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Best Things to Do While in Chula Vista, California
Visiting or moving to the sunny neighborhood of Chula Vista in San Diego, CA, and wanting to know where to explore? In Chula Vista, there are plenty of attractions to keep you busy all year round. It is an excellent spot to explore no matter what kind of outdoor recreation you are interested in.
Chula Vista is located between downtown San Diego (about 7 miles) and downtown Tijuana, Mexico (about 9 miles). It is the second largest city in the San Diego metropolitan area. It hosts notable cultural events downtown such as the Lemon Festival, starlight Parade, and Chula Vista Rose Festival.
Also known as "The Lemon Capital" for its many citrus trees, Chula Vista is also known for its scenic location, diverse culture, parks, beaches, historic landmarks, and vibrant art scene. Like neighboring San Diego, Chula Vista enjoys beautiful weather all year round.
Family Fun & Adventures
Looking for fun things that your whole family can enjoy together in Chula Vista? Well, you are in luck, kids of all ages love the Sesame Place San Diego found off Entertainment Circle. This 17-acre park has Sesame street-themed rides and water attractions. It also offers specialized services for guests with autism or other special needs.
The Living Coast Discovery Center is a great place for families to learn about nature and wildlife. The center is located near E Street and Bay Boulevard in Chula Vista. This center offers animal encounters with sea turtles, a bald eagle, and many other exciting animals on this 316-acre National Wildlife Refuge on San Diego Bay. Private tours, guided hikes, and educational workshops are available as well.
Chula Vista offers several great options for adults looking to enjoy their evenings. For premium entertainment, you can see your favorite band at North Island Credit Union Amphitheater, which was the San Diego area’s first major concert facility.
Once the open fields of a dairy farm, this 72-acre site now hosts this outdoor performing arts venue seating over 20,000 between its reserved seats and additional lawn seating. Opened in 1998, it has welcomed many of the world’s greatest musical acts.
Looking for something a little more intimate? Nestled in Downtown Chula Vista is their local live community theater, OnStage Playhouse, contributing several high-quality productions every year to locals and visitors alike.
Outdoors & Exploring
Want to set your own pace and discover all that Chula Vista, CA has to offer on your own schedule? There are lots of areas to walk around and explore. Third Ave is a historic street downtown, which is the place where festivals happen throughout the year. Also every Sunday it now hosts a Farmer’s Market adjacent to Memorial Park, running along Park Way between Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue. When not home to these events, this cute street has restaurants, boutiques, and other unique local hot spots.
Want to see spectacular views of San Diego Bay? Chula Vista's scenic harbor offers marinas and bayfront parks. It is home to the Chula Vista Yacht Club, restaurants, sport fishing, and sightseeing charters.
For hikers, joggers, bikers, and equestrians there are over 100 miles of trails, bike paths, and routes. Running through Chula Vista is also the Otay Valley Regional Park which takes visitors along the relaxing natural river valley. There are even peaceful fishing holes along the trails in addition to all the native flora and fauna.
Are you a sports and adventure enthusiast? The Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center is a must-see. As an Olympic Training Center, it develops future Olympic and Paralympic athletes in the United States since 1995.
In addition to this, Xtreme Adventures offers visitors the chance to experience extreme driving experiences in exotic cars with activities including racing them in their Autocross Challenge or a 2-hour mountain or coastal excursion. Among their collection of cars are Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Aston Martins, Maseratis, and Porsches.
Skaters are also welcome in Chula Vista. Eucalyptus Skateboard Park, formerly known as Len Moore Skatepark, is open seven days a week. For avid skateboarders, this park has ramps, rails, pyramids, and vertical extensions.
Oh, and there are also tacos. Close to the Mexican border, Chula Vista has some great eateries that provide the "best tacos in town" but it is up for you to decide your favorite. A local favorite that's served Chula Vista for over 40 years is Tacos El Gordo, known for its Tijuana-inspired street tacos. But some prefer the local food truck next to StaxUP Storage - Chula Vista in its neighboring auto shop’s parking lot, El Prieto. Perhaps you will have to stop by both and decide for yourself.
Moving to Chula Vista
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