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Things to do in Chula Vista

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Water Park
“Marine life shows, thrill rides, aquariums & up-close encounters with dolphins, penguins & more.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
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“A great variety of shops including Sprouts, Trader Joes, TJ Maxx, and Pier 1. Also great food spots including breakfast, seafood, Pho, and fine dining. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Store
“I love this venue. It’s open, fresh, pretty views, although it can get cold at night, I see lots of people bring a blanket. The acoustics are great in my opinion. You get a pretty good view of the stage wherever you seat. Parking it’s ample and efficient. It’s clean. Staff is helpful and friendly. Getting inside was fast even thought long lines. Security seems very good. Bathrooms are clean and plenty of them. I have seen many artists here, and I enjoyed them very much. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Gym
“Receive an overview of the history of the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center (CVEATC), the purpose of the center and general facts about our athletes and sport venues. Public tours can be reserved in advance by telephone or email. Walk-in tours are subject to availability. Golf cart tours can accommodate up to seven passengers and are dependent on weather.”
  • 11 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“American chain offering sizable portions from a vast menu including cheese: offers and Sunday brunch and accepts orders for delivery ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Buzzy restaurant serving seafood-focused Mexican cuisine in a trendy, loungelike setting.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“If you're not from the west coast then you need to try In-N-Out. Double-double and Animal fries.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 5 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Craft Beer is only 5 minutes away, with a huge selection of local favorites and some recipes from Brazil too! My favorite is the Jobim Haze or the Grapefruit IPA.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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“Gourmet Chinese Restaurant with american fusion; accepts orders for delivery ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“Great option for a dinner close by (only a couple minutes away). Bowling alley and a restaurant and a huge bar area make this a great place to watch a game, bowl with the family, or just have some good food.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Excellent way to start the day with a hearty breakfast. This is a great plaza surrounded by beautiful gardens.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Raw fare & cooked Japanese entrees are offered with beer & wine in a modern branch with a sushi bar. Accepts online orders and delivery ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“When you crave Carne Asada (Mexican Steak), there's no better place in San Diego. They now have multiple restaurants, and some are open 24/7. The California Burrito is also might tasty, and how can you go wrong with French Fries, Carne Asada, Cheese, Sour Cream, and Guacamole. Must Have: Carne Asada Fries”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
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  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Local neighborhood Pizza and Wine Bar with some of the best pies in San Diego. Dine on the patio, or have a seat at the bar and watch the chefs prepare the perfect pizza! Must Have: San Miguel Pizza”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“American chain offering sizable portions from a vast menu including cheese: offers and Sunday brunch and accepts orders for delivery ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Buzzy restaurant serving seafood-focused Mexican cuisine in a trendy, loungelike setting.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“If you're not from the west coast then you need to try In-N-Out. Double-double and Animal fries.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 5 locals recommend
Brewery
“Craft Beer is only 5 minutes away, with a huge selection of local favorites and some recipes from Brazil too! My favorite is the Jobim Haze or the Grapefruit IPA.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
“Gourmet Chinese Restaurant with american fusion; accepts orders for delivery ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Excellent way to start the day with a hearty breakfast. This is a great plaza surrounded by beautiful gardens.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“When you crave Carne Asada (Mexican Steak), there's no better place in San Diego. They now have multiple restaurants, and some are open 24/7. The California Burrito is also might tasty, and how can you go wrong with French Fries, Carne Asada, Cheese, Sour Cream, and Guacamole. Must Have: Carne Asada Fries”
  • 4 locals recommend

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