The Navy ship docked at Naval Base Coronado, with a crowd of family members welcoming sailors home.
The crew is expected to enjoy a short rest. The Vinson could return to sea by the end of this year.
Bin laden's body was flown to the carrier as it sailed in the North Arabian Sea on May 1. His remains were dumped overboard after they were prepared according to Islamic custom.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.