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Top 10 Amenities About Bonita, CA

A guide to living and buying a home in Bonita, California. Bonita, California is located 12.5 miles from downtown San Diego. Bonita consists of 5.5 miles of an unincorporated area of San Diego county and is nestled between the cities of National City and Chula Vista. Bonita has a population of approximately 12,000. It is characterized by rolling hills, steep bluffs and flat-topped mesas. Surrounding this San Diego suburb is various wildlife, including, coyote, racoon, fox, rabbits, squirrels, opossum, and skunk, among other wildlife. With its extensive natural trail system, Bonita is home to various hiking and biking paths, stables and barns. Sweetwater Farms, a local barn, provides training to adults and kids in hunter, jumper, dressage, and western riding. State route 125 connects Bonita to a state-maintained throughfare. Downtown Bonita consists of shops, sidewalk cafes, and restaurants. The natural beauty of the communities, together with temperatures between 50 and 85 degrees year-round make Bonita a wonderful place to live.

Sweetwater Farms

Sweetwater Farms is a barn conveniently situated in Bonita, San Diego County, CA. The farm caters to adults and kids alike and offers riding lessons, boarding, horse shows, day camps, and lead line rides for the little ones. The provided training includes hunter, jumper, dressage, and western riding on dude horses. Apart from the great facilities, the farm is renowned for its well-kept horses, reasonable prices, and good trainers. An ideal location to ride a horse for San Diegans!
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Sweetwater Valley Little League

Sweetwater Valley Little League unites young, aged 4-18, baseball players in a safe and enjoyable environment. The League applies careful guidance and exemplary leadership to foster in youths the values of patriotism, discipline, team-play, physical fitness, fair competition, skill building, personal growth, good sportsmanship and strong family ties. By upholding the virtues of character, bravery and commitment, the Little League Baseball program is aimed primarily at developing superior citizens rather than superior athletes.
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Donny's Cafe Inc

Donny's Cafe is cute local eatery that most locals love to visit for its marvelous coffee and a great variety of pastries and sandwiches. The venue employs friendly staff is and its food is always fresh and delicious! Particularly recommended culinary delights here are lox & cream cheese bagel and terrific breakfast bagel made by Donny, the owner himself. There is also a great selection of gelato on offer. Fresh tasty coffee paired with made-to-order sandwiches will guarantee you a good start of the day. Well worth a stop if you're in the area!
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Chula Vista Golf Course

Chula Vista Golf Course is a grand venue for golf and special events. Situated just 20 minutes away from San Diego, it lies in the foothills of the San Miguel Mountains, near Mt. Miguel and the Sweetwater Reservoir. The course was designed by Billy Casper, and has been a centerpiece of the local community for many years, owing its popularity to the magnificent layout, much as for the elegantly-decorated banquet facility and impeccable service. All of this earned Chula Vista the title of "Best Golf Course" in 2011. Extended over a 6,760-yard territory flown around by the Sweetwater River, this spectacular venue also abounds in flocks of ducks and geese. Surrounding the course is a number of popular jogging trails and equestrian paths. An equally ideal location for enjoyable golf, wedding party, or any other special event!

Bonita Museum and Cultural Center

The Bonita Museum & Cultural Center is a local history and fine arts museum which has been in place for just over 20 years. It started off as a one-day exhibition of historic photographs. Throughout decades the museum has consistently preserved and celebrated the spirit of Bonita. Is comprises two spacious galleries, one of which, the Audi Lawson Gallery, displays artifacts and photographs depicting one hundred year history of Bonita. The exposition includes Native American cultural objects and those dating back to the lemon orchard period, the 1916 flooding, and the transformation of family life by technology.
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Murrieta's Mexican Restaurant

Tucked away in the heart of Bonita is Murrietta's, a Mexican classic & fusion restaurant that delivers large portions. Enjoy some cocktails in a comfy, colorful space.
Address: 5170 Bonita Rd, Bonita, CA 91902

TJ Oyster Bar

Be warned, if you plan to eat here at night, prepare to wait. This place can get packed. And for good reason, the food is delicious, the service is great and the atmosphere is fun and energetic. Definitely worth checking out if you've never been here.

Lil Alex B.B.Q.

You can smell the delicious smell of Barbeque down Bonita Road. You walk in and there is a full bar to the right and an open floor plan.

"Fall off the bone" perfect ribs. Saucy, tangy, sweet BBQ sauce. Make sure to order the onion rings.
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Bonita-Sunnyside Branch Library

San Diego County Library is a nice spot found near the Bonita Golf Course. It sits conveniently nearby, across Bonita Road, to a grand shopping center which suits well the avid readers who come in regularly and spend serious time here. A few more conveniences down the road include Vons, Baskin Robbins, Romesco, Rite Aid and a Mission Federal Credit Union cash point.
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Romesco Mex Med Bistro

Romesco Mex Med Bistro is a Spanish-style decorated eatery with a homey feel, which serves a mixture of Mediterranean and Mexican cuisine. On the menu is a great variety of rather inventive small plates & cocktails, some of which are safe to be regarded as culinary gems. When here, be sure to try the Classic Tijuana Caesar salad, award-winning paella or treat yourself to some of the local tapas, not forgetting to wash it all down with some splendid Mexican wine, exclusive to the place. Those in favor of traditional Mexican food with a Mediterranean touch will definitely find Romesco up to their taste.

Mark Archer

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