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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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The Seven Best Inland Hikes

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

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Tiger Cam

May 18 - ongoing

Enjoy watching livestreaming video from Tull Family Tiger Trail at the Safari Park, as Sumatran tigers explore their expansive forested habitat, with pools, a waterfall, and much more.

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Burrowing Owl Cams

May 18 - ongoing

San Diego Zoo Global is home to a pair of burrowing owls in an off-view breeding area. However, live cam viewers can observe these fascinating birds—with views above ground, as well inside the birds' underground burrow, where eggs are incubated and chicks are raised.

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TEAMS FOR GOOD Corporate Volunteer Shift

Nov 14, 2019 - ongoing

Teams for Good is an opportunity for organizations and groups to unite against hunger by supporting Feeding San Diego through volunteerism and giving!

Teams for Good includes a two-hour corporate volunteer shift at Feeding San Diego, during which time, your team will help glean, sort and pack food before it is distributed to those in need. By participating in Teams for Good, your company can make a profound difference in the lives of the one in eight San Diegans facing hunger.

Thanks to your contribution, Feeding San Diego will be able to deliver two full trucks, one full truck, or a half truck of food (depending on the impact level you select) to people facing hunger. Your support helps ensure that every child, family, and senior facing hunger in our community can access fresh, nutritious food.

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Giraffe Cam: Presented by Fiesta

May 18 - ongoing

Giraffes, rhinos, and more! Enjoy this live view of the African Plains habitat from the Kijamii Overlook at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

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