Vista, CA is a beautiful city with a rich history and is sometimes underrated by San Diegans & tourists alike. From water parks to Broadway shows, Vista has a lot to offer its residents, as well as visitors. We’ve taken the time to list just a few of the great amenities in Vista, which was once “The Strawberry Capital of the World.”
1) Close to the Beach
The city of Vista is just 8 miles from the beaches of Carlsbad & Oceanside, which both neighbor Vista to the west. It only takes minutes to pack the swimsuit and head out to the beach to enjoy the beautiful waves and white sand beaches.
2) Dozens of Craft Breweries
California may be world-reknowned for its wine vineyards, but San Diego happens to be the craft brew capital of the world. Vista is just one of the beer meccas of San Diego and has dozens of great Micro-Breweries in its region. From the ever popular hoppy IPA to more mild Belgian Blondes, these breweries have something for every beer drinker's taste and are a destination for locals and tourists alike.
3) Great Public transportation
Leave the car at home. Vista has an extensive public transportation system, which is ideal for people who want to improve California's air quality or just avoid traffic and relax. People board the Sprinter light rail system in downtown Vista as they can travel west to Oceanside where it meets up with the Coaster. From there you can travel to downtown San Diego to catch a Padres game or up to Los Angeles for a metropolitan experience. The Sprinter also travels east to the local Universities, as well as Escondido. The North County Transit District Breeze Bus also travels extensively in the area.
4) Vista Village
Shopping, entertainment and award-winning restaurants call to residents to come out to Vista Village. Watch movies at the Krikorian movie theater, enjoy cupcakes from award-winning Little Cakes Cupcake Kitchen that is a two-time winner on the Cupcake Wars, or shop at the dozens of specialty and brand stores at the one-story shopping complex.
5) The Wave Water Park
Need some summer fun for the kids? The Wave water park located at Vista Village offers great aquatic entertainment for kids and families of all ages. When the summer temperatures rise, get cool as the park offers water slides, simulated waves, tubing, lap swimming pools and other play areas.
6) Moonlight Amphitheater & Avo Theater
For people who live and thrive on the cultural and arts scene, the Moonlight Amphitheater and Avo Theater are fantastic venues. Listen to outdoor performances at Moonlight in the 560-seat theater house that hosts popular Broadway musicals and is fun for the whole family. Moonlight also has grass seating to bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic.
The Avo Theater in historic downtown Vista hosts a variety of shows all year round including comedies, dramas, musical performances and more.
Another great feature about Vista is that it is only minutes away from the LEGOLAND amusement park located in Carlsbad. Rides, games, and huge LEGO statues await the entire family who will love visiting this destination resort. LEGOLAND offers 60 rides to keep people entertained throughout the day as it also has the Sea Life Aquarium and water parks.
Vista has gorgeous weather throughout the year, allowing people to enjoy the host of outdoor amenities after a hard day's work. From sparkling sandy beaches to sipping on craft beers, residents will never be bored in this city. See more attractions. If you are interested in purchasing a home in Vista, contact The Lund Team.