Santee is 18 miles from the Pacific in San Diego county. It's well-known for the Santee Lakes and for being a great mountain biking and rock climbing spot.
Head down to Santee Lakes for a little peace in the beautiful scenery. The area is great for picnics and fishing and there are plenty of bird species to look out for.
Mission Trails Regional Park is a must-stop for those who want to go mountain biking, the climate and terrain is perfect for exploring the natural wonders of the area.
After a long day exploring, Santee city is home to a range of award-winning micro-breweries perfect for tasting hand-crafted local brews. For a really unique evening head to the Santee Drive-in and catch a movie under the stars.
Visit the area in late spring or early fall for warm days and nights.
Located within easy reach of both the beach and the mountains, Santee is a popular vacation destination in San Diego County. Due to the sunny climate of the area, it's a year-round spot for hiking and picnicking in Lake Marion, Santee Cooper Lakes, or the local parks.
In the summer months, enjoy free concerts at Town Center Community Park, go for a stroll along the Walker Preserve Regional Park, take a bike out in the Mission Trails Regional Park, or join a free tour at the Taylor Guitars Factory.
For travelers looking to shop, the Trolley Square Shopping Center is sure to keep you entertained for hours, while golfing enthusiasts can try their luck at the link-design Carlton Oaks Golf Course. After a long day, kick back with an ice-cold drink in the California sun -- the city is home to many micro-breweries, plenty of which have won awards.
If you are looking to spend a lot of time in the breweries, it's worthwhile getting a Santee cabin rental near the center of town, a short stroll away from all the action. There are many vacation rentals in the area to either be in the heart of everything or in the remoteness of San Diego County, away from it all.