Casa de Pico located in East County, San Diego, Ca

Beatutiful Views Abound From Mt. Helix in East County


If you live in East County in San Diego, CA you can count your blessings. I know, Thanksgiving is typically the time of year that we give thanks. But I can’t help feeling grateful as I spend time traveling throughout this special part of San Diego county during this holiday season.

There are the beautifully sounding carolers singing in perfect harmony at Grossmont Center. Numerous Christmas plays to enjoy at many of our high schools. Downtown El Cajon and Downtown La Mesa both have their halls decked and exude the Christmas spirit. And yes, shameless plug, Casa de Pico is as festive and colorful as ever, providing added flair no matter what holiday we’re celebrating.

The sun is out in East County even thought there’s a heavy marine layer from the beach out to Tierrasanta. Traffic flows along the new extension from the 52 freeway to the 67 as you make your way from the west to travel to one our shops which offer the typical big box items as well as some of the most quaint antique shops you’ll find anywhere. Specials abound at Parkway Plaza and many other retailers as well.

And, as you can see, from the picture above, there are always the scenic views you can enjoy from Mt. Helix. 360 degrees of panoramic views of beautiful San Diego County. This picture shows the view facing East towards El Cajon. The power lines were intentionally not edited out of the picture because I believe they typify the fact that we still enjoy a simpler time out East as well, where everything isn’t picture perfect but is still breathtakingly gorgeous. Take us as we are in East County, natural and scenic. What a great combination.

Come enjoy the holiday ambiance we offer out East. Get out of the Mission Valley mall madness and head east on the 8 freeway and you’re in La Mesa in literally 5 minutes. Enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner at Casa de Pico and shop until your heart’s content, and do it all surrounded by the charm of our little slice of heaven to the east.