Destination guide

Mission Viejo: talk about location, location, location!

Situated in TV-famous Orange County, Mission Viejo is a year-round family destination sporting picturesque tree-lined streets, warm California sun, and of course, those golden sunsets along the Pacific Ocean, just 11 miles away. Plus, it’s only 24 miles from Disneyland Park, so it’s no wonder Mission Viejo vacation rentals tend to book up early. Mission Viejo offers live theater, shopping, and wine tasting - what would a California vacation be without wine tasting? You can get your exercise while soaking up the sun in loads of parks, 3 golf courses, or during several running events held throughout the year.

Things to do

Mission Viejo: beaches, wineries, & Disneyland, oh my!

Mission Viejo vacation rentals are popular due to their central location where you’ll be about 20 minutes from picturesque Laguna Beach and 30 minutes from Disneyland Park. Note to self: while the waters of Lake Mission Viejo may look tempting, it’s off limits to everyone except local residents. Sorry! Take in a seasonal theater performance at the Saddleback College campus or check out competitive swimming at Mission Viejo Nadadores. But no California vacation is complete without enjoying their world-class wines, so be sure to embark on a tasting tour or to savor a glass after a day of sightseeing.


Live the active California lifestyle - then drink some wine

Let’s face it, Californians love their sunshine as much as they love being active. And shopping. They love to shop. Hit the stores at Kaleidoscope Center and The Shops at Mission Viejo. And don’t miss the swap meet every second Sunday at Saddleback College. Play a round of golf, compete in a 5K or a triathlon event, or join in on the fun with paddle yoga. You can even drop-in for a barre or a pilates class. After a day of wilderness hiking, wind down with a glass of that delicious California wine.


Soaking up the sunny year-round SoCal vibe

Did you know Mission Viejo boasts 283 sunny days per year? You'll find average summer temperatures of 72°F and winters that don't drop below the mid-50s. Unless you enjoy watching morning and nighttime clouds roll in from the ocean, you may want not want to visit during May Gray or June Gloom. You'll find lower prices when booking Mission Viejo vacation rentals during the spring and fall, as many travelers tend to wait until summer is in full swing to visit. Mission Viejo only receives 15 inches of rain annually, so get ready to soak up those rays.

Natural features

From beaches to canyons, we've got your back

With just over 96,000 residents, Mission Viejo is 14 miles from John Wayne Airport, and only 4 miles from the Amtrak station, where you can zip down to San Diego or Tijuana, Mexico, in no time. As a random fact, the city is allegedly nationally recognized for it's tree-lined neighborhoods. You can search for marine life at Thousand Steps Sea Cave, or check out the trails and wildlife viewing at Whiting Ranch Wilderness area and O’Neill Regional Park. Plus, wetlands are in abundance at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary in Silverado, or San Joaquin Marsh in nearby Irvine. Such diversity!

How to get there

Transportation to and around Mission Viejo

Fly into Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne), the closest airport, located 12.8 mi (20.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Fullerton, CA (FUL-Fullerton Municipal), which is 25.9 mi (41.8 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Mission Viejo?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,437 vacation rentals near Mission Viejo. From 621 Houses to 486 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 Mission Viejo for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Mission Viejo?

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 Mission Viejo:

  • Balboa Peninsula: 828 vacation rentals
  • Balboa Island: 305 vacation rentals
  • Corona del Mar: 588 vacation rentals
  • Capistrano Beach: 450 vacation rentals
  • Anaheim Resort: 382 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 Mission Viejo?

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

  • Mission Viejo Country Club: 2,583 vacation rentals
  • Mission Hospital: 2,540 vacation rentals
  • Marguerite Aquatic Complex: 2,650 vacation rentals
  • Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club: 2,486 vacation rentals
  • Saddleback College: 2,488 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mission Viejo 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 Mission Viejo?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 621 Houses in Mission Viejo. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Mission Viejo include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 486 rentals available
  • Villas: 93 rentals available
  • Cottages: 83 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 Mission Viejo?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 565 vacation rentals with pool available in Mission Viejo. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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