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El Cajon overview

El Cajon is a budget-friendly place, distinct for its sports and known for its zoo and casinos. Sports fans will enjoy baseball and golf, and everyone will enjoy ample cafe and dining options. Spend a relaxing day at Balboa Park and Old Town San Diego State Park when the weather is nice. San Diego State University and San Diego Zoo are popular sights to see. El Cajon is a family- and business-friendly destination with something for everyone.

Where to stay in El Cajon

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around El Cajon has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in El Cajon with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all El Cajon hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best El Cajon hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to El Cajon

Fly in to San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.), 18.6 mi (29.9 km) from central El Cajon. Tijuana, Baja California Norte (TIJ-General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 18.7 mi (30.1 km) away.

Metro stations include:
  • • Arnele Avenue Station
  • • El Cajon Transit Center Station
  • • Gillespie Field Station

What to see around El Cajon

Outdoor activities are on hand like baseball and golf, along with attractions such as:
  • • Singing Hills Country Club - Willow Glen Course
  • • Steele Canyon Golf Club
  • • Carlton Oaks Country Club
  • • Barona Creek Golf Club
  • • The Salvation Army Kroc Center
Known for its zoo, the area's family-friendly sights include:
  • • Boomers El Cajon
  • • Balboa Park Carousel
  • • San Diego Zoo
  • • White Water Canyon
  • • Aquatica
Below are some favourite shopping areas where you can find that perfect souvenir – or simply browse:
  • • Parkway Plaza
  • • Viejas Outlet Center
  • • Mission Valley Mall
  • • Carmel Mountain Plaza
  • • Fashion Valley Mall
Popular places in the area include:
  • • San Diego State University
  • • Balboa Park
  • • Knott's Soak City San Diego
  • • San Diego Convention Center
  • • University of San Diego
  • Shopping
  • Family-friendly
  • Dining
  • Business-friendly
  • Beaches