Location: Alpine (35 Miles / 35 Minutes East of Downtown San Diego)
Hours: Casino Open 24 Hours a Day / 7 Days a Week; Outlet Shops Generally Open 10AM – 8PM; Outdoor Concerts at 8PM from March – October; Indoor Events Vary
Features: Top Rated Casino with Slots, Card Tables, Bingo, Off-Track Betting, Non-Smoking Area; Outlet Shopping; Indoor and Outdoor Concert Venues with National Acts
Viejas Casino Highlights: Viejas Casino is generally rated as one of the best casinos in Southern California. One of its benefits is the easy access just off of highway I-8, a half hour east of downtown San Diego. Viejas also boasts several dozen brand-name outlet shops, an indoor entertainment stage, and an outdoor concert series that attracts national acts.
Viejas Casino Games – Bingo games are one of the favorite attractions for guests of the casino. Visitors can also enjoy slots (including penny slots), poker (including Pai Gow), blackjack, other table games, and off-track betting. Nearly all of the eastern side of the building is a non-smoking area and offers slots and bingo. This area is also where you will find 3 of the 4 casino restaurants, including a Buffet and a Steak House. There is also a non smoking poker area on the 2nd floor. Viejas Casino does offer a V Club card with various casino benefits. Casino guests must be 18 Years Old or Older and have Valid Identification. Take a look at the Viejas Casino Map for a layout of the casino facilities.
Viejas Outlets – One of the top outlet centers in San Diego offers 60 brands, including such names as Tommy Hilfiger, Gap, Izod, Nike, and Eddie Bauer. The Viejas Outlets also hosts various events from art festivals to BBQ competitions. Outlet Shop hours do vary by season, so be sure to check their web site for current times. Also check the web site for stores offering senior discounts on shopping, coupons, and current store sales.
Dreamcatcher Entertainment – The indoor Viejas Theatre entertains crowds with international performance groups, comedians, musicians and other artists throughout the year. Some events are free, while others cost upwards of $60 or more. The venue has lower level table seating and two levels of balconies.
Viejas Concerts in the Park – Watch top name performers, such as Chris Isaak, Pat Benatar, and LeAnn Rimes, perform during the concert season, which runs from March to October. The outdoor concert setting with mountain backdrop seats 1,500 guests. Be sure to bring a windbreaker or light jacket. The temperatures are cooler in the evenings. (Check the Inland Weather Forecast and learn more about San Diego Weather.)
Information on Visiting the Viejas Casino
Directions from Google Maps to 5000 Willows in Alpine, CA 91901.
Traffic – Traffic is very heavy driving east on highway I-8 during weekday evening rush hour. (Learn more about getting San Diego traffic updates.) Otherwise, getting to and from the Viejas Casino is relatively easy. The Casino and Outlet Shops are next to the highway and near the exit.
Transit – Buses do serve the Viejas Casino from the El Cajon Trolley Station, but it may take a while depending on time of day. You can take the Orange Line Trolley to reach El Cajon. (See San Diego Transit Information for details on Bus Schedules, the San Diego Trolley and information about using the online Transit Planner.)