Originally known as Bay City, Seal Beach is a small city in Orange County, California. The city was named after the seals that used to hangout on the beach. Seal Beach is known for its coastline, which is ideal for surfing. Seal Beach has an ideal location between Long Beach and Huntington Beach, California. Forbes Magazine even ranked Seal Beach as the 4th friendliest city in the country in 2012.
Make sure to walk or bike along the Seal Beach Pier while you’re renting in Seal Beach. For more biking, check out the San Gabriel River BikeTrail, which will take you by both the ocean and mountains. If you would like to go hiking, the two popular places are the National Wildlife Refuge and Gum Grove Nature Park. After biking and hiking, cool down by swimming in The Community Pool. For local seafood, have a meal at Walt’s Wharf, 320 Main, or Mahe. If you’re in the mood for high-end Italian food, you can eat at Spaghettini. Go shopping down Seal Beach’s Main Street, which has more than 100 small stores.
Santa Monica and Beverly Hills are about an hour drive from Seal Beach, depending on traffic conditions. Go to the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, where you can even touch a real sea urchin. After the aquarium, go shopping and watch street performers on Third Street Promenade. Visit the free Santa Monica Museum of Art as well. If you take a day trip to Beverly Hills, go shopping and look for celebrities on the famous Rodeo Drive. Visit the Hollywood Walk of Fame to see the star of your favorite celebrity in person! If you would like to travel a little further up California’s coast, consider taking a day trip to Malibu, which is at least an hour drive from Seal Beach depending on traffic. Hike through Solstice Canyon, go to Zuma Beach, and walk down the iconic Malibu Pier. You should also go to Seal Beach itself, where you can swim, try watersports, and even learn to surf.
Seal Beach is divided into a few neighborhoods, including Heron Point and Sea Breeze Village. Heron Point is a great place for families to rent and it also has several walking trails. In Seal Beach you can rent a luxury condo right on the water, a house with a pool and hot tub, or an apartment downtown that’s only minutes from the beach. Wherever you choose to stay, Tripping can help you compare all of the rentals in the area by price, ratings, reviews, and more. Book your Seal Beach vacation rental today!
While staying in Seal Beach, you can take advantage of OCTA (Orange County Transportation Authority). OCTA has both bus and Metrolink rail tracks. You can also take the Long Beach Transit buses. Both routes 131 and 171 service Seal Beach. If you are planning to make day trips, however, renting a car may be easier and more convenient for you.
Looking for a vacation rental in Seal Beach? Tripping.com has 260 vacation rental homes available in Seal Beach. You'll find 4 studios, 114 1-bedroom, 56 2-bedroom and 86 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from $55 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.
The average price of a nightly rental in Seal Beach is $306 while the average price of a weekly rental is $4658. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Seal Beach home is $13766.
Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 65 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Seal Beach. In addition to accommodating pets, Seal Beach rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 228 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 214 have TV and/or cable and 47 have a pool or hot tub.Search properties from 7 vacation rental sites in Seal Beach where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, TripAdvisor, and Expedia. There are 149 HomeAway rentals, 31 TripAdvisor short term rentals and 27 Expedia vacation rentals.