Summer Events in Chula Vista

“Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. For those few months, you’re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cut-grass smell in the air and the chance to dive into the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don’t have the rest of the year. You can be grateful and easy, with no eyes on you, and no past. Summer just opens the door and lets you out.”
―Deb Caletti, Honey, Baby, Sweetheart

This summer, splurge on yourself. Even if you work full time and it doesn’t necessarily feel like summer to you, there are quite a few events going on around your apartments in Chula Vista that are worth checking it. It certainly beats getting stuck in a rut of just locking yourself in your apartment or going to the same bar you always do.

Be sure to visit this amazing site, where new events near your apartments in Chula Vista are constantly being updated and posted. In fact, if you happen to know of a fun event around town going on, contact the site to see if they’ll promote it.

So what will you do to make the most of the heat and sunshine this season?

The Best Place to Celebrate Earth Day

The Best Place to Celebrate Earth Day

The Best Place to Celebrate Earth Day

The Best Place to Celebrate Earth Day

One of the best parts of living in Chula Vista is the amount of local, state, and national parks near us! This Earth Day, why not discover the natural beauty of Otay Valley Regional Park, just minutes from the Eastlake Apartments.

Regardless of what you and your family enjoy, Otay Valley Regional Park has something for everyone! If you are looking to simply relax, the rolling field and picnic areas are the perfect places to let the day slip away. You might also find the park’s seven lakes and ponds to be a fantastic location to relax. On the other hand, if you would like to work up a sweat, the miles of hiking and biking trails will bring you back week after week. The trails also provide the best opportunity to view the preserve’s abundant plant and wildlife.

What are you waiting for? Make a plan to visit Otay Valley Regional Park on Earth Day today! The park is located at 2155 Beyer Blvd., San Diego, CA 92154, just a ten-minute drive from the Eastlake Apartments in Chula Vista, CA.

Enjoy Saint Patrick’s Day With The Whole Family

Enjoy Saint Patrick’s Day With The Whole Family

Apartments in Chula Vista

         With so many twenty-one and older events on Saint Patrick’s Day, finding one for the whole family can be challenging. Well, allow us to help! This year, why not check out San Diego’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Festival?

With over 120 floats, San Diego’s Saint Patrick’s Day parade is the largest Saint Patrick’s Day parade west of the Mississippi, so you and your family are not going to want to miss it! The show will begin at 10:30 am at Fifth Avenue and Laurel Street. Afterward, head to Balboa Park for the annual Irish Festival. From 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM enjoy three stages of live entertainment! In addition to the dancing and music, there will be traditional Celtic food, craft booths, and a Kids Zone. No need to worry adults, there is also a beer garden serving classic Irish and American brews.

Do not wait any longer! Make plans to visit these great, family-friendly Saint Patrick’s Day events! The parade and festival will take place rain or shine, so if you plan on attending, we recommend checking the weather before heading out. Both the parade starting point and Balboa Park are located within a twenty-minute drive of the CasaLago Eastlake Apartments in Chula Vista, CA.

Excellent Date Night Ideas For This Weekend

Date Night in Chula Vista

Excellent Date Night Ideas For This Weekend

Date Night in Chula Vista

While many might not think of Chula Vista as a dining destination, we have many excellent date night spots for your next romantic outing! Whatever you are looking for, there is a great option within a short drive of the CasaLago Eastlake Apartments in Chula Vista, CA!

If you and yours are looking for a spot to have a great time with great food, look no further than the Galley at the Marina. The Galley sports not only a fantastic menu and live music (voted the best entertainment in South Bay), but the sunset views are the perfect way to end a romantic day.

On the other hand, if you are searching for something more upscale for Valentine’s Day or a special occasion, try Italianissimo Trattoria. With some of the best Italian fine-dining in San Diego County, Italianissimo is the perfect place to enjoy romance and great food. When you go, make sure you try the Tortellini Alla Romana, popular with both regulars and tourists alike!

However you and your special someone would like to spend an upcoming night, there are plenty of options right here in Chula Vista! The Galley at the Marina is located at 550 Marina Pkwy, Chula Vista, while Italianissimo Trattoria can be found at 323 3rd Ave, Chula Vista. Both are located within a twenty-minute drive of the CasaLago Eastlake Apartments in Chula Vista, CA.

Resolution Tips to Organize Your Apartment

resolutionThe dawn of a new year means that it’s time for a New Year’s resolution. From losing weight to eating healthier, there are plenty of popular resolutions that might be on your mind. One resolution that’s easy to forget comes down to organizing your home. If you want a more organized home in 2018, here are a few helpful resolution tips.

 

Tackle “Problem Areas” First

So there’s always a pile of shoes in front of the door. Or maybe there’s that one drawer that holds all of the junk mail. Every home has one. You can take the first steps to a more organized home by tackling these areas first. The important thing to remember, however, is to focus on one “problem area” at a time. Maybe you only have time to do one bookshelf. That’s okay! Keep it manageable by focusing on one part of your home.

 

Get Rid and Donate

One of the best ways to declutter is to start getting rid of things you no longer need. Donate clothes you no longer wear. Check the expiration dates in the fridge and trash food items that are no good. You can get closer to a cleaner home when you start focusing on the essentials.

NYE Party at The Living Coast

NYEIt’s time to start planning your New Year’s Eve Festivities! End 2017 with a bang this year at one of Chula Vista’s most popular events. The 2018 NYE Party will take place at The Living Coast on December 31 from 7-9 pm. It’s a family-friendly event that will have you feeling jovial! Have some fun this holiday season and say “Hello!” to the new year in the best way possible!

