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Where to eat in La Mesa

Start your day right with some breakfast at restaurants like El Torito, Jolt'n Joe's and Outback Steakhouse, or stop by for a treat while you're buzzing around town.

Where to stay in La Mesa

Whether you want to stay in the heart of all the action or a quiet ways away, La Mesa is filled with distinctive neighborhoods. Among these are San Carlos, Barrio Logan and Linda Vista.

Getting to East County

If you're flying in, head for Tijuana International Airport — it's one of East County's main transportation hubs.

Getting to East County

If you're flying in, head for Tijuana International Airport — it's one of East County's main transportation hubs.

Where to shop in La Mesa

Want a whole new wardrobe? The shops in La Mesa Springs Shopping Center and the clothes at Nordstrom Horton Plaza won't disappoint. You can pick up sparkling accessories at Ben Bridge and find the perfect new shoes at Nordstrom Horton Plaza.

If wearable tech is more your speed, check out the gadgets and accessories at Fry's Electronics.

Outdoor activities in East County

Breathe in that fresh air at Cleveland National Forest, which offers a respite from a fast-paced lifestyle or packed sightseeing itinerary.

Where to stay in East County

East County is rife with hidden gems and neighborhoods such as San Carlos. Whether your hotel is located here or you're just stopping over for a visit, these districts are not to be missed!

Best times to visit La Mesa

If you're planning a trip to La Mesa, consider visiting in January, February and March. Orbitz offers great deals 365 days a year, but during these months, you'll save the most — 36%, 32% and 31%, respectively.

The restaurant scene in East County

Take a load off — or maybe discover a new favorite restaurant — in East County. The dining scene here features popular eateries like Rubio's, Harvest Buffet and Adriano's Pizza Grotto.

Art and culture in La Mesa

Any destination has a roster of must-sees, and museums are usually at the top of the list. In La Mesa, for instance, the exhibits at Mormon Battalion Historic Site and USS Midway Museum offer up their cultural and historical insights to visitors.

Sample some of La Mesa's best educational offerings at La Mesa Branch, Barnes & Noble and University of San Diego.

* Prices reflect the lowest "base rate" found over the next 30 days. Rates are subject to change and may not include taxes and fees, hotel service charges, extra person charges, or incidentals, such as room service. All rates are displayed in USD unless otherwise noted. Converted rates are provided for your convenience. They are based on today's exchange rate, but the hotel will charge you in the local currency.