With temps in the high 60s, winter is a wonderful time of year to check out the city sights, as well as activities in our East County region where ‘tis the season to see charming foothill, mountain and desert communities decked in holiday splendor. Following are 5 Holiday Festivities to Try.
Fun East County Finds for Father’s Day Weekend
Father’s Day is just around the corner! If you’re just making plans and hankering for adventure, I’ve got a few fun ideas in San Diego’s wild and wonderful East County region.
Winning! Chic New Viejas Hotel Opens in East County
Yours truly was invited to the grand opening of the new Viejas Hotel, located in the rolling foothills of Alpine next door to Viejas Casino and across the street from the popular Viejas Outlets.
Their new name is Viejas Casino & Resort. Did you know: the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians becomes San Diego’s fifth tribe to open a hotel connected to its casino.
The shindig will include a ribbon cutting, traditional Kumeyaay songs and a Native American blessing, and sneak peek of “Rise,” a dramatic new Cirque-style show that premieres at the hotel this Saturday, followed by a spectacular fireworks display. I can’t wait!
5 to Try: Sparkling East County Holiday Delights!
Gather up the family, grab your gift list, Santa hat and mittens and join us on a jolly jaunt to our charming East County communities to discover ‘5 to Try” holiday festivites that are sure to make a visit to San Diego merry, memorable and bright!
3 For Free: Spring Flings in San Diego!
Spring is in full swing in San Diego. With sun shiny days and pleasantly warm temperatures in the 70s, now is a perfect time to head outdoors and explore some great upcoming spring and garden festivals.
After the break are three fun spring flings to check out this May.
A Season of Savings at Viejas Outlet Center in San Diego’s East County
Viejas Outlet Center offers huge discounts on name brands, ice skating in Southern California’s largest outdoor rink, a festive light and water show and tons of family fun during the holidays.
‘Tis the season: Holiday Festivities in East County!
San Diego’s bucolic East County always beckons me this time of year. I don’t know if it’s the crispness in the air, change of color in the leaves or subtle scent of pine trees as you drive out into the backcountry that’s so enticing, but it’s absolutely wonderful and welcoming!
Three “Wild” Adventures in East County
Paws up! Make treks to San Diego’s rustic East County for up-close encounters of the wild animal kind. Three one-of-a-kind animal sanctuaries top my must-see list – each sure to become as synonymous with San Diego as our world-famous Zoo and Safari Park. 1. I recently discovered Sky Hunters, a preserve for our fine-feathered friends near Alpine, dedicated […]
5 To Try on the Wild Side!
Lions and tigers and bears – Oh my! But I’m not talkin’ about animal encounters at the San Diego Zoo or Safari Park. Rather, wild and mighty creatures (plus one of the most mysterious kind) can be found in East County – an expansive rural area we refer to as San Diego’s backyard. Here the great outdoors […]
5 To Try: East County’s Quirky Roadside Attractions
From quaint and quirky to weird and wonderful, San Diego has numerous backcountry marvels that dot the expansive East County region. Roadside attractions have always fascinated me because they meld America’s love affair with the road with a creative entrepreneurial spirit that makes drivers do a double take. Following are five fun ones to try. […]