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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

Jan 19 - Jan 26, 2020

The Annual San Diego Restaurant Week returns Sunday, January 19 through Sunday, January 26 for a delicious dining experience! With more than 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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Kids Free in Oct at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2019

October means fall has settled in, Halloween is almost here, and kids are free at the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park! During Kids Free presented by Mission Fed, children age 11 years and younger can experience the wonders of wildlife with no admission charge from October 1st through the 31st.

And each weekend in October, there’ll be even more kid-focused fun. On Saturdays and Sundays, kids and their families can enjoy special animal presentations, special activities, enrichment at many of the animal exhibits, and more.

Kids Free presented by Mission Fed continues a long-standing dedication to youngsters by providing free admission for the month of October to every child ages 11 years old and younger, a maximum 10 children free per each supervised ticketed adult

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Stone DRK Festival

Nov 8, 2019

While Stone has long had a reputation for brewing hop-forward IPAs, we’ve always had a deep appreciation for the glorious dark side of beer. If you’ve attended our Oakquinox or Pour It Black events in the past, we’ve combined them both into one massive celebration of the finest stouts, porters and barrel-aged delights.

We’re putting together an incredible list of beers from Stone along with amazing guest beers from some of the finest craft breweries in the world. We got rave reviews from the attendees of the first DRK in 2017, and we can’t wait to step it up and make it an even more fantastic experience for the second edition.

YOUR $65 TICKET INCLUDES:
Fifteen 3oz tasters
A commemorative glass to take home
Amazing dark and rare beers to choose from!

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Pure Project SDBW Coffee Sale

Nov 8, 2019

We're excited to release a limited run of special Log Cabin Barrel Aged Breakfast Blend Coffee Beans!

We combined an organic Guatemalan and Ethiopian coffee blend then laid it to rest in freshly emptied barrels that held our beloved Log Cabin, a bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout with organic Vermont maple syrup and cocoa. After months of aging, we are proud to present, Log Cabin Barrel Aged Breakfast Blend. This complex coffee showcases deep cacao, lightly toasted oak, sticky maple, and freshly crushed blueberry flavors to excite your morning ritual.

12-ounce bags of this coffee will be available at both Pure Project tasting rooms starting Friday, November 8th for $22 each, while supplies last!

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