Destination guide

Explore Californian history in Point Loma

Point Loma is the hook nose of San Diego. It pokes out into the Pacific Ocean with its sheer-cut cliffs and palm-lined fields, heralding the first place European explorers ever set foot on Californian soil. Point Loma vacation rentals dot the coastal walks of Ocean Beach, offering a vacation of sunbathing, pier walking, and surfing. Others have handsome marina views over La Playa – perfect for the budding sailors. Others lurk closer to the Cabrillo National Monument, offering a base for a journey into the Golden State's long history.

Things to do

Point Loma is where California's modern history begins

If there's one sight on Point Loma that everyone has to see, it's surely the Cabrillo National Monument. This marks the point where the adventuring conquistador Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo first hit land as he explored the West Coast back in the 1540s. There are also military exhibitions there to showcase the unique naval past of the point. There's the whitewashed Old Point Loma Lighthouse, dating back to the middle of the 19th century. And the views across to San Diego proper are ones to really take the breath away.

Activities

A whirlwind of San Diego culture in Point Loma

Laid back South Californian living dominates in Point Loma. Surfers still ride the waves where Duke Kahanamoku once carved. Dog walkers stroll along the palm-shaded boulevards. Yoga teachers pull downward dogs while the salt spray of the Pacific rolls in. Elsewhere, and whale watchers stand wide-eyed on the lookouts, waiting for a sighting of a hulking gray in the bay. History guides unravel the past of European explorers. And there are homey little boutique craft stalls ringing the marinas.

Weather

Point Loma vacation rentals are for all year round

Continuous surf swells that remain reliable all year, regular daytime temperatures that sit up in the 70s, and countless hours of sunshine even throughout the winter all adds up to make Point Loma a real timeless destination. That said, there are some things to bear in mind. For starters, you could consider coming in September if you're eager to hit the San Diego theme parks without the huge vacationer crowds. Or, you could think about staying in the winter months between December and March to catch the whale migration season in full swing.

Natural features

Point Loma is a wonderland of coastal treats

When it comes to showcasing the South Californian coast, Point Loma is a doozy. There are rock pools, rugged and washed by the ocean, hosting curious marine life and shellfish. There are whale watching outposts from which to survey the wider ocean. There are sunsets and sunrises to die for from the Cabrillo National Monument. And there are long, sandy beaches, where waves roll in from morning to night, palms sway on the clifftops, and the Pacific offers somewhere to swim and surf. Expect all that and more, right on the doorstep of Point Loma vacation rentals.

How to get there

How to get to and around Point Loma

Fly into San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.), the closest airport, located 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), which is 7.7 mi (12.4 km) away.

Consider catching a ride on the metro at Washington Street Station or Middletown Station to easily get around the city.

Can I find a vacation rental around Point Loma?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,088 vacation rentals near Point Loma. From 758 Houses to 151 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Point Loma for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Point Loma?

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 Point Loma:

  • Mission Beach: 1,360 vacation rentals
  • La Jolla: 772 vacation rentals
  • Pacific Beach: 1,064 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Beach: 434 vacation rentals
  • Mission Bay: 1,640 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 Point Loma?

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

  • Ocean Beach Pier: 5,422 vacation rentals
  • Marine Corps Recruit Depot: 5,368 vacation rentals
  • Old Town San Diego State Park: 5,478 vacation rentals
  • San Diego Yacht Club: 5,343 vacation rentals
  • Sunset Cliffs Natural Park: 5,276 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Point Loma 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 Point Loma?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 758 Houses in Point Loma. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Point Loma include:

  • Cottages: 151 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 888 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 151 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 Point Loma?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 187 vacation rentals with pool available in Point Loma. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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