One of San Diego County’s newest gaming venues, Golden Acorn Casino, is located one hour east of downtown San Diego, right off Interstate 8 at the Crestwood exit. The drive takes you from an urban atmosphere to a panorama of beautiful valleys and majestic mountains. The scenery is definitely a plus to your trip but the drive is quite long.
The parking is huge and I don't think I've ever seen it full. Walking in, you usually don't find many patrons. They do offer a restaurant, but typical of what you find in Vegas, the restaurant is not inexpensive. It's the same price as any restaurant and no good deals to be found.