Welcome to Escondido, come for the wildlife... stay for the culture!
Escondido may mean "hidden valley" but it's no secret that 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, an expansive wildlife sanctuary; 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 the Daley Ranch, a wilderness preserve with extensive hiking, biking and equestrian trails. [Read More...]
Here's our new Downtown
Self-Guided Public Art Walking Tour Map!
For more information about Ongoing Events (art exhibits, theatre, farmers markets, winery events, food trucks, etc.) and Annual Events, click on "CALENDAR" above.
This great resource includes a categorized listing of attractions, restaurants, lodging, casinos, wineries, theatre, shopping, parks, lakes, golf, and much more! Click on the map below for PDF.