Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of Sand City

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Sand City. Well known for its aquarium, shopping and restaurants, this scenic city won't disappoint. Fisherman's Wharf and Monterey Bay Aquarium are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in and around Sand City

Do you want to find top things to see and do while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that Sand City has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Dennis the Menace Park (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Pebble Beach Golf Links (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Course (1.8 mi / 3 km)
  • Monterey Pines Golf Course (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Del Monte Golf Course (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Sand City

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, September, August, October and July are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 67°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Sand City

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Sand City. These are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Carmel Beach (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Lone Cypress Pine (7.2 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Point Lobos State Reserve (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Del Monte Beach (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Lake El Estero (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • San Carlos Beach - The Breakwater (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Sand City

The nearest airport is in Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula), located 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal), which is 13.3 mi (21.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Sand City?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 789 vacation rentals near Sand City. From 527 Houses to 67 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Sand City for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Sand City?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Sand City:

  • Southeast Carmel: 213 vacation rentals
  • Carmel Point: 106 vacation rentals
  • Downtown Monterey: 27 vacation rentals
  • Cannery Row: 47 vacation rentals
  • Golden Rectangle: 190 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Sand City?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Sand City. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Carmel Beach: 646 vacation rentals
  • The Links at Spanish Bay: 999 vacation rentals
  • Lovers Point: 1,011 vacation rentals
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium: 583 vacation rentals
  • Pebble Beach Golf Links: 878 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sand City listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Sand City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 527 Houses in Sand City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Sand City include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 67 rentals available
  • Villas: 9 rentals available
  • Cabins: 75 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Sand City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 79 vacation rentals with pool available in Sand City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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