Posts Categorized: East County

Sycuan Golf Resort is San Diego’s Favorite

Golf

Sycuan Golf Resort offers incredible variety as the only 54-hole golf facility in San Diego. Situated in the beautiful hills of east San Diego, the three Ted Robinson designed courses feature mature tree-lined fairways, elevation changes, water features and impeccable greens. No matter if you’re a seasoned player or a first-timer, the two challenging 18-hole… Read more »

Grossmont Center is East County’s Top Destination for Shopping, Dining & More

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Grossmont Center is your one stop shop in La Mesa, offering a large variety of unique shops, restaurants, WalMart, Macy’s, Target and a Reading Cinemas 10-Plex. The award winning landscape with flowing fountains and outdoor seating throughout the mall creates a park-like setting. Grossmont Center is also pet-friendly. The center’s Information Booth offers directions to… Read more »

Heritage of the Americas Museum in Rancho San Diego Takes You on a Journey Through Time

Heritage of Americas Museum

  Heritage of the Americas Museum, located on the campus of Cuyamaca College in Rancho San Diego at 12110 Cuyamaca College Dr. West off of Jamacha Rd. (619-670-5194) [heritageoftheamericasmuseum.com]. Open Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sat. noon- 4 p.m. Admission for adults is ($3); seniors (55 and over) ($2), children 17 years and younger, students… Read more »

Bright Valley Farms Horseback Riding

Bright Valley Farms

Bright Valley Farms has been in business for over 50 years and is located just minutes from Downtown San Diego. At Bright Valley Farms you’ll find over 52,000 acres of prime horseback riding trails with access to thousands of miles more for your horseback riding enjoyment. If you enjoy trail horseback riding then this is… Read more »

Steele Canyon Golf Course is East County's Finest Golf Course

As one of Southern California’s finest golf clubs, Steele Canyon has been awarded Golf Digest’s Four Star Rating, one of only three golf clubs so honored in San Diego County. The 27-hole championship course was personally designed by Gary Player with respect and appreciation for the natural beauty of the terrain. Each of the three… Read more »

Paipa’s Buffet at Sycuan Casino is an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Extravaganza

Paipa’s Oasis Buffet, inside Sycuan Casino at 5469 Casino Wy., El Cajon (619-445-6002). Open Mon.–Thurs., 4 p.m.–9:30 p.m.; Fri. till 10 p.m.; Sat. 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m.; and Sun. till 9:30 p.m. The Paipa’s Oasis Buffet features an incredible variety of delicious entrées at their all-you-can-eat buffet for only ($20.95). Choose from a wide variety of… Read more »

Wachena Steak House at Sycuan Casino is a Winner and It’s Only 30 Minutes from Downtown

Wachena Restaurant & Gaming Lounge inside Sycuan Casino is a winner! It offers the best value for the best price. The décor is modern and fresh, and guests have the option of dining in either a smoking or nonsmoking section. Add impressive and eclectic menu selections, wine and cocktails, and attentive service, and you will… Read more »

East County’s Sycuan Casino is Only 30 Minutes from Downtown with accommodations and a golf course

Moments away from downtown San Diego, Sycuan Casino and Resort is the premiere daycation destination for San Diegans. Set amidst 425-plus lush acres, surrounded by picturesque mountain terrain, there are wonderful areas to walk around and take in the sites. This 305,000-sq. ft. casino is open 24 hours a day with 2,000 Vegas-style slot machines, a smoke-free poker room and a 51-table gaming room.

Barona Resort and Casino Brings The Las Vegas Experience Home To San Diego's East County

Winner of the San Diego Restaurant Association’s 2008, 2009 Gold Medallion Award for “Best Casino.” This impressive 300,000-sq. ft. casino features 2,000 slot and video poker machines and 70 table games including blackjack, Pai Gow poker, three card poker and Let it Ride. Stay at their elegant hotel and dine at their Barona Oaks Steakhouse…. Read more »

Golden Acorn Casino has a Travel Center, Gas Station, Restaurant, 750 Slot Machines & More

This 40,000-sq. ft. casino features 750 slot machines, blackjack tables, video poker games, video keno games and table games including Texas Hold ’em poker. They also have a travel center and gas station, the Golden Grill Restaurant, a deli and a full-service cocktail lounge. This is a great road stop for travelers going to or… Read more »

Marieta’s Mexican Restaurant Offers Authentic and Festive Mexican Dining Experience

Marieta’s Mexican Restaurant is a well-established East County favorite with a loyal following of happy diners, who visit their three locations so often that customers are often greeted by their first name. The great appeal of dining here is of course the delicious authentic south-of-the-border cuisine and the equally authentic atmosphere including their friendly waiters… Read more »

Nicolosi’s Italian Restaurant Family Style Meals

Nicolosi’s offers the best tasting family style Italian food in San Diego and being in business for 58 years is a great testimonial as to how popular they are. Ask anyone and they will tell you that this family owned San Diego favorite has been serving the best-tasting lasagna, ravioli, eggplant, macaroni and cheese, chicken… Read more »

Casa de Pico Mexican Restaurant in Grossmont Center, La Mesa Is an East County Favorite

