Santee is a suburban city in San Diego County, California. Although it is a part of the East County region, Santee is located just 18 miles (29 km) from the Pacific Ocean. The city is connected to the coastline by State Route 52, a six-lane freeway that runs from Interstate 5 in La Jolla to State Route 67 in El Cajon. The city is bisected by the San Diego River, a linear greenbelt that includes parks, trails and more than 1,100 acres (450 ha) of natural riparian habitat.

Here are some of the top attractions in Santee:

Town Center Community Park

550 Park Center Dr, Santee, CA 92071

This is a great large park with lots to do or I should say, it offers a lot of opportunities to do things. For example, the park offers a variety of sports fields such as softball, baseball, football, and soccer fields. The park also has a trail system that connects the park to the surrounding community of Santee.


Costco Wholesale

101 Town Center Pkwy, Santee, CA 92071

Costco is a membership warehouse club, dedicated to bringing our members the best possible prices on quality brand-name merchandise. With more than 800 locations worldwide, Costco provides a wide selection of merchandise, plus the convenience of specialty departments and exclusive member services, all designed to make your shopping experience a pleasurable one.


GTM Stores – Santee

8967 Carlton Hills Blvd, Santee, CA 92071

GTM has been voted San Diego’s #1 Discount Store and continues to offer thousands of values to customers by selling quality items at a discount. GTM buys overstocks, closeouts, and discontinued national-brand merchandise from large chain retailers and wholesalers and resells them at huge savings to you. GTM has well-staffed stores where employees are trained to offer a pleasant, rewarding, and exciting shopping experience. With truckloads arriving daily, GTM stocks thousands of items with new bargains available every time you shop.


In-N-Out Burger

9414 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

At In-N-Out Burger we use only the freshest ingredients with no heat lamps, freezers or microwaves to deliver on our promise of Quality You Can Taste®.


Sportsplex USA Santee

9951 Riverwalk Dr, Santee, CA 92071

Opened in 2010, Sportsplex USA Santee is San Diego’s Premier Sports and Recreational Facility. This state-of-the-art 20-acre facility hosts over 350,000 people each year through our sports leagues, tournaments, and corporate events. Sportsplex USA Santee has three tournament quality fields with 300’ fences, synthetic turf, pro-style player dugouts, professional spectator seating and electronic scoreboards. Practice your swing in one of our four slow-pitch batting cages. We also offer two 180’x80’ indoor soccer arenas with advanced synthetic turf, large electronic scoreboards and plenty of spectator seating.


Santee Drive In Theatre

10990 N Woodside Ave, Santee, CA 92071

Enjoy a movie night under the stars and experience all the Santee Drive-In Movie Theatre has to offer! Watch two feature films per night for one affordable price in the comfort and safety of your own car. We are open 7 nights a week, 365 days a year!



9643 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

Vons operates as a banner of Albertsons Companies, one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States. With both a strong local presence and national scale, the company operates stores across 35 states and the District of Columbia under 20 well-known banners.


Panera Bread

9955 Mission Gorge Rd, Santee, CA 92071

We are Panera Bread and we believe that good food, food you can feel good about, can bring out the best in all of us. Food served in a warm, welcoming environment, by people who care. To us, that’s good eating and that’s why we’re here.


Omelette Factory Santee

8860 Magnolia Ave, Santee, CA 92071

This family restaurant has delighted locals and visitors with its delicious breakfast omelettes, sandwiches, salads, hamburgers and daily lunch specials.
Since 1994 the Giforos family has worked to build this popular restaurant. Their success comes from serving generous portions of freshly-made food at fair prices.


Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve

9310 Fanita Pkwy, Santee, CA 92071

Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve hosts over 760,000 visitors annually. The 190‐acre Park has seven beautiful recycled water lakes that are stocked with sport fish year-round. Two million gallons of water each day is recycled at our Ray Stoyer Water Reclamation Facility north of Santee Lakes, and the water flows through Santee Lakes which creates a unique recreation area. In addition to the recreational benefit, our water recycling project diverts 2 million gallons of partially treated sewage from entering the Pacific Ocean every day.