Destination guide

Book a vacation rental for your San Carlos getaway

Enjoy the museums and other features of San Carlos. This city's restaurants, shopping and bars draw many visitors. Computer History Museum and Mavericks are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Sightseeing in and around San Carlos

Do you want to discover attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that San Carlos has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mariners Point Golf Center (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Poplar Creek Golf Course (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Crystal Springs Golf Course (7.5 mi / 12 km)
  • Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo (7.8 mi / 12.5 km)
  • Half Moon Bay Golf Links (10.2 mi / 16.4 km)
  • Troutmere Fishing (12.6 mi / 20.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of San Carlos

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, San Carlos is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mavericks (12.6 mi / 20.2 km)
  • Shoreline Park (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Laurie Meadows Park (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Marlin Park (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Casanova Park (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Port Royal Park (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around San Carlos

Fly into San Carlos, CA (SQL), the closest airport, located 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Palo Alto, CA (PAO-Santa Clara County), which is 9.2 mi (14.8 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, the main station serving the city is San Carlos Station.

Where to stay around San Carlos?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 520 vacation rentals near San Carlos. From 260 Houses to 183 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 Carlos for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to San Carlos?

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 San Carlos:

  • Downtown: 656 vacation rentals
  • Mission District: 612 vacation rentals
  • Union Square: 585 vacation rentals
  • Noe Valley: 398 vacation rentals
  • Sunset District: 505 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 San Carlos?

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

  • Hiller Aviation Museum: 1,135 vacation rentals
  • San Carlos Station: 1,055 vacation rentals
  • Museum of San Carlos History: 1,076 vacation rentals
  • Stanford University: 587 vacation rentals
  • Miramar Beach: 862 vacation rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 260 Houses in San Carlos. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in San Carlos include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 183 rentals available
  • Cottages: 16 rentals available
  • Guest houses: 21 rentals available

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

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

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 88 vacation rentals with pool available in San Carlos. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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