Celebrating their 40th anniversary, Casa de Pico Mexican Restaurant is home to their world-famous bird-bath sized margaritas. It is undoubtedly the most colorful and enjoyable Mexican restaurants in San Diego County. They were previously located in Old Town’s Bazaar del Mundo for 35 years. Now, by popular demand, it has been relocated to La Mesa…. Read more »

Jacumba Airport is Used Mainly as an Operation Area for Gliders, Especially on Weekends

Jacumba Airport was acquired from the federal government in 1953. The airport is unattended and unlighted. It is used mainly as an operation area for gliders, especially on weekends. Flying over, or driving by on Interstate 8, you might miss tiny Jacumba. But hundreds of soaring enthusiasts know the airport and some even know where… Read more »

Ocotillo Airport in the Anza-Borrego Desert is a Great Way For Pilots to Visit this Remote Area

Golden rays of dawn peek over an eastern knoll warming away the early morning chill. From the west, the smell of breakfast wafts across a hard-packed dry lakebed. Gradually, the sapphire sky, with its pinholes of starlight, dissolves to deep azure. Ocotillo Wells. Here in the Anza-Borrego Desert life is best lived from September to… Read more »

Agua Caliente Airport is a Popular East San Diego County Airport North of Interstate 8

Agua Caliente Airstrip is north of Interstate 8, on County Highway S2, 95 miles east of San Diego. The County Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) has leased State lands for park and recreational purposes, namely the Agua Caliente Springs County Park, since before 1988. In 2008, DPR entered into a new 20-year operating agreement… Read more »

Anthony’s Fish Grotto in La Mesa is a Family Tradition for Seafood Dining at its Best

Can you imagine a restaurant in La Mesa in East County having its own private lake. Yes, it’s true. Plus, it has been a local favorite since the day it opened over 50 years ago. With so much success it should come at no surprise that it has been Voted San Diego’s Best Seafood Restaurant… Read more »

Jeremy's on the Hill is Julian's California Style Bistro with a Delicious Menu & Cordon Bleu Chef

Jeremy’s on the Hill is located in Wynola, which is just west of Julian, on Hwy 78. Romantic live piano music is performed Friday and Saturday evenings. Destined for greatness is young, talented San Francisco trained Cordon Bleu Chef Jeremy Manley. He was raised in Julian and has been preparing food since the tender age… Read more »

Santa Ysabel Store & Backcountry Visitor Center offers Heirloom goods & foods with 19th Century General Store Ambiance

The historic Santa Ysabel General Store, an iconic landmark, is now open for business with an innovative dual purpose. Dating from 1884, the store is now being restored, bringing a unique emporium brimming with heirloom and artisanal foodstuffs, back-to-nature gifts, wares for home and garden, and books and guides for the naturalist or cultural tourist…. Read more »

Warner-Carrillo Adobe Ranch House Wasthe Butterfield Stage Stop from 1858 to the Civil War

Built in 1857 by Vincenta Carrillo, a prominent early Californio woman rancher, the adobe known as the Ranch House at Warner’s served as the Butterfield Stage Stop from 1858 until the beginning of the Civil War in 1861. As California’s first regular overland transcontinental stage connection with St. Louis, this pioneering stage route ran along… Read more »

SOHO San Diego Preserves Historic Sites

Since 1969, the Save Our Heritage Organisation has lead San Diego County as a powerful voice for historic preservation. They believe that the historic architecture and sites entrusted to this generation should be passed down to the next, so that they too will know the unique character of San Diego County. Through education, advocacy and… Read more »

Star of the Sea Room is San Diego’s Premier Waterfront Event Center for Banquets & Weddings

Since its opening day in 1966, Anthony’s Star of the Sea reigned as the ultimate choice for fine dining in San Diego. With its unique location, perched over the sparkling waters of San Diego Bay, the Star of the Sea was the premier destination for presidents and prom dates alike. If you had something special… Read more »

Hacienda Casa Blanca is El Cajon’s New Hot Spot Offering Delicious Mexican Cuisine

Hacienda Casa Blanca is El Cajon’s newly renovated hot spot. Delicious food, paired with authentic Mexican decor blend together to immerse you in culture, making your dining experience an event. Hacienda is a great place to dine with family, friends, or that special someone. Their amazing weekend brunches are a must try and have been… Read more »

Ramona Airport is an Aviation Center for San Diego’s Inland and Mountain Communities

With an annual average temperature of 71 degrees, nearly 340 days of ideal flying weather and its proximity to North County business and recreation centers, Ramona Airport is an ideal destination for work or pleasure. With just over 164,000 operations (takeoffs and landings) each year, Ramona is the third busiest facility among the County of… Read more »

Go fresh water Bass Fishing with a professional who knows San Diego’s Lakes and where the fist are

  Lake Fishing: Mega Bass Guide Service has 30 years of bass and 15 years of trophy hunting. Mike has over 300 Bass caught in San Diego County lakes that are over 10 lbs. in weight. Mike fishes in all San Diego County lakes including Lake Dixon, Lake Wholford, Lake Murray, Lake Jennings, El Capitan,… Read more »