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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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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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Pilot Talk: Flying the F/A-18 "Hornet"

Aug 24, 2019

Join Colonel Stephen “Fozzy” Acosta, commanding officer of VMFAT 101, as he shares some of his missions and experiences as an F/A- 18 “Hornet ” pilot.  Kids and adults will enjoy his demonstration some of the equipment USMC pilots use and his explanation of the unique capabilities of the Hornet.   

The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum has 31 historical aircraft on display as well as hundreds of artifacts from the earliest days of aviation to the present day. Open Cockpit Days are held on select weekends from May-September. Check the website at www.flyingleathernecks.org for more information.

Free admission and parking.

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Cruisin' Grand Escondido

Apr 5 - ongoing

Celebrating its 20th Year as the region’s premier weekly classic car cruise, Cruisin’ Grand’s 2019 Season runs every Friday night from 5-9pm through September 27th in Historic Downtown Escondido!

One of the greatest ongoing traditions in San Diego County, Cruisin’ Grand Escondido™ runs for six spectacular months. This FREE EVENT brings more than 5,000 visitors and car enthusiasts each Friday night to check out the 500+ cars lining the streets, themed car clubs and live music.

Not only for classic car enthusiasts… everyone enjoys meeting up with friends, bringing the family out and strolling along Grand Avenue, stopping in for a bite at one of our many restaurants, getting a gelato and people-watching on those warm summer nights.

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Orfila's Annual Grape Stomp!

Aug 24, 2019

Every year Orfila hosts and annual grape stomp after harvest! Join us this year on August 24th for food, live music, and of course to stomp some grapes! 

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Kids Eat Free at Hotel Karlan

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Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2019

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