Destination guide

Laid-back city life, SoCal style

Nestled in the heart of San Diego county, Poway is a great base from which to explore this ruggedly beautiful region. The affluent, laid back city boasts alluring specialty shops, bustling farmers' markets, and mouthwatering restaurants serving everything from decadent thick crust pizza to fresh, melt-in-the-mouth sushi and sashimi. Within easy reach lie pristine parks, majestic mountains, and tranquil hiking trails galore. Poway vacation rentals range from cozy apartment to sprawling family houses, so you're bound to find one that suits your exact requirements.

Things to do

Quirky museums and glitzy casinos

You'll find an eclectic array of attractions on the doorstep of your Poway vacation rental. The Lightning Brewery is a hip local institution specializing in award-winning lagers and German-style beers. Swing by its tasting room for an indulgent evening sampling their latest specialty and seasonal brews straight from the barrel. For a stimulating trip down memory lane, head to the Poway Heritage Museum, where local history is brought to life through beautifully preserved artifacts, scale models, and photos. A short drive out of town will lead you to the Barona Casino and Resort, where you can enjoy an evening of thrilling high-stakes gaming and decadent gourmet dining.


Shop til you drop or explore the great outdoors

Shopaholics of all stripes are in for a treat. At Old Poway Village, you'll find an enticing selection of independent boutiques and irresistible eateries. If you're in town on Saturday, be sure to swing by the weekly farmers' market for the freshest local produce and dazzling gourmet gifts. Afterwards, you can jump on a vintage steam train and take a scenic trip back in time along the Poway-Midland Railroad. Poway is surrounded by spectacular hiking spots, but the most iconic is surely Potato Chip Rock, a strikingly thin rock that juts dramatically out of the peak of Mount Woodson.


Year-round sunshine in Poway

Poway is blessed with an enviable climate. Summer days are long, hot and sunny, with low humidity ensuring that it rarely gets too stifling. If you're planning an active getaway, you may prefer to visit in spring or fall, when milder temperatures offer ideal conditions for hiking or mountain biking. Poway is also a great winter getaway, with pleasantly warm daytime weather. However, it can get chilly in the evenings at this time of year, so be sure to pack some warm clothes.

Natural features

Get back to nature in Poway

Within easy reach of your Poway vacation rental, you'll find around 55 miles of pristine hiking trails, widely regarded to be among the most spectacular in Southern California. For a spot of gentle exertion, a stroll around shimmering Lake Poway is hard to beat. Its banks are scattered with glorious flowers, and the nearby rugged mountains provide a spectacular backdrop. If you're feeling more energetic, try scrambling up Iron Mountain, for jaw-dropping panoramic views of mist-strewn peaks and valleys.

How to get there

How to get to and around Poway

The nearest airport is in San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field), located 11.3 mi (18.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), which is 14 mi (22.5 km) away.

Where to stay around Poway?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 6,631 vacation rentals near Poway. From 2,499 Houses to 33 Estates, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Poway for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Poway?

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 Poway:

  • Carlsbad Village: 311 vacation rentals
  • La Jolla Shores: 556 vacation rentals
  • Crown Point: 1,256 vacation rentals
  • Midway District: 60 vacation rentals
  • Coronado Village: 335 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 Poway?

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

  • Maderas Golf Club: 1,783 vacation rentals
  • San Diego Convention Center: 1,582 vacation rentals
  • Del Mar Beach: 1,075 vacation rentals
  • Bird Rock: 1,125 vacation rentals
  • San Diego Zoo: 4,370 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Poway 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 Poway?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 2,499 Houses in Poway. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Poway include:

  • Estates: 33 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 2,784 rentals available
  • Cottages: 306 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Poway?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,818 vacation rentals with pool available in Poway. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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