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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Poway.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Poway ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is San Diego. It is located about 18 miles [28 km] to the south of Poway. San Diego has a population of 1,420,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Chula Vista. It is located about 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Poway and has a population of 270,000 people.

For comparison, Poway has a population of 50,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Carlsbad   [Map]   115,330   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
El Cajon   [Map]   103,894   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Encinitas   [Map]   63,184   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Escondido   [Map]   151,969   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Imperial Beach   [Map]   27,418   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
La Mesa   [Map]   60,021   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Murrieta   [Map]   113,326   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
National City   [Map]   61,363   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Oceanside   [Map]   176,193   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
San Clemente   [Map]   65,267   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
San Marcos   [Map]   96,198   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Santee   [Map]   58,113   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
Temecula   [Map]   114,327   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Vista   [Map]   101,568   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Wildomar   [Map]   36,932   N   45 miles [72.4 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Bostonia   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Del Mar   [Map]   4,363   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Eucalyptus Hills   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Fairbanks Ranch   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Flinn Springs   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Glenview   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Granite Hills   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Grossmont   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lakeside   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Mira Mesa   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Ramona   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Rancho Bernardo   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Rancho Santa Fe   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
University City   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Winter Gardens   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]

For more communities neighboring Poway, please visit our County-by-County Page for Poway.

San Diego County ...

Poway is located in San Diego County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of San Diego County: Imperial, Orange & Riverside. The Pacific Ocean lies to the west and the nation of Mexico lies to the south.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Poway ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Poway.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Poway ...

Looking for more information about Poway? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Poway, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Poway.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Poway.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Poway. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Poway. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of California

    California Tourism
    Parks for California

    Fishing in California
    Hunting in California

TripAdvisor Link for:

    California Statewide Tourism
    Poway Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Poway


National Park Service (NPS) sites in California

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in California

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in California

Airports Near Poway ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Poway.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Ramona Airport(ICAO: KRNM)   [Map]   RNM   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Gillespie Fld.(SEE/KSEE)   [Map]   SEE   SSE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Montgomery Fld. (ICAO: KMYF)   [Map]   MYF   SSW   12 miles [19.3 km]
McClellan - Palomar Airport (ICAO: KCRQ)   [Map]   CRQ   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
San Diego Intl. (SAN/KSAN)   [Map]   SAN   SSW   18 miles [29 km]
Oceanside Muni.(ICAO: KOKB)   [Map]   OKB   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Brown Fld. Muni.(ICAO: KSDM)   [Map]   SDM   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Fallbrook Community Airpark   [Map]   L18   NNW   29 miles [46.7 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Poway.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Poway. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
San Diego Intl. (SAN/KSAN)   [Map]   SAN   SSW   18 miles [29 km]
Palm Springs Intl. (PSP/KPSP)   [Map]   PSP   NNE   66 miles [106.2 km]
John Wayne - Orange Co. Airport (SNA/KSNA)   [Map]   SNA   NW   68 miles [109.4 km]
Ontario Intl. (ONT/KONT)   [Map]   ONT   NNW   81 miles [130.4 km]
Long Bch. Airport (LGB/KLGB)   [Map]   LGB   NW   87 miles [140 km]
Los Angeles Intl. (LAX/KLAX)   [Map]   LAX   NW   103 miles [165.8 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
McClellan - Palomar Airport (ICAO: KCRQ)   [Map]   CRQ   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Imperial Co. Airport (IPL/KIPL)   [Map]   IPL   E   84 miles [135.2 km]
Santa Monica Muni. (SMO/KSMO)   [Map]   SMO   NW   108 miles [173.8 km]
Southern Calif. Logistics (VCV/KVCV)   [Map]   VCV   N   114 miles [183.5 km]
Van Nuys Airport (VNY/KVNY)   [Map]   VNY   NW   119 miles [191.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Ramona Airport(ICAO: KRNM)   [Map]   RNM   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Gillespie Fld.(SEE/KSEE)   [Map]   SEE   SSE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Montgomery Fld. (ICAO: KMYF)   [Map]   MYF   SSW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Oceanside Muni.(ICAO: KOKB)   [Map]   OKB   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Brown Fld. Muni.(ICAO: KSDM)   [Map]   SDM   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Fallbrook Community Airpark   [Map]   L18   NNW   29 miles [46.7 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

San Diego Intl.   (SAN/KSAN)   [Map]
        Website for San Diego International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Palm Springs Intl.   (PSP/KPSP)   [Map]
        Website for Palm Springs International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Van Nuys Airport   (VNY/KVNY)   [Map]
        Website for Van Nuys Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ramona Airport   (ICAO: KRNM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gillespie Fld.   (SEE/KSEE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery Fld.   (ICAO: KMYF)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Oceanside Muni.   (ICAO: KOKB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Brown Fld. Muni.   (ICAO: KSDM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
John Wayne - Orange Co. Airport   (SNA/KSNA)   [Map]
        Website for John Wayne - Orange County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ontario Intl.   (ONT/KONT)   [Map]
        Website for Ontario International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Long Bch. Airport   (LGB/KLGB)   [Map]
        Website for Long Beach Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Los Angeles Intl.   (LAX/KLAX)   [Map]
        Website for Los Angeles International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
McClellan - Palomar Airport   (ICAO: KCRQ)   [Map]
        Website for McClellan - Palomar Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Imperial Co. Airport   (IPL/KIPL)   [Map]
        Website for Imperial County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Santa Monica Muni.   (SMO/KSMO)   [Map]
        Website for Santa Monica Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southern Calif. Logistics   (VCV/KVCV)   [Map]
        Website for Southern California Logistics Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Poway: www.ci.poway.ca.us/

The official website for San Diego County: www.sdcounty.ca.gov/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Poway.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Poway. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Poway) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Poway. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Poway

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Poway. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9676, Longitude: -117.0362     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Poway), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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