Camping Deals in San Diego
The last time your family tried to commune with wildlife you got bitten, hissed at, and well... you'd rather not say. You may not be horse whisperers... yet, but today's deal from Divine Equine will change all that: Pay $25 for one beginner equestrian lesson (regularly $50), or $30 for an hour-long life equine therapy class (regularly $65). The beginner lesson at this sunny Fallbrook stable not only gets you on the right track to riding a horse, it also helps you begin to build relationships with these special animals. But if you really want to bring out the Dr. Dolittle and Mr. Ed in your mare-iage, then try out the life lessons class. Equine therapy is an effective tool for helping people deal with anger and stressful situations. With your newly found skills, who knows, the next time your family goes camping, you may just make a friend or two.
A meal can bring friends closer together, much like a camping trip or a pact to never mention what happened on the camping trip ever again. Have an evening you'll never forget with this Groupon. $20 for $45 Worth of Modern American Cuisine Zagat-rated restaurant features menu that changes monthly to include dishes such as a duck-confit risotto with sage butter ($12) and a pancetta-and-sage carbonara with roasted tomatoes and artichokes ($17). See a sample menu. AVE 5 Restaurant & Bar After graduating from the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute in London with a Grand Diplôme, Colin MacLaggan honed ...
The Fine Print
Limit 5 per customer, additional as gifts; up to 5 vouchers may be combined to extend stay • Only valid for stays now - March 30, 2014 • Reservations required and subject to availability • Not valid toward existing or room block reservations • Camp cabin includes four cots, nearby restroom, and electricity • Option A and B: voucher does not include bedding • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during one stay • Voucher valid for up to 4 guests; additional guests may be added based on availability and at an additional cost of $3 per person • Merchant cancellation/rescheduling policy and fees apply once booking is made; voucher subject to forfeiture • Taxes not included; payable directly to the property • Incidental charges, charges for additional services and gratuity at the property are not included • Children are welcome at the property • Check-in: 2 p.m. / Checkout: 11 a.m. • Blackout date(s): November 25 - December 1, 2013 and December 16, 2013 - January 5, 2014 (for cabins only); December 16-29 (for camp cabins only); February 15-18, 2014
The Destination An hour east of San Diego in the Cuyamaca Mountains, the former gold-mining town of Julian is now Southern California's premier apple-growing region. A sleepy hamlet that's held onto its historical roots—and has been designated an official California Historical Landmark—Julian offers visitors a trip back in time. Here, you can hitch a horse-drawn carriage down Main Street, tour the old mines, and sample the region's famous apples, all in a single day. Still, there's no lack of sophistication in this quaint little town, with several nearby wineries offering tastings and a few noteworthy restaurants serving upscale seasonal cuisine. The Digs In the high desert of Shelter Valley on the outskirts of Julian, Stagecoach Trails is an RV resort and horse camp that's virtually made for families. You can choose to "rough it" by pitching a tent or parking your RV at a campsite with water and electrical hookups. Or opt for a Camp Cabin with four single cots (bring your own bedding), electricity, and nearby hot showers and restrooms. For a more civilized experience, Timber Cabins contain a queen bed or two sets of twin-size bunk beds with all bedding, plus a microwave and mini fridge, heating and air-conditioning, a full bathroom with shower, a coffee bar, and a flat-screen TV with DVD player. The campground itself features a pool, laundry facility, general store, and clubhouse—not to mention clean restrooms and showers for campers. There's even Wi-Fi available.