Quality Inn & Suites Near The Border
930 W. San Ysidro Boulevard
San Ysidro, CA 92173
Phone: (619) 690-2633
Fax: (619) 690-1360
Located just outside of San Diego in the city of Imperial Beach is the beach that annually plays host to the U.S Open Sand Castle Building Contest. This popular event attracts tourists from around the world and is always a marvel to see. The promenade is lined with grassy areas, recreational activities, cafes, restaurants, beach clubs and more. During summers, university kids on vacation flock here to indulge in water sports, diving, surfing and fishing.
The best place to get wet and wild is at this 32-acre water park with something for everyone. From the gentle motion of the relaxing "Sunset River," to the tots' delights at the "Tykes Trough" and "Dick's Beach House" to the full-tilt excitement of plunging over the edge of the "Solana Storm Watch Tower," this theme park has appropriate rides for people of all thrill-seeking levels. Several restaurants and gift shops are also on hand making it a perfect summertime day of fun for the whole family.
Agua Caliente in Tijuana is a historically rich tourist complex which has grown to be one of the most prominent entertainment centers in the city. There are few landmarks that are noteworthy such as the Agua Caliente Race Track where greyhound races have replaced horse racing. This complex also has several shopping centers, beautiful hotels and the city's only golf course.
Chula Vista has been named one of the best places in the United States to raise a family. The area has plenty of open space to the east and an undeveloped bayside waterfront to the west. No wonder the visitor information center wants to get the word out on this prosperous community dominating the South Bay region. Stop by for pamphlets, maps, event information and general insights into this up-and-coming community.
Located on the Sweetwater Marsh Wildlife Refuge, Living Coast Discovery Center is dedicated to teaching kids and adults about Southern California's wildlife. You'll be amazed at their aquarium, which contains Leopard sharks, stingrays, and Moray eels. Enjoy some bird watching or check out the reptile residents of this institution!
A 15-minute drive south will take you to one of the few remaining salt-marsh habitats on the Pacific coast. At the Chula Vista Nature Center, families can take guided nature walks while observing hundreds of species of birds in their natural surroundings. Afterwards, stop by the petting tank for an up close look at sharks, bat rays, and jellyfish. Let your children experience the wonders and joys of nature safely at this great center. Check their website for current rate information.
Looking out into the sparkling waters of the San Diego Bay, the Silver Strand State Beach is a great place to spend a fun day of fishing or picnicking with the family. The site also offers space for RVs to set up camp.
Chula Vista Public Library (Otay Ranch Branch) is a small public library at 2015 Birch Road. The library is equipped with books, DVDs, and CDs.
One of three national official sites for United States Olympic training is right here in San Diego's South Bay area. At this superior training facility, athletes receive the training they need to compete in 41 events. You are welcome to tour the facilities at no charge. Visit the U.S. Olympic Spirit Store and purchase the latest in official Olympic gear and memorabilia. All proceeds go directly to supporting Olympic athletes.
The Martin Luther King Recreation Center in San Diego was built in 1986 on available open space. Today the center caters to the recreation needs of the entire community with its indoor basketball and racquetball courts, soccer field, baseball field, picnic areas and lots more. The center organizes events like Spring Egg hunts and community celebrations like New Years and the like.
Coronado means the crowned one in Spanish and is also known as Coronado Island due to its island feel. Established in 1885, it has been a tourist spot since its founding. The beach here is one of the finest in the country. Sparkling sand beaches and gentle waters greet the visitor here while beautiful gardens, elegant mansions and well appointed homes resembling gingerbread houses adorn this charming town. Some of the must see attractions are the Hotel del Coronado and Coronado Museum of History and Art.
Ever dream of living the surfin' life? Would your friends be green if you came home having ridden the wild, wild surf? If so, here is your chance. Since 1987, more than 5,000 people from ages four to 74 have taken surf lessons from "Kahuna Bob." Lessons are given in the San Diego Bay in the morning and at North County beaches in the afternoon. Fun, safe and based on individual ability, participants receive a diploma upon completion of their lessons.