El Cajon

El Cajon is a city in San Diego County in Southern California. The city is nicknamed "The Big Box".

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

The local San Diego Trolley light rail system serves El Cajon with two lines: the Orange Line, which travels through La Mesa and Lemon Grove to Downtown San Diego, and the Green Line which heads past SDSU and through Mission Valley to San Diego's Old Town and Downtown.

El Cajon has two stations, which are served by both lines:

  • 1 El Cajon Transit Center (at Palm and Marshall Avenues). El Cajon Transit Center (Q5350864) on Wikidata El Cajon Transit Center on Wikipedia
  • 2 Arnele Avenue station (at Arnele and Marshall Avenues). Arnele Avenue (Q4794718) on Wikidata Arnele Avenue station on Wikipedia

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Get around[edit]



Evening primrose flowers at the Water Conservation Garden
  • Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West, +1 619-660-0614 ext 10. Beautifully curated, features informative displays for children and adults
  • Mother Goose Parade. (Annually on the Sunday before Thanksgiving). El Cajon's annual Mother Goose Parade is the largest parade in San Diego County and the largest of its type west of the Mississippi. Free.
  • 1 The Magnolia, 210 East Main St, +1 619-651-2004. Concert venue.


  • 1 Parkway Plaza, 415 Parkway Plaza (Just north of I-8 and west of Hwy 67), +1 619-579-9932. Features 160 department stores, mall shops, restaurants and a Regal Cinemas IMAX 3D stadium movie theater. Stores at the mall include Walmart, Macy's and Dick's Sporting Goods store. Westfield Parkway (Q5805697) on Wikidata Parkway Plaza on Wikipedia




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Routes through El Cajon
San DiegoLa Mesa  W  E  El CentroYuma

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