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San Diego . . . filled with the charm of its Spanish settlers, is a vacationer's paradise. Sun, sand, beaches, mountains, and lakes are all at your fingertips. Known as a world-class destination, it's no wonder they call it "America's Finest City."

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Palomar Observatory

Catch a Falling Star

35899 Canfield Road
Palomar Mountain  92060
United States

Phone: +1 760 742 2111
 | Fax: +1 760 742 1728

About an hour from the city's bright lights, you will find a free, self-guided tour of Palomar Observatory, one of the country's finest. With its 200-inch Hale telescope, this site has been credited with some of the most fascinating astronomical discoveries of last century. A small museum holds photos and videos of these discoveries. Picnic area, hiking trails and great panoramic views of the county are all worth the visit though the winding mountain roads may be a challenge. Special programs are offered during astronomic events, so call for schedules.

hours: Mo to Su from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

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