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Best things to do in Vista

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Deli / Bodega
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“ Love the food. Great green drink juice for breakfast, breads, soups, waffles. Open 24 hours a day but closes from Friday 3pm till Sunday at noon. ”
25 locals recommend
Brewery
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“One of the most popular breweries in San Diego winning numerous craft beer awards. Very kid and pet friendly, the open environment promotes conversations amongst others there as well. My favorites: Cali Creamin vanilla cream ale and Sintax, a chocolate peanut butter stout. Be a local and ask for a CaliTax for a mix of the two.”
19 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“True Connecticut-style coal fired oven pizza! Delicious, thin crust east coast pizzeria!”
13 locals recommend
Bar
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“Closest locations are in Oceanside and Vista. Belching Beaver Brewery came from a desire to make great beer and have a Dam good time doing it. When we started the company we wanted to do two things: First, have a brand that offered quality craft beer but was whimsical and fun to inspire good times. From the Winking Milkman to El Castor de Mariachi you can see each Beaver has its own individual style and personality. Second, we wanted to make beer for everyone and all palates. We have easy-drinking Blondes, Triple IPAs, Milk Stouts, Imperials Stouts as well as sours and barrel-aged beers. You name it, we have it!”
15 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Our favorite locally owned gourmet grocery store. Great healthy options for gluten free, vegan & most other dietary restrictions.”
14 locals recommend
Brewery
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“This family-owned brewery is proud to serve quality craft beers to an ever increasing group of good friends, family, and people from the local neighborhoods. While the brewers are always experimenting with new recipes, many favorites are available year round. One such favorite is the Ruby Red Ale, an international gold winner in 2013. The Adams' passion for their work has been recognized by the community with their most recent award: 2016 Small Business of the Year for the 36th Senate District. Fun, casual place. Be aware it can be very noisy. Food is so-so, but the beer is great and the atmosphere is fun if you are looking for a lively place.”
8 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Open from May through September. Local inexpensive waterpark that is a ton of fun for kids!”
9 locals recommend
Cinema
“If you want to catch a movie, Edwards is nearby and has nice stadium seating. They also have a food court across the parking lot to grab a quick bite.”
3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Beautiful amphitheater with outstanding performances of all kinds. Very popular with locals and visitors alike. Check the website for current offerings: www.moonlightstage.com”
10 locals recommend
Bar
“Great food and full service bar. Live music on weekend nights. They also offer several Keto friendly food options.”
11 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Compact brewery & taproom with an industrial feel producing a rotating selection of beers. Popular with locals.”
10 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Great Spot for hiking and world class mountain bike trails. Park in any of the nearby neighborhoods or at the Oak Riparian Park. A popular hike is to the top of the dormant volcano above the lake. Get up early and enjoy the sunrise from this high point, or sleep in and do a late morning hike for great ocean views.”
12 locals recommend
Department Store
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“The closest Costco. With gas station with the best prices in the area (be prepared to wait in line). Must be a Costco member.”
3 locals recommend
Off-Licence
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“Doug's fave brewery! Iron Fist Brewing Company is a family-owned brewery located in Vista, California, smack-dab in the middle of the exciting San Diego craft beer scene. Belgian Style Beer. Live music on weekends. ironfistbrewing.com”
5 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great fresh made breakfast and lunch. Sit outside and enjoy Vistas climate, 2nd best in the nation!”
7 locals recommend
Bar
“Quaint place with great food and bar specializing in both wine and beer with a focus on all things local.”
9 locals recommend