Chula Vista means "beautiful view" in Spanish and, indeed, the city lives up to its name. Located just seven miles from downtown San Diego and seven miles from the Mexican border, the city is at the center of one of the richest economic and culturally diverse zones in the United States.
With a population of 230,000, Chula Vista covers 50 square miles and is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west and mountains on the east.
As the second largest city in San Diego County, Chula Vista has quickly become a special destination for tourists. One of the nation’s few year-round U.S. Olympic Training centers is located here. Visitors can shop at the region’s newest lifestyle center, take in an outdoor concert at Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, or make a splash at Knott’s Soak City USA. And there’s more-- top-notch golf courses, a scenic marina, the Chula Vista Nature Center, beautiful parks, and an endless variety of dining, shopping, business and leisure opportunities.