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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Casino
“Close by located right here in Valley Center. Only 15 - 20 min. away. Enjoy Restaurant and Gaming close by.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“In the fall you have to check out this farm with giant pumpkins food and beer.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Trail
“Follow the loop trail (moderate difficulty) for unforgettable views of San Diego. Its about a 40 minute drive, but really worth it!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
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““Masters in the art of slow-cooked streaks, seafood, ribs and chicken since 1981!””
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Great for Hiking, Biking, Right across Dixon Lake where you can go Boating, Fishing, Camping and be one with nature.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
  • 4 locals recommend
Food
“Great place for a hike and picnic. Mountain bike trails for beginners to expert.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 5 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Feeling the need to reel one in? Check out some record setting big-mouth bass fishing at Lake Wohlford. Then enjoy a famous catfish dinner at Smokey's while listening to some live blues afterwards!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
““THE CLARK HOUSE Starting in the early 1920s, Mrs. Tizard (then Agnes White) took on the persona of the character “Betty Crocker”. As Betty Crocker, Agnes White hosted the country’s first radio cooking show, appeared in magazine advertisements, and developed many recipes for the company that became General Mills. She built a stainless steel demonstration kitchen in her Valley Center house.“”
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“The only grocery store in town...great to buy a few things, but if you're looking to get lots of groceries, we recommend driving to Escondido.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“A super popular deli...as with everything around here, the staff is super friendly. There are cute souvenir shops in the same small shopping area too.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Church
“Visit Plum Village, a 400 acre location for mindful meditation. Varying levels of free retreats including an hour, a day or longer. Donations accepted, otherwise free. ”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
““Masters in the art of slow-cooked streaks, seafood, ribs and chicken since 1981!””
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 5 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“A super popular deli...as with everything around here, the staff is super friendly. There are cute souvenir shops in the same small shopping area too.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
American Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend

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