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Enjoy all the Attractions of the San Diego Area!

Palomar Mountain Observatory - Located just six miles from Oak Knoll Campground, the Palomar Observatory is an ideal place to view the night sky. Standing in an observatory that's as big as the Parthenon in Rome, this viewing station is active during every clear night of the year. The observatory is home to the 200-inch Hale Telescope, the 48-inch Oschin Telescope, the 18-inch Schmidt telescope, and a 60-inch reflecting telescope. You can view distant planets, learn about the Milky Way, or watch for UFOs! Palomar Mountain is also a great place to enjoy hiking the trails, bird watching, or a picnic lunch with a phenomenal view.
Harrah's Rincon Resort and Casino - For exciting adult entertainment, you can't beat a day at Harrah's Rincon Resort. From gaming and dining to live shows and nightlife, this lively casino has it all. Head to Harrah's for Vegas-style games with their 1,600 hot slots, 100 bingo machines, and more than 50 exciting table games. There's a poker room, Rincon Craps, Volcanic Roulette Bingo, Pai Gow, blackjack, baccarat, and Three Card Poker. The casino has eight fantastic restaurants including the Cabana Cove, the Corner Grill, Fiore, Fortunes, and the Oyster Bar. And you won't want to miss the live country and blue shows, the live music in the Oasis Lounge, or a visit to the luxurious spa.
San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park - Considered by many to be the best zoo in the U.S., the incredible San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park gives you a chance to see animals in their natural habitats. Follow the Monkey Trails, tour the Giant Panda Research Station, or view the chilly Polar Bear Plunge. You'll see Sun Bears relaxing in their forest environment, watch reptiles sunning on the mesa, and find yourself right in the thick of things at the Rain Forest Aviary. The park has a number of restaurants, cafes, and snack stands for meal times, and there's also a Children's Zoo, on-site ATMs, and rental strollers available. Don't miss the chance to see these amazing animals!
Old Town Temecula and Wine Country - Beautiful Temecula California is the place to be for festivals, shows, and live music. Head to this land of vineyards and stage shows during any time of year to hear live bluegrass, meet friendly people, or take part in one of their annual events. You won't want to miss the October Old Town Quilt Show, the Howl-o-ween event, the November Erle Stanley Gardner Mystery Weekend, or the Dickens of a Christmas get-together. In March, the whole town turns out to celebrate the Old Town Temecula Bluegrass Festival, followed in May by Western Days and in June by the Balloon and Wine Festival. From amazing street paintings to rock and roll bands, you'll find it all in Temecula!