Not to be outdone by Los Angeles, San Diego is another major must-visit city in California. Nature lovers will adore the sprawling golden beaches and gorgeous sunsets, while Balboa Park will satisfy the cultured with its museums and live music. The world-famous San Diego Zoo is also not to be missed! Any time of the year is a good time to visit this sunny city. Be in the middle of all the action with these top Airbnb accommodations:
As the title suggests, your Airbnb experience will feel like you’re home for the holidays. This quiet, detached room includes a queen-sized bed, private bathroom and access to the backyard garden. Your friendly host is always up for a chat and will show you around the city. Moreover, this safe quintessential Californian neighbourhood has a host of shops and restaurants within walking distance from your room.
Aunt Chris' San Diego GetawaySan Diego, California, United States
2. Detached Studio
69 USD/night for 2 guests
Beach junkies and passionate surfers listen up! This detached cosy studio three minutes away from the beach is the place to be. It has all the basic amenities you need and it is located in a quiet area. You’ll be far enough to escape the hustle and bustle of Pacific Beach’s nightlife, but close enough to walk to all the festivities. If you love meeting new people, your host will love to swap stories and point you to the best locations in town.
3. Lively, Private, Vintage and Central
55 USD/night for 2 guests (excludes 10 USD cleaning fee)
Situated in a lively and vibrant neighbourhood, this Old Spanish Style house offers travellers a vintage room complete with a private entrance. With a plethora of bars, restaurants and bistros to choose from, you’ll love the strategic location of this central apartment. If you’re a dog lover, you’ll be happy to know that two canines will also be living in the home.
4. Zen House
60 USD/night, 15 USD/night per person after one guest
Perched at the edge of a canyon, the tastefully furnished Zen House comprises of a kitchen, living room, patio, decks and bedroom. This home serves as a great base for exploring San Diego with its central location and close proximity to bars, restaurants and coffee shops. You’ll love waking up to the breathtaking view of the canyon and the sound of chirpy birds.
Just a stone’s throw away from the sunny beach, this 1930s style cottage is an ideal space for beach lovers. The bright, airy and quiet cottage is located in Ocean Beach, featuring several independent shops and restaurants with unique style and flavour. Moreover, your hospitable host pays close attention to detail and is available to help you with anything.
Amazing Cottage at the Beach in OB!San Diego, California, United States
6. Cozy Homestay in South Park
44 USD/night for one guest
This 1913 South Park room is a nifty homestay experience for solo travellers who want to see the best of San Diego. Just two blocks away from the nearest bus stop, the home is close to San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park museums. Your gracious host has been hosting international students for a decade, so she definitely knows how to give a warm welcome. Moreover, there are many international students who are happy to chat with you. Come as a stranger, but leave as a friend.
With Balboa Park, La Jolla and Pacific Beach just a short drive away, this modern studio is located in a great part of town. You’ll find that the host has paid lots of attention to detail here, from the fully stocked and equipped kitchen to the pastel hues of the bedroom. Your welcoming host is extremely responsive to questions, so don’t hesitate to reach out!
BEAUTIFUL Private StudioSan Diego, California, United States
Beat the Californian summer heat by going for a swim in your very own pool, lazing around in a shady hammock or taking a dip in the hot tub. Either way, you’ll love this clean and beautiful pool house. The interior, comprising of a bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette, is tastefully furnished to give a vintage feel. Additionally, Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park are all a short drive away.
Normal Heights Pool House in Perfect LocationSan Diego, California, United States
Resembling a tropical resort, Mike’s Place is a charming retreat in Hillcrest situated among coffee shops, restaurants, theaters and gyms. With its wooden furnishings and artistic décor, the home gives off a very warm and inviting vibe. You’ll love the small kitchenette and Japanese garden. Moreover, San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park can be reached on foot. Your thoughtful and responsive host will make this an experience to remember.
MIKE'S PLACE - A PRIVATE COTTAGESan Diego, California, United States
Ever heard of “glamping”? Glamping is an amalgamation of “ glam camping”, and this Art Studio Retreat offers a great glamping experience. The rustic cabin, comprising of a bedroom, outdoor shower, kitchen, pool, yard and heating system, offers you a truly unique outdoor experience yet providing you with the modern comforts of home. Your wonderful neighbourhood is full of canyons and wildlife for you to explore.
Art Studio Retreat/Rustic CabinSan Diego, California, United States
Let's go to San Diego!
With such a wide range of Airbnb accommodations to choose from, you can select the Airbnb that is best suited to you! Do keep in mind that during peak seasons (eg. during the San Diego Comic Con) it can get rather packed, so book early to avoid disappointment. Put the GO in San Diego and get ready to have the time of your life.
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