During my travels last month, I discovered a wonderful hidden gem in the Inland Empire, the San Jacinto Valley. Having grown up in Southern California, I am stumped as to why I had never been there and hardly ever heard of it!
The San Jacinto Valley is a valley located in South Western Southern California at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains. In the South end of the valley, lies the Santa Rosa Hills and to the East, and the San Goronio Pass in the North.
At an elevation of 1500 feet, it is home to Hemet and San Jacinto. The valley was settled by Native Americans thousands of years ago but was more recently settled by the Serrano and Cahuilla people. It is a place of rich history of their proud heritage. The Soboba Indian Reservation just East of San Jacinto has many of the descendants of the original people.
The valley is rich with knowledge of early California history and I was excited to get to know it.
Since I was invited to tour the Valley with a great group of travel and lifestyle bloggers, we needed a place to hang our hat. Since we often use our travel trailer to travel, we stayed at the adults only Golden Village Palms RV Resort.
Not all of us use trailers or RV's but that didn't stop them because they had the most adorable and stylish "cottages" to make you feel right at home. It is a great place to stay the night, week, month or even years! There were cottages custom-made to your satisfaction.
- 3 pools with water volleyball courts and jacuzzi
- They hold water aerobic classes daily
- Horseshoe pits
- Indoor shuffle-board tournament style courts
- Sand volleyball courts
- Full laundry facilities
- Pool tables
- Library with community computers
- Pickleball(I tried this and it was SO much fun!)
- Adult only activities
- Beer carts anyone? Tequilla?
- Crafting classes and so much more!
- Pets? Don't worry! Dogs even have their own activities!
- How about concerts? They have a series of adult favorites! (no Justin Bieber here!)