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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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Wine Tasting in San Diego

Tour boutique wineries and taste San Diego's award-winning local wines.

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Jambo! A Safari Adventure in San Diego

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The Seven Best Inland Hikes

Panoramic views, oak woodlands, and pastoral valleys are the hallmark of San Diego inland hikes. 

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Escape to Escondido

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Museum Month

Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2021

San Diego area residents and visitors are in for a special treat in February! Pick up your Museum Month discount pass at participating libraries or when you stay at a Hilton to enjoy 50% off the cost of admission at more than 40 San Diego Museum Council member museums. The San Diego Museum Month pass is free; one pass can be used at several museums* throughout the month of February.

Whether you are an art aficionado, history buff, science or nature lover, the San Diego Museum Council has a variety of member organizations that are bound to capture your interest.

Take advantage of this annual program to visit both old favorites and new attractions you have never even heard of!

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Pure Project Can Release

Dec 3, 2020

Our next can release features a brand new murky IPA collab with North Park Beer Co. as well as the return of a favorite murky triple IPA!


The cans will be released on Thursday, December 3rd, at all 3 taproom locations as well as for CA & NV shipping. Check out all the details below.

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Elephant Cam

May 18 - ongoing

The Safari Park is home to nine African elephants—three adult females, and six calves and sub-adults ranging from 1 to 13 years old. There’s never a dull moment on Elephant Cam, especially with one-year-old calves Kaia and Zuli learning more each day about their place in this dynamic herd

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Northern Lights

Nov 30, 2020 - Jan 3, 2021

Beginning November 30th, our 12-acre campus will be transformed into a spectacle of light, hope, and joy after sunset each evening. Guests are invited to wander along our walkways, taking in the holiday sights and sounds.

The young and young-at-heart will enjoy tunnels of twinkling lights, giant LED Christmas trees, and blow-up figurines of favorite holiday characters. Marvel as lights move to music in a display curated by local Escondido family The Peace's featured on ABC's The Great Christmas Light Fight.

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Rancho Bernardo Inn
Valid: Oct 21 - Dec 30, 2020

Experience the best of Rancho Bernardo Inn with our signature All Play, No Pay package. The package for two adults includes: One-night stay Unlimited golf for two

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Escape Plan: Spa-Cation Like You Mean It

Rancho Bernardo Inn
Valid: Oct 21, 2020 - ongoing

At Rancho Bernardo, our spa was designed as an escapist retreat. Inspired by San Diego’s laidback lifestyle and lush landscape, it’s easy to slip into vacation mode when it feels like the...

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WEEKDAY WANDERLUST 2ND NIGHT FREE

Rancho Bernardo Inn
Valid: Sep 16 - ongoing

A little escape goes a long way. Tucked away in North County lies one of San Diego’s most sophisticated and authentic destinations with 265 acres to explore. Verandas open to storybook walkways,...

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