Just 20 minutes south of San Diego is the City of Imperial Beach, which is the southernmost beach town in California. With its abundant surf spots and relaxing beaches, yet without the city traffic, Imperial Beach is the perfect getaway. Imperial Beach is also only 25 minutes from Tijuana, Mexico, making it a great spot to stay and explore the area. No matter where you’re going, Tripping has vacation rentals for any occasion, so book your trip to Imperial Beach today!
Although Imperial Beach is a small town, it still has a lot to do and see. Start your trip at the San Diego Imperial Beach Pier, where you’ll have unique views of Mexico to your left and downtown San Diego to your right. Fishing is permitted on their pier and there are restaurants and shops in the area. Check out the Imperial Beach Outdoor Surfboard Museum, which commemorates the city’s surfing history and honors local surfers. If you happen to visit in July, you have to go to the Sun & Sea Festival, famous for its sand castle building competition. Imperial Beach is also known for its bird watching and bike trails.
Of course, one of the most popular day trip from Imperial Beach is to Tijuana. Make sure your passport is up to date and drive, or take a bus right to Tijuana. There are plenty of cultural activities including Mercado Hidalgo, an authentic street market. However, there is even more to explore than just Tijuana. Valle de Guadalupe is a lush village outside of Ensenada that has beautiful scenery and vast wineries. If you’re looking to explore more of California, San Diego has history and entertainment galore. Coronado Island is just a 15-minute boat ride away and San Diego has the San Diego Zoo and Sea World. A bit farther north in an hour’s drive and you’ll be in Carlsbad, California. Carlsbad offers some of the best flower fields and even more beaches. Only two and a half hours from Imperial Beach and you’ll be in Anaheim, where you can visit Disneyland or Knott’s Berry Farm.
Whether you’re looking to stay closer to the beach or more in the city, Tripping has you covered with plenty of vacation rental options. Why spend a ton on a hotel when there are private houses, condos and lofts ready for you in Imperial Beach? Some condos even offer ocean views where you can watch the sunset from your couch, but for a fraction of the price of luxury hotels.
It’s very easy to get around Imperial Beach, especially with the San Diego International Airport just 20 minutes away. You can either rent a car or take the city bus around to go sightseeing. Or, take the San Diego Blue Line Trolley, which goes right through Imperial Beach and all the way to Tijuana.
Looking for the perfect vacation rental for your Imperial Beach getaway? Tripping.com’s got you covered. Whether you’re seeking a vacation home, cabin rental or cottage, Imperial Beach offers 119 affordable vacation home rentals to choose from, with far more amenities, space and comforts than the average hotel room. Select from 99 properties with high-speed WiFi Internet, 24 full with jacuzzi and pool, and homes complete with outdoor patio, great for entertaining with guests. Whatever your needs, find the perfect home rental that best matches your accommodation style and budget.For travelers planning for an extended stay, long-term lodging and corporate rentals only cost an average of $10474 a month. Save hundreds with affordable vacation rentals on Tripping.com and, in many cases, book directly online so you’re all set to go. Imperial Beach has 119 gorgeous homes with 26 pet-friendly rentals to choose from, perfect for your dog or cat. Check out our vacation rental listings now to get the latest deals, and book the right vacation home rental for you and the whole family. Feel at home wherever you are and experience an unforgettable vacation with Tripping.com.Search properties from 8 vacation rental sites in Imperial Beach where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, TripAdvisor, and Booking.com. There are 82 HomeAway rentals, 16 TripAdvisor short term rentals and 11 Booking.com vacation rentals.