Bonita is a small town of approximately 12,000 people. It is between the two towns of Chula Vista and National City. The next time you’re in Bonita, consider partaking some of the activities this town offers:
- Bonita Museum and Cultural Center: Learn about the city’s history and how it came to be at this local museum. The Bonita Museum houses various historical artifacts from the area.
There are rotating exhibits and local art on display for the varying months and seasons. Accordingly, different community events also take place here. For example, book readings, blood drives, public talks, and more.
The original location (inside a shopping mall) for the Bonita Museum and Cultural Center burned down in January of 1992. Since then, a joint effort of fund-raising and government-matching funds began. Now, a new building for the museum is now on Bonita Road.
- Bonita Golf Club: Book a round of golf and enjoy the 18-hole Par 71 course that was designed by William F. Bell, a renowned American architect. The course features a full bar & grill and takes bookings for weddings, parties, and corporate events.
- Rohr Park: Although technically part of the city of Chula Vista, Rohr Park is close enough in bordering Bonita that it would be worth mentioning. This nearly 60-acre park has something for everyone—picnic spots, basketball courts, baseball/soccer fields, hiking trails, barbeque grills, and more.
You can book different picnic sites complete with tables and covered shelters for your outdoor social event. They even have an equestrian ring where you can plan pony rides for birthday parties.
Bonita-Sunnyside Branch Library: As one of the 33 branches in the San Diego County Library, the library’s collection of books and movies is worth a look. Although it is a comparatively small branch, the library boasts a decent collection in a clean, modern setting. You’ll also enjoy their bookstore that’s attached to the library.
TJ Oyster: This family-operated restaurant started out as a small taco shop. Now a total of three restaurants with a wide selection of fresh seafood to choose from. Along with their tacos, TJ Oyster is famous for its “Baja Style” seafood, including oysters, scallops, shrimp, salmon, tuna, and even stingray.
Bonita Donuts: Situated in Bonita Centre, a local shopping mall in Bonita. This donut shop offers a variety of fresh donuts, fresh daily. Bonita Donuts has been serving delicious, sugar-filled treats for over 30 years. In addition, you’ll also be able to check out the classic and vintage cars that park just outside the shop every Saturday morning.
To conclude, Bonita is small, it still packs a punch when it comes to things to do and see. Whether you’re learning about the town’s history at the local museum. If you are playing a round of golf or tasting some fresh seafood. You owe it to yourself to stop by and experience some of the local offerings here in Bonita, California.