San Diego Hotels & Vacation Rentals for Christmas

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Sand Diego is the perfect destination for Christmas

Head to southern California for the festive season and spend your Christmas in the glorious climate of San Diego. San Diego vacation rentals for Christmas are perfect for escaping the big freeze and enjoying the great outdoors instead. Your traditional dinner will still be served and Santa will still be there - though he might be on a surf board not a sleigh.

Christmas in San Diego: Top Accommodations

House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Mission Beach, San Diego, California, United States
from $120
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4.6
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House ∙ 2 guests
Village of La Jolla, San Diego, California, United States
from $115
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4.9
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House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, California, United States
from $60
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4.0
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Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Mission Beach, San Diego, California, United States
from $132
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4.1
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House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Mission Beach, San Diego, California, United States
from $195
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4.1
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House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Hillcrest, San Diego, California, United States
from $210
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5.0
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Apartment ∙ 3 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Beach Barber Tract, San Diego, California, United States
from $224
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5.0
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House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Downtown, San Diego, California, United States
from $131
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5.0
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Apartment ∙ 2 guests
North Park, San Diego, California, United States
from $101
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5.0
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Where to Dine for Christmas in San Diego

Choose from a fantastic array of restaurants on the San Diego food scene and eschew the washing up on Christmas Day. San Diego Hotels for Christmas are the ideal treat for all the family and a wonderful celebratory meal is a cherry on the top of this fantastic festive San Diego cake.

  • 1. Avant Restauran

    t Avant hosts a 3-course dinner on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, complete with live entertainment. The menu includes delights such as caramelized carrot soup, beef tenderloin, and chocolate sea salt and caramel tart for pudding. On the big day, service starts at 3 pm and continues into the early evening.

  • 2. Harrah's Resort

    This spectacular resort is located a short drive from the city center and offers a delectable array of Christmas dining options. Go classic at The Cafe with the fixed price menu, indulge yourself at the Fiore Steakhouse with prime ribs and lobster bisque or, for a more casual affair, head for the relaxed but still excellent buffet option.

  • 3. Kitchen 1540

    Chef Lingle has curated a fabulous 3-course menu for the festivities including king crab, beef carpaccio and saffron-sunchoke bisque. Desserts sound equally as delicious, serving up chocolate-peppermint bar and eggnog cheesecake Three sittings are offered across Christmas Day afternoon and evening.

Best Places to Stay for Christmas in San Diego

Apartment ∙ 3 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
North Park, San Diego, California, United States
from $91
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4.9
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Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Beach Barber Tract, San Diego, California, United States
from $147
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4.5
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House ∙ 2 guests
Pacific Beach, San Diego, California, United States
from $126
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4.8
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Best Holiday Attractions in San Diego

San Diego is a city with a sunny disposition that offers a fabulous collection of holiday activities. Of course, the beach and the famed zoo are excellent, but why not check out these festive-themed delights to add a touch of Christmas sparkle to your visit?

  • 1. The Holiday Bowl

    This festive game takes place at SDCCU and has been played every year since 1978 by the Pac-12. As well as the game itself, there is also a wealth of other activities taking place around it including a magnificent balloon parade. The date changes slightly every year but is always held within a day or two of Christmas.

  • 2. La Jolla Christmas Parade

    Over 25,00 people flock to witness this magnificent spectacle every year. Over 100 floats ranging from vintage cars to marching bands participate in the parade each Christmas. The fun kicks off at Girard Avenue and Kline Street and heads towards the beach, culminating in a large festival.

  • 3. Balboa Park

    Magical Christmas lights, dance performances, handicraft stalls and global music bands all descend on Balboa each December for one of the city's best festive attractions. The event is part of a wider festival called December Nights when museums also open their doors to visitors free of charge.

Recommended Accommodations for Christmas in San Diego

House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Beach Barber Tract, San Diego, California, United States
from $132
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4.2
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Apartment ∙ 4 guests
Pacific Beach, San Diego, California, United States
from $120
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4.9
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Apartment ∙ 2 guests
Normal Heights, San Diego, California, United States
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Things to Do With Your Family During Christmas Vacation in San Diego

Embrace the festive spirit when you book San Diego Hotels for Christmas and take the whole family to meet Santa and enjoy one of the many fantastic parades which take place in the city over the holiday season in San Diego.

  • 1. Ice Skating

    Make-A-Wish San Diego hosts an annual event called 'So You Wish You Could Skate', an amateur competition packed full of wonderful photography and dare devil dance moves, all of which is judged by a panel of local celebrities.

  • 2. San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

    This San Diego parade has now been running for over 40 years and has become somewhat of a staple of the festive calendar. Numerous floats cruise through the city decked in an array of fairy lights to the delight of thousands of onlookers who flock to see the event.

  • 3. Meet Santa San Diego Style

    Head to Seaport Village and meet the man himself. In keeping with the city's warm climate Santa is wearing shorts and arrives on a surfboard, not a sleigh. There's also a range of family-friendly activities to enjoy in the shopping center including crafts and street performers so you can make it a whole day adventure.

Top Offers for Christmas in San Diego

Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, United States
from $313
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4.9
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House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
North Clairemont, San Diego, California, United States
from $69
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5.0
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Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Pacific Beach, San Diego, California, United States
from $225
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4.7
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