A Little Preview of Vista
Vista – Old and New
View Historic Vista and Interesting Places
The Vista Inn
The Vista Inn as it appeared in the early days in Vista at the corner of what is now Vista Way and Santa Fe Ave (You know that hill at Vista Way and Santa Fe, right?). The building was moved to S. Santa Fe and Escondido Ave. in the 40’s and was torn down for the wood in the early 60’s.
Downtown Vista ca. 1940
The Vista Pharmacy and Safeway Mark
Here’s part of a map of the area from 1919:
The Old Calvo Avocado Packing Plant
Old Jefferson School
What You Might See Coming into Town in the Old Days
The Bonsall Bridge
Yes, it’s still standing. Clearly, the old was classier than the new. Actually, it’s kind of nice to be able to walk safely across it now! Just watch out for speeding bicyclists.
Go Check Out The Vista Historical Museum:
Catch the Historic Rancho Buena Vista and the Vista Ranchos Historic Museum and Wildwood Park
The Museum, located on E. Vista Way, has tons of old pictures, books and artifacts and is staffed by many long-time residents who can tell you even more!
When you are done at the museum, cross the Footbridge
New Civic Center 2010
How to Get There:
Hours: Wed-Sun 10AM to 3PM. It’s right next door to the park on E. Vista Way. There are lots of old pictures and exhibits and the staff loves to answer questions.
The Spectacular 1996 San Marcos/La Costa Fire