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Highlights El Cajon

  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Fine dining
  • Outdoor sports
  • Nature parks
  • Mountains
  • Interactive zoo

Best Vacation Rentals in El Cajon

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El Cajon, San Diego County
Vacation Rental • 2497 ft² • 4 Bedrooms
(27 reviews)
Welcome to the Avocado House! This lovely home is nestled on the east side of Mount Helix with amazing views of the city and surrounding mountains. Conveniently situated a short distance from Interstate 8 and Highway 94. Just 15 minutes to the beach and 10 minutes to Downtown San Diego. Travel East and enjoy the casinos!This lovely home has four well appointed bedrooms. Three bedrooms have new king beds, and the fourth bedroom has a trundle bed that can be used as two twins or a king size bed. The master has its own bathroom. Large living room overlooks the beautiful salt water pool and the...
from $528 / night
El Cajon, San Diego County
Vacation Rental • 441 ft² • 1 Bedroom
(14 reviews)
Unwind and relax in your private getaway. Get cozy and watch a movie, show or sports on your 65" 4k TV that has cable with premium movie channels.Enjoy coffee or tea while you sit on your private porch to get fresh air and listen to the birds; or you can hear them with your windows open while taking in the different views of the surrounding nature.This place is best for couples, solo adventures, business travelers or small families with 2 adults. Kitchen:Your kitchen has everything you need to prepare your meals such as microwave, compact refrigerator, double hot plate, toaster oven, mini c...
from $128 / night
El Cajon, San Diego County
Vacation Rental • 8 Guests • 3 Bedrooms
Super clean & fresh, newly remodeled home. Nice all American neighborhood in San Diego. Less than a minute from 8 West freeway, get to the beach in 10 min! Enjoy barbecuing in the oversized backyard. Go ahead and Let the dogs out! This is the perfect location for families with pets. Great for entertaining. Great for relaxing too. Very quiet neighborhood. You will definitely feel at home. (Pictures of beds & bedrooms coming soon.) There is so much that East County San Diego has to offer. Enjoy!The spaceMinutes from downtown La Mesa & downtown El Cajon. Giant backyard is great for...
from $244 / night

Prices and availability

Vacation rental prices El Cajon

$537for 4 Feb - 11 Feb
$602 annual average
Average price per week

Vacation rentals availability El Cajon

67%for 4 Feb - 11 Feb
75% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Vacation rentals in El Cajon

Book a holiday trip with perfect climate

El Cajon is a little city next to San Diego’s east side. Only 15 minutes from Ocean Beach, you’ll have all the conveniences you can imagine just a short distance away. Have fun exploring this historical town with its artsy, eco-friendly, cultural vibe. There are mountains, shopping, and much more! Start with El Cajon Bistro & Bakery for strong coffee or teas, delicious fresh baked selections, and ample breakfasts. Or pack a picnic with their delectable take-away options. Whether you’re into culture or nature; relaxing or vigorous exercise, El Cajon has plenty of activities for everyone.

Classy independent rentals

Your experience in El Cajon starts with your comfortable rental. Travelers will find a wide range of accommodations from budget to luxury. Why not go all out and splurge on a lavish rental with a pool waterslide or waterfall? You will love the interior design with elegant, artsy touches! Some of the amenities to expect include a hot tub, desk for remote workers, pool, and fully equipped kitchen. Solo travelers, couples and groups will definitely find the ideal El Cajon rental!

Vacations in El Cajon

The area and getting around

Experience El Cajon’s cultural arts

In San Diego County, live performance theater has been the go-to entertainment since the 1930s. Lamplighters Community Theater is one of those venues still in operation today. Check the events calendar for live theater like “The Cocktail Hour” and many creative productions throughout the year. Olaf Wieghorst Museum and Western Heritage Center features Olaf’s art, culminating in oil and watercolor works of Native Americans, desertscapes, and horses. He also hosts artist workshops and special events year-round. Heritage of the Americas Museum is an amazing blend of archaeology, natural history and anthropology exhibits with meditative desert gardens.

