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San Diego Country Estates 2002

An August 2002 trip to San Diego by Dan Braun

Roomy Clubhouse for Gathering Photo, San Diego, California More Photos
Quote: This was our first exchange as a timeshare owner. The name is as it implies "Country Estates". Country living but just a short 30-60 minute car drive from many things to do and see.

San Diego Country Estates 2002

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Overview

Roomy Clubhouse for Gathering Photo, San Diego, California
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To save money, we ate breakfast and dinners in our unit of "The Good Life" timeshare resort and packed picnic lunches. The unit was fully equipped including B-B-Q on the patio. Also had full size inside laundry. This gave a real "at home" feeling. Did eat lunch out a couple of times as a treat. A fabulous shopping area is the Viejas Outlet. At night they have dancing waters and Indian fire dance shows (free). Right across the street is the Viejas Casino. There is also another casino nearby (could see both in one day) called Barona Casino. All activities we wanted to do were an hour or less drive away. We did the Zoo and Balboa Park, day at the beach in Mission Bay, small town of Julian...Read More

San Diego Country Estates

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Hotel | "San Diego Country Estates - The Good Life"

San Diego Country Estates Photo, Ramona, California
Quote:
Best Things Nearby:Indian reservation casinos and outlet stores. All the attractions of San Diego and the coast. Nearby small, quaint towns.Best Things About the Resort:Very roomy. Very well decorated and equipped. Peaceful country setting but short drive to all the great attractions.Resort Experience:San Diego Country Estates is a development outside of Ramona. And that's just what it is: "Country." Open areas with plenty of hills and high desert vegetation. A lot of horse properties (which means lots are large) and a very nice community equestrian center. Around the units are plenty of trees and grass for the area. Very peaceful feeling. Every day seem...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 13, 2002

San Diego Country Estates
25385 Pappas Road
Ramona, California 92065
(760) 789-3826

San Diego Zoo and Safari Park

Attraction | "San Diego Zoo"

San Diego Zoo and Safari Park Photo, San Diego, California
Quote:
The zoo is very nice with a lot of exhibits. The tour bus ride is a good idea to do when you first get there, then you can go back on foot to see what you really want to see.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 13, 2002

San Diego Zoo and Safari Park
2920 Zoo Drive
San Diego, California 92101
(619) 231-1515

Mission Bay

Attraction

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It was a very nice relaxing day on the beach. We could sit and relax while keeping an eye on our girls having fun on the body and/or skim boards in the water. Going through the shops and having ice cream was also enjoyable.

For those who like to surf, there was plenty of that to do also.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 13, 2002

Mission Bay
I-5 to the East Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, California

Viejas Outlet Center

Attraction | "Viejas Outlets"

Quote:
This as a very nicely done factory outlet center. The architecture was wonderful. A lot of great stores and great prices. In the evening they have a free show of dancing waters and Indian fire dancing. The casino is directly across the street in case you want to take a break to make more money for shopping.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 13, 2002

Viejas Outlet Center
5005 Willows Road
Alpine, California 91901
(619) 659-2070

Del Mar Fairgrounds & Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

Attraction | "Del Mar Race Track"

Del Mar Fairgrounds & Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Photo, San Diego, California
Quote:
It was a fun, exciting and relaxing day all rolled up into one. It was a very nice race track. Plenty of things to see wandering around.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 13, 2002

Del Mar Fairgrounds & Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd
Del Mar, California 92014
+1 858 755 1141