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Vacation rentals in San Diego

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Condo in Pacific Beach
Oceanfront Elegant Condo - Remarkable Amenities
Spectacular Oceanfront, 8th Floor. Hear the surf as you slide open the floor-to-ceiling glass door. The Boardwalk and beautiful safe swimming beach are at the foot of your building. Join the surfers using our wet suits and our beach cruiser bikes for an easy ride along the Ocean and Mission Bay or stroll along for vibrant people watching. Return to your elegantly appointed condo provisioned to meet your every need. Everything you need is within 8 blocks along the beautiful California coast!
Townhouse in Downtown San Diego
BEST LOCATION in all of Little Italy & downtown!
Location, location, location! Can't get any closer to the bustling Little Italy area in downtown San Diego. San Diego's best restaurants and nightlife in your backyard. One of the only houses in all of downtown! This modern luxury home is just blocks from the waterfront and a short Uber or walk to the Gaslamp, Convention Center & San Diego Zoo! All the frills: ++ Prime location! 98/100 Walker Score rating ++ High-speed internet, Netflix & smart TV ++ A/C ++ Super Host 5-star service
Cottage in Mission Beach
Steps to the Sand-Upscale Beach Cottage
Be the first to stay at this Extraordinary Property in the Hottest Neighborhood in San Diego! Newly rebuilt, this gorgeous Mission beach cottage is 40 steps away from the sand and 60 steps away from the bay. Brand new construction with modern appliances, ac and clean lines, minimalism at its finest. Trendy restaurants, vibrant bars, award winning coffee shops, countless fun beach and bay actives are all within walking distance from the property. A perfect stylish getaway for a family!

Stay near San Diego's top sights

Balboa Park3,292 locals recommend
San Diego Zoo2,512 locals recommend
Ocean Beach776 locals recommend
Petco Park709 locals recommend
Mission Bay Park43 locals recommend
San Diego Zoo Safari Park967 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in San Diego

Guesthouse in Mission Beach
2 Free Bikes, Pvt Parking, Steps to Beach
Condo in Pacific Beach
Ocean front one bedroom condominium
Loft in Downtown San Diego
Stylish Downtown Loft w/ Free Onsite Parking
Guest suite in Ocean Beach
Cozy Cove Steps from the Sea!
Townhouse in Downtown San Diego
Contemporary Art-Filled Loft w/ Water & City Views
Home in Pacific Beach
Blue Beach House 🏖 5 blocks to Beach /Restaurants
Home in Mission Beach
Modern Beach Bungalow 100 steps to the Sea!
Guesthouse in Mission Beach
South Mission Beach Zen-Like Studio
Condo in Pacific Beach
Boho Bay Getaway!
Apartment in North Park
Charming Home in North Park w/parking
Guesthouse in Mission Beach
Rockaway North - Family Friendly, Garage Parking & Laundry
Cottage in Ocean Beach
OB cozy cottage, Boho Style- FREE garage parking!

Your guide to San Diego

All About San Diego

With 112 kilometres of pristine coastline, world-class family attractions, and year-round sunshine, San Diego is one of the most popular holiday spots on the West Coast of the United States. Located at the edge of the Mexican border, California’s second-biggest city boasts some 60 beaches, including Mission Beach and the city’s most popular, Pacific Beach, which is lined by a five-kilometre boardwalk bursting with bars and restaurants. Twenty minutes away, Coronado Beach is known for its throwback vibe, miles of soft sand, and calm, warm waters.

San Diego is a city of eclectic neighbourhoods, each with its own personality. Little Italy boasts red-sauce Italian joints and authentic bakeries, as well as a solid selection of bars and boutiques. A designated Historic District, the Gaslamp Quarter is distinguished by its restored 19th-century buildings that house galleries and theatres — the name comes from the classic wrought-iron street lamps that line the brick sidewalks. Balboa Park is the city’s cultural centre, featuring 16 museums, including the San Diego Museum of Art and the Air and Space Museum. You’ll also find shops, family-friendly attractions, and lovely gardens that provide an urban oasis in the city.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in San Diego

San Diego offers more than 260 days of sunshine a year, so you’re likely to see sun whenever you choose to book your vacation rental. You can expect hot days and nights from July to October, perfect for enjoying the warm waters at the city’s beaches. The largest military air show in the United States takes place in September. November through April are pleasant months to visit, when you won’t experience the stifling hot days of summer, but can still expect consistent sunshine.

In November, a food and wine festival takes over the San Diego Bay, with more than 40 culinary events across the city, including a grand tasting at Embarcadero Marina Park North. If you prefer to hide from the sun, San Diego experiences what’s known as the May Grey and June Gloom phenomenon. At this time of the year, the marine layer moves in overnight, causing low clouds to hover and blocking out the sun until early afternoon.

Top things to do in San Diego

Oceanfront Boardwalk

This famous boardwalk runs from the South Mission Beach jetty to the Pacific Beach pier. It’s a hive of activity with walkers and joggers, skaters, and cyclists. The beaches offer soft sand to bask on and warm waters in which to take a refreshing dip. At the Pacific Beach end, you’ll find a range of restaurants, bars, and shops to explore, while adjacent to Mission Beach is Belmont Park, where you can ride the historic wooden roller coaster.

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Just 30 minutes from downtown is the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, dedicated to preserving the critically endangered trees — this is one of only two places in the world where they can be found. There are lots of trails to explore in the park, such as the two-kilometre Razor Point Trail; as you hike, you’ll come across spectacular sandstone canyons and cliffs overlooking the beach.

Cedros Avenue District

Enjoy a stroll around the Cedros Avenue Design District in Solana Beach, home to art galleries, independent boutiques, and dozens of unique and quirky shops. On Sundays, the vibrant Solana Beach Farmers’ Market takes over, with more than 60 vendors selling organic produce, crafts, and clothing, plus a food court where you can try delicious treats like crab cakes, crepes, and smoothies.

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