5 Day Trips from the San Diego Area

When you stay with Beachfront Only Oceanside Vacation Rentals, not only are you a stone’s throw away from San Diego, but you are also centrally located to several of California’s most popular attractions. From the glitz and glamor of Los Angeles to the desserts of Anza Borrego State Park, there are several day trips from San Diego that appeal to a variety of interests. 

Stay in our vacation rentals in Oceanside, Encinitas, or Carlsbad and set out on a memorable day of exploration. Since most of our properties are in Oceanside, we will be using this city as our starting point: 

Temecula Valley Wine Country- 30 Miles

Spend a day wine tasting in Temecula, the heart of Southern California wine country. This is one of California’s premier wine regions, boasting 33,000 acres and 47 wineries. Browse the winery map to plan your perfect day trip!

Tijuana- 54 miles

Despite being in another country, Tijuana is just a short day trip from San Diego! Explore the Avenida Revolución street and discover the bustling collection of shops, restaurants, bars, and street vendors. If you prefer to explore with a guide, several tours depart from San Diego!

Julian – 61 miles

If you are looking for a charming historic city to spend an afternoon in, there’s no better place than Julian! This historic gold-mining town still has several historic attractions, such as the original gold mines. Don’t forget to pick up a fresh and delicious apple pie from Julian Pie Company!

Anza Borrego State Park- 80 miles

Anza Borrego State Park is the largest state park in the state, protecting over 600,000 acres of desert terrain. Explore hiking trails, marvel at wildflowers, and explore the informative exhibits at the visitors center. If you are looking for more desert exploration, we recommend visiting Joshua Tree National Park

Los Angeles – 83 Miles

Plan a day trip to Los Angeles and experience a taste of California’s largest city. Visit the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame and go behind the scenes of a real working movie studio at Universal Studios Hollywood. Read the Top Ten Places to Visit in Los Angeles for more inspiration!

Book Your Vacation Rental in the San Diego Area Today

Stay with Beachfront Only Oceanside Vacation Rentals and plan a wonderful day trip from the San Diego area! Our North County vacation rentals offer a tranquil escape after a day of discovering the area’s natural wonders and cultural gems. Book your Southern California getaway today!