By Rebecca Person
Photo: Farmstand in Jacumba Hot Springs
July 13, 2023 (San Diego’s East County) -- The backcountry of San Diego, though seemingly quiet, is alive with opportunities for adventure and local events.
Aside from the lure of the open road on one of San Diego’s most scenic highways, oak-and -boulder-studded Old Highway 80, or via beautiful CA-79, there are barbecues, fairs, country markets, art and music shows, occasional farm stands, lakes, yard sales, horseback riding and the like tucked into the breathtaking scenery along the route.
San Diego’s backcountry offers unforgettable AirBnb experiences in the rural towns of Campo, Boulevard, Guatay, Descanso, Julian, Pine Valley and Jacumba Hot Springs.