Downtown El Cajon, California

Sculpture in downtown El Cajon civic park
If you haven't been here for a while, come on down for a surprise: Downtown El Cajon has something to blow its own horn over!
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New construction completed in downtown El Cajon
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In the "Big Box Valley" of  former Spanish land grant Rancho El Cajon, Downtown El Cajon grew up at the corners of what are now Main Street  and Magnolia Avenue.

Overland travelers between San Diego and the East, as well as wagon teams supplying the 1870's gold mining operations in the mountains of Julian stopped here for food, rest and entertainment.

After years of decline, Downtown El Cajon is again offering shopping & dining to travelers and locals, adding concerts, theatre and festivals as well.