The 18-hole Reidy Creek Golf Course covers 2,582 yards in the rugged hills of Escondido, supplying guests with a scenic backdrop for club-based revelry. The rolling terrain of the par 54 course—intertwined with manmade obstacles such as sculpted bunkers, sinuous lakes, and wind—challenges golfers as they attempt holes-in-one. The distinctive course, designed by the notable engineers at Cal Olson Golf Architecture not to contain any two identical holes, contains a golf shop, café, and golf clinics taught by PGA professionals.
San Diego Fencing Center’s experienced coaches thrust confidence, improved agility, and the thrill of competition upon the suited shoulders of their dedicated disciples. After undertaking two lessons a week for one month, youths will know how to artfully parry foil flicks with proper footwork whilst advancing and riposting in turn. The Center’s six grounded, regulation-size strips allow for extensive hands-on training, and onsite shower facilities and convenient parking are a boon to parents and dusty compact cars.
The Earth Day Warrior Challenge lets racers exercise both brain and body with a slew of carbon-neutral obstacles. Runners flip over-sized truck tires, scale an eight-foot wall, and cross balance beams as they conquer each of the course’s fifteen obstacles. Games of tic-tac-toe and giant-sized jacks engage runners' minds as well. Following the race, runners kick back in a celebration village with a DJ, carnival-style games, and a collection of inflatables suitable for both adults and children. Runners can grab grub from a collection of San Diego’s best food trucks, saving banana peels for their next footrace against a gaggle of cartoon characters. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the San Pasqual School Foundation, which helps supplement music, art, and physical education at San Pasqual Union Elementary School.
Swing, summersault, and soar through the air on a trapeze with today's Groupon, $25 for a 90-minute trapeze class at Trapeze High (a $50 value). It's worth the 30-minute drive to Escondido to learn how to throw yourself off a platform 23 feet in the air and gracefully bounce butterflicticly through the heavens, performing spectacular acrobatic maneuvers. Learning trapeze tricks is an once-in-a-lifetime experience, and it's plenty of fun. Frequent trapeze binges are the reason Cirque du Soleil performers look so happy.
Food lovers rejoice: rather than traverse the town in search of a variety of cuisine, they can save time and shoe leather by attending the Valley Center Gourmet Food Truck Festival. The second annual culinary extravaganza—sporting a Hawaiian theme this year—features mouth-watering platefuls from food trucks such as Crepes Bonaparte, Dang Brother Pizza, and Hoangie's Bahn Mi, dished out alongside pours from Hess Brewing and California Fruit Wine. While adults enjoy of-age libations, youngsters can partake of activities including pony rides and face painting. Live music and DJ performances underscore each sip, swirl, and perfectly tuned bite.
Twice each year since 2001, The Wed Club has helped brides-to-be organize their goals and aspirations for their big day. The event-production company hosts bridal shows that bring together just about every conceivable aspect of a successful wedding, including the photography, dresses, and music, into one place so that brides can network with professionals and make plans for the wedding of their dreams. Each guest has the opportunity to taste cakes and peruse the latest trends in tuxedo and gown design, and a select few will be lucky enough to head home with prizes.
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