What to Do

rodeo-valley-centerValley Center is a great place to reconnect with the joys of being in the country. With its wide range of hiking, biking, walking, and sightseeing opportunities, Valley Center and the communities of Pauma Valley, Pala and Palomar Mountain allow you to get out and be a part of some truly beautiful surroundings. And if your translation of being outdoors includes something a little more on the wild side, the San Diego Wild Animal Park is just down the road… but a continent away!

Of course, being a part of the great outdoors is only some of what Valley Center offers. If shopping is your sport of choice, there are a number of great places to practice your expertise. If star gazing is your sport, a trip to the world-renowned Palomar Observatory or a search for the homes of some of Valley Center’s most famous previous residents (like Dick Powell and June Allyson, John Wayne, Gary Cooper, Bill Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, etc.) could make for the perfect getaway weekend. If you are interested in living a little California history, come to Valley Center’s Western Days Parade and Rodeo in May, or visit Mission San Antonio de Pala, the Cupa Cultural Center, and/or the Valley Center History Museum. And if sports of chance are your fancy, there are four casinos in Valley Center and the immediate surround ready and willing to assist you in your challenge!

There’s a lot to do in Valley Center, so you better get started!

Casinos

Casino Pauma
777 Pauma Reservation Rd.
Pauma Valley, CA 92061
760-742-2177
877-687-2862
www.casinopauma.com

Harrah’s Rincon Casino
777 Harrah’s Rincon Way • Valley Center, CA 92082
760-751-3100
www.harrahsrincon.com

Pala Casino
11154 Hwy. 76 • Pala, CA 92059
1-877-946-7252
www.palacasino.com

Valley View Casino
16300 Nyemii Pass Rd. • Valley Center, CA 92082
760-291-5500
www.valleyviewcasino.com

California
Missions

San Antonio De Pala
3000 Pala Mission Rd. • Pala, CA 92059

Golf

Woods Valley Golf Club
14616 Woods Valley Rd. • Valley Center, CA 92082
760-751-3007
www.woodsvalleygolfclub.com

Flower Fields

Keys Creek Lavender Farm
(May & June Only)
12460 Keys Creek Rd. • Valley Center, CA 92082
760-742-3844

Hiking

For a good list of trails, hikes and walks in
Valley Center, visit: www.trails.com

Museums

Cupa Cultural Center
35008 Pala Temecula Rd. • Pala, CA 92059
760-891-3590
www.palatribe.com/cupa-cultural-center

Valley Center History Museum
29200 Cole Grade Rd. • Valley Center, CA 92082
760-749-2993
www.valleycenterhistory.org

Observatories

Palomar Observatory
Palomar Mountain, CA 92060
760-742-2119
www.astro.caltech.edu

Open Space Preserve

Hellhole Canyon
19324 Santee Lane • Valley Center, CA 92082
760-749-5320
www.hellholecanyon.org

Rodeos

Valley Center Western Days
& Rodeo
Valley Center Chamber of Commerce
760-749-8472
www.vcchamber.com

Theme Parks

San Diego Zoo Safari Park
15600 San Pasqual Valley Rd.
Escondido, California 92027
760-747-8702
www.sandiegozoo.com