Taylor Pond visitors guide.
This is a local guide for staying at Taylor Pond in Poway, CA. From hikes to local restaurants, we've got you covered. Below, we've added some different categories with helpful links, tips, and more to help you enjoy your stay. If you prefer a category not listed, don't hesitate to get in touch and I can build you curated recommendations for any adventure, celebration, or vacation. Prices start at $20 for 10 recommendations. I scout and route all guides. However, you adventure, Topo has got you covered. If you feel this guide was helpful and it's in your financial budget, feel free to leave a tip $$. All tips go towards building and updating new guides.
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Lodging options.

Taylor Casa
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Located on a 1-acre pond property, this suite is a great pick for families. It features a wood burning fireplace, upgraded kitchen, and more. With a stunning view of the pond and lots of space to have people over this is Taylor Ponds largest AirBnb.
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Taylor Suites
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Fall asleep in this quaint little studio nestled deep in the Poway chaparral. Equipped with a fire pit outside and a fireplace inside this is a great stay for couples and travelers. Use the discount code below to receive 10% off your total. Must stay more than one-night.
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Game room
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The game room at Taylor Pond provides a unique experience. It is equipped with vintage arcade games, pool table, electric organ and more. This site includes a breathtaking 1-acre pond accessible via. kayak or canoe included with your stay. From archery, rock climbing and other activities, to relaxing spots around the pond; this is a great little party spot. *Due to this being a renovated garage it currently has no windows and the smallest bathroom. *
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Activities. 

There are lots of activities included on the property. Please make sure you contact the host before using any activities.

* Hammocks and swings are excluded. * Have fun and make sure you tag @topotoursusa & @taylorpondsd for a chance to be featured and win prices. 

Rock Wall
@Topotoursusa
Old school summer camp rock-climbing wall with a sweet view of the pond and game room. Please use caution on and near the rock-wall. Message the Airbnb host before use. OFF-LIMITS to the public and without the host's consent. ~ THE LINK BELOW HAS THE CORRECT INFORMATION. The information listed NOT IN THE LINK is wrong.
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Zipline.
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Please use caution on and near the zipline. Message the Airbnb host before use. OFF-LIMITS to the public and without the host's consent. ~ THE LINK BELOW HAS THE CORRECT INFORMATION. The information listed NOT IN THE LINK is wrong. This is definitely in Poway, CA not Wrightwood, CA.
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Archery 
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Please use caution on and near the archery. Message the Airbnb host before use. OFF-LIMITS to the public and without the host's consent. ~ THE LINK BELOW HAS THE CORRECT INFORMATION. The information listed NOT IN THE LINK is wrong.
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North dock 
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Please bring all boats back to the north or west dock. Please use caution on and near the dock. Message the Airbnb host before use. OFF-LIMITS to the public and without the host's consent. ~ THE LINK BELOW HAS THE CORRECT INFORMATION. The information listed NOT IN THE LINK is wrong.
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South dock 
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This dock is floating so be careful coming on and off. Please bring all boats back to the north or west dock. Message the Airbnb host before use. OFF-LIMITS to the public and without the host's consent. ~ THE LINK BELOW HAS THE CORRECT INFORMATION. The information listed NOT IN THE LINK is wrong.
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East dock 
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This dock is floating so be careful coming on and off. Please bring all boats back to the north or west dock. Message the Airbnb host before use. OFF-LIMITS to the public and without the host's consent. ~ THE LINK BELOW HAS THE CORRECT INFORMATION. The information listed NOT IN THE LINK is wrong.
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West dock 
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This dock is floating so be careful coming on and off. Please bring all boats back to the north or west dock. Message the Airbnb host before use. OFF-LIMITS to the public and without the host's consent. ~ THE LINK BELOW HAS THE CORRECT INFORMATION. The information listed NOT IN THE LINK is wrong.
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Sniff Spot station 
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Sniff spot home base that includes a free wash zone with hose and a quarter treat machine. Please clean up after yourself.
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Duck feed
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Taylor pond has lots of animal friends including a 1 acre duck pond. This pond is a great place to relax and unwind from the day. It even has a quarter machine for duck feed.
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Back gate 
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Taylor pond shares a trail and road with the town of Poway. Staying in one of the Airbnb's gives you access to the trail out your back door. Once you open this gate you will enter a unique trail system that navigates you around Poway pond, Old Pomerado road and more. 
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Game room
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If the game room is vacant, guests are allowed access with hosts permission. Inside is pinball, a pole table, various card/board games and more. Please return all card/board games if moved. All other games should never leave the room.
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Things to do. 

