HARRAH’S RESORT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Serving as a destination resort, this bustling hotel and casino is 10.7 miles from Hellhole Canyon Preserve and 19 miles from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
Homey rooms offer flat-screen TVs, glass-enclosed showers, minifridges and WiFi (fee). Sleek suites add living rooms with pull-out sofas.
Amenities include free chilled water, 3 pools (1 with a swim-up bar), and a 400-ft lazy river ride. The casino features 1,700 slots and more than 59 gaming tables; there’s also a sports bar, a gift shop, and a beauty and wellness spa. On-site dining options include an upscale steakhouse, a casual oyster bar and a Mexican restaurant.