Visit Chula Vista for Recreation, Entertainment, and the Great Outdoors
Chula Vista means “beautiful view” and there is more to see and do here than you can imagine! Great year-round weather, miles of trails, coastline, mountains and open space beckon runners, hikers, cyclists, birders, and outdoors enthusiasts from the bay to the lakes. Visit the bayfront with the Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge and the Living Coast Discovery Center. The Chula Vista Marina & Yacht Club awaits kayakers and boaters. Cycle the Bayshore Bikeway and see more wonders on San Diego Bay.
Shopping, dining, and entertainment abound with two major malls and a historic downtown district. With more than 100 of the country’s top specialty stores, Otay Ranch Town Center is an exciting outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment destination. This bustling, urban open-air center features a variety of amenities including a library, outdoor cafes, a pet-friendly setting and adjacent dog park, food pavilion, fireplace, and “popper” play fountain for children.
Chula Vista Center in the downtown area boasts major retailers, dining, movie theaters, more than 100 fine specialty shops and seasonal outdoor music concerts. Third Avenue Village, billed as the cultural center of the city, features historic buildings, unique shops, a weekly farmers market, landmark restaurants, and seasonal events.
More than 56 well-maintained parks and 60 sports fields are available for outdoor sports, recreation activities, and picnics. Tour the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center and see America’s best amateur athletes. Enjoy 32 acres of water wonder with rides, slides, exotic marine animals, and plenty of family fun at Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark. Or, hit the links on one of four challenging yet playable golf courses.
From rock and roll to rap to reggae − world-class entertainers perform at the Mattress Firm Amphitheatre, San Diego County’s premier outdoor music venue. Visit Chula Vista for the best in outdoor recreation, family activities, and urban amenities.