Our guide to unique lodging and adventures in San Diego’s beautiful backcountry and inland areas
By Miriam Raftery
Farmer's Table, one of La Mesa's newest restaurants, offers fork-to-table fresh cuisine.
June 17, 2018 (La Mesa) – if you’re looking to savor lots of great restaurants in San Diego’s newest culinary destination, you’ll want to visit La Mesa. Tracing its roots back over a century, the city is just 20 minutes from downtown San Diego, also close to backcountry destinations.
The biggest attraction is La Mesa’s restored historic downtown village, with a thriving restaurant row that now attracts visitors from far and wide, plus several happening night spots. Additional great eateries are scattered through the city with the motto "jewel of the hills."