Explore the North
San Diego North - Where There's Room to Fill Your Senses
San Diego North encompasses nearly 2,000 square miles of rugged and vast terrain that is home to 19 unique communities, from historic mountain towns to charming beach communities. Treat yourself to a day of indulgences with the following itinerary. Enjoy a round of golf, local wine and beer tasting, and an evening of pampering, relaxation and entertainment.
Lush greens, rolling fairways, steep bunkers, brilliantly designed, impeccably landscaped courses...San Diego North is a golfer's paradise. Home to over 40 courses and a manufacturing mecca for golf-related products, one would argue that it is the center of the golf universe. Whether you're an avid player or just like to putt around, you won't be disappointed in the array of challenging golf courses. Play a round at Torrey Pines in La Jolla (host of this year's US Open), La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, Rancho Bernardo Inn or one of the myriad other courses set amidst stunning scenery.
San Diego has been making wine and growing grapes for over 150 years. Learn more about this fascinating local tradition by heading to Rancho Bernardo to one of California's oldest wineries, Bernardo Winery. The tasting room here is open 7 days a week and offers over 30 wines to sample. Be sure to also explore the vast winery grounds and wander through the quaint village shops, including a salon, coffee shop and artist studios and workshops. A short drive north will take you to Orfila Vineyards, nestled in the San Pasqual Valley near the Wild Animal Park. Relax in the Old World tasting room and gaze across the 70 acre estate as you sample their award-winning Rhone-style wines. Plan to have lunch at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, one of Escondido's best-kept secrets. Not only will you enjoy choosing delicious local and organic dishes from their unique menu, but you can kick back and relax outside in the beautiful gardens and beer garden. Make sure to take one of the complimentary tours of the onsite brewery, followed by a guided tasting of their world-famous beers.
Head north to Valley Center for some pampering and relaxation at Harrah's Rincon Casino & Resort. Start off with a visit to The Spa at Harrah's to indulge in a specialty massage, facial, body wrap, pedicure or one of their other signature treatments. The spa offers ten treatment rooms and spacious his and her lounges with sauna and steam rooms. This relaxing spa session should leave you feeling refreshed, energized and ready to enjoy a fantastic dining experience at Fiore restaurant - savor the quality steak and seafood, fine wines and elegant service. If you want to extend your evening even further, Harrah's has plenty to keep you entertained late into the night. Take in a concert at the Open Sky Theater, grab a cocktail and groove to live music in the Oasis Lounge or Cabana Cove, or play a game of Blackjack in the poolside sand pit at Cabana 21, Southern California's only outdoor gaming venue.