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  • City of Lake Elsinore
  • City Entertainment
  • City Wine & Dine Spots
  • Career Education
City Specs

Lake Elsinore was seen by the Spanish Franciscan padre Juan Santiago, exploring eastward from the Mission San Juan Capistrano in 1797. In 1810, the water level of the Laguna Grande was first described by a traveler as being little more than a swamp about a mile long.

Later in the early 19th century, the lake grew larger, providing Mexican rancheros, American trappers, the expedition of John C. Frémont, and the immigrants during the California Gold Rush a spot to camp and water their animals as they traveled along the southern shore of the lake on what later became the Southern Emigrant Trail and the route of the Butterfield Overland Mail.

The lake and the Laguna Rancho adobe built near the lake on its southwest shore at its western corner was described by Benjamin Ignatius Hayes.
Things To Do
  • Escapology
  • Skydive Elsinore
  • Tom's Farms
  • Glen Eden Sun Club
  • Sinister Valley
Lake Elsinore's original premium real life escape game experience! Located in a prime spot, up to 6 players will be challenged in this new attraction by working together to find clues, solve puzzles, and pick locks that will free them from the game room. Do you have what it takes to escape?
Get ready to experience the time of your life with Skydive Elsinore. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or crossing an item off your bucket list, we’ll make your experience with us a memorable one. We cater to everyone from first-time jumpers to experienced skydivers. All that’s required is a love for adventure.
Founded in 1971, Tom's Farms started with a 3,500 sq. foot produce stand selling fresh fruits & vegetables. In 1974 Tom added Tom's Old Fashion Hamburger stand on the property. Eventually, in 1995 open the 50,000 sq. ft. furniture store. Today, the property has grown to include a variety of shops, restaurants, and attractions for family entertainment.

Staying true to Tom's original core values, the produce is still fresh, the people are still genuine, and visitors are always welcome. Tom wouldn't like it any other way.
Glen Eden is Southern California’s premier family oriented nudist resort and RV park. Sound expensive? It’s not, and first-time visitors get in free! Think you could never be in a clothes-free state with others around? Think again, because that’s what most people say before they visit Glen Eden Sun Club. Then they fall in love with it. Glen Eden Sun Club is a family oriented resort with clear guidelines on acceptable behavior, and all members are screened upon their first visit.

Come test your courage at this year's Haunted House! Bring your friends...so you have someone to sacrifice when the monsters come out! Don't miss Inland Empire's most immersive Haunted House!
Wine & Dine Spots
  • Vicenzo's Olive Tree
  • Guadalajara
  • La Unica
Here Vicenzo prepares all the food the hard way. from scratch, just like he does at home. And, he will never change. Vicenzo wants to keep his restaurant small and personable so he can leave the kitchen to visit with his friends and make the food you love to eat. Once you have tasted his authentic, home-style Italian cooking, you'll be back again, and again and AGAIN!
Founded in 1986 the Solano family opened Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant in Lake Elsinore, California. Eleven years later in 1997 we opened our second location Guadalajara Mexican Grill and Cantina in Temecula, California. At Guadalajara’s, we take real pride in providing the freshest ingredients to ensure high quality Mexican food. We pride ourselves in having generous portions, a festive environment and the best margaritas in town!
Established in 1974, La Unica Cocina Mexicana y Cantina is a Mexican restaurant located at 110 N. Main Street in Historic Downtain Lake Elsinore, California. A Riverside County favorite, La Unica serves authentic dishes including fine selections of seafood, beef, pork, chicken and an exquisite bar surrounded by dozens of tequilas and mezcal. La Unica makes classic cocktails with these Mexican spirits.

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Colleges / Universities
  • Lake Elsinore High School
  • Temescal Canyon
At any school, there are a lot of important details, documents, and permissions slips for parents and students to keep track of. Lake Elsinore High is no exception, but we’ve decided to make your life a little easier by putting all these critical elements in one convenient place.
Palomar College is a public two-year community college. The Palomar campus is located in San Marcos, California, approximately 30 miles north of San Diego. Palomar enrolls approximately 30,000 full-time and part-time students. Residents of California are charged only $46 per unit. At Palomar, students may choose from over 200 associate degree and certificate programs, complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree, or enjoy personal enrichment classes for lifelong learning.