Families Flourish in El Cajon. For the convenience of family home living less than 20 miles from the beach, El Cajon is San Diego County’s hot spot, literally. El Cajon’s year-round temperatures tend to stay approximately 10 degrees warmer than its sister communities due to being surrounded on four sides by beautiful rolling mountains. Its everyday arid climate allows for visitors and residents to enjoy many of the community’s sunny, outdoor activities.
Any time a day trip to the beach is needed, a quick jaunt on the I-8 west will get you an ocean view in no time. Known as “The Box”, El Cajon Valley is the most inland of all San Diego communities, but don’t let its name fool you. This community is anything but an ordinary box! In the early 1900’s, El Cajon was given its name due to its location of thriving, green pastures surrounded completely by mountains. The landscape and lush foliage still live up to their past reputation.
El Cajon’s #1 tourist attraction and hidden gem is Sycuan Casino and Golf Resort. The Sycuan Golf Resort is known as San Diego’s premier golf course due to its awe inspiring desert landscape and flawless resort service. A free shuttle is available every hour, every day from the El Cajon Trolley Transit for any Sycuan Club card holder, making the visit to Sycuan Casino the perfect stress free activity. Sit back, relax and let Sycuan do the driving.
Downtown El Cajon encompasses Main Street and is the social epicenter for all activity. Downtown Café’s offers amazing deals on happy hour drinks and appetizers seven days a week from 2pm-6pm and any day, any time if it is raining. Just a block away Urbn’s coal fired, hand crafted pizzas are uniquely satisfying with choices ranging from mashed potato, clam, and roasted brussel sprout. El Cajon is also home to the Classic Car Cruise, closing down Main Street and surrounding the El Cajon Farmer’s Market every Wednesday with a parade of vintage cars for your nostalgic pleasure.
If there is one thing El Cajon is known for it is its pride in family values and activities. Every year the city hosts theMother Goose Holiday Parade kicking off the holiday season with the arrival of Santa Claus to his seasonal home in Parkway Plaza Mall. May’s America on Main Street Festival entertains fans of all ages with pony rides, live music, arts & crafts vending, carnival amusements and hands-on lawn activities. Wells Park on Madison Street is home to the largest off-leash fenced dog park in the east valley for furry friends of all sizes. The park’s community center promotes health and wellness for all by offering free outdoor workout equipment and a paved walking path along the park’s entire perimeter. There is never a dull moment in El Cajon. Come see what treasures are hidden in the El Cajon “box”; you never know what you may find!