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 with Tripping.com. Choose from 1289 rentals, from studio apartments to luxurious condos to entire cabin homes. Book in advance or book instantly with properties marked as “Instabook,” with prices ranging from $25 a night to $7000 a night.
Our Tripping.com vacation rentals will save you hundreds, offering more amenities than the average hotel room. Going on a business trip? 1082 of homes in Imperial Beach offer high-speed wifi internet so you won’t miss a beat. Travelling with kids? Have them splash around in any of the 398 rentals with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with the family in one of the 873 homes with cable TV.
For all those dog lovers and cat lovers, Imperial Beach offers 333 pet-friendly vacation rentals at an affordable price. Book the perfect vacation home that best matches your budget and accommodation style. For the ultimate stay, check out our listings now to grab the latest deals.Search properties from 13 rental sites in Imperial Beach where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, TripAdvisor, and Booking.com. There are 643 HomeAway rentals, 227 TripAdvisor short term rentals and 211 Booking.com vacation rentals.