Also in the hills above town, redwoods and oak trees carpet 3,453-acre Sanborn County Park. Picnic on the expansive lawn or head farther afield on more than 15 miles of trails.
In Saratoga Village, the city's historic downtown, tiny Indo Cafe serves budget-friendly Indonesian dishes such as jackfruit curry or beef rendang, a richly spiced coconut-milk stew.
Looking for cheerful red-checkered napkins or a sunflower-print tablecloth? You'll find them among the huge selection of table decor at The Fat Robin/La Mesa Linens.