La Mesa, a historic Southern California city just 9 miles from downtown San Diego, is known as the "Jewel of the Hills." Its top attractions, which include more than a dozen delightful parks, a network of urban walking trails, and a large lake, will entice you to spend time outdoors and bask in the region's year-round sunshine. La Mesa hotels are also ideally located for trips into San Diego, where a world of famous tourist destinations awaits.
Land at San Diego International Airport, approximately 15 miles from La Mesa, and you'll have a number of transportation options for getting into the city. You can pre-book a local shuttle or shared-ride van, take a taxi, or use a combination of Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) buses and trains. Another convenient option, especially if you want to explore the wider San Diego region on your own schedule, is renting a car at the airport. Consider booking San Diego hotels as a base if you'd like to visit attractions like the San Diego Zoo, the historic Gaslamp District, and the USS Midway Museum before continuing to La Mesa. If you're in La Mesa on a Friday afternoon, you can sample fresh produce at the weekly farmers market at the La Mesa Civic Center, and in the summer you might catch a free concert in Harry Griffen Regional Park. Golfers will want to check out the nine-hole par-three course in MacArthur Park, which also offers a municipal swimming pool. Hotels in La Mesa, CA put you close to Lake Murray, a popular fishing destination on the outskirts of the city. You can rent boats and kayaks to take on the lake, or rent a car in La Mesa and enjoy a scenic drive around the perimeter road.
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