Welcome to Escondido, come for the wildlife... stay for the culture!
Escondido may mean "hidden" but it's no secret there’s a lot going on here! Located just 30 miles northeast of downtown San Diego and 20 minutes from the coast, Escondido is home to major attractions, beautiful wineries, craft breweries, unique arts and theatre, delicious culinary experiences and a charming historic downtown. Enjoy our beautiful climate with year-round golfing, hiking, biking, fishing, and fantastic events!
Escondido is the heart of northern San Diego... rich in history and culture. The list of "must do's" includes the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, a unique performing arts complex, museum, and conference center; the San Diego Zoo Safari Park; Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens; the amazing sculpture garden, Queen Califia’s Magical Circle, created by the late world-acclaimed artist Niki de Saint Phalle; Cruisin' Grand Escondido, one of the greatest ongoing traditions in San Diego County; the San Diego Children's Discovery Museum; and Daley Ranch, a wilderness preserve with extensive hiking, biking and equestrian trails. [Read More...]
Enjoy the diverse culinary flavors of Escondido during Dine Out Escondido! restaurant week January 24-30! Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to visit your favorite restaurants and discover new ones!
New! Wineries & Craft Breweries Map
Our area wineries offer diverse tasting adventures from urban winery/tasting rooms to hilltop terraces with spectacular views. San Diego is the “Capital of Craft” and we have three of the best craft breweries in the County! Cheers!