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North County Inland

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A beautiful area of rolling hills and winding roads, San Diego's North County Inland is an exceptional place to spend time outdoors. Hike or bike to the top of Palomar Mountain, or golf at over 40 courses carved out of the natural landscape. Spend an afternoon at one of the local wineries or on a craft beer tour at one of the many local breweries that enliven this area. And no trip to San Diego would be complete without a visit to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, where you can venture to Africa and Asia without having to leave Southern California. For an off-the-beaten-path experience, head to the family friendly Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park where the entrance is free and the kids can get up close to dozens of brilliant peacocks.

North County's inland region provides easy access to the best of Southern California with plenty of luxury resorts and family friendly hotels. Halfway between downtown San Diego and Anaheim, North County is an easy freeway drive to the Magic Kingdom at Disneyland, the gorgeous beaches of North County Coastal, the museums of Balboa Park, and Downtown San Diego, where the nightlife of the Gaslamp Quarter awaits. 

Dining is a treat in North County too and options range from elegant to more casual experiences. As a region with strong agricultural roots, many of the chefs have also forged strong bonds with area farmers and infuse their cuisine with local, seasonal and farm fresh ingredients.

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Getting to North Inland

Most of North County Inland is accessible from the I-15. If you're heading inland from the beach in North County, take the Ted Williams Parkway (Route 56 east) and merge north on I-15. Hotels along the North Inland corridor can be reached by exiting on Carmel Mountain Road and Rancho Bernardo Road. Stay on the I-15 north to Escondido and smaller towns including Fallbrook and Vista too. The Sprinter light rail runs from coastal Oceanside to inland Escondido. Bus Routes 20, 30, 50 and Rapid 235 are express routes that run from Downtown San Diego to Escondido.

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San Diego Restaurant Week

Sep 22 - Sep 29, 2019

The 15th Annual San Diego Restaurant Week returns Sunday, September 22 through Sunday, September 29 for a delicious dining experience! With over 180 participating restaurants offering prix-fixe menu options throughout San Diego County, you’re sure to find the perfect place to satisfy any craving.

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Veranda’s Summer Chef Series – “Around the World”

Jun 27 - Sep 19, 2019

Join us at Veranda for our Summer Chef Series – “Around the World” Al Fresco Dining

Spend an evening under the stars this summer with dining events inspired by flavors from around the world, featuring specialty dishes crafted by Chef Ken Rollins.

Buena Vista Terrace | Rancho Bernardo Inn
$60 per person** | Optional beverage pairing $25 per person*

 

Flavors of France                 | June 27           | 7pm

Tours of the Mediterranean | July 25            | 7pm

Spanish Paella                      | August 22       | 7pm

Grilling Under the Stars        | September 19 | 6:30 pm

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Open Cockpit Days at the Flying Leatherneck Museum

Aug 31 - Sep 1, 2019

Come sit in a cockpit and experience Marine aviation from a pilot's perspective at the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum! Cockpits of some of the aircraft on display will be open and pilots will be available to answer questions every other weekend during the summer. 2019 Open Cockpit Days are May 25-26; June 8-9, 22-23; July 6-7, 20-21; Aug 3-4, 17-18, 31; & Sept 1.

See 31 historical aircraft up close at this indoor/outdoor attraction as well as hundreds of artifacts from the earliest days of aviation to present day. Kids and adults can strap into an ejection seat, try on a helmet and complete an "I Spy" activity.

The Museum is open Tuesdays-Sundays from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm (except federal holidays). Check the website for more information at flyingleathernecks.org.  858-693-1723. Admission and Parking are Free. 

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Open Cockpit Days at the Flying Leatherneck Museum

Aug 17 - Aug 18, 2019

Come sit in a cockpit and experience Marine aviation from a pilot's perspective at the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum! Cockpits of some of the aircraft on display will be open and pilots will be available to answer questions every other weekend during the summer. 2019 Open Cockpit Days are May 25-26; June 8-9, 22-23; July 6-7, 20-21; Aug 3-4, 17-18, 31; & Sept 1.

See 31 historical aircraft up close at this indoor/outdoor attraction as well as hundreds of artifacts from the earliest days of aviation to present day. Kids and adults can strap into an ejection seat, try on a helmet and complete an "I Spy" activity.

The Museum is open Tuesdays-Sundays from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm (except federal holidays). Check the website for more information at flyingleathernecks.org.  858-693-1723. Admission and Parking are Free.

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