Ever thought of visiting El Cajon? If yes, you’re in for a treat because the city is a home to tons of beautiful  and exciting things to do and places to go. El Cajon is charming city nested in a scenic valley surrounded by mountains as well as San Diego coast. This city which happens to be the heart of San Diego’s East County offers exciting attractions including the Communal Stadium, Sycophant Golf Resort and Casino, San Diego Zoo and much more! Here are top six attractions you wouldn’t want to miss in El Cajon:

  1. Coronado Island

The first place on our list is the beautiful gateway across San Diego Bay. Coronado Island gives you the opportunity to explore sandy beaches as well as a downtown strip with restaurants, shops, theaters and art galleries. There are quite a number of super fun things you can do in this place. You can pay a visit to Coronado Museum of History and Art to learn more about the rich history of Coronado or have fun while paddling your way beneath the beautiful bridge so you can immerse yourself in the awesomeness of the San Diego Bay. The best part? Corona Island offers you an excellent selection of choices for fun in the sun — you can have unlimited fun in any one of its five gorgeous beaches! Don’t forget to shop and dine at Ferry Landing Marketplace or catch a show at the Coronado Playhouse.

  1. San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo houses up to 4,000 exotic animals from different parts of the world. You can explore naturalist animal exhibits like Panda Canyon, Elephant Odyssey, African Rocks as we as outposts where you can meet lions, tigers, cougars, pumas, elephants, koalas, giant pandas and polar bears. Want more fun? Well, get on the Skyfari aerial tram or go on a big adventure at the Safari Park.

  1. Qualcomm Stadium

Do you love sports? If yes, be sure to check out the Qualcomm Stadium to catch San Diego Chargers and SDSU Aztecs football games. The stadium is set in the heart of the mission valley, and it’s just a few minutes from downtown San Diego! The best part? Qualcomm Stadium also hosts concerts, soccer and rugby games and racing events — so you can be sure of having great time.

  1. Sycuan Golf Resort

The Sycuan Golf Resort is the perfect golfer’s paradise that features 54 holes right in the serenity of El Cajon Valley. When you visit Sycuan Golf Resort, you’ll get to immerse yourself in the stunning views of mountains and natural rocks — you’re sure to have the super perfect golfing experience. This golfing resort also hosts lots of PGA and LPGA tournaments! Moreover, Sycuan Golf Resort also features tennis courts, practice holes, pro shop as well as a clubhouse.

  1. Sycuan Casino

When you’re done golfing, don’t forget to check out Sycuan Casino — it’s the perfect spot to enjoy fun gaming, dining, and entertainment. The casino features table games, live poker, and blackjack, up to 2,000 video and reel slots, bingo, a 16-table poker room and off-track betting. Don’t miss concerts at the Sycuan Live & Up Close showroom and wind off at GameDay Sports Bar & Grill, dine at Wachena Restaurant & Lounge and Paipa’s Surf & Turf Buffet.

  1. Fashion Valley

Fashion Valley is the largest open-air luxury shopping and dining destination in Mission Valley. Once you visit this place, you’ll get to see an excellent mix of up to 200 stores and restaurants in a fantastic outdoor setting. So what do you want? You can choose to shop at Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus or designer shops like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Tiffany & Co. That’s not all! You can also dine and have a good time at the Love Boat Sushi, PF Chang’s China Bistro, and The Cheesecake Factory.

So there you have it! These are six top destinations to check out if you’re planning to visit or stay at El Cajon. The good thing is, there are still other cool places and attractions to visit including SeaWorld San Diego, Balboa Park, Seaport Village, and much more. Have fun!