Funner Experiences

7 Fun Ways to Have a Funner Experience

We know that all the winning and relaxing can be overwhelming in Funner, California. Sometimes you need a little break. Never fear, we’ve compiled a list of the best nearby spots to visit round out your SoCal experience.

Hill Top Winery
Just a hop, skip and a jump down the road from Funner, CA (4.2 miles to be exact) is Hill Top Winery. With their grapes making their debut in 2013 bottles, Hill Top Winery is seen as a leader in bringing the tasting room trend to this area. www.hilltopwinery.com

La Jolla Zip Zoom
The Zip Zoom zipline, the newest attraction in the area, invites daredevils from all over to spend three hours soaring through the sky at 55mph. The 6,237 foot course overlooks the San Luis Rey River with breathtaking views of Palomar Mountain and Pauma Valley. Need someone to hold your hand at 2,700 feet above sea level? All of the courses have parallel cables so you can overcome your fear with a buddy. www.lajollazipzoom.com

Palomar Mountain
Palomar Mountain State Park highlights the beautiful forests and mountain meadows of north San Diego County. Large pine, fir and cedar trees as well as numerous panoramic views make this park one of the few in Southern California with a Sierra Nevada feel. Grab the fishing rod, lace-up the hiking boots and bring the binoculars, there are tons to take in at this 1,862 acre state park. www.parks.ca.gov

Nurtured By Nature
You can kiss a kangaroo, cuddle “Cuddles” the resident porcupine and snuggle with a sloth, but what Nurtured By Nature is most famous for are its otter swims. Slip on the swimsuit and play with 31 friendly otters. We highly advise booking your visit far in advance. www.nurturedbynature.org

Lake Wohlford
A body of what is considered liquid gold in Southern California, since 1894, Lake Wohlford has held only local water and is named after one of the founders of the Escondido Municipal Water Company. Rent a boat, push off the dock and soak up the sun while you wait for the catfish to bite. www.lakewohlford.com

Bates Nut Farm
Take a drive to Bates Nut Farm to visit and feed their donkeys, goats, sheep, llamas, pigs, chickens and peacocks. Afterward, stroll through the general store for some snacks of your own. You’ll go nuts over the dates and pistachios, plus the homemade fudge is to die for. www.batesnutfarm.biz

Keys Creek Lavender Farm
Enjoy English High Teas and taking in the views of the rolling hills of lavender. Try your hand at a soap making class or join a tour of the property. There is even a shop where you can buy a little lavender something or other to take home with you. Needless to say, we think the color is pretty awesome too. www.kclfarm.com