National City, CA
National City, California: "Mile of Cars"
National City is the second oldest city in San Diego County and is located in the South Bay area. National City is approximately a 15-minute drive from both San Diego and Tijuana, which makes it an ideal place for a multicultural vacation.
Communities in National City, CA include Old Town and Lincoln Acres. National City, CA is also called “Mile of Cars” due to the abundance of car dealerships in the city.
This nickname is an improvement on the old one, “The Mile of Bars”, named after the many bars that entertained the Sailors.
National City, CA Attractions
Aside from attractions like one of the first “auto malls” in the world, (The Mile of Cars), National City, CA is worth the trip just to visit Old Town, California’s first settlement. With truly authentic Mexican food, live music and panning for gold, Old Town is a walkable historic adventure in the heart of San Diego.
National City is also known for its beautiful parks where you can walk along the Bay. Fishing and boating is available on the San Diego Bay at the picturesque National City Marina.