To celebrate all things Escondido, we have released a limited edition paper coaster set available only at special events with a Visit Escondido presence. Scroll down to read about the images on each coaster and celebrate this beautiful City! Have a suggestion for a coaster design if we make more coasters? Submit your ideas here.
The Story Behind Our New Coaster Set
City of Escondido Key Industries | Celebrating the companies and nonprofits that drive Escondido forward
Escondido is home to a variety of companies and nonprofits. This image represents a variety of local key industries that make the city a great place to live, work and play. In the icons you will see the following industries recommended: Healthcare, manufacturing, information communication technology, renewable energy, agricultural technology, food and beverage, and arts and culture. Learn more about our key industries on our economic area of influence data dashboard here.
Hiking at Dixon Lake | Bask in Escondido’s natural beauty
Hiking, camping, fishing, bird watching and boating are favorite activities at Lake Dixon, just one of the many parks that make up Escondido’s over 6,000 acres of parkland. Another key park is Kit Carson Park, which hosts sports tournaments, and the world famous Queen Califia’s Magical Circle by late internationally renowned artist Niki de Saint Phalle (a sneak peak of the sculpture is on another coaster!).
Agricultural Fields | Rich in agriculture and ripe in technology
The City of Escondido was built on a thriving agricultural industry, and still is home to 19% of San Diego County farms. To support our farmers, the city has worked to construct a $55million Membrane Filtration and Reverse Osmosis (MFRO) facility to deliver lower cost water to agricultural land. The city also partnered with nonprofits and research institutions to host the region’s first AgTech Hackathon.
Palomar Hospital | Caring for the region’s health
Healthcare and social assistance is the largest employment industry in Escondido, making our City a healthcare leader for the Southern California region. Palomar Hospital is an award winning facility that grew up in Downtown Escondido and relocated to the the city’s 164 acre Escondido Research and Technology Center, which is home to professional, scientific and technology businesses and startups.
Historic District House | Housing options for everyone to call Escondido home
Steps from Downtown Escondido is a Historic District which boasts a popular self-guided historical home tour. These homes complement the variety of housing types available for all residents in the City. With single family homes, condos, and multi-family, the City has housing options that are within reach for renters and owners. About half of Escondido residents are home renters and half are home owners.
NCTD Transit Station | Accessible transit for residents, employees and students
The North County Transit District (NCTD) has a transportation center in Escondido which serves as the beginning of the Sprinter train line to the coast, and as a bus depo to downtown San Diego and other areas of the San Diego region. Soon the center will also be the location of hundreds of new homes as the agency works with a developer to reimagine the site to serve local residents and employers. The Sprinter is a popular mode of transit for students traveling to nearby California State University San Marcos (CSUSM), or the main campus of Palomar College.
Downtown Escondido Grand Avenue | Revitalizing the heart of the City
The Grand Avenue Vision Project is adding festoon lights, widening sidewalks for outdoor dining and adding parking. The project broke ground in January 2022, and the first phase is complete. The City is planning for additional improvements on Grand Avenue which will help revitalize the area. Local real estate brokers and businesses are already seeing the improvements help attract new customers to the area.
Queen Califia’s Magical Circle Sculpture Garden | Arts and culture as an economic driver and quality of life asset
Niki de Saint Phalle chose to nestle her sculpture garden within 12 acres of natural space within Kit Carson Park in Escondido. This is just one piece of amazing art located throughout the City. In addition to this sculpture garden, the City is home to many arts organizations and the California Center for the Arts, Escondido (CCAE) which has several theaters, a museum and a conference center, hosting thousands of visitors each year.