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Wade into Fallbrook

My Fallbrook (under construction...but want to share now :)

The town of Fallbrook has become a favorite weekend escape in San Diego county for people looking for a change of scenery, retreat or wedding. It's no wonder people are drawn to this small town for a peaceful getaway, as Fallbrook offers charm and a leisurely pace that instantly puts you in a vacation state of mind. It is even listed as a Top 10 towns in Southern California and as a favorite small town offering small town charm and so much more. For a small town, often referred to as the "Friendly Village" Fallbrook has an amazing number of things to do and see IF you know where to look. As a gift to those who visit this site, here are places and things to do whether you are local or just visiting. These are some of my favorites and some places my visitors have asked about.  I edit and update this as I can. Enjoy! 


Old Town Fallbrook Main St Shops, Dining, Chamber of Commerce & Tourism information. Unique, vintage & local.

Old Reche School House,

Fallbrook Historical Society Museum

Pittenger House

Gem & Mineral Society Museum

First Christian Church

Mission Theater

Palomares House

Garden & Special Experiences

The Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens

220 Grand Tradition Way  Fallbrook, CA 92028
(760) 728-6466

A lush botanical reserve open year-round as a public garden with different thematic gardens within the property—from Victorian to Mediterranean to tropical. 15 acres of densely planted gardens, profuse with exotic floral scents, sparkling waterfalls, a lake and award-winning displays of colorful botanicals. Open to the public for tours for a small fee, event hosting, lunch available certain days of the week. 

Finch Frolic Gardens 

Permaculture Paradise, tours of the lovely grounds, education, classes. Once a year marketplace the weekend before Thanksgiving. Check for dates.


Live Oak Park, Fallbrook Community Center Park, Jackie Heyneman Park, Pio Pico Promenade, Heller's Bend, Los Jilgueros Preserve (pictured), Via Monserate, Santa Margarita River Hiking Trail, Dinwiddie Preserve.

THE ARTS ARE LIVELY Here in Fallbrook with the world class Fallbrook Art Center, Fallbrook School of the Arts, Hidden Forest Wildlife Art Gallery & Animals exhibit, other Galleries, hidden and national artists, Art in Public Places sculptures dot the town!

Local Dining Favorites:

Fallbrook Coffee House

The Hearth Coffee House

Yogurt Palace (Frozen Yogurt)

Dominic's Deli (Sandwiches/italian deli)

Garden Center Cafe

127 West Social House

Estrella's Mexican Food

La Casita Mexican Food

El Parque Mexican Food

Trupiano's Italian Bistro

Greek Style Chicken (Quirky, Good fast food, Greek)

Peking Wok (Chinese/Bonsall)

Z Cafe (Bonsall / known for taco and burger bargain nights)

New: Village Roots Deli & Taproom

New: La Cucina Trattorial Italian restaurant

We have the chains too, but these are local favorites.


Fallbrook has a growing number of beautiful wineries, some with national reputations. Many of the wineries have quirky hours or are by appointment only, so check in with their websites. Fallbrook Winery, Monserate Winery, Estate d’Iacobelli Vinyard and Winery, Casa Tiene Vista Vineyard, Roadrunner Ridge Winery, Myrtle Creek Vineyards. The Vineyard at 1924, and more.


Golf: Pala Mesa  & Golf Club of America @Sycamore Ranch

Tennis & Pickleball : Fallbrook Community Center courts call (760) 650-5141 for availability, Pala Mesa also has courts call for info, Fallbrook Tennis Club @ Ingold Sports Park


There is always something going at the Bob Burton Center or Mission Theater - You just have to check to see what it is!

Special Events & Other Resources

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