Thursday, June 26, 2008

Welk Resorts: A great San Diego destination

With gas prices and the economy being as they are these days, most of us are looking for ways to spend recreation time near home.

There’s certainly such a location that fits the bill within a one-hour drive of virtually anywhere in San Diego County.

The Welk Resorts San Diego, located in Escondido just off Interstate 15, allows you to enjoy a day or more of relaxation, rejuvenation and quality family time while staying within San Diego County.

If you want to make it a day trip, you can start with a round of golf on either of the two courses at Welk. You can then go to a buffet dinner, take in a show and finally retire for the night in a spacious accommodation.

And the best part of it all is that can all happen on the same premises without even needing to move your vehicle.

Staff members of the Welk Resort like to think of their location as the “best kept secret” in San Diego … but the word is getting out.

“When people come here, some don’t even know we exist,” said Sean Coogan, director of operations for Welk Resort. “They are blown away by the quality of the golf courses, food, theater, accommodations and staff.”

Welk Resorts San Diego now features two 18-hole executive golf courses named Fountains (par 62, 4,031 yards) and Oaks (par 54, 1,764 yards). Both courses are well-maintained and offer an opportunity to play a challenging round of golf without leaving the premises of where you are staying.

After a round of golf, hungry campers don’t have to go very far to enjoy dinner at the Canyon Grille, which is also open for breakfast and lunch. The restaurant features indoor/outdoor patio dining seating. Additional food options are available at Pizza Hut Express and the newly renovated Marketplace convenience store and deli.

“We rotate a seven-menu option at the Canyon Grille,” Coogan said. “We have a lot of people returning. We try to create more variety.”

The Welk Resorts also features a buffet dinner-theater option, whereby you can purchase dinner and a show ticket all in one package.

At the Welk Resorts Theater, “The King and I” is now playing through July 27. Remaining shows this year include “Altar Boyz” (July 31-Sept. 14), “An Irving Berlin Musical” (Sept. 18-Nov. 9) and “Plaid Tidings” (Nov. 13-Dec. 28).

All in all, it’s worth the short drive if you are looking for somewhere close to get away.

For more information, call (760) 749-3000 or visit


kareem said...

I like this piece on the Welk Resort. It sounds like people get their money's worth.

julie said...

I've been to Lawrence Welk and it's a great place. My family spent the weekend there. If anyone is looking for a place here in good old San Diego, this would definitely be among my recommendations!