10 Ways This Small Southern California Town Will Rock Your World As Your Next Weekend Getaway
If you’re looking for a weekend escape in a scenic setting surrounded with magnificent views, mouthwatering restaurants and fantastic hikes and gardens with some of the best trails in SoCal, you’ll want to add this small town destination to your Southern California bucket list. Here are 10 reasons why we think you’ll fall in love with the charm of Fallbrook.
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1. Soak up the view of the scenic farm country.
Heading to Fallbrook for the weekend means taking a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. Picturesque pockets of scenic farm country with heavenly mountain views is the perfect setting for a relaxed getaway that requires nothing but long and lazy days doing all of your favorite things.
2. Sip on a coffee at Fallbrook Coffee Company.
Start your day with a piping hot coffee at Fallbrook Coffee Company located at 622 S Mission Road. Grab a seat on the patio garden and soak up some rays on this sunny outdoor patio that's filled with lush and colorful greenery.
3. Have an epic brunch at The Veranda at Grand Traditions Estate.
When a restaurant is named by Open Table as "One of the best brunch restaurants in America," you know you'll need to experience this destination for yourself. Located at The Veranda Restaurant on the grounds of Grand Traditions Estate, you'll be enchanted by the stunning scenery and heavenly views that can be experienced from the outdoor patio. The Veranda is located at 220 Grand Tradition Way in Fallbrook.
4. Experience the beauty of Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens and Nursery.
Spend a full day exploring Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens and Nursery. Stroll through vibrant gardens filled with colorful flowers, walk shaded paths canopied by towering oaks, and stop for a bite to eat at Cafe Bloom for a flavorful lunch or snack. You can find Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens at 2940 Reche Road in Fallbroook.
5. Stroll through Los Jiligueros Preserve.
Los Jiligueros Preserve is an enchanting nature preserve filled with fairytale trails that are right out of a storybook. For a dose of nature that doesn't require a strenuous hike, this 1-mile trail through the preserve is the perfect remedy. The trailhead for Los Jiligueros Preserve is located at South Mission Road near Fallbrook High School.
6. Order up some lip-smacking-delicious BBQ at Oink and Moo.
Please note, Oink and Moo is no longer in business.
Weekend getaways are a time for sampling the types of food you don't usually eat every day of the week. And that means it's time for some BBQ. Nothing beats the smokehouse flavor you'll find at Oink and Moo. From burgers and ribs to everything in between, this tasty BBQ joint offers a little something for everyone. You can find Oink and Moo at 121 N Pico Avenue in Fallbrook.
7. Take a scenic hike along the Santa Margarita River Trail.
If you love exploring nature in a tranquil setting along a quiet river with lots of shade to keep you cool on a hot SoCal day, then you'll want to add this 5-mile hike to your weekend itinerary. Located at 4251 River Edge Rd in Fallbrook, this is an ideal spot for the hiking portion of your adventure.
8. Spend the day shopping at Valley Fort Village Shops and Farmers Market.
Please note, Valley Fort Village Shops and Farmers Market is no longer in business.
Experience small town charm at this peaceful outdoor market out in the country that features all sorts of shops and local goods along with a weekly farmers market. You can find this outdoor shopping extravaganza at 3757 South Mission Road.
9. Take a tour of the Golden Hop Farm.
Fallbrook is best known as a destination for wine lovers, but if you are more interested in beer then the SD Golden Hop Farm is the destination for you. Tour the farm, enjoy a picnic on the grounds, and take home some fresh organic hops so you can brew your own beer at home. Golden Hop Farm is located at 467 Solana Real in Fallbrook.
10. Eat a giant burger at Nessy Burgers.
Every weekend getaway should include a giant hamburger at a local burger joint. And when it comes to burgers in Fallbrook, Nessy Burgers is one spot you won't want to miss. Choose from a variety of homestyle burgers made with high-quality beef and topped with all of your favorite ingredients including lettuce, tomato, bacon or even a fried egg. Nessy Burgers is located at 4760 Hwy 76 in Fallbrook.
Have you ever visited the town of Fallbrook before? If not, you should definitely add this gem to your list. For more day trip ideas and weekend getaway destinations, take a look at these
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