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.
Find the best Imperial Beach vacation rentals on Tripping.com. With over 109 home rentals, take your pick from a wide variety of choices including studio apartments, luxury condos, and cozy cabin rentals. Prices in Imperial Beach range from $49 a night. Many rentals can also be booked directly online.Vacation home rentals found on Tripping.com offer more amenities than the average hotel room along with many of the comforts of home. Going on a business trip or need to stay connected? 98 homes in Imperial Beach offer high-speed WiFi Internet so you won’t miss a beat. Travelling with kids? Let them splash around in any of the 30 rentals with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with the family in one of the 92 homes with cable TV.For all those pet owners with dogs or cats, Imperial Beach offers 19 pet-friendly vacation rentals for your extended family. Find the perfect vacation rental that matches your budget and style on Tripping.com.Search properties from 8 vacation rental sites in Imperial Beach where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, TripAdvisor, and Expedia. There are 79 HomeAway rentals, 9 TripAdvisor short term rentals and 8 Expedia vacation rentals.