East County

Nowhere in San Diego it its diversity of offering more apparent than in East County. East County is also home to bustling casinos, operated by the Barona, Sycuan and Viejas Band of Native Americans. The casinos provide Las Vegas Action with a variety of other services and activities available including fine dining, golf, entertainment, shopping and lodging.


Accommodation
San Diego East County offers everything from luxurious resorts to quaint bed and breakfast inns. Depending on your taste and budget, visitors may find themselves steps away from our sandy beaches or in cozy retreats nestled in the mountainous backcountry. East County Hotels & Resorts

Viejas Casino & Outlet
Viejas Casino has all your favorite games like slots, blackjack, pai gow, bingo and more. With 2,000 slot machines to choose from we have one of the largest slot selections in San Diego and you will have 5 great restaurants to choose from at Viejas Casino. The Viejas Outlet Center features 57 top designer outlet stores and is bargain hunter's delight.

Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino
Nestled in the Barona Valley, the Barona Creek Golf Club is championship level 18-hole golf course considered one of the best in Southern California. Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino whispers of great promise and warm country charm. Barona Casino now features 2,000 new Las Vegas slot machines, with the video, sounds and bonus screens and the excitement you know and love. We have special rates for Barona Resort available

Sycuan Casino & Resort
Sycuan Casino & Resort offers guests the finest gaming and entertainment venue in Southern California. Choose your favorite gaming action: Slots, Blackjack, Poker, Pai Gow, Off-Track Betting, Bingo or Baccarat. Sycuan Casino & Resort offers great dining options. Enjoy San Diego's Best Buffet at Paipa's Oasis, relaxed patio dining at Wachena Falls Café, or a specialty sandwich at Sunset Deli. In addition to great gaming, dining and entertainment, Singing Hills Country Club at Sycuan offers 54 holes of Southern California's best golf, championship tennis courts, great overnight accommodations and a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy cocktails or a fine meal in the recently remodeled, Cafe & Grille at Singing Hills. Special discounted rates available here

East County Golf
San Diego East County is home to some of the best golf courses in California. With its gentle flowing creeks, hardy California oaks, and native sods and grasses, lends it a simple charm and rustic beauty whether you're an avid player or just like to putt around, visitors won't be disappointed in the array of challenging golf courses. San Diego Golf

Julian
Nestled in the 6,000-ft-/2,000-m-high Laguna mountains about 40 mi/65 km northeast of San Diego is the former gold-mining town of Julian. You can tour the defunct mine's tunnels, ride through town in a horse-drawn buggy and shop for country curios and antiques in old-time buildings that now house stores. A number of bed-and-breakfasts operate in the town, including the Julian Hotel on Main Street, a designated historic landmark. Be sure to try the locally made apple pie if you have the chance -- it's famous among area gourmands.

Anza-Borrego Desert
Most of eastern San Diego County, which otherwise consists largely of sleepy suburban communities, is taken up by the more than 600,000-acre Anza-Borrego Desert , much of it a state park (free; $5 per vehicle). Some of it can be covered by car, although four-wheel-drive vehicles are necessary for the more obscure - and most interesting - routes. The best time to come is winter, when daytime temperatures stay around the mid-eighties. In the fiercely hot summer, it's best left to the lizards, but when the desert blooms , between March and May, scarlet ocotillo, orange poppies, white lilies, purple verbena and other wild flowers paint a memorable, and fragrant, picture. To find out more information, and begin your trip at a good jumping-off point, stop by the park visitors center , near park headquarters at 200 Palm Canyon Drive (daily 8am-5pm, weekends only during summer; tel (760) 767-5311.

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Hotels East County

Address: 9200 Inwood Drive, San Diego CA, 92071 Check Rates
Hotel Chain: Independent
Carlton Oaks Country Club is the perfect place for your next getaway. A challenging 7,088 yard Dye designed course awaits you with meandering creeks, mature trees, strategic undulation and peninsula tie greens. The beautiful year round climate makes Carlton Oaks convenient when traveling any time of the year, and our 5 sets of tees and course amenities offer a relaxing vacation, business trip or day away for any level of golfer. More info
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Santee Carlton Oaks Lodge and Country Club $$$ Rating
Red Line Address: 1251 Tavern Road, San Diego CA, 92901 Check Rates
Hotel Chain: Independent
Located just east of San Diego at the foot of the Viejas Mountains, the Country Inn is the perfect retreat to enjoy scenic beauty, great climate and a small town village atmosphere. Alpine is a picturesque foothill village with many attractive homes and small ranches nestled among the oaks, sycamores, eucalyptus and pepper trees, amid rolling hills covered with chaparral and sage. More info
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Alpine Country Inn - Alpine $$ Rating
Red Line Address: 3007 Dehesa Rd., San Diego CA, 92019 Check Rates
Hotel Chain: Singing Hills at Sycuan
Singing Hills Country Club at Sycuan is nestled in a beautiful, serene valley in El Cajon, just 30 minutes east of the San Diego Airport. Singing Hills is consistently rated among the top semi-private golf courses in San Diego County. Owned and operated by the Sycuan Tribal Development Corporation (an entity chartered by the Sycuan Band of Kumeyaay Indians), Singing Hills includes more than 425 acres of lush, picturesque mountain terrain, and offers guests two 18-hole championship courses, a challenging par-3 course and 11 tournament tennis courts. More info
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El Cajon Singing Hills Country Club at Sycuan $$ Rating
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Restaurants East County

