With a beautiful year-round climate, Escondido is the heart of northern San Diego. Rich in history and culture, there are many attractions and experiences to explore! We’re home to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, a unique visual and performing arts complex and museum; the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, an expansive wildlife sanctuary; the amazing sculpture garden, Queen Califia’s Magical Circle, created by the late world-acclaimed artist Niki de Saint Phalle; the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum; and Daley Ranch, a wilderness preserve with extensive hiking, biking and equestrian trails… as well as equestrian trail riding at The Ranch at Bandy Canyon and exploring 10,000 years of San Diego history at the San Diego Archaeological Center.
Embracing a farm-to-table experience, Escondido offers a variety of culinary experiences with chef-owned restaurants such as Vintana Wine + Dine, Intertwined Bistro & Wine Bar, and Bellamy’s… as well as four weekly farmers’ markets and tours of Stone Farms.
Many beautiful boutique (and urban) wineries with spectacular views provide leisurely wine tasting afternoons, and the best of the craft beer culture meets culinary vision right here atStone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens.
This wonderfully unique area also presents many other activities… enjoying a round of golf at one of six golf courses, fishing or picnicking at three lakes, cycling on Palomar Mountain, browsing through downtown art galleries or shopping at world-class retail stores and the largest Auto Park in Southern California. Enjoy a stroll or bike around our beautiful Old Historic District. You can also play at one of several nearby casino resorts!