Alpine is a small, rural community in the Cuyamaca Mountains of Southern California. Located just 30 miles from downtown San Diego and on the outskirts of Cleveland National Forest, Alpine is the perfect destination for visitors who want to see all the world-class tourist attractions of San Diego, but enjoy a serene, secluded mountain locale as a home base. Book hotels in Alpine, CA and you'll experience the best of the city and the wilderness, all in one vacation.
You can complete the approximately 32-mile journey from San Diego International Airport to Alpine by picking up a cab, booking a limousine or shuttle service in advance, taking a combination of Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) buses and trains, or renting a car. If you want to fully explore the big city before you continue to your Alpine hotel, consider booking cheap hotels in San Diego for a night or two. You'll have time to see such attractions as SeaWorld San Diego, the San Diego Zoo, and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. You'll also be able to spend an evening in the Gaslamp District with its many excellent restaurants and bars. When you do head to Alpine, you'll appreciate the scenic landscape of chaparral-covered hills, pine forests, and unusual rock formations that make the destination so appealing. Adding to the city's charm are its small-town atmosphere, rustic buildings reminiscent of the Old West, and numerous antique stalls. A nearby casino complex offers live entertainment and an outlet mall. Alpine, CA car rentals make it easy to reach the 460,000-acre Cleveland National Forest and drive on the Sunrise Scenic Highway. You'll also want to get out of the car to explore some of the many miles of hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian trails in the southernmost national forest in the United States.
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