Outdoor Recreation

For the Love of Chocolate – The Escondido Chocolate Festival

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! ESCONDIDO CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL Located in Historic Downtown Escondido Saturday, February 9, 2019 1-5pm Give your Valentine a sweet memory. Bring your sweetheart or just your “sweet tooth” to beautiful Downtown Escondido to enjoy the “For The Love of Chocolate” Escondido Chocolate Festival. Stroll through 20+ designated restaurants, shops and spas while…

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Daley Ranch Guided Hikes in January

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Escondido’s beautiful Daley Ranch offers some of the best hiking opportunities in San Diego County. With trails for beginning, intermediate, and advanced hikers, exploring Daley Ranch on foot is family-friendly, and a great way to get some exercise and experience the natural beauty of Southern California. Daley Ranch is located in the northeastern portion of…

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Queen Califia’s Magical Circle in Kit Carson Park

Queen Califia will be closed Tuesday, January 15 (and likely Thursday, January 17), due to the potential rains. Queen Califia’s Magical Circle is open to the public weekly, with free entrance. Kids of ALL ages love this park… bring your family, friends, imaginations and cameras! Docents will be on hand for questions on 2nd Saturday…

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68th Annual Escondido Jaycees Christmas Parade

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The 68th Annual Escondido Jaycees Christmas Parade “Wild About Christmas” will take place on Saturday December 8th, 2018 and will start promptly at 9:30am. The parade will go South on Broadway from Escondido High School to Grape Day Park. THE PARADE ROUTE The parade starts at Escondido High School and proceeds south on Broadway down…

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About Town Magazine – Features Hidden Treasure: Day Trip In Escondido

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Escondido offers numerous ways to pass the day BY BRIANNE BROWN | PHOTOS BY Katherine Zimmer SPANISH FOR “HIDDEN,” the city of Escondido is slowly emerging from its hiding spot. The North County inland community is easily accessible from both the I-15 and Highway 78, and a day there could take you anywhere from Lake…

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Small Business Saturday – Shopping Fun in Downtown Escondido

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Shop Small Escondido! Shop, Eat, Drink, Play. All day Saturday, November 24th. Support your favorite local spots and find new ones! Small Business Saturday celebrates and helps you discover the unique and surprising small businesses in historic downtown Escondido. Start your day by visiting a Welcome Station to enjoy a special treat and pick up…

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40th Annual Fall Dixon Lake Trout Derby

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The 40th Annual Dixon Lake Trout Derby is this weekend! The competition starts on Friday, November 30 at 6:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 2. The lake is open from 6:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day, but you must weigh in your fish at the weigh-in table no later than…

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Art In The Garden and the Escondido Grand Ave Festival Street Fair

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The Grand Ave Festival takes place in historic downtown Escondido on Grand Ave from Center City Parkway to Ivy. Shop from hundreds of vendors for unique hand-crafted gifts, imports and local art. Enjoy international cuisine and local entertainment. Fun rides, games, entertainment, food, art, and shopping for everyone. Bring your Christmas list to get some…

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Walkabout Australia Opens At San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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Are you ready for the new Walkabout Australia adventure at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park? Check out all of the animals and fun things to do and plan your Walkabout! This new Safari Exhibit opens Friday, May 25th. Experience the New Age of Safari! Envision yourself following a backcountry road shaded by eucalyptus trees,…

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