EscondidoUnited States of America

Image for A great place to see African animal in a more natural habitat. The safari park started out as the breading facility for the San Diego Zoo, and has birthed over 5,000 young as well and reintroduced a number of different species back into the wild helping with the decline of that particular animal. If you can't for some reason make it to Africa to go on a safari, this is a close 2nd, and I highly recommend it!
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Visit Escondido

Love zoos, hockey, and beaches? Get away to Escondido!

Explore the family-friendly city of Escondido—breweries, shopping, and popular sights like San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Where to stay in Escondido

Rancho Bernardo
Well it's a rainy day schedule 😃
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Rancho Bernardo

Known for Golf, Safaris, Dining

4.5/5(287 reviews)

Rancho Bernardo is known for its abundant dining options, and you can plan a trip to Rancho Bernardo Inn Course and Oaks North Golf Club while you're in town.

Central Escondido
#foodiefinds The take home from my previous picture. Maple Bar, Bacon Maple Bar, old Fashioned, donut holes and cream filled roll.
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Central Escondido

3.5/5(165 reviews)

While visiting Central Escondido, you might make a stop by sights like California Center For The Arts and Ferrara Winery.

Kit Carson
Queen Califia's Magical Circle is a sculpture garden located in Escondido, California. It is one of the last works of French artist Niki de Saint Phalle. The garden is named after Califia, the fictional warrior queen of the mythical Island of California, and inspired by California's rich history and culture.
This sculpture garden opens to public on every second Saturday of the month for only 4 hours.
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Kit Carson

3.5/5(51 reviews)

If you're spending some time in Kit Carson, Queen Califa's Magical Circle and The Vineyard at Escondido are top sights worth seeing.

Del Dios
Hitting the trails in beautiful elfin forest. Definitely recommend this beautiful hike #green
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Del Dios

When in Del Dios, you can plan a visit to Stone Brewing and California Center For The Arts, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

Daley Ranch
The famous historical Daley Ranch House is found in a 3,058 acre conservation area acquired in 1996 by the City of Escondido, Ca.
A redwood barn and numerous outbuildings  with historical interest. Daley Ranch offers over 20 miles of multipurpose trails for hiking, mountain biking and equestrian use.
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Daley Ranch

When in Daley Ranch, you can plan a visit to California Center For The Arts and Reidy Creek Golf Course, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

Top Hotels in Escondido

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Welk Resorts San Diego
Welk Resorts San Diego
3.5 out of 5
8860 Lawrence Welk Dr, Escondido, CA
$95
per night
Jan 6 - Jan 7

This family-friendly Escondido hotel is located in the suburbs, 10.2 mi (16.5 km) from Alta Vista Gardens, and within 20 mi (32 km) of Camp Pendleton Marine ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,957 reviews)

"My family and myself like the space of the entire suite. And we were happy with the appliances and the kitchen untencils that we were able to use."…"

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Welk Resorts San Diego
Comfort Inn Escondido San Diego North County
Comfort Inn Escondido San Diego North County
2.5 out of 5
1290 W Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA
$67
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16

Situated in the business district, this hotel is 2 mi (3.1 km) from Stone Brewing and within 9 mi (15 km) of California State University San Marcos and San Diego ...

4.2/5Very Good! (765 reviews)

"Clean, quiet and close to several eating establishments"…"

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

Comfort Inn Escondido San Diego North County
Best Western Escondido Hotel
Best Western Escondido Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1700 Seven Oakes Rd, Escondido, CA
$33
per night
Jan 3 - Jan 4

Located in North Broadway, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Reidy Creek Golf Course, California Center For The Arts, and Palomar Medical Center. Stone Brewing ...

4.2/5Very Good! (784 reviews)

"Friendly front desk staff. Clean lobby, halls and rooms."…"

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

Best Western Escondido Hotel

Popular things to do in Escondido

San Diego Zoo Safari Park
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San Diego Zoo Safari Park

4.5/5(1,519 reviews)

Meet the native and exotic animals and discover why San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a favorite stop in San Pasqual Valley. Stroll along the lakeside in this family-friendly area, or check out its top-notch restaurants.

Cordiano Winery
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Cordiano Winery

You can enjoy a tasting or tour at Cordiano Winery during your travels to Escondido. Discover the top-notch restaurants in this family-friendly area, or seek out the golf courses.

Queen Califa's Magical Circle
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Queen Califa's Magical Circle

Take the family on an outing to Queen Califa's Magical Circle during your trip to Escondido. Stroll along the area's lakeside, or simply savor its top-notch restaurants.

Top activities in Escondido

San Diego Zoo Safari Park
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San Diego Zoo Safari Park

$56

The sun beats down on the grasslands as you look out over the plains, and for a second, you swear you feel the heat of the Kenyan savanna. Explore natural habitats and get up close and personal with more than 400 species of animals—from African elephants to zebras—at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Shared Shuttle: Roundtrip Safari Park Transfer
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Shared Shuttle: Roundtrip Safari Park Transfer

$39

Enjoy convenient and cost-effective transportation between your San Diego hotel and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park aboard a shuttle. This service operates from major San Diego hotels located in the following areas: Downtown Old Town Mission Beach Miss

60 Minute "Villain's Lair" Live-Action Escape Room Game
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60 Minute "Villain's Lair" Live-Action Escape Room Game

$25

An “Escape Room” Is… An exciting type of physical adventure game where people are locked in a room with other participants and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within 60 minutes! When you book your game you'll be playing the “Villain's Lair” live-action story… An evil super villain (Dr.

Go California Explorer: Choose 4 or 5 attractions
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Go California Explorer: Choose 4 or 5 attractions

$284

Sightsee California your way and save on top attractions from the Bay Area to San Diego. Find out where Hollywood dreams are made with a tour of Warner Bros.

LEGOLAND® California Resort
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LEGOLAND® California Resort

$100

AWESOME AWAITS at LEGOLAND® California Resort, where families can have a hands-on, interactive experiences to make memories that last a lifetime! The Resort features more than 60 rides, shows and attractions! Join the crew on the new LEGO® CITY: Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride where you will discover real sea creatures and LEGO treasures.

Zombie Scavengers Game - Escondido, CA
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Zombie Scavengers Game - Escondido, CA

$3

Itinerary Recommended starting location to start Zombie Scavengers. This is where you will begin your hunt to survive the zombie apocalypse. (Please start outside) Stop At: • Maple Street Plaza, 198 Maple St Plaza #170, Escondido, CA 92025, USA

Reviews of Escondido

4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
192
5 - Excellent 34.04255319148936%
4 - Good
242
4 - Good 42.90780141843972%
3 - Okay
105
3 - Okay 18.617021276595743%
2 - Disappointing
16
2 - Disappointing 2.8368794326241136%
1 - Terrible
9
1 - Terrible 1.5957446808510638%

5/5 - Excellent

Jay

Nov 23, 2019

New to the area. Did notice a lot of Police cars driving around

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Nov 15, 2019

Escondido is a typical small/medium town. Some bad areas, some good ones. Lots of shopping and dining choices, good library, nearby places to hike, close to Safari Park.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 13, 2019

Everything

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Nov 12, 2019

The smell was something and it’s a great place to just people watch

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 11, 2019

nice quiet town

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Nov 10, 2019

Famiy type resturant closer, nothing except down town.