~ There are tons of things to do in San Diego and even more locally here in Poway. Listed below, are some local favorites.

~ Don't hesitate to contact Kenneth@TopoToursusa.com

Hikes.

~ Hikes are listed from closest to furthest near Taylor Pond.

Poway Pond
@Topotoursusa
Right out the back gate. Nice easy little walk around a small pond. Great place for a picnic.
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Cypress Hill Flag
@Topotoursusa
- 2.5 mi out and back - 265 ft elevation gain - Open year round - Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash.
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North Shore Lake Hodges Trailhead
@Topotoursusa
6.3 mi out and back hike with a elevation gain of 524 ft. Beautiful lake with lots of trails to explore.
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Iron Mountain Trailhead
@Topotoursusa
Up for a challenge? This 5.9-mile out-and-back trail is a local favorite. Make sure you start early, due to little to no shade on the hike. - 1,125 ft elevation gain - Open year-round - Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash.
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Local Eats.

~ Our local pics for the closest and tastiest food.

Filippi's Pizza Grotto Poway
@Topotoursusa
The cheesiest pizza in San Diego.
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369 Ramen. Poke .Chinese Cusine
@Topotoursusa
Local boba and ramen shop with great options for all.
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Tong Sake House
@Topotoursusa
Best local Sake selection without going to Convoy.
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Joyee dumpling house
@Topotoursusa
Great pick for shared plates.
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North Park Produce Bakery & Grill
@Topotoursusa
The bakery and grill next door have access to the grocery store, and I highly recommend visiting both at once. Amazing food and atmosphere.
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Sushi Lounge Poway
@Topotoursusa
Local sushi spot with amazing rolls. Great for date night or family night. This place has a roll for everyone.
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Kaminski's BBQ & Sports Lounge
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Trivia Night every Wednesday Night at 6:00 PM Karaoke at 8:30 PM
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Groceries. 

~ Plan on cooking for yourself while in town? These spots are close by.

North Park Produce
@Topotoursusa
An international assortment of superior quality herbs and spices. Features products from the Middle East, Europe, Armenia, India, and Asia. It also contains a really bomb restaurant next door that you can access inside.
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Trader Joe's
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Health food store with local fresh produce and more.
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Stater Bros. Markets
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Groceries and more near here.
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Costco Wholesale
@Topotoursusa
Standard. Must have a membership.
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Poway Plaza Shopping Center
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Lots of stores from crafts to beer and more.
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Kayak spots nearby.

~ Kayaks and Canoes are included with your stay at Taylor Pond. Please consult with your host and the local park staff/lifeguards before going out. Paddle within your limits and always check the local water and weather forecast before going out. *Only kayak the ocean with a trained guide.*

Lake Poway
@Topotoursusa
6:00 AM to 30 minutes before sunset. Those in possession of a valid fishing permit are not required to pay. Active military personnel, with ID and Poway residents are free. When the Lake Poway parking lot is full, additional parking is available for free at an overflow lot located at the bottom of Lake Poway Road. - $10 per car - Boat rentals vary.
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La Jolla Shores
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- Great place to kayak, surf and swim. - Very busy during the summer months. - Experienced Kayakers only. Please only kayak with a local guide or on a very calm day. - Use the links below to see a live camera and local ocean info.
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Kayak Launch 
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Please read all parking signs before parking and explore this shallow cove into the bay.
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Fiesta Island Park
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Free parking but no restrooms. Alcohol and glass containers are not permitted.  Please watch for jet skis and boats.
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Side quests. 

~ These are some of our favorite side quests near and far. From Salsa dancing downtown and family beaches to scary ghost tours and more. These recommendations are completely random and sometimes change. 

