El Cajon, California

El Cajon is a Spanish word which means “the box” or “the drawer.” Why? Because the city in San Diego County is surrounded by mountains, which is why it was also nicknamed “The Big Box.” Shop under one roof by visiting the Parkway Plaza Mall; play Poker or Blackjack at Sycuan Casino; smell the fresh flowers at The Water Conservation Garden; or commemorate the military officers who risked their lives at Air Group One – these are just among the many things that you can do in El Cajon.