Destination guide

The charming city of El Cajon awaits you

Learn about the unique charm of El Cajon with a stay in a private vacation home. Travelers to this romantic city praise the shopping, cafés and golfing. San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in El Cajon

Do you want to find things to do during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes El Cajon a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • San Diego Zoo (15.8 mi / 25.4 km)
  • SeaWorld (19.7 mi / 31.8 km)
  • Boomers El Cajon (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Steele Canyon Golf Club (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Mt. Woodson Golf Club (14.7 mi / 23.6 km)
  • Balboa Park Golf Course (15.6 mi / 25 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in El Cajon

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, El Cajon is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Balboa Park (16 mi / 25.7 km)
  • La Jolla Cove (22.4 mi / 36 km)
  • Old Town San Diego State Park (18.2 mi / 29.3 km)
  • Coronado Beach (19.6 mi / 31.5 km)
  • Mission Beach (21.3 mi / 34.2 km)
  • Ocean Beach Park (21.4 mi / 34.4 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around El Cajon

The nearest airport is in San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field), located 5 mi (8.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), which is 14.6 mi (23.5 km) away.

It's easy to get around El Cajon by catching a ride on the metro at Arnele Avenue Station, El Cajon Transit Center Station or Gillespie Field Station.

Where to stay near El Cajon?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 3,704 house rentals near El Cajon. From 1,307 Houses to 1,661 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 near El Cajon is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to El Cajon?

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 El Cajon:

  • La Jolla: 773 vacation rentals
  • Mission Beach: 1,360 vacation rentals
  • Mission Bay: 1,633 vacation rentals
  • Pacific Beach: 1,066 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Beach: 436 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 El Cajon?

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

  • Sycuan Casino: 783 home rentals
  • Knox House Museum: 4,952 home rentals
  • Gillespie Field Station: 5,140 home rentals
  • Boomers El Cajon: 4,970 home rentals
  • Grossmont College: 5,253 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around El Cajon 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 El Cajon?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,307 Houses in El Cajon. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in El Cajon include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,661 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 186 lodging choices
  • Villas: 36 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in El Cajon?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 630 vacation homes with pool available in El Cajon.

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