 

NYE Fun

There’s a little something for everyone at this much-anticipated event. Here are some activities and entertainment you’ll discover:

  • Hot Chocolate Bar to keep you cozy all night long.
  • Wildlife Encounters you won’t see anywhere else!
  • Cookies and Treats to satisfy that sweet tooth.
  • Photo Booth for the perfect family snapshot.
  • Party Room with Games and Trivia to show off your skills.

 

Family-Friendly Atmosphere

You’ll want to bring the entire family because there’s a little something for everyone. The teens can enjoy the karaoke room and the little ones will love the craft room! 2 drink tickets are included for adults.

 

Location

1000 Gunpowder Point Dr.

Chula Vista, CA, California 91910

 

Ticket Information

Tickets are $25 for general admission. Those 2 and under are free! Be sure to grab your tickets soon, though, as this event sells out every year! You can purchase your tickets here.

Simple Ways to Cut the Calories This Thanksgiving

caloriesCalories can add up, especially when it comes to Thanksgiving. After all, it’s the one holiday when we’re meant to gather with our friends and family for some delicious food. This may be good news for our taste buds, but perhaps not for our waistlines. You don’t have to skip your favorite foods, though. Smart, healthy choices are easy when you arrive at dinner prepared. Here are a few tips for keeping sticking to a low-calorie meal.

 

When it Comes to Turkey, Stick with White Meat

Opt for the white turkey breast, rather than dark turkey meat like the thigh. You’ll save roughly 50 calories. Turkey breast has been known for being a great source of lean protein, too.

 

When it Comes to Casseroles, Make it with Green Beans

Green bean casserole is a holiday favorite, but it’s actually one of the lighter casseroles you can add to your array of side dishes. Plus, green beans are already low in calories and provide plenty of vitamins and minerals. Mix in some creamy mushroom soup and crispy fried onions and you have a winner.

 

When it Comes to Pie, Pumpkin is a Great Choice

If you’re debating between apple and pumpkin pie, you’re better off going with the pumpkin. One reason is that apple pie recipes usually call for double the crust. We won’t blame you if you truly want that slice of apple pie, though. Go for whipped toppings instead of the traditional vanilla ice cream served on top.

Outdoor Fun for Your Halloween Celebration

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We know how much you love being home, especially when it comes to living at Casalago Eastlake. But did you also know that Chula Vista has some great ways to have some outdoor fun? With Halloween approaching, here are a few ways to make the most of it.

 

Movie Under the Stars

Friday, October 20th | 5:30 pm | Chula Vista Golf Course

Grab the lawn chairs and blankets because it’s about to get spooky! This year, “Movie Under the Stars” will be showing Goosebumps the Movie (PG) on the golf course driving range. This free event is the perfect way to gather with your loved ones for some devilishly good fun!

 

Halloween Glow Run 5k

Friday, October 27th | 5 pm | Rhor Park 

Keeping up with an active lifestyle is easy when you find fun things to do in outdoor Chula Vista. Need to burn off some energy before the holiday season approaches (not to mention the Halloween candy)? Put on those running shoes and get ready to run for fun this Halloween. Even if you’re a beginner, this Run/Walk 5k is the perfect way to get moving. It’s also untimed, which means that there’s no pressure! Entry fee is $20 per person and all participants receive complimentary glow sticks and swag bags. You can register here.

 

Fall Activities near Chula Vista

Fall Activities

Summer has finally come to an end but the fun continues this fall season! Here’s a list of fun fall activities near Chula Vista that you’ll love to do with family or friends.

Pumpkin Station:

One fall activity near Chula Vista that is fun for the family is the Pumpkin Station that is located in El Cajon! This event starts Sept. 29th through Oct. 31st and is free for everyone! Love everything this event has to offer like a Ferris Wheel, Pumpkin Patch, Play Center, and more! Plan the perfect weekend picking pumpkins to decorate and enjoy a nice picnic as you visit the Pumpkin Station!

Boomont Park:

Another great activity near Chula Vista is the Boomont Park that takes place at Belmont Park! Participate in various fun activities like a costume contest and trick o treating. Pick the perfect pumpkin and learn how to make your own Trick-or-Treating bag for this years Halloween! Enjoy a yummy funnel cake or be the first in line for the zombie mission at Zombie Laser tag! Experience a great October this year at Boomont Park!

Start your fall season off right with spooky adventures. Be sure to check out these fun fall activities near Chula Vista that you’ll love to do!

 

Some Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Some Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is all about celebrating the mothers in our lives. To show them how important they are to us and how much we truly appreciate them. Do you have any plans for your mom this year? If you need some help with suggestions, that’s why we’re here. We’ve got a few helpful ideas for gifts that may peak your interest.

Recipe Cards

Your mom probably has a good cookbook or two. She may even love writing things down. Well you can get her a gift that combines both of those things. Get your mom some floral-themed note cards for writing down her favorite recipes.

A Daily Planner

Everybody is always trying to stay organized in one way or another. Help your mom keep up with her daily tasks by getting her a daily planner. Get her a journal that allows her to manage her time in an easier fashion. It will be much appreciated.

Birthstone

Picking up some jewelry every now and again isn’t such a bad idea. Your mom certainly deserves it, am I right? Get your mother a gemstone that represents the month of her birth, more specifically, a birthstone. It can come in the form of a ring or even a necklace.