Destination guide

Activities for all in Rancho Bernardo

Set in the San Diego hillsides, Rancho Bernardo is a master-planned community that lures a constant stream of families, couples and wedding parties alike. You can tee off at championship golf courses, pamper yourself at the day spa or relax by the pool of your Rancho Bernardo vacation rentals villa. You'll also enjoy easy access to the state's top attractions. From leisurely strolls around downtown San Diego to family days out at LEGOLAND California, there are plenty of opportunities to explore this slice of the Golden State.


Tee off at Rancho Bernardo's championship courses

Hosting PGA and LPGA events alike, the 18-hole championship course at Rancho Bernardo Inn is one of San Diego's top places to tee off. You'll also be within striking distance of Oaks North, a 27-hole executive course known for its scenic fairways. With stunning views, a luxe on-site spa and an elegant atmosphere, Rancho Bernardo Inn is one of San Diego's most-coveted wedding destinations. Planning to tie the knot? From romantic honeymoon suites to luxurious villas, Rancho Bernardo vacation rentals cater to your whole wedding party.


Spring is a sweet spot in Rancho Bernardo

Summer is high season in San Diego, with flocks of vacationers descending on Rancho Bernardo. If you're traveling as a couple, consider planning a vacation either side of the Memorial Day to Labor Day stretch. Spring is a sweet spot, with clear skies, thinner crowds and a laid-back atmosphere. Thanks to its sultry climate, winter temperatures often creep into the 70s. May and June can be a little overcast, with a higher chance of rain. Of course, if you get rained off the golf course, you can always retreat to the spa.

Natural features

Exploring the attractions around Rancho Bernardo

Surrounded by rolling hills and sunbaked canyons, Rancho Bernardo is an exclusive community around 25 miles north of San Diego. It's dotted with lush golf courses, country clubs and wineries. If you feel like stretching your legs, Rancho Bernardo is just a few miles from Black Mountain Open Space Park. The trail to the 1500-foot summit rewards hikers with 360-degree views of San Diego. For a walk on the wild side, head to San Diego Zoo Safari Park. It's set in the San Pasqual Valley and enables visitors to get up close and personal with giraffes, tigers, rhinos and other exotic African animals.


Transportation to and around Rancho Bernardo

The nearest airport is in Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar), located 13.3 mi (21.3 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 (SEE-Gillespie Field), which is 15.4 mi (24.8 km) away.

Where to stay around Rancho Bernardo?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 17 vacation rentals near Rancho Bernardo. From 6 Houses to 8 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 Rancho Bernardo for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay near Rancho Bernardo?

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 near Rancho Bernardo:

  • Carlsbad Village: 311 vacation rentals
  • La Jolla Shores: 524 vacation rentals
  • Little Italy: 638 vacation rentals
  • La Jolla Village: 582 vacation rentals
  • Crown Point: 1,223 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Houses near Rancho Bernardo?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 6 Houses near Rancho Bernardo. Our other popular types of vacation rentals near Rancho Bernardo include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 8 rentals available
  • Studios: 2 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 2 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool near Rancho Bernardo?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 13 rentals with pool available near Rancho Bernardo. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Can I book a vacation rental directly online or instantly near Rancho Bernardo?

    Yes, HomeAway offers a selection of 17 vacation rentals to book directly online and 5 with instant booking available near Rancho Bernardo. Don't wait, have a look at our vacation rentals via our search bar and be ready for your next trip near Rancho Bernardo! 

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