San Jacinto is a deeply historical community because it considers settlement to have occurred when the Luiseño Indians made it their home well before the Spanish arrived. The San Jacinto Museum offers exhibits of artifacts from pre-Spanish settlement and information about the natural features of the area. Estudillo Mansion takes visitors to the time of Spanish settlement, as Francisco Estudillo, Jr. built the mansion in 1884 and served as San Jacinto's first postmaster and mayor. The Mansion itself covers a lot of the history of early Spanish settlement and the Heritage Park, which is on the same grounds, hosts current events and city-wide festivals at different times during the year.
Soboba Casino is a comprehensive venue that involves much more than playing your hand at one of the tables or taking your chances on one of the slot machines. It also has an entertainment lounge that is equipped with a full bar, stage, and surround sound. The lounge hosts musical guests, a weekly Latin night, and also takes reservations of up to 300 people for private events. Soboba Cafe and Coffee Kiicha offer a wide selection of food and drinks for visitors and patrons. Additionally, you will find various types of Luiseño craftsmanship items and treats in the casino's gift shop.
Parks and Trails
San Jacinto values its natural land features and provides many parks for aficionados of all things related to the great outdoors. The parks feature multiple types of amenities, including picnic benches, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, and fields for team sports. A number of hiking trails are currently planned for development in and around the city, so you can look forward to some rugged activity in the near future. For now, you can explore San Jacinto State Park, which shows beautiful views of the surrounding valley. The mountains and peaks in the area also make for some great mountain biking for the even more adventurous.