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Imperial Beach Information
About Imperial Beach 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!
Things to do in Imperial Beach 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.
Day Trips from Imperial Beach 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.
Imperial Beach Accommodations 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.
Transportation in Imperial Beach 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.
Vacation Rentals in Imperial Beach Looking for a vacation rental in Imperial Beach? Tripping.com has 212 vacation rental homes available in Imperial Beach. You'll find 2 studios, 50 1-bedroom, 81 2-bedroom and 79 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from $42 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online. The average price of a nightly rental in Imperial Beach is $205 while the average price of a weekly rental is $2364. 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 Imperial Beach home is $9623. Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 41 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Imperial Beach. In addition to accommodating pets, Imperial Beach rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 192 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 183 have TV and/or cable and 42 have a pool or hot tub. Search properties from 9 vacation rental sites in Imperial Beach where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, TripAdvisor, and Expedia. There are 142 HomeAway rentals, 24 TripAdvisor short term rentals and 15 Expedia vacation rentals.