Clarion Hotel National City San Diego South
700 National City Blvd.
National City, CA 91950
Phone: (619) 474-2800
Fax: (619) 474-1689
700 National City Blvd., National City, CA, US, 91950
- Phone: (619) 474-2800
- Fax: (619) 474-1689
Open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays until 6:00 p.m. and on Sundays 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., the National City Public Library has over 100 public access computers with Internet access. The Kile Morgan Local History Room houses the Library
Located across the street from John A. Otis School, the Stein Family Farm was the home of Charles Stein (1861-1954), his wife Bertha Pallas Stein and their five children. Also known as the National City Living History Farm Preserve, the over two-acre Stein Family Farm is "the last cohesive remnant of an original farmstead" in National City. Open on Saturdays to the public to interpret life mainly during 1900-1920, it is comprised of the Stein's house, barn, buildings and the Stein Family Farm Museum.
"The only original transcontinental railroad terminus in the United States that is still standing," the restored Santa Fe Rail Depot serves as a railroad museum and community meeting place.
One of four building in National City that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the restored Granger Music Hall was built for Ralph Granger by San Diego architect Irving Gill to house his large violin collection and be used as a performing site. A 75-foot mural in the recital hall ceiling portrays the Muses Euterpe and Erato, surrounded by cherubs.
Chula Vista has been named one of the best places in the United States to raise a family. The area has plenty of open space to the east and an undeveloped bayside waterfront to the west. No wonder the visitor information center wants to get the word out on this prosperous community dominating the South Bay region. Stop by for pamphlets, maps, event information and general insights into this up-and-coming community.
A 15-minute drive south will take you to one of the few remaining salt-marsh habitats on the Pacific coast. At the Chula Vista Nature Center, families can take guided nature walks while observing hundreds of species of birds in their natural surroundings. Afterwards, stop by the petting tank for an up close look at sharks, bat rays, and jellyfish. Let your children experience the wonders and joys of nature safely at this great center. Check their website for current rate information.
Located on the Sweetwater Marsh Wildlife Refuge, Living Coast Discovery Center is dedicated to teaching kids and adults about Southern California's wildlife. You'll be amazed at their aquarium, which contains Leopard sharks, stingrays, and Moray eels. Enjoy some bird watching or check out the reptile residents of this institution!
Crab Carillon is the place to visit if you want to enthrall yourself in the magnificence of chimes. You can play the chimes yourself but be sure to carry a pen or a pencil or any other stick and just run it across the bars on the bridge. You could do it forward and backward—the melody will take your breath away! The arrangement with which the bars are arranged is a wonder in itself.
This glorious example of Victorian architecture Villa Montezuma was built in 1887 for the eccentric author, musician, and spiritualist medium Jesse Sheppard. Replete with all the fancy turned work and enchanting dragon-topped turrets that mark the Victorian style, this well-preserved mansion is now frequently the site of Victorian teas, musicales, Halloween and Victorian Christmas celebrations. Listed on the National Registry of Historical Places, they offer tours and private bookings can be arranged.
The Martin Luther King Recreation Center in San Diego was built in 1986 on available open space. Today the center caters to the recreation needs of the entire community with its indoor basketball and racquetball courts, soccer field, baseball field, picnic areas and lots more. The center organizes events like Spring Egg hunts and community celebrations like New Years and the like.
National League Champions in 1998, this professional baseball club has been playing ball in San Diego since its minor league beginnings nearly 50 years ago. Today, the team plays from April through September, with some pre and post-season games in late March and October. A summer's day in San Diego is complete after a fun outing to watch the home team. Games played in the Mission Valley area at Qualcomm Stadium. Traffic on Interstate 15 and Friars Road will often back up on game nights. Hence, avoid the area if you're not attending.
Home to the San Diego Padres, this state-of-the-art baseball park is one of the league's treasures with world class facilities, beautiful views of the city and comfortable seats for 42,000 fans. Besides baseball, Petco Park is used for many civic events like fireworks, picnics, and concerts.