Seaport Village
@Topotoursusa
Great place to shop till you drop. Lots of great shopping with a store for everyone. Make sure to validate your parking at any local shop.
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Tango Del Rey
@Topotoursusa
Best all ages dance venue in SD. Highly recommend arriving early for the free lesson included with all GA tickets.
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Old Poway Park & Railroad
@Topotoursusa
Deep in history and a local favorite. This park offers great walking trails, food and some local mom and pop shops.
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San Diego Zoo Safari Park
@Topotoursusa
Highly recommend the hot air balloon ride and the tram tour.
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Del Mar
@Topotoursusa
Great family friendly beach with high end shopping.
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La Jolla Shores
@Topotoursusa
- Great place to kayak, surf and swim. - Very busy during the summer months. - Experienced Kayakers only. Please only kayak with a local guide or on a very calm day. - Use the links below to see a live camera and local ocean info.
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Balboa Park
@Topotoursusa
A 1,200-acre park with a museum for everyone.
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Convoy Street
@Topotoursusa
This is the largest Pan-Asian business district in the United States. From local shops and vendors to some of the best food and karaoke bars, you can't go wrong with any choice here.
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Topo Tours was born in the Mojave Desert in 2020 and polished in the harsh mountains of Northern California some years later. Topo USA is a collection of custom self-guided tours, outdoor information, and itineraries. Topo is committed to curating exceptional travel experiences that showcase the USA’s public land while positively impacting the places we visit. Are you looking for something else? Contact me today to start planning your next adventure! ~ Instagram, @topotoursusa ~ Email: kenneth@topotoursusa.com or, visit my Thatch shop for guides. Click (hire me) for travel services. or fill out this form, ( https://forms.gle/F4isdWSf6oX7JLTz8 ) SUBSCRIBE for new guides added weekly or for a chance to win a discount code or a free guide. Check out my free guides. All custom guides are available for public purchase once the trip is complete. Enjoy. Every guide includes an interactive map, meaning you can directly open it on Google Maps from your phone, call restaurants, or book hotels via links when you click on a place. Don't forget to download the free Thatch App to get easier access from your phone. Guides coming soon: Humboldt hikes, Taylor Pond map, San Diego Itinerary.
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Taylor Pond visitors guide.
This is a local guide for staying at Taylor Pond in Poway, CA. From hikes to local restaurants, we've got you covered. Below, we've added some different categories with helpful links, tips, and more to help you enjoy your stay. If you prefer a category not listed, don't hesitate to get in touch and I can build you curated recommendations for any adventure, celebration, or vacation. Prices start at $20 for 10 recommendations. I scout and route all guides. However, you adventure, Topo has got you covered. If you feel this guide was helpful and it's in your financial budget, feel free to leave a tip $$. All tips go towards building and updating new guides.
42 Places • ago
Free

Lodging options.

Taylor Casa
@Topotoursusa
Located on a 1-acre pond property, this suite is a great pick for families. It features a wood burning fireplace, upgraded kitchen, and more. With a stunning view of the pond and lots of space to have people over this is Taylor Ponds largest AirBnb.
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Taylor Suites
@Topotoursusa
Fall asleep in this quaint little studio nestled deep in the Poway chaparral. Equipped with a fire pit outside and a fireplace inside this is a great stay for couples and travelers. Use the discount code below to receive 10% off your total. Must stay more than one-night.
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Game room
@Topotoursusa
The game room at Taylor Pond provides a unique experience. It is equipped with vintage arcade games, pool table, electric organ and more. This site includes a breathtaking 1-acre pond accessible via. kayak or canoe included with your stay. From archery, rock climbing and other activities, to relaxing spots around the pond; this is a great little party spot. *Due to this being a renovated garage it currently has no windows and the smallest bathroom. *
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Details

Mobile lodging

Activities. 

There are lots of activities included on the property. Please make sure you contact the host before using any activities.

* Hammocks and swings are excluded. * Have fun and make sure you tag @topotoursusa & @taylorpondsd for a chance to be featured and win prices. 

