In the heart of Alpine, Ayres Lodge Alpine is within the vicinity of Viejas Outlet Center and Viejas Casino. This family-friendly hotel is within the region of Steele Canyon Golf Club and Boomers El Cajon.
Make yourself at home in one of the 97 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and flat-screen televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with triple sheeting, cotton sheets, and down comforters. Windows open to garden and mountain views. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while 32-inch high-definition televisions with cable programming provide entertainment. Partially open bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and shopping on site. Hop aboard the complimentary shuttle and get to the casino or shopping center in no time.
Grab a bite to eat at one of the hotel's dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and limo/town car service. Planning an event in Alpine? This hotel has 800 square feet (74 square meters) of space consisting of banquet facilities and a meeting/conference room. Free self parking is available onsite.
Located on the site of a historical adobe stagecoach station, Lions Tigers & Bears brings visitors fare-to-face with 19 species of animals at its no-kill rescue sanctuary. A team of dedicated volunteers and staff helm this non-profit wildlife sanctuary, feeding and caring for its residents?a motley crew that includes regal African lions, Bengal tigers, a trio of bobcats, and several black bears. In a separate area, domesticated animals such as goats and llamas roam.
The sanctuary rescued each of these creatures from lives of in-captivity abuse and neglect. And yet the caretakers don't stop at caring for their furry charges?they also work to ensure other animals won't endure similar experiences. In educational programs such as animal encounters, these caretakers teach principles of responsible farming and pet ownership and give their students hands-on experience with feeding and reading bedtime stories to the domestic animals. An array of seasonal events, such as interactive festivals, are also designed to benefit the big cats and bears.
A family-owned-and-operated farm nestled in the hills of Jamul, Hidden Haven Farms maintains the camaraderie of the Old West lifestyle through educational field trips. In its tranquil setting far from metropolitan stressors, the farm's owners lead visitors along serene jaunts, meandering through the farm?s rolling countryside and ranch layout to take in sites and look out for time-traveling rustlers trying to take livestock back to the 1860s.
Hidden Haven's pastures also provide a space for outdoor education, as the family welcomes visitors for field trips, home-school programs, summer camp, and birthday parties. During these visits, guests can master the process of shearing a sheep, watch bee pollination, and witness the first seconds of new life at a live egg hatching. Throughout the experience, guides stress the importance of maintaining a healthy connection and respect for all four-legged comrades.
Though dinosaurs haven't roamed the earth for 65 million years, another hulking beast first roared through the American countryside only two centuries ago. That creature was the locomotive, and the subject of the preservation and public education efforts at the Pacific Southwest Railroad Museum. There, engineers conduct hands-on lessons in the form of one-hour or full-day excursions in vintage cars amid the last transcontinental link of track ever constructed in the United States. Inside the museum proper, experts restore railroad artifacts while docents lead tours among antique cabooses' steel frames and wheels made of pocket watches, and a gift shop is available in the Campo depot. Notable exhibits include the visionary industrialist John D. Spreckels’s personal business car and a San Diego and Arizona Railway steam locomotive built in 1904.
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Katwalk Divaz bedazzles its digital dressing room with a cache of brightly colored prints, studs, and sequins, available in an extensive size range. Tirelessly stylish scientists endured painful scratches from claws and thorns alike to develop the soft cheetah-print rose on the animal-print flower top ($24.50). The long-sleeve rhinestone heart wing top ($34) nestles hidden messages in the graphic layers of a rainbow-hued explosion. Don leggings ($26 and up) that replicate the legwear of ancient royals with sparkling crown and fleur-de-lis embellishments, or sharpen bare shoulder blades with the sleek faux fur of the brown cozy jacket ($40).