Viejas’ Welcome Center switch from ConVis to San Diego Tourism Authority

June 17, 2024 – Our town took a magical trip down memory lane today. The Model T Ford Club of America rolled into town for their 2024 National Tour. 

Dozens of these magnificent Model T’s lined our streets. It felt like stepping back in time.

The visitors took a stroll through our town’s rich history, from the old Lakeside Inn, the Auto Speedway route, made famous by racing legend Barney Oldfield, to our charming historic buildings and homes.

The Lakeside Historical Society opened their doors, welcoming everyone to explore the chapel, museum, Gift Shop, and the Speedway monument. It was a little slice of the past brought back to life.

Their visit was short, but the memories will last a lifetime. A huge thank you to the Model T Ford Club of America for stopping by and making the day in our hometown so special.

The San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau is now known as the San Diego Tourism Authority, effective Jan. 1, according to a statement from Eric Lund, vice president of community relations, visitor and member services. “Our role as the official travel resource of the San Diego region has grown, and the name change better represents the key role we play as the authority on all things related to San Diego’s tourism industry,” said Lund. “The new name is direct, easy to understand and recognizable, which is vital as San Diego becomes more visible on the global tourism stage.” The San Diego Tourism Authority’s East County office will remain open at the California Welcome Center at the Viejas Outlet Center in Alpine, according to Robert Arends, San Diego Tourism Authority public relations manager.