Rock Wall
@Topotoursusa
Old school summer camp rock-climbing wall with a sweet view of the pond and game room. Please use caution on and near the rock-wall. Message the Airbnb host before use. OFF-LIMITS to the public and without the host's consent. ~ THE LINK BELOW HAS THE CORRECT INFORMATION. The information listed NOT IN THE LINK is wrong.
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Zipline.
@Topotoursusa
Please use caution on and near the zipline. Message the Airbnb host before use. OFF-LIMITS to the public and without the host's consent. ~ THE LINK BELOW HAS THE CORRECT INFORMATION. The information listed NOT IN THE LINK is wrong. This is definitely in Poway, CA not Wrightwood, CA.
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Archery 
@Topotoursusa
Please use caution on and near the archery. Message the Airbnb host before use. OFF-LIMITS to the public and without the host's consent. ~ THE LINK BELOW HAS THE CORRECT INFORMATION. The information listed NOT IN THE LINK is wrong.
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North dock 
@Topotoursusa
Please bring all boats back to the north or west dock. Please use caution on and near the dock. Message the Airbnb host before use. OFF-LIMITS to the public and without the host's consent. ~ THE LINK BELOW HAS THE CORRECT INFORMATION. The information listed NOT IN THE LINK is wrong.
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South dock 
@Topotoursusa
This dock is floating so be careful coming on and off. Please bring all boats back to the north or west dock. Message the Airbnb host before use. OFF-LIMITS to the public and without the host's consent. ~ THE LINK BELOW HAS THE CORRECT INFORMATION. The information listed NOT IN THE LINK is wrong.
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East dock 
@Topotoursusa
This dock is floating so be careful coming on and off. Please bring all boats back to the north or west dock. Message the Airbnb host before use. OFF-LIMITS to the public and without the host's consent. ~ THE LINK BELOW HAS THE CORRECT INFORMATION. The information listed NOT IN THE LINK is wrong.
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West dock 
@Topotoursusa
This dock is floating so be careful coming on and off. Please bring all boats back to the north or west dock. Message the Airbnb host before use. OFF-LIMITS to the public and without the host's consent. ~ THE LINK BELOW HAS THE CORRECT INFORMATION. The information listed NOT IN THE LINK is wrong.
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Sniff Spot station 
@Topotoursusa
Sniff spot home base that includes a free wash zone with hose and a quarter treat machine. Please clean up after yourself.
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Duck feed
@Topotoursusa
Taylor pond has lots of animal friends including a 1 acre duck pond. This pond is a great place to relax and unwind from the day. It even has a quarter machine for duck feed.
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Back gate 
@Topotoursusa
Taylor pond shares a trail and road with the town of Poway. Staying in one of the Airbnb's gives you access to the trail out your back door. Once you open this gate you will enter a unique trail system that navigates you around Poway pond, Old Pomerado road and more. 
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Game room
@Topotoursusa
If the game room is vacant, guests are allowed access with hosts permission. Inside is pinball, a pole table, various card/board games and more. Please return all card/board games if moved. All other games should never leave the room.
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Things to do. 

~ There are tons of things to do in San Diego and even more locally here in Poway. Listed below, are some local favorites.

~ Don't hesitate to contact Kenneth@TopoToursusa.com

Hikes.

~ Hikes are listed from closest to furthest near Taylor Pond.

Poway Pond
@Topotoursusa
Right out the back gate. Nice easy little walk around a small pond. Great place for a picnic.
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Cypress Hill Flag
@Topotoursusa
- 2.5 mi out and back - 265 ft elevation gain - Open year round - Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash.
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North Shore Lake Hodges Trailhead
@Topotoursusa
6.3 mi out and back hike with a elevation gain of 524 ft. Beautiful lake with lots of trails to explore.
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Iron Mountain Trailhead
@Topotoursusa
Up for a challenge? This 5.9-mile out-and-back trail is a local favorite. Make sure you start early, due to little to no shade on the hike. - 1,125 ft elevation gain - Open year-round - Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash.
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Local Eats.

~ Our local pics for the closest and tastiest food.

Filippi's Pizza Grotto Poway
@Topotoursusa
The cheesiest pizza in San Diego.
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369 Ramen. Poke .Chinese Cusine
@Topotoursusa
Local boba and ramen shop with great options for all.
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Tong Sake House
@Topotoursusa
Best local Sake selection without going to Convoy.
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Joyee dumpling house
@Topotoursusa
Great pick for shared plates.
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North Park Produce Bakery & Grill
@Topotoursusa
The bakery and grill next door have access to the grocery store, and I highly recommend visiting both at once. Amazing food and atmosphere.
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Sushi Lounge Poway
@Topotoursusa
Local sushi spot with amazing rolls. Great for date night or family night. This place has a roll for everyone.
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Kaminski's BBQ & Sports Lounge
@Topotoursusa
Trivia Night every Wednesday Night at 6:00 PM Karaoke at 8:30 PM
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Groceries. 

