Bonita, CA

 

Bonita is an unincorporated community that lies between Chula Vista, National City and San Diego. Originally a two-lane country road type of town, Bonita has grown over the years into a bustling rural town that now includes shopping centers, a museum, a library, churches and golf courses. An equestrian spirit dominates Bonita, and many residents own horses. A trail that loops around the Chula Vista Municipal Golf Course is popular with runners, joggers and horseback riders.

 

Popular events include the Bonitafest, the Bonitafest Golf Tournament, and the Bonitafest Melodrama, an annual community play. (Map)

Attractions

HORSE RANCHES

Lucky Seven Ranch
The Lucky Seven Ranch offers different boarding arrangements, with add-on features available.

 

Mt Miguel Equestrian Center
Miguel Equestrian Center sits on 5 acres, located on the eastern border of Bonita and Chula Vista.

 

LAKES

Lower Otay Lake
Lower Otay Lake Reservoir offers fishing, boating, and picnicking. The lake is stocked with bluegill, white catfish, Florida-strain largemouth bass, black and white crappie, and bullhead.

 

MUSEUMS / HISTORICAL PLACES

Bonita Museum
The Bonita Museum and Cultural Center offers exhibits of local history of the region.

 

PARKS

Sweetwater Regional Park
Visitors to this 500-acre regional park have quite a palette of activities to choose from. The Summit Site, atop a hill overlooking the Sweetwater Valley, offers modern campsites – including some with corrals for equestrians who want to bring their horses and explore the miles of trails in the area.

Events

Rootin' Tootin' Chili Cook-Off & Fair
May
Bonita's Rootin' Tootin' Chili Cook-Off & Fair will take place at the Chula Vista Golf Course.

 

Taste of Bonita
July
The Taste of Bonita will take place at the Chula Vista Golf Course. Attendees can sample cuisine of local restaurants.