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Hot Links Overview - East San Diego CA

    Tour Cleveland National Forest
    Southern most of protected forest lands in California includes 430,000 acres of San Diego, Orange and Riverside Comprises of mostly conifer woodlands and chaparral. Also home to formerly the world's largest observatory atop Palomar Mountain.

    Borrego Springs
    600,000 acre Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, the largest state park in the contiguous United States and voted the #1 state park in California by National Geographic. This area was first traversed by Spanish explorer Juan Batiste de Anza in 1774. Another 100 years would pass before the first settlers would come to stay and inhabit this area. Visitors can traverse canyons full of desert palms, ancient pictographs, majestic cactus and early spring wildflowers.

    Other East County Communities

    San Diego Chargers -
    The Chargers were one of the original eight teams of the AFL founded in 1960. In the years since then, the Chargers have made seven trips to the playoffs and three appearances in the AFC Championship game. At the end of the 1994 season, the Chargers faced the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XXIX and fell 49-26.

    Tour Blue Angels
    Winter training home of this famous Naval performance flight group is located on the western side of the Imperial Valley. They are based out of NAF El Centro.

    Tour Salton Sea
    The Salton Sea is California's largest lake. During winter months it is home to over four million birds (representing over 400 species). It is located at about 228 feet below sea level below sea level.

    Tour Imperial Valley Dunes
    Eastern rim of Imperial Valley - Wildlife viewing area and home to several unique species of plants and animals. Very popular area for offroad vehicle activity.

    Tour Escondido California
    Visit the many other cultural and entertainment features.

    East County Performing Arts Center
    210 E. Main St, El Cajon, CA 92020; (619) 440-0395; Email:ECPAC@ECPAC.COM;
    Opened 1977. Send a email request for brochure of upcoming performances.

    Singing Hills Resort
    3007 Dehesa Road, El Cajon, CA 92019;

    Three 18-hole golf courses, two 18-hole championship courses and one 18-hole executive course. Other resort amenities include 11 lighted tennis courts, 102-room lodge, two swimming pools, banquet and meeting rooms.

    Best Western San Diego - Online Directory
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    Follow this link to see a listing of all major Best Western Hotel Resorts in the greater San Diego region.

Tour Indian Gaming Casinos

    Barona Valley Ranch
    1000 Wildcat Canyon Road, Lakeside, CA 92040; (619) 443-2300; Casino Website;
    Open 24 Hours. to enter Casino and Restaurants.

    Casino resort with over 2000 gaming machines, satellite wagering and Las Vegas style buffet. Over 32 table games, some with limits of upto $5,000. Hosted by the Barona Band of Mission Indians.
    Barona Creek Golf Club - 7,088 professionally designed course with five sets of tees, it offers great views of the San Diego backcountry. Rated by Golfweek as the #4 ranked golf course in California.

    Sycuan Indian Bingo & Poker Casino
    5469 Dehesa Road, El Cajon, CA; (800) 27-BINGO; Casino Website;
    Open 24 Hours. to enter Casino and Restaurants.

    Las Vegas style gaming resort with over 305,000 square foot casino area featuring Slots, Blackjack, Poker, Off-track Betting and the 1200-seat Bingo Palace. The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation have lived in the San Diego area for nearly 12,000 years.
    Call for info upcoming live entertainment.
    Paipa's Oasis Buffet - Onsite Restaurant.

    Viejas Casino & Turf Club
    5000 Willows Road, Alpine, CA; (800) 84-POKER; Casino Website;
    Open 24 Hours. to enter Casino and Restaurants.

    Veijas games include jackpots, slots, poker, bingo, baccarat, and Pai Gow. Call for info upcoming live entertainment.
    Viejas Outlet Center - Shopping Retail Mall - Over 35 brand-name fashion stores.

    • Grove Steakhouse
    • Harvest Buffet
    • Sunrise Diner
    • China Camp

    Golden Acorn Casino
    Crestwood Exit from I-8, Crestwood, CA; (866) 7-WINBIG; Casino Website;

  • 24-hour restaurant
  • Del Oro Pizza
  • 750 slots and video games
  • Quick Mart & Truck Stop

DisneyWorld Vacation Getaway
Stay at the World Hyatt Resort in Orlando and get a free pass to one of the best theme parks on the planet.

San Diego Hilton - Online Directory
MainTour Online Rates Special!
Follow this link to see a listing of all major Hilton Hotel Resorts in the greater San Diego region.

Tour Mission Trails Regional Park

    Mission Trails Regional Park
    5540 Kiowa Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942; (619) 668-2050;

    5,800 acres of rugged hills, valleys and open areas that represent the San Diego inland area as they were before the landing of Cabrillo in 1542. Centrally located only 8 miles northeast of downtown San Diego.

    This park has over 40 miles of scenic trails and was home to the Kumeyaay Indians.

    Wildlife - deer, coyote, bobcat, raccoon.
    Kumeyaay Lake Campground -
    Visitors Center -
    Old Mission Dam - Old landmark built by early Franciscan Padres to store water for the nearby Mission San Diego de Alcala. This scenic site is popular for birdwatching.
    Lake Murray - Boating and fishing open on Wed, Sat, Sun from November to Labor Day. Scenic trails open daily year-round. (619) 390-0222. The lake is popular for biking, joking and rollerblading.
    Fishing - Lake Murray lake is well stocked with large mouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie and trout.
    Father Junipero Serra Trail

Tour Santee Lakes Regional Park

    Santee Lakes Regional Park and Campground
    9040 Carlton Oaks Dr, Santee, CA 92071; (619) 596-3141;;
    Open Daily; Vehicle Parking Fee: $2 M-F / $3 S-S & Holidays;

    This 190-acre recreation park is built around a chain of seven sparkling emerald lakes. Enjoy camping, boating, fishing, scenic trails, biking, picnicking.

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