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Escondido Vacations

Known as the "City of Choice," Escondido is located in Southern California, northeast of downtown San Diego. As one of the oldest cities in the area, it has its share of history. However, it's the current residents that make Escondido vacations fun and active affairs.

Major Attractions

Downtown you'll find the heaviest concentrations of shops, restaurants, and hotels in Escondido, but cultural attractions are spread throughout the city and surrounding areas. Must-see spots include the California Center for the Arts, a unique performing arts complex, museum, and conference center; Queen Califia's Magical Circle, an amazing sculpture garden created by the late world-acclaimed artist Niki de Saint Phalle; and the San Diego Children's Discovery Museum. Also in Escondido is the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, the sister to the world-famous San Diego Zoo, which exhibits animals in open habitats. Escondido has plenty of outdoor space for its human residents too, with Daley Ranch—a wilderness preserve with extensive trails—and a bevy of golf courses and lakes for outdoor recreation. Make sure to book an Escondido car rental so you don't miss any of these fantastic excursions.

Recurring Festivals and Events

Grand Avenue is the place to be every Friday night from April through September, when Cruisin' Grand, a parade of pre-1970s cars, takes over the street with a different theme every week. The shops stay open late to add to all of the excitement, and there are kids' activities to keep the little tykes entertained too. Every vacation in Escondido should include a trip to Grand Avenue; if hot rods aren't your thing, it becomes a much mellower scene on Tuesdays, when a farmers market pops up instead. If Tuesday doesn't work out, don't worry—Escondido enjoys a different farmers market every day from Saturday through Tuesday!

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How much are vacation packages to Escondido?

You'll find a great hotel and flight bundle for as low as . With a Travelocity vacation package, an escape to Escondido has never been more tempting! Save both time and money and get an early start with packing your suitcases.

How long should my Escondido vacation be?

There are no strict rules for how long your vacation in Escondido should be, but most people choose to stay around 3 nights. Got some flexibility with your departure date? Extend your trip by a few more nights. That way, you'll have ample time to explore the area's hidden treasures too.

Where can I get the best vacation package deals for Escondido?

Travelocity can help you get a great Escondido package deal. With more than 400 airlines and 665,000 properties across the globe, we know you'll be able to put together the perfect itinerary.

Why should I purchase my vacation bundle with Travelocity?

We have experiences for every type of globetrotter, superb service and customer support available 24/7. And the icing on the cake is we'll match any cheaper price you find with our Price Match Guarantee.

Can I save money on my car rental if I bundle it with hotels and flights?

With an Escondido vacation package, you can combine your flight, car and hotel bookings and save a whole lot. If you're eager to see the best of this awesome city, why not make a beeline for Disneyland®? This popular attraction is 68 miles from Escondido. With a rental car, you'll be there in a flash.

What is the best time of year to go to Escondido?

If budget is what's driving your travel decisions, you'll score the best prices in . tends to be the dearest time of year. Most tourists head here around . If you want to avoid the crowds, visit during .

Which airport is best for Escondido?

San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.), around 28 miles south of downtown Escondido, is probably where you'll step off the plane. Your other choices are Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne) (59 miles away from central Escondido) and Palm Springs, CA (PSP-Palm Springs Intl.) (59 miles away from central Escondido).

What is there to do in Escondido?

San Diego Zoo Safari Park is one of the amazing sights that make Escondido such a popular destination. But allow some extra time to experience the city's lesser-known attractions too. This is often where the best vacation memories are created.

Where should I stay when visiting Escondido?

You have ample options, with Rancho Bernardo and Central Escondido being the most favored areas among visitors. If the former better suits your plans in Escondido, check out the rates and facilities at the Radisson Hotel San Diego-Rancho Bernardo (3.0 stars) and the Holiday Inn Express San Diego N - Rancho Bernardo (3.0 stars). If you decide on the latter, consider checking in to the Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Escondido (2.5 stars) or the Motel 6 Escondido (2.0 stars).

Top Escondido Hotels Deals

Welk Resorts San Diego

Welk Resorts San Diego

3.5 out of 5.0 8860 Lawrence Welk Dr, Escondido, CA
(14 Reviews)
This smoke-free hotel features a golf course, free water park access, and a full-service spa. There's fun for all ages with a children's club and a children's pool, and families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 5 conference rooms, as well as express check-out and WiFi in public areas.
Quality Inn Escondido Downtown

Quality Inn Escondido Downtown

2.5 out of 5.0 501 W Mission Ave, Escondido, CA
(6 Reviews)
An outdoor pool, free self parking, and laundry facilities are featured at this hotel. Guests will appreciate free perks like on-the-go breakfast and WiFi in public areas. There's express check-out and multilingual staff can provide around-the-clock assistance.
Comfort Inn Escondido San Diego North County

Comfort Inn Escondido San Diego North County

2.5 out of 5.0 1290 W Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA
(11 Reviews)
This hotel features an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy the spa tub and free perks like buffet breakfast and free self parking.

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