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California Tourmaline in Fallbrook & Carlsbad

Location: Fallbrook (53 Miles / 55 Minutes Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: 10AM – 5PM (Closed Sundays)

Features: San Diego Tourmaline and Other Gems for Sale

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Wildlife Art at Hidden Forest Art Gallery & Nature Center

Location: Fallbrook (53 Miles / 55 Minutes Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Cost: None, unless you want to buy a wildlife painting.

Hours: Varies

Features: Meet Famed Wildlife Artist Gamini Ratnavira, Browse through his Wildlife Paintings, and Meet his Unique & Colorful Birds.

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Watch Hawks, Eagles, and Falcons in the Wild

Location: Ramona (34 Miles / 45 Minutes Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Events: Saturdays in January from 9AM – 12PM

Cost: None

Features: Guided Hawk Watch Event; 19 Raptor Species, including Golden Eagles and Prairie Falcons, make home in the Ramona Grasslands

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Cleveland National Forest

Location: Cleveland National Forest (1 Hour Drive from the Coastal Areas of San Diego)

 

Cost: Most Visitors Will Need An Adventure Pass – $5 per Day or $30 per Year.

Features: Mountains, Meadows, Views of Ocean and Desert; Scenic Drives; Eagles; Falcons; Trails for Hiking, Biking, and Horseback Riding; Campground & RV Sites

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Mt. Woodson Golf Course & the Amy Strong Castle

Location: Ramona (34 Miles / 45 Minutes Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: Year-Round; Dawn – Dusk

Cost: $72 – $97; Discounts for Southern California Residents

Features: Unique Golf Course on a Rolling Terrain with Oak Trees, Boulders, and Lakes; Mansion used for Special Events is Listed on the National Registrar of Historic Places

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Palomar Observatory

Location: Palomar Mountain (78 Miles / 1 Hour and 45 Minutes Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: Generally open 9AM – 4PM (Closed on December 24th and 25th)

Cost: None

Features: Home to One of the World’s Most Powerful Telescopes; Took Clearest Pictures Ever of Outer Space in 2007; Images Used in Google Sky; One of America’s Finest Scientific Achievements.

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Fly Sailplanes Above the Mountains and Desert

Location: Warner Springs (75 Miles / 1.5 Hours Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Open Daily: 9AM – 5PM (Weekday reservations strongly recommended)

Cost: Rides start at $125 for 20 Minutes. ($160 for 2 people)

Features: Glide over the Mountains and Desert on a Sail Plane

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Harrah’s Rincon Casino & Resort

Location: Valley Center (47 Miles / 1 Hour Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Hours: Casino Open 24 Hours a Day / 7 Days a Week

Features: Destination Casino with Slots, Card Tables, Baccarat, Roulette; Large Selection of Restaurants; Free Bus Service from Several San Diego, Los Angeles, and Orange County Locations; Nightly Entertainment; Major Event Center

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Valley View Casino

Location: Valley Center (42 Miles / 1 Hour Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Hours: Casino Open 24 Hours a Day / 7 Days a Week

Features: Casino with Slots and Card Tables; Good Buffet; Non-Smoking Area; Free Bus Service from Several San Diego, Los Angeles, and Orange County Locations; Live Weekend Entertainment

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Mining for California Gemstones & Tourmaline in San Diego

Museum Curators, Gemologists, Jewelers, and Rockhounds from around the world descend on northern San Diego County looking for the perfect specimens to add to their gem collections. California’s gemstones came to notoriety during the latter part of the 19th century when abundant pockets of high quality gemstones were discovered in the Mesa Grande and Pala Districts of San Diego County. A number of famous California gem mines are now open to the public.

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Cupa Cultural Indian Center

Location: Pala (52 Miles / 55 Minutes North of Downtown San Diego)

Hours: 9:30AM – 4:30PM, Monday through Friday

Cost: Free

Features: Displays of artifacts, photographs, arts & crafts, and history of the Pala Indians, including the Cupeno Trail of Tears

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Pala Casino Spa Resort & Event Center

Location: Pala (51 Miles / 50 Minutes Northeast of Downtown San Diego)

Hours: Casino Open 24 Hours a Day / 7 Days a Week

Features: Destination Casino with Slots, Card Tables, Baccarat, Roulette, Online Lessons; Large Selection of Restaurants; Nightly Entertainment; Major Event Center; Resort; Spa

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