~ Plan on cooking for yourself while in town? These spots are close by.

North Park Produce
@Topotoursusa
An international assortment of superior quality herbs and spices. Features products from the Middle East, Europe, Armenia, India, and Asia. It also contains a really bomb restaurant next door that you can access inside.
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Trader Joe's
@Topotoursusa
Health food store with local fresh produce and more.
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Stater Bros. Markets
@Topotoursusa
Groceries and more near here.
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Costco Wholesale
@Topotoursusa
Standard. Must have a membership.
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Poway Plaza Shopping Center
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Lots of stores from crafts to beer and more.
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Kayak spots nearby.

~ Kayaks and Canoes are included with your stay at Taylor Pond. Please consult with your host and the local park staff/lifeguards before going out. Paddle within your limits and always check the local water and weather forecast before going out. *Only kayak the ocean with a trained guide.*

Lake Poway
@Topotoursusa
6:00 AM to 30 minutes before sunset. Those in possession of a valid fishing permit are not required to pay. Active military personnel, with ID and Poway residents are free. When the Lake Poway parking lot is full, additional parking is available for free at an overflow lot located at the bottom of Lake Poway Road. - $10 per car - Boat rentals vary.
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La Jolla Shores
@Topotoursusa
- Great place to kayak, surf and swim. - Very busy during the summer months. - Experienced Kayakers only. Please only kayak with a local guide or on a very calm day. - Use the links below to see a live camera and local ocean info.
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Kayak Launch 
@Topotoursusa
Please read all parking signs before parking and explore this shallow cove into the bay.
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Fiesta Island Park
@Topotoursusa
Free parking but no restrooms. Alcohol and glass containers are not permitted.  Please watch for jet skis and boats.
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Side quests. 

~ These are some of our favorite side quests near and far. From Salsa dancing downtown and family beaches to scary ghost tours and more. These recommendations are completely random and sometimes change. 

Seaport Village
@Topotoursusa
Great place to shop till you drop. Lots of great shopping with a store for everyone. Make sure to validate your parking at any local shop.
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Tango Del Rey
@Topotoursusa
Best all ages dance venue in SD. Highly recommend arriving early for the free lesson included with all GA tickets.
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Old Poway Park & Railroad
@Topotoursusa
Deep in history and a local favorite. This park offers great walking trails, food and some local mom and pop shops.
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San Diego Zoo Safari Park
@Topotoursusa
Highly recommend the hot air balloon ride and the tram tour.
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Del Mar
@Topotoursusa
Great family friendly beach with high end shopping.
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La Jolla Shores
@Topotoursusa
- Great place to kayak, surf and swim. - Very busy during the summer months. - Experienced Kayakers only. Please only kayak with a local guide or on a very calm day. - Use the links below to see a live camera and local ocean info.
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Balboa Park
@Topotoursusa
A 1,200-acre park with a museum for everyone.
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Convoy Street
@Topotoursusa
This is the largest Pan-Asian business district in the United States. From local shops and vendors to some of the best food and karaoke bars, you can't go wrong with any choice here.
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CURATED BY
Topo Tours was born in the Mojave Desert in 2020 and polished in the harsh mountains of Northern California some years later. Topo USA is a collection of custom self-guided tours, outdoor information, and itineraries. Topo is committed to curating exceptional travel experiences that showcase the USA’s public land while positively impacting the places we visit. Are you looking for something else? Contact me today to start planning your next adventure! ~ Instagram, @topotoursusa ~ Email: kenneth@topotoursusa.com or, visit my Thatch shop for guides. Click (hire me) for travel services. or fill out this form, ( https://forms.gle/F4isdWSf6oX7JLTz8 ) SUBSCRIBE for new guides added weekly or for a chance to win a discount code or a free guide. Check out my free guides. All custom guides are available for public purchase once the trip is complete. Enjoy. Every guide includes an interactive map, meaning you can directly open it on Google Maps from your phone, call restaurants, or book hotels via links when you click on a place. Don't forget to download the free Thatch App to get easier access from your phone. Guides coming soon: Humboldt hikes, Taylor Pond map, San Diego Itinerary.
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