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10 Simple Ways to Make Your Road Trip Awesome

A road trip is a great way to get from Point A to Point B (and maybe Points C through Z) while getting a taste of what else is out there in the world. Here are 10 simple ways to make your next road trip even more awesome.

#1: Make a loose plan

If you know where you’re staying every night (which city and which hotel, camp site or buddy’s couch), that should be enough of a plan to get you where you’re going and still leave room for fun road trip surprises. But don’t plot every single stop between cities. If you do, you’ll miss out on the fun of following bizarre billboards and landing in unexpected places.  


#2: Ditch your smartphone apps

This is sort of a reiteration of number #1. But it’s worth repeating.  Before there were smartphones, there was the unknown, and it was cool. No, you didn’t always end up at a restaurant with 5-star reviews, but the story about the runny omelet and the waitress with the bad attitude could still make you laugh decades later.

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Player’s Gold Club: Levels and Casino Benefits

Gamers, you’re in it to win it, right? Playing casino games is fun, sure. But winning? That’s a whole new level of fun. Well, at Golden Acorn Casino in San Diego, you don’t have to win win to win. When you join the Player’s Gold Club, you win just by playing!


Here’s how it works:

  1. Sign up for the Player’s Gold Club

It’s free! All you have to do is present a valid photo I.D. at the Player’s Gold Club booth, and we’ll give you a club card. You can start reaping the benefits right away.

  1. Earn points by playing

At the slot machines: Insert your Player’s Gold Club card into the reader on any slot machine, and as you play, your points will accumulate.

At the tables: Present your Player’s Gold Club card to the dealer before you begin to play. The more you play, the more points you earn.

  1. Spend your points

You can spend your points on Free Play at the tables or the slot machines. You can also spend them on Bingo, food or non-alcoholic beverages at the Golden Grill, Del Oro Deli, or the Player’s Bar. You can even spend your points on gas at the Travel Center!

So, yeah, with the Player’s Gold Club at Golden Acorn Casino, you win just by playing. And the more you play, the more you win.

As you make your way up through the Club’s three levels, you get more points per play and more benefits, including discounts on food and merchandise, and VIP parking.

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