El Cajon is a city in San Diego County, California, United States, 17 mi east of Downtown San Diego. The city takes its name from Rancho El Cajón, which was in turn named for the box-like shape of the valley which surrounds the city, which is also the origin of the city’s common nickname of “The Box”.

Here are some of the top attractions in El Cajon:

Olaf Wieghorst Museum & Western Heritage Center

131 Rea Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020, United States

The Wieghorst Museum is an anchor institution in East County San Diego’s El Cajon Art and Entertainment District. The museum includes the artist’s gallery, exhibition space, the artist’s historic home and studio (a local historic landmark building) and a manicured southwest cactus/succulent garden. The museum presents tours, workshops, classes, exhibitions and events.
The museum provides a place for artists of the Western genre, both performing and visual, to showcase their art. It is available as an event venue for business meetings, receptions, weddings, and institutional fundraising.




124 W Main St, El Cajon, CA 92020, United States

It takes many hands to craft the perfect cup of coffee – from the farmers who tend to the red-ripe coffee cherries, to the master roasters who coax the best from every bean, and to the barista who serves it with care. We are committed to the highest standards of quality and service, embracing our heritage while innovating to create new experiences to savor.




7‑Eleven has always been about serving the needs of others – which is why customer-obsession and servant leadership is at the core of everything we do. We live by our Values and Leadership Principles so we can best serve our customers, our stores, our Franchisees, and our communities – every single day.

375 W Madison Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020, United States



665 N Mollison Ave, El Cajon, CA 92021, United States

America’s Diner is always open® for you to be who you want, with the people you want, over the food you want…whenever you want. We celebrate the inherent creativity of our food and the uniqueness of all people. So, come as you are. Enjoy pancakes for dinner or burgers for breakfast. You are always welcome at America’s Diner, where we are Open for Anything™.




871 Broadway, El Cajon, CA 92021, United States

Our square-pattied hamburgers always bring the freshness, our chicken sandwiches changed the game, and you know you love our nuggets. But we also got fresh-made salads, hot and crispy fries, even old-school chili and baked potatoes. You can start strong with one of our new breakfast sandwiches and a coffee drink, or satisfy your sweet tooth with a Frosty® or something from our bakery. From Kids’ Meals to meal deals, our menu is stacked with value.



In-N-Out Burger

100 Fletcher Pkwy, El Cajon, CA 92020, United States

In-N-Out Burger is a California-based fast food restaurant chain that specializes in burgers, fries, and shakes. The chain was founded in 1948 by Harry and Esther Snyder and currently has over 300 locations. In-N-Out is known for its fresh, made-to-order burgers and fries as well as its secret menu items such as the “Animal Style” burger and “Double Double.” The chain has a cult following among fans who often line up for hours to get their hands on one of In-N-Out’s famous burgers.




1695 E Main St, El Cajon, CA 92021, United States

From adding more balanced options to our Happy Meal®, to serving up fresh beef Quarter Pounder® burgers that are cooked when you order, we’re always finding ways to show our commitment to our customers and our food.



Taco Bell

335 N 2nd St, El Cajon, CA 92021, United States

Find your nearby Taco Bell at 335 N Second St. in El Cajon, CA. We’re open early for breakfast and our drive-thru is open late for all your midnight cravings. You can order ahead online for pickup in the restaurant or at our drive-thru. We’re serving all your favorite menu items, from classic tacos and burritos to newer favorites like the Crunchwrap Supreme® and Cheesy Gordita Crunch. Our Cravings Value Menu features great value items like the Beef Burrito and Cinnamon Twists and the Veggie Cravings Menu has indulgent vegetarian items like the Black Bean Chalupa and Cheesy Bean and Rice Burrito. If you’re looking for Mexican inspired food or fast food close to the El Cajon area, Taco Bell is nearby! So come inside or visit our drive-thru at this El Cajon Taco Bell location.



Golden Corral Buffet & Grill

390 W Main St, El Cajon, CA 92020, United States

Golden Corral© offers a legendary, endless buffet at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. From our home-style menu favorites to signature sirloin steaks to seasonal promotion specials, there are always new menu items to explore.



Food 4 Less

415 Fletcher Pkwy, El Cajon, CA 92020, United States

Conveniently located at the I-8 and Hwy 67 interchange, Parkway Plaza is an enclosed mall with over 130 stores that features a balanced mix of fashion and destination retailers.e top-of-the-line shopping. We have national retailers, including Forever 21, Victoria’s Secret, Express Factory, and H&M plus unique local stores anchored by JCPenney and Wal-mart. Enjoy a cold drink at Jamba Juice and a fabulous casual meal at Five Guys Burgers and Fries and then catch a movie at our 18-screen Regal Cinemas & IMAX Theatre!