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!


Casino Pauma 777 Pauma Reservation Rd. Pauma Valley, CA 92061 760-742-2177 877-687-2862 Harrah’s Rincon Casino 777 Harrah’s Rincon Way • Valley Center, CA 92082 760-751-3100 Pala Casino 11154 Hwy. 76 • Pala, CA 92059 1-877-946-7252 Valley View Casino 16300 Nyemii Pass Rd. • Valley Center, CA 92082 760-291-5500

California Missions

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


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

Flower Fields

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


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


Cupa Cultural Center 35008 Pala Temecula Rd. • Pala, CA 92059 760-891-3590 Valley Center History Museum 29200 Cole Grade Rd. • Valley Center, CA 92082 760-749-2993


Palomar Observatory Palomar Mountain, CA 92060 760-742-2119

Open Space Preserve

Hellhole Canyon 19324 Santee Lane • Valley Center, CA 92082 760-749-5320


Valley Center Western Days & Rodeo Valley Center Chamber of Commerce 760-749-8472

Theme Parks

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