The funky, laid-back San Diego neighborhood of Ocean Beach brings the joys of the beach without the hustle and bustle of the city...and without compromising on convenience! Snagging one of our Ocean Beach, CA vacation rentals could be just the ticket for a relaxing Southern California
getaway right at the water's edge, but within easy reach of San Diego's best attractions.
Where is Ocean Beach, CA?
Ocean Beach is ideally located for experiencing all San Diego has to offer, located right on the Pacific Ocean just seven miles from downtown. Guests staying in our Ocean Beach vacation rentals enjoy a more laid-back pace, but are just a 10 to 15-minute drive from the convention center, the bars and restaurants of the Gaslamp Quarter, and Balboa Park (home to the San Diego Zoo).
The lively neighborhood of Mission Beach
and the family-friendly attractions of Mission Bay
- including Sea World! - are just a quick drive across the San Diego River.
Wining & Dining Ocean Beach, CA
Newport Avenue is the main hub for tasty eateries and unique shops in Ocean Beach. Try some of the best pho in San Diego at OB Noodle House, or grab a delicious burger and beer at Hodad's. Looking for authentic Mexican food in Ocean Beach? Ortega's Cocina offers fresh tamales and perfectly mixed margaritas.
Don't forget that most of our Ocean Beach, CA vacation rentals come with a full kitchen! When you need fresh ingredients for a home-cooked meal, head to People's Organic Food Market.
Things to Do in Ocean Beach, CA
With the beach just steps away from any given point in this one-square-mile neighborhood, water sport rentals will be a necessity. Aqua Adventures in San Diego offer kayak and paddleboard rentals, as well as amazing tours. With Loma Hills just to the south of the beach, the waves are excellent for surfing.
Staying in one of our pet-friendly Ocean Beach vacation rentals? Don't miss out on the off-leash (and aptly named) Dog Beach at the north end of the neighborhood! Another can't-miss activity is a stroll along the pier at the end of Newport Avenue, which extends over half a mile over the water, making it one of the longest piers in Southern California.
After your ocean workout or neighborhood exploration, an evening yoga session may be in order. Tap into the local good vibes and try out some of the neighborhood favorites, Happy-U Namaste or Indie Yoga.
Spend a weekend (or a week) like a San Diego local! Mark your calendar and book an impressive Ocean Beach CA, vacation rental for your serene SoCal getaway.
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