Destination guide

Visit La Costa to find outdoor and family fun

La Costa encompasses the southeast quadrant of Carlsbad, the Village by the Sea. It’s a wonderful vacation spot, home to a number of planned communities nestled among community parks, golf courses, and designated permanent open spaces as well as resorts, spas and all manner of entertainment options, including adult and family-friendly fun. Whether you’re looking for a great opportunity for hiking and biking, kid-friendly resorts, beaches, shopping, fine dining, wine tasting, live entertainment, or arts and culture, La Costa vacation rentals are your ticket to a great time.

Things to do

Discover a wealth of attractions around La Costa

The attraction that will draw you the most in La Costa depends on what you’re looking for. Thousands of people come here every year to visit Legoland California, which is just scant miles from La Costa, and features over 60 rides, attractions and live shows. There’s also the Sea Life Aquarium to see local marine life. A number of state parks abound, like South Carlsbad State Beach, where you can commune with nature. The Museum of Making Music is a great culture museum, and Carlsbad Village offers the Carlsbad Village Antique Mall and other fine dining and shopping.


Take your pick of entertainment and recreation at La Costa

The great thing about La Costa vacation rentals is that they provide access to entertainment for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for family fun, some refined adult recreation, outdoor exercise like hiking and biking and boating, or specialty shopping and the finest dining, as every kind of amusement you could imagine is all right on your doorstep. There’s theme and water parks, state parks for communing with nature, great shopping at local antique malls and specialty shops, and the best in all kinds of fine dining, from cafes, brew pubs, wineries, and more.


A dry and temperate climate awaits you in La Costa

La Costa boasts a temperate and dry climate. There are only 12 inches of rain every year, and no snow. There are an average of 263 days of sun, and the average high temperature in July is 75 degrees. In January, the low temperature is 44 degrees. This means that any time of year, the La Costa, Carlsbad, climate has a great deal to offer. While most people choose to visit in the summer months, just like anywhere else, looking at La Costa vacation rentals in the off season can offer much better prices, while still giving you access to all the local amenities.

Natural features

La Costa is both a natural paradise and a quaint village

Carlsbad is known for it's diverse geography. There are rocky beaches offering breathtaking views of the ocean. There are parklands with forests and green spaces. There are quaint villages that offer the best of old-fashioned small-town living. Whatever you’re looking for, you can find it with La Costa vacation rentals. It’s a beautiful and picturesque part of San Diego County where you can enjoy just about any kind of experience you want, even multiple ones in the same day. Go hiking along untouched nature trails during the day, and enjoy fine wine and the best cuisine at night.

Where to stay around La Costa?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 81 vacation rentals near La Costa. From 16 Houses to 29 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 La Costa for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to La Costa?

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 La Costa:

  • Townsite: 788 vacation rentals
  • Carlsbad Village: 312 vacation rentals
  • La Jolla Shores: 554 vacation rentals
  • Beach Barber Tract: 227 vacation rentals
  • Village of La Jolla: 358 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 La Costa?

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

  • Legoland California: 1,646 vacation rentals
  • Del Mar Beach: 1,075 vacation rentals
  • Bird Rock: 1,121 vacation rentals
  • Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base: 2,445 vacation rentals
  • Carlsbad State Beach: 2,559 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around La Costa 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 La Costa?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 16 Houses in La Costa. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in La Costa include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 29 rentals available
  • Villas: 11 rentals available
  • Resorts: 15 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in La Costa?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 54 vacation rentals with pool available in La Costa. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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