Man hiking, wearing a hat and a yellow shirt overlooking Dixon Lake in Escondido, California

Your next adventure is closer than you think.


Escondido may mean "hidden" in Spanish, 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 culture, delicious culinary experiences, and a charming historic downtown.

Gift the gift of downtown 

Shop, dine, explore! The Downtown Escondido Gift Card has many of your favorite retailers, restaurants, services and entertainment in one place. Use the Downtown Escondido Gift Card at all participating locations — there is truly something for everyone!