Location: Lakeside (28 Miles / 40 Minutes Northeast of Downtown San Diego)
Hours: Casino Open 24 Hours a Day / 7 Days a Week
Features: Destination Casino; Top Rated Casino with Slots, Card Tables, Bingo, Roulette, Off-Track Betting; Large Selection of Restaurants; One of the Best Golf Courses in California; Free Bus Service from Several San Diego, Los Angeles, and Orange County Locations; Nightly Entertainment
Barona Casino Highlights: Barona Valley Casino is generally rated as one of the best casinos in Southern California. The Casino offers nightly entertainment and a wide selection of restaurants. Adjacent to the Casino is an upscale hotel resort with a full complement of amenities and one of the top rated golf courses in the country. The size and quality of the facilities has made Barona a destination resort casino.
Barona Casino – Barona offers slots (including penny slots), poker (including Pai Gow), blackjack, baccarat, roulette, craps, and other table games. Visitors can also enjoy bingo and off-track betting. Those who are hungry have a lot of food choices from the traditional buffet and steakhouse to a noodle house and food court.
Visitors can take advantage of daily promotions. The 15 table Poker room is non-smoking. Barona Valley Casino does offer a Club Barona card with various casino benefits. Casino guests must be 18 Years Old or Older and have Valid Identification.
Barona Creek Golf – The Barona Creek Golf Course is generally rated among the top 5 best casino resort golf courses in California. Rates start as low as $80 for a twilight round of golf. You can make reservations up to 30 days in advance. However, there is a small fee if you make reservations more than 10 days in advance. Golf is played year-round in San Diego. Read the description about San Diego weather for details on what to expect. Look for the inland forecast. It is generally warmer inland that it is immediately next to the San Diego Coast.
Hotel Resort – The upscale 400 room resort is located adjacent to the casino. It offers a spa, fitness center, and other amenities. Guests can take advantage of romantic getaway packages and other promotions that include hotel, dining, and gaming enjoyment. Room prices range from about $129 – $240 depending on the dates.
Hayloft Stage – Live entertainment is provided nightly at 8PM. You can view the full calendar of shows online.
Information on Visiting Barona Valley Casino
Directions from Google Maps to 1932 Wildcat Canyon Road in Lakeside, CA 92040.
Traffic – Traffic is very heavy for those driving east on highway I-8 during weekday evening rush hour. (Learn more about getting San Diego traffic updates.) The last five miles are on two-lane roads heading into a more remote area where the Indian Reservation is located.
Transit – The Casino offers Free Luxury Bus Service from various locations in San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Visitors staying around downtown San Diego can take the Orange Line Trolley to reach El Cajon, which is one of the pick-up points. (See San Diego Transit Information for details on the San Diego Trolley and information about using the online Transit Planner.) Buses run on a fairly regular basis from early morning to late night.