EscondidoNorth San Diego County in Southern California.
Escondido is located 30 miles north of San Diego on I-15, and 20 miles east/inland of Oceanside on State Route 78. The nearest major airport is the San Diego International Airport in San Diego. The nearest general aviation airport is Palomar Airport in Carlsbad.
The North County Transit District (NCTD) operates bus routes throughout northern San Diego County, as well as the Sprinter, a new light rail line running along Route 78 between Escondido and Oceanside.
Buses and the Sprinter train calls at , located at 700 W Valley Pkwy.
phone: +1 760 291-0370address: 16666 San Pasqual Valley RdDedicated to "the care, management, and curation of archaeological artifacts discovered in the San Diego region" the site features over 500 collections as well as a public lecture series for visitors.
California Center for the ArtsExcellent local playhouse.
Cruisin GrandOn Fridays from April 30 to September 18, Grand Avenue downtown becomes a classic automobile showcase with a different theme every night.
Lake Hodges, Lake Dixon and Lake WolfordOffer fishing, boating and other recreational activities.
North Shore Lake Hodges TrailA 0.6-mile trail which runs along Interstate 15, beginning at Sunset Drive (Escondido), and is an excellent and moderate hiking, biking, and equestrian trail. For mountain bikers, there is a trail that continues west.
phone: +1 760-740-2450address: 2300 North BroadwaySurrounded by rugged hills and grassy parkland in a rural setting.
Amvetsphone: +1 760 747-2793address: 2085 E Valley PkwyThrift store.
Agrusa's Sandwich Shopphone: +1 760 746-0666address: 1606 E Valley Pkwy
Fat Ivor's Rib Rackphone: +1 760 749-0600address: 27961 Valley Center RdValley Center. Burned down in 2003, but is now reopened; pit barbecue smoked pork and beef ribs to drool for.
Hernandez' Hideaway Restaurantphone: +1 760 746-1444address: 19320 Lake Dr
phone: +1 760 745-7774address: 903 S Escondido Blvd
phone: +1 760 745-6500address: 122 South KalmiaA locally owned gelato shop just off Grand Ave. in downtown Escondido. Ingredients are often locally sourced from the weekly Escondido farmers' market. In addition to gelato, the location also serves salads, paninis, baked goods, coffee, and other beverages. Gelato cakes and catering are available as well.
Holiday Wine Cellarphone: +1 760 745-1200address: 302 W Mission AveHas an extensive collection of wine, beer, and liquor. Weekend afternoon and weekday evening tasting events are frequently hosted in the downstairs cellar bar (a retro space accessible by a spiral, red carpeted staircase). This local business also operates an online retailer.
phone: +1 760 471-4999address: 1999 Citricado ParkwayThe Escondido location is Stone Brewing Company's headquarters. Stone brews a variety of regular and seasonal beers, with a particular strength in IPAs; its most famous beer is "Arrogant Bastard," an American Strong Ale, but Stone brewery has an expansive. For visitors, the brewery has a company store and an extensive restaurant and beer garden. Growlers and growler fills, including many limited special release beers, are available in the company store. Brewery tours are offered several times daily, which end in a beer tasting.
phone: +1 760 738-6500address: 13455 San Pasqual RdWinery with an indoor and outdoor tasting room space.
phone: +1 760 740-1700address: 1700 Seven Oakes Rd
phone: +1 760 741-7117address: 1250 West Valley Parkway
phone: +1 760 745-9252address: 900 North Quince St