In northwestern San Diego County, the town of Vista welcomes residents and guests to enjoy a variety of entertaining, cultural and historical activities. It was founded in 1882, and today the city boasts a population of roughly 94,000 residents, 800 businesses and 25 schools and other educational facilities.
It sits minutes away from the Pacific Ocean, and offers access to water sports and beaches year round. Additionally, the Wave Waterpark provides summer refreshment and relaxation close to home.
Other family friendly activities include Boomers, a community sports park and two outdoor parks. Brengle Terrace Park invites guests to play on the playground, and visitors find plenty of natural beauty at the botanical garden. The Guajome County Park includes horse trails and the Rancho Guajome Adobe, a historical site guests can tour. The Rancho Buena Vista Adobe is another mid 1800s historic building nearby that welcomes guests to glimpse into the area’s past.
Every summer, the Moonlight Amphitheater holds open-air musical productions. The Avo Playhouse offers theatrical performances every winter. The town also has a movie theater, restaurants and plenty of hotel accommodations. Additionally, 75 worship centers, including one of the two Buddhist Temples in California, welcome spiritual minded guests.
The town earned the number seven spot on a best place to live in the U.S. list in 2008. Jobs, education, cost of living and the Mediterranean climate contribute to its pleasant and welcoming atmosphere. Everything Vista has to offer invites residents and guests to enjoy the community.