San Diego beach communities are the ideal vacation destination. Whether your idea of the perfect vacation is tanning on the beach, surfing, sailing, waterskiing, shopping, bar hopping or sight seeing San Diego is an ideal destination. Mission Bay is the center of water activities in San Diego and from your vacation rental you can easily arrange for rentals of anything from kayaks to speed boats for your boating enjoyment. Mission Beach offers surfing year round with larger waves in the winter, but cleaner conditions and warmer water in the summer. Click here for area photos. Our vacation rentals also offer convenient access to the world famous reef breaks of La Jolla and Sunset Cliffs as well as such famous breaks as Tourmaline Surf Park, Windansea Beach, Bird Rock and much more. Nearby shopping includes Belmont Park with the world famous Giant Dipper roller coaster built in 1925, Seaport Village, Horton Plaza and numerous boutiques along Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach. Nearby hiking includes Cowles Mountain, Cabrillo National Monument and Torry Pines State Park among others. Also, for history buffs, San Diego is home to the first Mission in Alta California, Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala. Old Town San Diego is home to even more history offering a look at San Diego and the wild west long ago.
Ocean Beach is the laid-back beach town on the south side of the jetty from Mission Beach. Ocean Beach, like Mission Beach offers its visitors an abundance of stores, restaurants and nightlife without having to leave the neighborhood. It is famous for its laid-back residents and environment
Pacific Beach consists of the beaches directly north of Mission Beach from Pacific Beach Drive to the southern cliffs of La Jolla and Birdrock. The Pacific Beach community offers more shopping and restaurants than Mission Beach and one of San Diego's major nightlife scenes in Garnet Avenue.
Other San Diego Neighborhoods
In addition to our lcoal beach neighborhoods of Mission Beach, Mission Bay, Pacific Beach and Ocean Beach, San Diego boasts some great neighborhoods to live and play. Other popular and upscale beach neighborhoods that offer vacation rentals and luxury San Diego real estate include Point Loma, La Jolla, Coronado, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Cardiff by the Sea, Carlsbad, Encinitas and Solana Beach.
San Diego is home to some of the world's most famous parks including SeaWorld, The San Diego Zoo, The Wild Animal Park and Lego Land. All are easily accessible with SeaWorld in particular being located within Mission Bay Park.