Destination guide

Travel to friendly La Mesa

Enjoy the entertainment and other features of La Mesa. Well known for its bird watching, shopping and restaurants, this welcoming city won't disappoint. San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in La Mesa

Do you want to find top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that La Mesa has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • San Diego Zoo (8.7 mi / 14 km)
  • SeaWorld (13.1 mi / 21 km)
  • Boomers El Cajon (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Steele Canyon Golf Club (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Balboa Park Golf Course (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Balboa Park Carousel (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of La Mesa

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in La Mesa. Here are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Balboa Park (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • La Jolla Cove (16.9 mi / 27.2 km)
  • Old Town San Diego State Park (11.4 mi / 18.3 km)
  • Coronado Beach (12.4 mi / 19.9 km)
  • Ocean Beach Park (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)
  • Mission Beach (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around La Mesa

The nearest airport is in San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field), located 4.7 mi (7.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), which is 8.8 mi (14.2 km) away.

Utilize the area's public transportation and catch a ride on the metro at Spring St Trolley Station or 70th St. Trolley Station to easily get around the city.

How many vacation rentals are available around La Mesa?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 3,801 house rentals around La Mesa. From 1,316 Houses to 1,732 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around La Mesa is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to La Mesa?

Whether you're travelling 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 Mesa:

  • Mount Helix: 169 vacation rentals
  • La Jolla: 774 vacation rentals
  • Mission Beach: 1,360 vacation rentals
  • Mission Bay: 1,639 vacation rentals
  • Pacific Beach: 1,064 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, 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 travelling to La Mesa?

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

  • Pacific Beach Park: 5,711 home rentals
  • Del Mar Beach: 1,085 home rentals
  • San Diego Zoo: 4,484 home rentals
  • San Diego County Fair: 6,587 home rentals
  • Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: 5,745 home rentals

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

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,316 Houses in La Mesa. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in La Mesa include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,732 lodging choices
  • Townhouses: 224 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 189 lodging choices

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

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

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 663 vacation homes with pool available in La Mesa.

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