Sometimes you have to get away from the OC. An easy day trip is down to San Diego for some fun. While the outlets may be calling your name, try to remain focused on your mission: Stone Brewery.
Even if beer isn’t your “thing,” give this place a shot. Every party needs a Designated Driver, so find that one person who likes Coors Light and sucker them into it. Once you drive to Escondido (leave around 9:30am to miss beach traffic), you will walk into one of the most unique places I have ever been. Stone has a restaurant, a bar, and a garden you can walk around. They also have $3 brewery tours, which to be honest suck. But for $3 you get 4 tastings, and if you are nice they may give you some extra pours. The food is supposed to be very good, so its worth a drive out there. Definitely take your time and walk around the garden with your favorite Stone beverage. Whether for a celebration or just getting out of town, this is a fun day trip from OC.