Discover aviation in all its glory

El Cajon celebrates aviation in several facilities. Air Group One Commemorative Air Force Museum has a vast collection of warplanes and restored aircraft on display. They also feature annual events like helicopter shows, hot-air balloons, and entertainment for the family. The San Diego Aerospace Museum Restoration Facility has expert restoration projects for classics like the F-86 Sabre Jets and F-8 Crusaders. Some hang from the ceiling as though in flight. You’ll have the opportunity to discover how restoration is accomplished with behind-the-scenes activities.

Travelers and activities

El Cajon for Nature Enthusiasts

The Water Conservation Garden has walking paths loaded with educational exhibits, native vegetation, and plenty of gorgeous flowers. They offer workshops on turning your garden into a permaculture as well. Mount Helix boasts flat trails with ample shaded benches and open spaces for exercise or games. There are many informative plaques with interesting details about the plants and animals living in the park too! If you are interested in hiking, biking, rock climbing, and fishing, head out to Mission Trails Regional Park. It boasts 7,000 acres of pristine vistas perfect for awesome photography and docent guided activities.

El Cajon for Savvy Travelers

Boutique shopping in El Cajon ranges from vintage to trendy secondhand attire. Hit El Cajon Bistro & Bakery for a pick-me-up to keep you on track while you shop. El Cajon’s nightlife is rich with options like The Landing for karaoke and open mic and The Grand for live music, dancing, trivia nights and delectable eats. Crafted Greens is a vegan restaurant but non-vegan friendly as well offering vegan classics plus Ahi tuna and steaks. Sprouts Farmers Market boasts organic fruits and locally grown veggies and artisan baked selections. Burning Beard Brewing Company is the place for awesome craft beers like IPAs, stouts, and ales since 2015.

Surprisingly, in 1941, the famous Jack in the Box fast-food chain started out as Topsy's Drive-In, a hamburger drive-through on El Cajon Boulevard.

Top 5 travel tips in El Cajon

1. Tour San Diego via Trolley

El Cajon is a suburb of San Diego and the best way to visit all the cool attractions is via the San Diego Trolley tour. You get an all-day pass, hop-on hop-off features, and an entertaining guide to fill you in on interesting details. This is a must-do for hassle-free, short-term escapes.

2. Take the time for 18-holes

Golf enthusiasts will be pleased to discover that El Cajon hosts three 18-hole courses at Singing Hills Golf. They also have short par-3 courses, a pro-shop, driving range, chipping area and a pre-round putting area to help you prepare for your game. Get refreshed at the 19th Hole restaurant as early as 7:30am.

3. Fly like an Ace

Better than a simulator, Sky Combat Ace was developed by an Air Force pilot to take you on the thrill ride of your life! These excursions feature military jargon, training exercises and several customized packages. Have you ever imagined doing loop-d-loops in a plane? Then aerobatics is perfect for you!

4. A night out with “Lady Luck”

Sycuan Casino offers the typical slot machines, blackjack, and roulette tables but they also have non-gambling activities. There’s a beautiful swimming pool, live music, and fine-dining options. It started out in 1983 as a bingo site, but now it’s the entertainment hotspot of eastern San Diego.

5. Visit the famous San Diego Zoo

You would be remiss if you didn’t visit this famous venue. The Panda exhibit alone is worth the time. But the zoo boasts origins as far back as 1916 as a home for abandoned, endangered, and rare animals. It’s rich natural habitats with unusual interactive animal exhibits make it number one in the world!

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in El Cajon

What is the average price for vacation rentals in El Cajon?

Last year, rentals in this destination had an annual average price of around $704 per night.

During which months can you find the best price for vacation rentals in El Cajon?

Travelers who want to be budget-friendly should visit El Cajon in February, March, or January, which are the months that offer the most discount, with average prices of $403, $534, and $581 per night, respectively, based on the previous year.

During which months are vacation rentals more expensive in El Cajon?

When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in El Cajon, the months that cost the most are, in order of highest to lowest, August, September and May, with average prices per night of $845, $830, and $814, respectively.

Are there usually many vacation rentals available in El Cajon?

It is better to book sooner than later in El Cajon as only 30% of the accommodations remain available throughout the year, according to last year's data.

Which months offer the highest availability?

Last year, the months with the most vacation rentals available of the year in El Cajon were August, July and January, with average availabilities of 88%, 50%, and 42%, respectively.

Are there many rentals in El Cajon?

Holidu has 40 vacation rentals in El Cajon, provided by 2 different partners.

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