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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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Accommodation in Escondido

Escondido has 13 hotels for you to choose from, which you can read about and reserve on Travelocity's Escondido hotels page.

If you have a taste for style and elegance, reserve a room at the Welk Resorts San Diego or the Tuscany Hills Retreat. If those aren't right for your tastes or budget, maybe you'll prefer the Best Western Escondido Hotel, at 1700 Seven Oakes Rd, or the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego-Escondido, located at 1250 W Valley Pkwy.

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Comfort Inn Escondido San Diego North County

Comfort Inn Escondido San Diego North County

1290 W Valley Pkwy, Escondido
2.5 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of California Center For The Arts, Ferrara Winery, and Palomar Medical Center. Dixon Lake ...

$71

$71
Quality Inn & Suites Escondido

Quality Inn & Suites Escondido

555 N Centre City Pkwy, Escondido
2.5 out of 5.0
2.3 out of 5 (6 reviews)

Located in the heart of Escondido, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from California Center For The Arts and within 3 mi (5 km) of Ferrara Winery and Palomar Medical ...

$47

$47
Welk Resorts San Diego

Welk Resorts San Diego

8860 Lawrence Welk Dr, Escondido
3.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (4 reviews)

The 600-acre Welk Resort has a waterpark with waterslides and children's interactive splash pads. The resort is 25 minutes drive from San Diego Safari Park, ...

$169

$169
Motel 6 Escondido

Motel 6 Escondido

900 North Quince Street, Escondido
2.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (6 reviews)

Situated in Escondido, this motel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from California Center For The Arts and within 3 mi (5 km) of Palomar Medical Center and Ferrara Winery. ...

$60

$60
Motel Mediteran Safari Park

Motel Mediteran Safari Park

2336 S Escondido Blvd, Escondido
2.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (66 reviews)

Situated in Escondido, this hotel is 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Ferrara Winery and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from California Center For The Arts. San Diego Zoo Safari Park and ...

$53

$53
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego-Escondido

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego-Escondido

1250 W Valley Pkwy, Escondido
2.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (12 reviews)

Situated in Escondido, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of California Center For The Arts, Palomar Medical Center, and Ferrara Winery. Dixon Lake and California ...

$93

$93
Super 8 Wild Animal Park

Super 8 Wild Animal Park

528 W Washington Ave, Escondido
2.0 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (22 reviews)

Easily accessed from I-15, this Escondido, CA motel is 5.5 miles from the San Diego Wild Animal Park and 20 miles east of Oceanside's beaches. The San Diego ...

$55

$55
Best Western Escondido Hotel

Best Western Escondido Hotel

1700 Seven Oakes Rd, Escondido
2.5 out of 5.0
3.0 out of 5 (9 reviews)

Situated in Escondido, this hotel is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from California Center For The Arts and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Palomar Medical Center. Dixon Lake and Ferrara ...

$84

$84
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Escondido Downtown

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Escondido Downtown

515 W Washington, Escondido
2.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (3 reviews)

Situated in Escondido, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from California Center For The Arts and within 3 mi (5 km) of Ferrara Winery and Palomar Medical Center. ...

$58

$58
Escondido Lodge

Escondido Lodge

2650 S Escondido Blvd, Escondido
2.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (3 reviews)

Situated in Escondido, this motel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Ferrara Winery and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from California Center For The Arts. San Diego Zoo Safari Park and ...

$63

$63

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