Harrah’s Resort San Diego


Harrah’s Resort San Diego

When I was offered a chance to go see the Penn and Teller show at Harrah’s Resort, I jumped at the opportunity considering that I’m a long time fan of magic. When I was a kid, I had every magic kit possible and I have always been, and still am a fan of card tricks.

So off to Harrah’s we go on a rainy night in Southern California. Harrah’s Resort is situated just about a mile from the 76 Freeway in Valley Center, a part of North San Diego County.  One of many Indian casinos in the area, Harrah’s is owned by the Luiseño Indians and operated by Caesars Entertainment Corporation.

To get there, you travel through a picturesque valley of rolling hills and meadows so it is always amusing when out of nowhere there suddenly appears this towering hotel and casino. It seems so out of place.

Harrah’s in the distance

As well as the ticket to see Penn and Teller, we were lucky enough to get a few free rooms for the night which is always nice especially when the show starts at nine o’clock.

Through the years, I have seen every room this hotel has to offer and even though we had one of the smallest, it was still quite sizable. The beds are super comfortable and after three nights, it was hard to go back to my lumpy mattress at home.

One of the suites has an enormous balcony that can easily accommodate a huge party. The same can be said of their bathrooms where you could fitat least ten peoplein the shower stall alone.

After checking in and then a great dinner at the buffet, it was time for the Penn and Teller show.  This was an incredible evening of mind blowing tricks, thought provoking acts, and plenty of laughs.     They included the audience in some of their routines which included a great opening bit featuring a cell phone on loan from one lucky participant.

These seasoned pros put on such a great show and it was especially impressive that immediately after the performance, they walked right into the lobby to pose for photos and give out autographs.  No privileged “Meet and Greets” for these guys, they put themselves out there for all of us.

I bypassed the line and headed out to the casino to win my soon to be millions.  The nice sized casino has many nooks and crannies including a poker room, gaming tables, and a high roller area.   All of the machines are state-of-the-art and as good as any Vegas casino.


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