Chula Vista is a part of the San Diego metropolitan area. Located between the San Diego Bay and coastal mountain foothills, Chula Vista is about 8 miles from both downtown San Diego and the border of Mexico, and it's a popular spot for outdoor activities. The only warm-weather Olympic Training Center in the United States is in Chula Vista. Residents and visitors enjoy the bay's beauty while cycling the Bayshore Bikeway or kayaking. The city has four golf courses and 60 parks and sports fields. The Len Moore Skatepark at the Boys & Girls Club of South County is elaborately designed and enjoyed by both street and competitive skaters.
When you rent in Chula Vista, you have access to a bustling downtown packed with restaurants, movie theaters, major retailers and specialty shops. Third Avenue Village features historic buildings, a weekly farmers market and seasonal outdoor concerts. The annual Cinco de Mayo celebration, the Harbor Festival and the Lemon Festival are community events that celebrate the history, character and close-knit nature of Chula Vista.
Renting in Chula Vista
Apartments for rent in Chula Vista are significantly less expensive than in San Diego, despite the short distance between the two, making the town attractive to commuters and college students. While it's important to take time to adequately research any city in which you'll rent an apartment, you'll want to act fairly quickly because of Chula Vista's prime location.
Nearby tourist attractions Sea World ? See marine mammals of all kinds at this world-famous theme park.
Aquatica ? Beat the heat at this water park that's associated with SeaWorld.
San Diego Zoo ? This popular zoo, which is a part of 1,200-acre Balboa Park, features 3,700 animals from around the world.
The Living Coast Discovery Center ? Located at the Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, the center offers close-up encounters with endangered sea turtles, shore birds, owls, sharks and more.
Sleep Train Amphitheater ? This outdoor concert venue seats about 20,000 people and presents 26 events per year.
OnStage Playhouse ? Theater buffs can support the arts while being entertained by local plays here.
Bayside Beach Park in Chula Visa. (Courtesy of Port of San Diego)
Downtown Chula Vista (Third Avenue). (Courtesy of Allan Ferguson)