Center.
  • "Right On The Beach Exquisitely Remodeled 3br" is another excellent option. We recommend adding Balboa Park and University of San Diego to your must-do list when you're ready to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Valley Center?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend escape. If you want to spend a couple of nights away with your beloved, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Valley Center that will set your heart aflutter:

  • Put on some mellow music and slow dance the nights away at "Treat Yourself Lake Views - Serenity". Around 16 miles from Valley Center, this property has everything you could want for a romantic getaway, including winery tours and outdoor furniture.
  • Another place where you can spend a few idyllic days together is "Villa On The Sand With Private Beach And Fire Pit". Located around 20 miles from Valley Center, a fireplace and beauty services add to the atmosphere here.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Valley Center?

Nothing says "best vacation evvv-er" like staying in a mansion. Treat your loved ones to a truly unforgettable escape at one of these mansions for rent in and around Valley Center:

  • Elegance, charm and oodles of character — "Newly Renovated Gorgeous Beachfront Mansion On The Sand P1733" has it all. Around 20 miles west of Valley Center and offering a beach view and a fireplace, this place is hard to top.
  • Alternatively, score some serious Brownie points and spend a week or two at "Hilltop Mansion Perfect For Families". It's approximately 15 miles to the northwest of Valley Center and offers amenities like a swimming pool, a sauna and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Valley Center?

Share your stay and boost your odds of having fun. Whether you're planning an epic escape with pals or an overdue family reunion, there's no shortage of large group vacation rentals in and around Valley Center:

  • Offering privacy, comfort and space, you'll get your guests' tick of approval at "Coastal Get - Away Where Summer Never Ends". Up to 12 people can stay at this retreat which has 5 bedrooms, an ocean view and a kitchen. This group getaway is around 20 miles to the west of Valley Center.
  • Invite as many as 12 of your best friends to "Oceanfront Paradise - Private Beach Access" and fill the place with laughter and love. This top option has 5 bedrooms and is around 20 miles to the southwest of central Valley Center. It's crammed with features to keep your large group comfortable and content, including a water view and a kitchen.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Valley Center?

Of all the amenities a vacation rental can have, a pool is easily the most fun. Check out these houses for rent with a pool in or near Valley Center and spend your time splashing about. Just remember to bring your inflatable unicorn:

  • Treat the gang to an unforgettable stay at "Come Stay At Your Coastal Dream House". There's plenty to love about this getaway besides its pool, such as a kitchen and childrens activities.
  • Otherwise, enjoy a change of scenery at "Luxury Lake House And Treehouse Daybed 5". Along with an invigorating pool, you can also make use of coffee and tea making facilities and a stereo.

Valley Center has a mediterranean climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging between 60 ºF and 85 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summer to visit! Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Valley Center vacation rental and plan your escape for any time of year.