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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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Escondido Grand Avenue Festival

Oct 21, 2018

Since 1989, the Escondido Grand Avenue Festival has brought live entertainment, over 400 vendors, children's rides and activities, and food from around the world to the downtown tree-lined streets of Escondido. 

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Tribute to Veterans – Showcase Concert

Nov 11, 2018

November 11, 2018 – 1pm

California Center for the Arts, Escondido

340 N. Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025

Celebrate San Diego’s military with us at our first-ever Tribute to Veterans Concerts on Sunday, November 11, as we recognize and honor those who serve and have served our country. This special performance will include patriotic repertoire as well as classical selections performed by our intermediate level ensembles in the Concert Hall at California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Veterans and active duty military can receive two free tickets to our Tribute to Veterans Concerts! For more information, please visit sdys.org.

Adults: $25-30

Senior, Military, Music Educator, SDYS Alumni: $20-25

Students & Children: $10

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Ancient Indulgences: Salt

Oct 27, 2018

At the 4th annual Ancient Indulgences lecture, Dr. Philip Goscienski will explore salt’s colorful history that has shaped the world.  Join us for an afternoon of history, wine, and inspired food.   Adults 21 and up only.  Tickets – General, $30; SDAC Members $20.  Please contact the San Diego Archaeological Center if you wish to purchase a table.

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Giro di San Diego GranFondo

Oct 28, 2018

Southern California meets Italy at the Giro di San Diego GranFondo, a celebration of cycling, food, and San Diego's North Inland region.

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