While staying in Chula Vista the nearest beach is located in Imperial Beach which is a little over four miles southwest.
I.B. is a surfing and swimming beach with a small beachside collection of restaurants and motels. Actually, I'd say it's a bare and basic beach. Not really a stunning place but offers a great history of California surfing and it has long been a favorite training ground for serious surfers.
The peir is a favorite fishing hole and a license is not required so any spur of the moment decision can be fulfilled. If you haven't brought your fishing gear there is a place just across the street which will help you out. Fishing not your thing? The pier offers a nice, safe walk out over the ocean and at the end is a small restaurant to have a meal or just refresh yourself with a drink.
Speaking of drinking, there is a sports bar & grill, The I.B. Forum which is the last southwestern place in the Continental USA for a drink! If you're into ultimates this is a recommended stop. A little further on you'll find the
Tijuana Sloughs and the Tijuana Estuary if things of nature trip your trigger.
This is not a pretentious city and if you're looking for the typical resort type amenities, you'll not find them here. Just a casual time at the beach and a bit more.
Evidently I.B. is moving in the direction of turning it's beach area into a resort community beach. %:[http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/p/m/64154/]The Seacoast Inn is in the process of being completely re-built and turned into an "All-Suite Boutique Hotel with restaurant and spa...."
This, in conjunction with the Beach Club Rentals is a big step up for I.B. regarding the "Resort Beach" lable. Fear not, it is still a nice and casual place to relax at.
This may look like two snow peaks, and on occasion commercial crews, requiring a snowy atmosphere, will film here, but actually it is salt! The "Western Salt"' mines of Chula Vista.
At the south end of the bay there are huge tanks containing sea water which evaporates, leaving the salt. It is mined once or twice a year, December and June.
Though this is not exactly a tourist attraction, I will say that this can be a fascinating stop if you have younger children, especially when the conveyer belts are operating. As an adult I found that place unique and interesting.
1470 Bay Boulevard
Chula Vista, CA 91911
There are quite numerous business areas with large parking lots around Chula Vista - time - + $$$ - effective areas for doing shopping, fueling a car, mailing cards, fast eating etc. etc.
From LINDA (lmkluque):
Third Avenue, between "E" Street and "G" Street
is the main downtown area of Chula Vista.
There are quite a lot of palm trees along streets in Chula Vista.
Hmm... maybe for you, but for me palm trees are always something unusual - when I see them I always think about my holidays :-).
I remeber when one company put a big palm tree as... a Christmas tree in a Polish capitol's downtown just before Christmas a few years ago.
Haha, there were a lot of people visiting this unusual tree that time - I watched it on TV :-). If your company ever enters Polish market I suggest to do the same, believe me - it's the best commercial hehe.
This is no longer the Bay Breeze Inn and Suites, it is now the Hercor Hotel : Urban Boutique. The...more
150 Bonita Road, Chula Vista, California, 91910, United States
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A visitor to Chula Vista might consider several things in the city as "off the beaten path" because the hotels are mainly located along the streets off the freeways, I-5 and I-805 or down...