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An unincorporated community, Bonita is bounded by Chula Vista, San Diego and National City. It is also closely associated with the geography of the Lower Sweetwater Valley and is best known for its horse ranches, a golf course and walking trails.

Spreckels house, Bonita, CA

The Spreckels House

It was “the house of 100 niceties” when built in 1932 by Albert Gallatin Wheeler for his Bonita Hills subdivision. The Italian Mediterranean style home was perched on a scenic knoll at 4000 Palm Drive with a scenic view of the valley from its full-length loggia. Albert Wheeler’s Italian Villa In Bonita It was the […]

Rohr Adobe

Old Adobe in Rohr Park

Rohr Park Rohr Park lies within the unincorporated city of Bonita. Picnic areas, playgrounds, softball fields, walking trails and the Chula Vista Golf course make for a great Saturday afternoon here. This park also has a hidden gem: two historic homes that probably have ghosts inside. Professor Emeritus Steven Schoenherr tells us more: The Old […]

edith carne

The Carne Hatchery

South Bay Yesterday: Jesse Carne was a gold miner from Tulomne County, California, who moved to the Sweetwater Valley in 1911 because his wife, Elizabeth, thought mining was too dangerous and unhealthy. They started a chicken farm on 10 acres where Bonita Woods is located today.  Jesse took his eggs by wagon to the Bonita station […]

Sweetwater Dam

Sweetwater Reservoir

I started my Water Series on Sunday and continue today with one of two South Bay reservoirs: Sweetwater. While some may claim that the South Bay is filled with concrete and suburban McHomes, city planners have done much to preserve our green spaces. The Sweetwater Summit Campground is a wonderful little example. You might consider it lackluster […]

Bonita Museum and Cultural Center

Bonita Museum and Cultural Center

Visiting Paris, New York City, or San Francisco? I’m not AND I’m so over it. Real travel is best when I transport myself into a different culture, not rush into a frenetic city that overstimulates on too many levels. That’s why lesser known cities and towns are the best locations to experience culture. It’s slow travel where I get […]

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