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About San Diego
San Diego is known for its mild climate and miles of spectacular beaches. It's a popular destination for travelers of all ages, ideal for family vacations, romantic getaways, beach vacations and weekend getaways. Whether you're looking for a little relaxation or an action-packed vacation, San Diego is the perfect destination. If you're headed to San Diego, you can start planning your dream vacation now by browsing San Diego vacation rentals, from downtown condos to beach rentals and spacious villas.
Things to do in San Diego
The San Diego area has a number of attractions for visitors to explore. The San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park, which is minutes from downtown, is home to more than 3,700 animals including polar bears, elephants and gorillas. It is one of the world's few zoos to host the giant panda and has more koalas than any other facility outside of Australia. The San Diego Zoo Safari Park (formerly the San Diego Wild Animal Park) features free-range enclosures housing rhinos, giraffes, buffalo and other animals. Beyond the San Diego Zoo, 15 major museums, lovely gardens and several performing arts venues await visitors to Balboa Park. Also minutes from downtown San Diego is Mission Bay, home to Mission Bay Park, the largest man-made aquatic park in the United States, the famous marine theme park Sea World San Diego and the historic oceanfront amusement park of Belmont Park.
San Diego Beaches
With over a dozen beaches and 70 miles of coastline, San Diego has the perfect stretch of sand for everyone. Pacific Beach, a 2 mile stretch of beach known as The Strand, is the most popular beach area in San Diego. Ocean Beach is a favorite stretch of beach for dog lovers, as it features a special area at the north end where dogs can roam free. On the south end of Ocean beach is Ocean Beach Pier, where a fishing license is not required, unlike in most other parts of the San Diego coastline. Torrey Pines State Beach is part of San Diego's beautiful La Jolla area and is popular with surfers. Nearby is the Torrey Pines Golf Course, a well-known PGA tour stop ranked among the best municipal golf courses in the U.S. Be sure not to miss Mission Beach, a one mile stretch between Pacific Beach and South Mission Beach, which is one of San Diego's most popular beach areas. Particularly in the summer, the Mission Beach area and the adjacent Belmont Park are known to draw large crowds. Coronado Beach is just across the Big Bay from downtown San Diego and can be reached via the San Diego-Coronado Bridge. Consistently voted one of the best beaches in the country, the gentle waves and glistening sand make Coronado Beach a favorite for romantic getaways and family vacations. About 14 miles south of downtown San Diego is Imperial Beach, best known for being the most southern beach city on the West Coast, near the border with Mexico, and home of the annual U.S. Open Sand Castle Buidling Contest. About 40 miles north of San Diego is the coastal city of Oceanside,which offers visitors the classic Southern California beach experience. Oceanside City Beach features a pier, boardwalk and wide, golden sand beaches and genlte surf. Make the most of your San Diego beach vacation by staying in one of our many beautiful San Diego vacation rentals. From Mission Beach rentals to Pacific Beach rentals, we have the web's largest selection of San Diego vacation rentals and San Diego beach rentals.
San Diego Events
Beyond the San Diego beaches and San Diego attractions, there are a number of fun events in San Diego that merit a San Diego trip. Visit the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch in March and April and experience the beauty of flowers covering the hills as far as the eye can see. Enjoy the carnival rides, specialty foods and concerts at the annual San Diego County Fair in June at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Experience the festive atmosphere and sparkling lights of the annual holiday event in Balboa Park December Nights. If you're a fan of comic cons, you definitely will not want to miss San Diego comic con, the world's largest comic book and pop culture convention in July.
San Diego Accommodation
Whatever time of year you visit and whatever you choose to do in this Southern California gem, a San Diego vacation rental is sure to make your San Diego trip more memorable. Whether you're looking for a condo in downtown San Diego or want to browse beachfront San Diego vacation rentals, you can easily find the perfect place to stay. Compare listings by price, ratings and reviews from top rental sites, all on Tripping. Book your San Diego vacation rental today!