Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly San Juan

The area's cathedral and monuments are just a few of the reasons to vacation in San Juan. This welcoming city allures visitors with its waterfalls and shopping. Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge and International Museum of Art and Science 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.


Sightseeing in and around San Juan

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes San Juan a fun place to get away. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Palm View Golf Course (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Los Lagos Golf Club (7.7 mi / 12.5 km)
  • Tierra Santa Golf Club (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Valley Nature Center (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Reynosa Cultural Park (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Shary Municipal Golf Course (11.1 mi / 17.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of San Juan

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in San Juan. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • McAllen Botanical Gardens (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Fireman's Park (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Zinnia Park (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
  • Frontera Audubon Society (10.2 mi / 16.4 km)
  • Anzalduas Park (10.7 mi / 17.2 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around San Juan

Fly into McAllen, TX (MFE-Miller Intl.), the closest airport, located 5.4 mi (8.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Reynosa, Tamaulipas (REX-General Lucio Blanco Intl.), which is 11.7 mi (18.8 km) away.

Where to stay around San Juan?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 43 vacation rentals near San Juan. From 23 Houses to 5 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 San Juan for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle: 60 vacation rentals
  • Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets: 35 vacation rentals
  • McAllen Public Library: 55 vacation rentals
  • Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park: 48 vacation rentals
  • Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge: 57 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around San Juan 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 San Juan?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 23 Houses in San Juan. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in San Juan include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 5 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 5 rentals available
  • Studios: 2 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in San Juan?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 20 vacation rentals with pool available in San Juan. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.