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Imperial Beach, California Travel Guide

Located just south of San Diego, Imperial Beach is the most southwesterly city in the continental United States. This last little sliver of America before Mexico is jam-packed with a thriving beach scene, excellent tacos, and a laid-back attitude. Unlike the rest of California, it’s been mostly due to the recent waves of development, so the city still maintains a charming and grungy feel from the mid 20th century. Imperial Beach is also one of the most diverse cities in California with half of its inhabitants Hispanic. It’s home to beautifully preserved ecosystems, and is within 20 minutes of all of San Diego’s best and biggest attractions. If you’re looking for the classic experience of vintage California, I.B. is your best bet.

Things to Do in Imperial Beach, California

The pier in Imperial Beach is arguably the home base for the city’s culture. Visit here and walk along the boardwalk, enjoy the grassy parks, recreational facilities and local eateries. Another gem is the Tijuana River National Estuary, where fresh water from Tijuana merges with ocean water to create the biggest marshland in Southern California, perfect for some of the best bird watching in the state. Visit the I.B. Outdoor Surf Museum to learn about the sport and culture that continues to shape a region.

Best Time to Visit Imperial Beach, California

There isn't one! Perhaps the best part about San Diego, and Imperial Beach specifically, is the year-round 70-degree weather.

Price and Availability Index in Imperial Beach

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Imperial Beach is in July, while the cheapest month is in January. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Imperial Beach is in the high season in July. Imperial Beach has its low season in November, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Imperial Beach tends to be Monday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Imperial Beach tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The weather in Imperial Beach

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Imperial Beach. The hottest month in Imperial Beach is March, when temperatures peak at 98 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 36 ˚F. The wettest month in Imperial Beach is January with 3.2 inches of rain, while the driest month is December with 0.04 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Imperial Beach

Choose the perfect accommodation for your trip at AllTheRooms.com. We aggregate Airbnb, VRBO, Homeaway and more. We have 396 vacation rentals, hotels and other accommodation types in Imperial Beach ranging from budget options to luxury places to stay. A trip to Imperial Beach can be affordable - our lowest price accommodation is available at $10 per night. On average, a place to stay in Imperial Beach will cost you $360 per night.

If you need an internet connection during your stay in Imperial Beach, then you can choose from over 238 places to stay that provide WiFi internet. 9 of our accommodations in include a breakfast in the price. Choose from 11 places to stay that provide gym facilities, so you won't miss a single workout. If you are driving to Imperial Beach, you'll want to pick from 216 places to stay that provide parking. 22 hotels and vacation rentals have a pool or jacuzzi.

AllTheRooms has 61 pet-friendly places to stay in Imperial Beach, so if you're travelling with your cat or dog you won't have any trouble.

In Imperial Beach AllTheRooms currently aggregates hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 7 providers, including 138 places to stay from Airbnb, 27 accommodations from VRBO and 27 places to stay from Homeaway.

267 accommodations in Imperial Beach have been reviewed: 66% are rated excellent or good. 151 accommodations allow instant booking.

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