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Highlights National City

  • Ghost tour
  • Date night restaurant
  • Parks
  • Historic attraction
  • Marine center
  • Food options

Best Vacation Rentals in National City

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National City, San Diego County
Vacation Rental • 291 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
4.7
(9 reviews)
THIS PROPERTY DOES NOT INCLUDE ACCESS TO KITCHEN OR ANY OTHER PART OF HOUSE OTHER THAN WHAT IS DESCRIBED: This unit has two individual sleeping rooms. There is a private entrance in the rear of the house which has a security screen and leads to first bedroom (small 10' x 11'). It is furnished with a day bed with trundle, a dresser with flat screen TV, a mini-refrigerator, a window which looks out toward the patio, a closet, and a portable air conditioning unit. This room sleeps 2. Beyond this room is a second smaller bedroom (11' x 6') with ceiling fan, separate portable fan, and a closet. ...
from $54 / night
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National City, San Diego County
Vacation Rental • 1991 ft² • 3 Bedrooms
4.9
(72 reviews)
The West Star is a 60' motor yacht located in a quiet southern San Diego marina. WE ARE AN AT DOCK STAY ONLY. We have 3 levels for relaxation and fun. Wifi, fully equipped galley, Smart t.v.s, 2 staterooms, 1 bunk room, 2 bathrooms, 3 viewing decks, 2 kayaks. Boater's lounge, restaurant, gym, bikes, pool, hot tub, putting green are all available for use at the marina. This is for an "at dock only" stay meaning the boat is not available for cruising at this time.
from $393 / night
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National City, San Diego County
Vacation Rental • 2196 ft² • 5 Bedrooms
4.6
(19 reviews)
SanDiegoPoolHome proudly presents newly renovated spacious one-story home w/ large yard 10 minutes from downtown. Lots of amenities. Salt water pool w/slide, waterfall & hot tub. Brand new outdoor entertainment area with Large LED TV, fire pit, & built in BBQ. Pool table, ping pong, fire pit, mini golf, cornhole. All new appliances, flooring, bathrooms, kitchen, washer/dryer etc. This home is spacious and comfortable. Close to shopping, great places to eat & drlnk & freeway. Close to Shopping Center, freeway, etc. Lots of great places to eat, drink, etc.10 minutes to downtow...
from $473 / night

Prices and availability

Vacation rental prices National City

$369for 10 Dec - 17 Dec
$496 annual average
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Vacation rentals availability National City

56%for 10 Dec - 17 Dec
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Vacation rentals in National City

A Southern California delight

Situated just 10 miles north of the Mexican border and only 5 miles southeast of downtown San Diego, National City is a unique city with a rich historic past. Its prime location in the South Bay Area of San Diego County gives its visitors convenient access to the waterfront marina and beaches. The city boasts an impressive array of shopping and dining options, as well as many regular cultural events and historical attractions. Come discover National City with your friends, family, or significant other, where there’s something for every type of traveler!

Finding your perfect National City vacation rental

National City offers a wide range of vacation rental options, varying in size, style, and location, with a little something for every type of traveler. Stay near the waterfront or stay closer to the downtown area where you can walk to restaurants and shops. Couples can opt for a cozy, intimate rental, just a stone’s throw away from the beach. Large groups and families can opt for oversized vacation rentals, with palm tree gardens and a private pool to splash around in. The vast majority of vacation rentals in National City are modern in design style with sleek amenities, beachy decor, and plenty of natural lighting. Rentals come with high-speed internet, up-to-date-appliances, and all the comforts you’ll need to feel at home throughout your stay. Pet-friendly rentals are available for people traveling with pets.

Vacations in National City

The area and getting around

Arriving in National City

The closest major airport to National City is San Diego International Airport, which has domestic and international flights. It is a 10-minute, or 8-mile drive from the airport to downtown National City. You can take a bus or a tram from the airport to National City, but the most popular option is to use a taxi, Uber, or Lyft. Rental car companies are available at the airport and around the city.

