Area Maps + Transportion Information
We have all of the information you need to plan a fun-filled day trip, wonderful weekend or complete vacation. Use these map resources to find the attractions, dining, wineries, breweries, arts, outdoor activities, cultural interest and resources you're considering in your plan for a fantastic trip and keep coming back!
Area Tourism Map: This map includes over 140 listings in 18 categories, showcasing all of the attractions that create our unique tourism destination. The map also includes detail-highlight maps of the historic downtown district, wineries/craft breweries, biking route suggestions with transit information, major annual events and the weekly farmers’ markets locations.
Historic Downtown Map: You must include historic downtown Escondido in your visit! Here's a detail map on all of the wonderful things to do... restaurants, shopping, arts, museums, theatre and information resources.
Wine & Craft Beer Experiences Map: If you're looking for some amazing wine tasting and craft beer experiences, check out this map! The above Area Tourism Map will also come in handy to see where these locations are over the larger area.
2nd Saturday Arts & Culture Experiences Schedule & Map: 2nd Saturdays bring a uniquely creative collaboration comprised of many different events all around Escondido. Bring the kids, enjoy a date night, or a friends afternoon out… there’s something for everyone! This fantastic collection of diverse cultural experiences includes the eclectic art galleries of Escondido’s historic downtown and has grown to include arts, theatre, museums and historical and educational experiences all around the area… and all throughout the day... for all ages.
Kit Carson Park and Queen Califia's Magical Circle Map: Kit Carson Park is a 285-acre municipal park in Escondido that offers many things to do including a Sports Center and skate park, disc golf course, beautiful walking and hiking trails, 3 large ponds, grassy picnic areas, an amphitheater, and softball, baseball and soccer fields. It is also the home of the amazing sculpture garden, Queen Califia's Magical Circle.
Daley Ranch Hiking Trails Map: Daley Ranch is a beautiful 3,058-acre conservation area with over 20 miles of multipurpose trails for all levels of walking and hiking, mountain biking and equestrian use. Approximately 1.1 miles from the La Honda entry is the Daley Ranch House, a redwood barn, and numerous outbuildings of historical interest. For more info, click here.
Old Escondido Historic Neighborhood District Map: This is North County San Diego's only Historic District! Our city's oldest neighborhood is walkable from downtown's Grand Avenue and features a strong collection of wonderful historically designated homes including stately Victorians, comfortable Craftsman bungalows, and eclectic Art Deco and Post World War II residences built in the mid-1880s to date. Go to our Historic Escondido page for more info.
Pubic Art Walking Map, Downtown Escondido: Right in the heart of historic downtown Escondido are 19 installations of public art including bronze statures, concrete and metal sculptures, murals, mosaics, fountains, military memorials and even the infamous Joor "Muffler Man." While not technically public art, the "Muffler Man" is a unique piece of Americana roadside scenery.
The Escondido Transit Center is conveniently located just outside of downtown Escondido and near the I-15 freeway. It provides service via bus and train to all areas of San Diego County and north.
Public & Private Transportation
BREEZE GoNCTD.com: Breeze buses carry passengers in the north San Diego County area and stop wherever you see the blue and white NCTD bus stop signs. Stops are usually located every few blocks on city routes but may be several miles apart in rural areas. All Breeze buses can accommodate up to two bicycles and up to three wheelchairs and almost half the fleet have "kneeling" buses. Many Breeze bus routes connect with the Coaster and Sprinter trains.
SPRINTER GoNCTD.com: The Sprinter runs 22 miles along Highway 78 corridor, making short trips to 15 stations, for a total traveling time of 53 minutes from end to end. Each European-style light rail vehicle has a maximum capacity of 226 passengers and travels at a maximum speed of 55 mph. The Sprinter offers easy connections to the Coaster, Breeze, Amtrak, Metrolink, Greyhound, and a future Bus Rapid Transit project in Escondido.
RAPID 235 RapidMTS.com: Rapid is a brand new level of bus service featuring high-frequency, limited-stop service, and upgraded amenities for stations and vehicles running between Escondido and Downtown San Diego. Rapid uses transit signal priority, dedicated lanes, and limited stops to speed trips. As a result, Rapid provides easy access to desirable destinations, frequent and reliable service, and faster travel times—all at a cost savings when compared to driving.
Getting Around Downtown San Diego: There are lots of ways to get around downtown San Diego once you arrive from the Escondido Transit Center, including trolley, bus, pedicabs and shuttles.
Wright Trammel Transportation shuttlesd.com or 760-789-7252: Services provided throughout Southern California. Corporate, airport service, convention transportation, assisted transport, private parties, events and wine tours.
Yellow Cab of North County driveu.com 760-444-4444: Yellow Cab of North County serves the following communities: Camp Pendleton, Carlsbad, Escondido, Encinitas, Oceanside, San Marcos, and Vista. You can now order a cab by texting your complete pickup address to 777222. For more information, visit gofastcab.com.
511 511sd.com: 511 is a free phone and Web service that consolidates the San Diego region's transportation information into a one-stop resource. 511 provides up-to-the-minute information on traffic conditions, incidents and driving times; schedule, route and fare information for public transportation services; carpool and vanpool referrals; and bicycling information.