Spread out across 85 acres, the beautiful Diamond Valley Sports Complex is a site to behold. Boasting eight baseball diamonds, three soccer fields, two pickleball courts, and some picnic areas, this impressive facility will surely provide your team with an exceptional tournament excursion. But that’s not all to look forward to when you’re in Hemet, California. The town’s attractions and restaurants will keep your team busy whenever they have some downtime. Between the scenic nature sites and thrilling activities nearby, there’s always something to do to make your trip to Diamond Valley Sports Complex an unforgettable one.


Things to Do

Western Science Center

Enter a world where science and curiosity reign supreme. Western Science Center encourages guests of all ages to come and explore their halls and displays. The center’s crowning exhibit goes by the name of “Max”. He holds the title of being the largest mastodon found in the western United States. The collection of Max’s fossils may not form a complete skeleton, but thanks to the silhouette, you can get an idea as to how massive Max really was. Many of the center’s exhibits are devoted to dinosaurs and extinct animals. One such gallery is dedicated to the self-taught fossil hunter Harley Garbani. This exhibit houses various replica dinosaur fossils like T. rex and triceratops skulls.

For a more hands-on approach to the past, stop by The Big Dam Hole display. Examine the Diamond Valley Lake area through the millennia and discover who and what inhabited the region before you did. Then, move on to the Circular Theater and enjoy a film on the 270 degree screen. There are two movies shown by the science center. The first, Echoes of the Past, delves deeper into studying the world of yesterday and showcases incredible animals that have been extinct for thousands of years. Discovery and Recovery, the second of two films, provides you with an eyewitness look at the excavation at Diamond Valley Lake. There’s plenty more fascinating exhibits waiting for you and your team at Western Science Center! Don’t miss out on all the fun. 2345 Searl Pkwy, Hemet, CA 92543


AMF Hemet Lanes

It doesn’t matter if you’re breaking a 200 score or just trying not to get gutter balls, bowling is a fun activity that everyone can enjoy. Once your game is done at Diamond Valley Sports Complex, bring the team to AMF Hemet Lanes. This alley has 32 lanes available, so even if you have a large team, you’ll have all the room you need. Calling ahead to reserve a couple lanes would still be a smart idea though. Every lane is equipped with electronic scoring which is nice because all you will have to focus on is hitting the pins. Bumpers are also an option for younger children who need a little extra assistance. AMF also has pool tables and an arcade. If you have to wait a long time between turns, check out these to keep the good times rolling. 2850 W Florida Ave, Hemet, CA 92545


Regal Hemet Cinema 12

Traveling to another city and playing in a tournament gets exhausting. When it’s too early to go back to the hotel, but the team doesn’t have too much energy left after finishing up at Diamond Valley Sports Complex, the best thing to do is go to the movies. The theater with the best selection of films in the area is Regal Hemet Cinema 12. While the cinema has 12 auditoriums, they show up to 14 different movies throughout the day. All the major blockbuster hits are playing at Regal Hemet. It won’t be difficult to pick a movie that the whole team is happy with. Once you decide what movie to see, head to concessions to purchase whatever movie fare you want. Then, head to your comfortable seat, sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. 2369 W Florida Ave, Hemet, CA 92545


Simpson Park

While you’re playing at Diamond Valley Sports Complex, you would have no idea that about a half hour southeast sits a scenic desert park. Simpson Park is a great way to spend some time outdoors and bask in the radiant California sun. Explore one of the awesome hiking trails, but don’t forget to stop and take some pictures of the beautiful sights around you. Between the mountains, desert vegetation, and wildlife, you won’t want to leave this spectacular park. Besides hiking trails, Simpson Park provides guests with a sheltered picnic area for respite from the sun and a nice, shady eating spot. Some grills can be found nearby in case you need to cook some food. A botanical garden also resides in the park and is another gorgeous spot to check out while you and your team are there. 28505 Rawlings Rd, Hemet, CA 92544


Drop Zone Waterpark

Diamond Valley Sports Complex - Travel - Hotels4TeamsJust a little under 30 minutes away from Diamond Valley Sports Complex, in the town of Perris, there is an exciting attraction that’ll make a splash with your team. When it gets a little too hot for your liking, spend the afternoon at Drop Zone Waterpark. Drop Zone is like the oasis in a desert. It’s a paradise where you can escape the heat and have a ton of fun. You may not be in a part of California that’s along the coast, but you can still try and surf on the Hydroplane Flowrider. Hop on the body board or surf board and attempt to balance as generated waves simulate an authentic surfing experience. This is a tough activity to be successful at on your first try, but don’t give up!

If Hydroplane Flowrider took some of the wind out of your sails, there’s nothing better than idly floating down the Jet Stream River. This lazy river will relax you to the fullest. Lounge on a single inner tube or a double with a friend and let the current take you on a journey.

Those who like going fast would rather spend some time riding the Terminal Velocity Slides. Each slide offers something different. The green one is entirely enclosed, so every twist and turn is a surprise. The blue one allows you to enjoy the speed and sun as you slip down. The yellow slide is a tandem one where you can race another person on a mat. Drop Zone Waterpark also has some rides for smaller children, as well as sandy volleyball courts which are perfect if you’re looking to have some fun out of the water. 2165 Trumble Rd, Perris, CA 92570


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Places to Eat

J & M Family Restaurant

Ideal for families and teams, J & M Family Restaurant serves comfort food and tasty meals for all dietary preferences. This eatery is open from early morning to early evening, making it an awesome spot to grab a hearty breakfast, lunch, or early dinner. Whether you’re in the mood for an omelet, chicken fried steak, or fried chicken, J & M has you covered. They also have a long list of hot and club sandwiches. A small part of their menu is devoted to some Italian classics as well. 1295 S State St, Hemet, CA 92543


Milano’s Pizza

You won’t find more kid friendly cuisine near Diamond Valley Sports Complex than that at Milano’s Pizza. Serving the Hemet area since 1991, Milano’s has earned its reputation by always providing customers with the best quality food possible. Some meals to look forward to at Milano’s are pizza, pasta, sandwiches, and salads. 269 E Stetson Ave, Hemet, CA 92543


Early Bird Café

Diamond Valley Sports Complex - Travel - Hotels4TeamsA neighborhood favorite for over 20 years, Early Bird Café is a staple in the Hemet area. You can’t go wrong ordering one of their delicious egg or omelet dishes. The pancakes and French toast are two more tempting options. As far as lunch and dinner are concerned, they have meals like meatloaf, mac and cheese, hamburgers, and more. 220 S Lyon Ave # H, Hemet, CA 92543


Lemongrass Asian Cuisine

Offering a great mix of vegetarian, vegan, and meat entrees, Lemongrass Asian Cuisine has it all. From flaky spring rolls to chewy rice noodles, every dish is a hit. Lemongrass also serves Thai curries, traditional Thai noodles, and fried rice. Some of the meat dishes they have feature pork and beef. There are some seafood options too. 3376 Wentworth Dr, Hemet, CA 92545


Tucked away in the heart of California, the town of Hemet and the remarkable Diamond Valley Sports Complex will blow you away. Make sure to get the most out of your trip and visit as many attractions as possible whenever you have some free time. You can rest easy knowing that wherever you go, there will be plenty of great restaurants to eat at.