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The last city you reach before hitting Mexico when driving through California is Chula Vista, where the sun always shines, and natural escapes are just moments away. Wildlife lovers will enjoy visiting the refuges in San Diego Bay and stopping by the Living Coast Discovery Center. Kids, meanwhile, can enjoy the thrills of the Aquatica San Diego waterpark.

As with many destinations in California, Chula Vista is best navigated by rental car. Having access to a vehicle gives you an easy route to the green spaces around the city, and can take you to other exciting destinations in the state. Use Orbitz to help you find the best deal.

Chula Vista and beyond: Thrills on the edge of California

As everyone drives south of Chula Vista to reach one of the busiest international borders in the world, you should take your car north to visit the other destinations in Southern California. We’ve picked three of the best nearby destinations.

San Diego

San Diego feels purpose-built for a good time. Even its spacious city park, Balboa Park, is packed with attractions – including the famous San Diego Zoo. The downtown area features a thrilling museum for children and eye-catching Art Deco architecture, while the outskirts offer cliffside walks and buzzing beaches.

Journey time: Around 15 minutes

Distance: Approximately 10 miles

La Jolla

The town of La Jolla, to the north of San Diego, is a beautiful beachfront destination. Many of the beaches here, such as La Jolla Cove, are ideal for children, as the waters are calmer. Head away from the natural bays to find rougher seas, which are beloved by the area’s large surfing community. Best of all, the sun is almost always shining here.

Journey time: Around 30 minutes

Distance: Approximately 20 miles

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Before California became the laid-back tourist destination it is today, Spanish Christians set up religious communities known as missions along the southern coastline in the 18th century. One of the best-preserved missions can be found in San Juan Capistrano. The historic downtown here features architecture from the era, making it one of the oldest settlements in the region.

Journey time: Around 1 hour 10 minutes

Distance: Approximately 75 miles