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A Day in Chula Vista

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Chula Vista, the City of Allure, is full of wonderful things to do and see. Statistically, it is one of the safest places to live in the United States. With great weather all year-round and several miles of coastlines and trails, it is the perfect destination to explore. Here’s an itinerary for what to see and do in 24 hours in Chula Vista.

Chula Vista Itinerary
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Breakfast at 9:00am!

Start your day with a scrumptious breakfast at The Family House of Pancakes. It serves traditional American cuisine and has received several praises for their breakfast. The menu includes omelettes, sandwiches, burgers and traditional pancakes.

Address: 562 Broadway, Chula Vista, CA 91910, United States
Phone: 1 619-425-5133
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 6:00am-2:00pm

Chula Vista Heritage Museum at 10:00am!

Know the history of Chula Vista at the Chula Vista Heritage Museum. The museum features the photographs of old towns, artifacts and exhibits that tell how the city has transformed and developed over the years. Walk around, marvel the architecture, and experience the past of the city.

Address: 360 3rd Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910, United States
Phone: 1 619-427-8092
Distance from Family House of Pancakes: 1.3miles or 6minutes drive

Living Coast Discovery Center at 11:00am!

An encounter with nature at the Living Coast Discovery Center! Highlights include natural habitats of all types of animals, walking and hiking trails, garden and landscapes. It houses over 350 animal and plant species native to the San Diego Bay area. Have an up-close encounter with stingrays, green sea turtles, hawks, jellies, owls, sharks, water birds, and other animal and plants species. Enjoy the wonders of nature at this spot!

Address: 1000 Gunpowder Point Dr, Chula Vista, CA 91910, United States
Phone: 1 619-409-5900
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 10:00am-5:00pm

Lunch at 1:00pm

Craving for Mexican food, step into the Tacos El Gordo De Tijuana (689 H St), a popular Mexican restaurant, or head off to La Quinta Grill (625 E St).  For some American and barbecue food, head to Black Angus Steakhouse (707 E St), or go to Denny's (692 E. St.) that serves up delicious American cuisine. 

Chula Vista Marina Park at 2:00pm!

Take a relaxing walk through the Chula Vista Marina Park. It has a serene atmosphere with beautiful sunset views and lush palm trees.  Many boats are docked here. Go for a relaxing stroll along the bay side to see the boats.

Address: 550 Marina Pkwy, Chula Vista, CA 91910, United States
Phone: 1 619-862-2835
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 8:30am-5:00pm

Aquatica Water Park at 3:00pm!

Next, head off to Aquatica Water Park that features several exotic marine animals, an aquarium, marine life shows and many thrilling rides for people of all ages. See penguins, dolphins, Caribbean flamingos, and other water animals, bask in the sun, and enjoy in the wave pool or water slides. There is something for everyone here!

Address: 2052 Entertainment Cir, Chula Vista, CA 91911, United States
Phone: 1 800-257-4268

Get ready for entertainment at Sleep Train Amphitheatre at 5:00pm!

Up for some entertainment, make your way to the largest outdoor concert spot in Chula Vista-Sleep Train Amphitheatre. Enjoy the live music and the sumptuous surroundings as you take in the concert/show. Purchase the tickets in advance!

Address: Chula Vista- 91911, CA, United States
Phone: 1 619- 671-3500
Distance from Aquatica Water Park: 0.3miles or 2 minutes drive

Chula Vista Center at 6:00pm!

Get your retail fix at the Chula Vista Center! It features many chain retails, along with several eateries. Some of the retail stores housed here are Sears, Macy’s, JC Penney and Burlington Coat Factory. It also includes more than 100 specialty shops, including Guess, Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works and many more. 

Address: 555 Broadway #1019, Chula Vista, CA 91910, United States
Phone: 1 619-427-6701
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00am-9:00pm

Dinner and Drinks at 7:00pm!

Satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst at the Galley at the Marina Restaurant. Settle down on the bayside patio and enjoy American comfort food, while sipping on wine or beer. The food menu has little something for everyone, including seafood, steak, pasta and other comfort food. The drink menu includes an extensive wine selection and a variety of other cocktails.

Address: 550 Marina Pkwy, Chula Vista, CA 91910, United States
Phone: 1 619-422-5714
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 8:00am-10:00pm
Distance from Chula Vista Center: 0.9miles or 5minutes drive via H Street

Bar Hopping at 9:00pm!

Start your nightlife excursing with a trip to On the Rocks Cocktails, which offers craft brews, craft cocktails and some great tunes spun by the DJs. Beyond the cocktails, it has karaoke, a dance floor, and a relaxed vibe with great crowd.

Address: 656 E Street, Chula Vista, CA 91910, United States
Phone: 1 619-420-9951
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 10:00am-2:00am

Next, step into the Diamond Jim's Nightclub, which features pool tables, drink specials and music varies across several genres ranging from hip hop, electronic club, reggae to soul and trance music. Enjoy a game of pool, grab a drink and get in the mood of some live music.

Address: 773 3rd Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910, United States
Phone: 1 619-585-7323
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 4:00pm-1:30am; Sunday: 12:00pm-1:30am

For some late-night fun, make your way to the Silver Dollar, a great spot for karaoke and drinks. Sing your fave songs, kick back with some drinks and socialize.

Address: 341 3rd Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910, United States
Phone: 1 619-422-4381
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 10:00am-2:00am

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