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San Diego off the beaten path

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San Diego off the beaten path
San Diego is a border city, so it's only a short ride to check out the wonders of Mexico.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Coronado Island
Coronado Island

A mere two-mile drive from cosmopolitan, downtown San Diego, across one of the world's most distinctive bridges, is Coronado Island - a world away. Developed in 1888 as a beach resort town, and home to the famous Hotel del Coronado, the island is blessed with one of the finest beaches in the world and bathed in endless sunshine. Coronado today is a vibrant beach community loaded with... More

A mere two-mile drive from cosmopolitan, downtown San Diego, across one of the world's most distinctive bridges, is Coronado Island - a world away. Developed in 1888 as a beach resort town, and home to the famous Hotel del Coronado, the island is blessed with one of the finest beaches in the world and bathed in endless sunshine. Coronado today is a vibrant beach community loaded with charm. Less

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Mission Trails Regional Park
Mission Trails Regional Park

Just a few minutes from downtown San Diego, Mission Trails Regional park has hiking trails, campgrounds, fishing, picnic facilities, and lots of wide open spaces. Run, bike or walk and enjoy the beautiful and peaceful scenery.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Viejas Casino
Viejas Casino

Located only 25 miles east of San Diego on an Indian Reservation, Vejas Casino & Resort is a Forbes Travel Guide 4-Star hotel and recipient of the AAA Four Diamond award since 2013. At Viejas Casino & Resort, guests enjoy the gold standard in Vegas-style gaming with thousands of slot machines, exciting table games that include Blackjack, Baccarat, Pai Gow, a modern and elegant bingo... More

Located only 25 miles east of San Diego on an Indian Reservation, Vejas Casino & Resort is a Forbes Travel Guide 4-Star hotel and recipient of the AAA Four Diamond award since 2013. At Viejas Casino & Resort, guests enjoy the gold standard in Vegas-style gaming with thousands of slot machines, exciting table games that include Blackjack, Baccarat, Pai Gow, a modern and elegant bingo room, and an off-track betting facility. The epitome of a world-class destination, Viejas Hotel provides elevated guest service and features 203 luxury rooms and 34 VIP suites, including a lush, spacious pool and lounge area, and nine indoor-outdoor meeting spaces, including the magnificent Oak Ballroom, ideal for hosting weddings and special group events. Guests will love our modern amenities, streamlined design and handcrafted, boutique feel. Viejas Casino & Resort also features a variety of restaurants including the AAA Four Diamond Grove Steakhouse, The Buffet, and The Café. The beautiful Viejas Outlets, located across the street from the casino, offers visitors a unique shopping experience with highly acclaimed stores, numerous eateries, Viejas Bowl, and Southern California’s largest outdoor ice rink. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Pacific Southwest Railway Museum
Pacific Southwest Railway Museum

This museum runs a vintage train from Campo to the Mexican border. The experience offers open vistas, secluded valleys and spectacular views.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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San Diego
San Diego

San Diego embodies laid-back California culture, complete with a Boardwalk, surfing communities, and outstanding Mexican food. Breathe in the fresh ocean air at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, then gobble down a fresh fish taco at a La Jolla seafood joint. The naval aircrafts at the USS Midway Museum will have you standing at attention. A free Sunday concert at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion... More

San Diego embodies laid-back California culture, complete with a Boardwalk, surfing communities, and outstanding Mexican food. Breathe in the fresh ocean air at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, then gobble down a fresh fish taco at a La Jolla seafood joint. The naval aircrafts at the USS Midway Museum will have you standing at attention. A free Sunday concert at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion is the perfect way to unwind after a Saturday night bar-hop in the thumping Gaslamp Quarter. Less

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