Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Fallbrook Downtown
1608 South Mission Road
Fallbrook, CA 92028
Phone: (760) 723-1127
Fax: (760) 723-2917
In the heart of Temecula Wine Country, along "De Portola Wine Trail" you can find the Cougar Winery and Vineyard. A great place for an intimate wedding in wine country or a special picnic under olive trees overlooking the vineyard.
For those bird-lovers who would like an up and close personal look at one of the most popular birds, the Emerald Forest Bird Garden offers visitors rare glimpses of toucans. Emerald Forest offers tours to the public, during which visitors will view the entire breeding process. For those who would love an exotic bird and can afford it, the Bird Garden willingly parts with their birds for the right price. For those unable to travel to Fallbrook, the staff here will be more than happy to ship anyone’s bird of choice to them. - Erick Pettersen
This regional Park, once part of Mission San Luis Rey, covers 579 acres, including a 25-acre lake. The lake does not have a launch ramp, but is ideal for children to attempt their first shore fishing endeavor. In addition to the lake, this park also features a large children's play area as well as various hiking trails. Early morning runners, who jog through the trails accompanied by pets, frequent the park. It's the perfect place for a family day outing. Best of all, the park (including lake use) is free of charge.
The United States Marine Corps holds a strong presence in Northern San Diego County with this military base. The 306-square miles of land was purchased by the federal government in 1942 and transformed into the largest Marine Corps amphibious training base. Self-guided tours are available during daylight hours with some of the sights including the Amphibious Vehicles Museum and Camp Del Mar (showcasing amphibious vehicles that have been used in actual combat). To enter the base, you are required to show photo identification, vehicle registration, and an automobile insurance card. Be prepared to show these pieces of identification at the main gate, then acquire brochures for self-guided tours.
This family-owned gallery is a tribute to the bygone eras of American society, featuring distinct collections of classic automobiles and San Diego wines. Vintage vehicles such as Cadillac, Buick and Ford are featured in the main showroom. Meanwhile, the Barbie Bridal room features a fascinating collection of America's favorite doll. Inside the barrel-aging room, oak barrels house the wines until they are perfect. Check out the bountiful vineyards, where grapes are harvested yearly during August and September.
Something for everyone can be found at this unique park that includes a winery where you can sample award-winning, premium wines and then picnic in the park. Visitors can also see an auto collection with more than 112 cars, most of them convertibles. Included are turn-of-the-century cars, one-cylinder horseless carriages, and the massive finned fashions of the fifties.
In 1816, Father Antonio Peyri built this charming and beautiful mission, a satellite of the famous Mission San Luis Rey. The walls are covered with Indian paintings and the impressive bell tower stands alone, separated from the rest of the mission structure.You will find a small museum showcasing Indian artifacts and statues as well as other historical displays, and a gift shop.
This place provides 7,500 square feet of hands-on inventions, gadgets, and experiments for children and adults of all ages to enjoy.
The vineyards offer a flexible, fun-filled outing, sampling liquid treasures crafted by passionate local wine-makers. The Grapeline Wine Country Shuttle– a deluxe shuttle with friendly hosts and thoughtfully arranged itineraries- takes visitors to several premier wine regions. Reserve a spot on a public tour with pick-ups at most area hotels, or schedule a departure from your front door for a private group outing coordinated by a wine country insider. The exclusive "Vineyard Picnic Tour," which includes wine tasting at four wineries and a gourmet picnic lunch, is a perennial favorite.
Alta Vista Gardens is a must visit for nature lovers in town. This botanical garden is home to several rare species of flora from across the world including Australia and New Zealand. The garden features several sections of beautiful plant life adorned with butterflies, sculptures and water features. They also host an array of cultural events and art programs.
An excellent example of an intact adobe structure, Rancho Buena Vista Adobe rests on the remains of an 1845 Spanish Land Grant. Named after a Spanish Marquez, the adobe is in original condition and houses a very fine exhibit of museum-quality artifacts of its time. Many seasonal events and celebrations are held here throughout the year. The Adobe Gallery and La Tiendita gift shop are also located on the property. Call ahead for hours.
Pack a lunch, load the sports equipment in the car and bring the whole family. This park, located in northern San Diego County, offers something for everyone. With a softball field, basketball court, tennis and volleyball courts, the park is an ideal location for anyone looking for an action-packed afternoon. There is a court for horseshoes, as well as a children's playground. One special addition is the outdoor theater. The Moonlight Amphitheatre is an outdoor arena, which seats up to 2,000 people. The theater showcases Broadway musicals as well as other dramatic events. Call for show time details.