Address: 7091 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego CA, 92115 Make Reservation
Terra American Bistro
Terra calls the East College District of La Mesa home. Chef and Owner Jeff Rossman brings quality to the table (literally) by stocking the Terra kitchen, bar, and menu with locally sourced and sustainable produce and ingredients. Brunch, lunch, dinner, and drinks reflect the best the seasons have to offer, and often highlight the rich bounty of San Diego and Riverside County agriculture. From the fresh fruit-infused libations to the “New American Cuisine” menu featuring preparation styles unique to the Americas, Terra serves up a thoughtful dining experience that celebrates the joy of community and communal eating. More ...
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East County American $$ Excellent Excellent Ratings
Red Line Address: 8555 Fletcher Parkway, San Diego CA , 91942 Make Reservation
Sammy's Woodfired Pizza & Grill - La Mesa
Looking for the perfect restaurant for a casual night out? Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill in La Mesa is the place to be, offering a comfortable dining experience and quality cuisine that everyone can delight in. This family-friendly restaurant is located a block away from Grossmont Center’s shops and movie theater, so feel free to unwind after a day of shopping, enjoy a relaxing dinner and a movie with someone special, or bring the family by for a wholesome get together. Peruse the selections of wine and craft beers and order half-priced tapas during Happy Hour, every day from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with options that are sure to please your taste buds such as Japanese Chicken Meatballs, Oak Roasted Salmon, or one of the many finely crafted woodfired pizzas. Choose from a variety of gourmet toppings, such as goat cheese, prosciutto, or garlic chicken. The restaurant can accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions, including vegan and gluten-free, as well as low fat and whole wheat, and for those who don’t wish to leave the comfort of home, enjoy the delicious tastes of Sammy’s with online catering and delivery services. Conveniently located within walking distance of the Grossmont Center trolley stop, Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill is easily accessible from almost anywhere in San Diego, so be sure to pencil in a visit at the top of your to-do list. More ...
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East County Pizza $ Good Good Ratings
Red Line Address: 8555 Fletcher pkwy Suite 106, San Diego 5, 91942 Make Reservation
Banbu Sushi
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East County Sushi $ Average Good Ratings
Red Line Address: 750 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego CA, 92110 Make Reservation
Phil's BBQ
Mesquite grilled ribs, chicken and premium pulled pork sandwiches are only a few of the main attractions found on the menu at Phil’s BBQ. Made-from-scratch, top-secret recipes for rubs and sauce, along with dedication, customer loyalty, and a touch of “organized chaos” are major components for the great success of this San Diego favorite, and as popularity continues to expand, Phil’s is becoming a go-to destination for some of the best BBQ in town. The casual setting is perfect for any occasion whether you are out with friends, the kids, or a special someone, and the menu caters to any BBQ lover, featuring a broad spectrum of fresh salads, burgers, sandwiches, award winning ribs, white meat chicken, and colossal onion rings. Without a doubt, if you come to Phil’s hungry, you can expect to leave happy. With locations spanning from East County to the seaside village of Point Loma, accessibility is a breeze, and with your choice of different portion sizes, it’s always easy to load up on just the right amount of delicious fire-grilled goodness. Phil’s is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday, so the next time that craving for some good old fashioned BBQ hits, you know where to go. More ...
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East County Bar-B-Q $ Average Good Ratings
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Golf East County

Address: 1000 Wildcat Canyons, Lakeside CA, 92040 Book Online
Barona Creek Golf Club
Barona Creek Golf Club is a par 72 course that is 7,088 yards with nearly 100 multi-fingered bunkers and a series of lakes and ponds that are connected to the area's naturally fed streams.
The golf course also has more than 170 mature native oak trees transplanted from other regions of the Barona Indian Reservation. More info ...
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Lakeside $$ Barona Creek Golf Club        18 Book Tee Times
Red Line Address: 3199 Stonefield Drive, San Diego CA, 91935 Book Online
Steele Canyon Golf Club - Canyon/Ranch
Only 20 minutes from downtown San Diego, Steele Canyon showcases a spectacular and prestigious setting for corporate, charity or social golf events.
Our three distinct nine-hole courses were designed by Gary Player, a champion who embodies the integrity, values, passion and traditions of the game. Each layout offers a unique natural environment and type of play for all levels of experience. The rugged Canyon Nine provides dramatic shot-making challenges and breathtaking elevations. More info ...
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Jamul $$ Steele Canyon Golf Club - Canyon/Ranch        9 Book Tee Times
Red Line Address: 3199 Stonefield Drive, San Diego CA, 91935 Book Online
Steele Canyon Golf Club - Ranch/Meadow
Only 20 minutes from downtown San Diego, Steele Canyon showcases a spectacular and prestigious setting for corporate, charity or social golf events.
Our three distinct nine-hole courses were designed by Gary Player, a champion who embodies the integrity, values, passion and traditions of the game. Each layout offers a unique natural environment and type of play for all levels of experience. The rugged Canyon Nine provides dramatic shot-making challenges and breathtaking elevations. More info ...
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Jamul $$ Steele Canyon Golf Club - Ranch/Meadow        9 Book Tee Times
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