Getting around National City

National City is considered somewhat walkable, with some parts of the city very easily accessible on foot, while other areas require a car to get around. The waterfront part of the city is particularly walkable. Having a private car makes it convenient to get around to other further attractions around the city, but it is not necessary to rent a car since taxis, Uber, and Lyft are readily available.

Travelers and activities

National City for couples

Couples will find plenty of ways to stay entertained in National City. For something extra memorable, join a haunted ghost tour of the city where you’ll learn all about the local history with a haunted twist. Several companies offer haunted ghost tours, but Haunted San Diego Ghost Tours is one of the most reputable. End the day with a romantic meal at Café La Maze, a 1940s steakhouse with retro red booths and a vintage Hollywood decor. Be sure to try the prime rib and the coconut shrimp!

National City for families

National City is a wonderful family-friendly vacation destination. Start the day with a hearty breakfast at Family House of Pancakes where you can choose from every flavor of pancakes and waffles imaginable! Breakfast is served all day here, so you can enjoy your breakfast favorites any time you visit. Head to Pepper Park with your family where you can spend the entire afternoon outside enjoying the scenery. The 5-acre park is situated along the waterfront and includes a picnic area, a play area for kids, and walking paths.

National City was first established in 1887 and remains as San Diego’s second-oldest city.

Top 5 travel tips in National City

1. Visit the Stein Family Farm

Visit a historical farm in the middle of the city at Stein Family Farm. The farmhouse was first constructed in the late 1800s and is home to a fascinating history. Pick fruit from the fruit trees, visit the farm animals, and walk around the peaceful, serene grounds.

2. Rent bikes and ride along the Bayshore Bikeway

Biking is a great way to discover National City. Bike rentals are available at a variety of kiosks and rental shops throughout the city. The Bayshore Bikeway is one of the most popular biking paths and the perfect place to cycle around. The bikeway leads through San Diego for 24 miles and passes along a variety of major attractions, like Coronado, Chula Visa, beaches, and historical sites.

3. Grab a cone at Niederfrank’s Ice Cream

Cool off with an ice cream cone at Niederfrank’s Ice Cream. This old-timey ice cream shop serves up delicious and ultra-unique flavors, like avocado, butterscotch, pineapple, and pistachio. Their ice cream is made from real, whole ingredients without any artificial colors or flavors. Come here for a high-quality artisanal ice cream experience!

4. Enjoy a fresh pretzel at San Diego Pretzel Company

San Diego Pretzel Company bakes all-natural handcrafted soft pretzels. Stop by to pick up a box of these locally made goodies. Locals and visitors alike claim that these are the best pretzels in the entire country. Chances are you’ll be hooked after the first bite!

5. Check out the Living Coast Discovery Center

This coastal education center features a wide range of live exhibits featuring local marine life and bird species. Its location on the Sweetwater Marsh Unit of the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge boasts incredible views of the coastline. The center aims to protect the local wildlife while educating the public on local ecosystems. You can even watch as the friendly staff feed the turtles, sting rays, and sharks!

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in National City

How much do you pay, on average, for vacation rentals in National City?

At an average cost of $605 per night, National City lies at the upper end of the price range for vacation rentals in the USA.

Which months allow you to save the most on vacation rentals?

According to the previous year, the months that hurt your pocket the least in National City are June, July and August, with average prices of $406, $495, and $504, respectively.

In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental in National City?

When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in National City, the months that cost the most are, in order of highest to lowest, December, January and November, with average prices per night of $847, $734, and $723, respectively.

Should I plan a trip to National City well in advance?

It is better to book your stay with plenty of time when visiting National City, as only 33% of our properties are usually available throughout the year.

What are the best months for a last-minute getaway?

July, August and January are, in order of highest to lowest, the months that have the largest number of properties free, with an average availability of 60%, 56%, and 40%.

How many vacation rentals does Holidu have in National City?

We have 70 rentals for you in National City, provided by our 2 local and international partners.

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