Local Attractions


In the recent book, “50 Fabulous Places to Raise Your Family”, Vista was voted #7 of the 50 best cities in the nation. With an average of 340 days of sunshine a year, its only natural that fun and recreation should dominate Vista’s style of life. The Vista Parks and Community Services Department operates a total of 15 community parks – six times the national average – that includes theaters, museums, recreation centers, picnic grounds, athletic fields and specialty sports parks.

Below is a list of some of the great things to do in Vista:
Alta Vista Botanical Gardens
Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum
ArtBeat on Main Street (Co-op Art Gallery) – 330 Main St.
Avo Theatre
Burger Run
Civic Center – (Art Gallery Inside, 2nd Floor,
Open to Public) – 200 Civic Center Dr.
Chiropractic Wellness Center (Art Gallery Inside, Open to Public)- 115 Main St.
Disc Golf Course
Fifty Barrels
(Urban Winery)
Kites Over Vista (walking tour map)
Krikorian Movie Theatre
Moonlight Amphitheatre
North County St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Rancho Buena Vista Adobe
Rancho Guajome Adobe
Rod Run
San Diego Scottish Highland Games
Shadowridge Golf Club
Visions In Art
(Art Gallery Inside, Open to Public) – 133 Hanes Pl.
Vista Art Foundation
Vista BBQ Classic
Vista Christmas Parade
Vista Entertainment Center
Vista Farmers Market – Saturdays: 8:00-12 p.m.; County Courthouse
Vista Historical Society Museum
Vista Chamber of Commerce (Tourist Info, Art Gallery Inside,
Open to Public) – 127 Main St.
Vista Library – most active branch in San Diego County
Vista Microbreweries – more craft breweries/capita than any city
in the United States!
Vista Parks (List/Map)
Vista’s Public Art on Display

Vista Strawberry Festival
Vista Strawberry 10k/5k
Vista Valley Country Club
WAVE Waterpark