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

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Museum Month

Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2019

Locals and visitors to San Diego area are in for a special treat this February! Pick up your Museum Month discount pass at a San Diego City or County libraries to enjoy half-off admission at more than 40 San Diego Museum Council (SDMC) member museums. The pass can be used to visit multiple museums across the region.

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

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

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Introduction to Flintknapping with James Bowden

Mar 30, 2019

In this workshop, participants will learn about the components that make up the Native American stone toolkit and basic flintknapping techniques. Participants will also be able to practice these techniques in creating stone tools. No experience required. Ages 12+. Minors must be accompanied by a paid adult.

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Escondido Grand Ave Festival

May 19, 2019

The Grand Ave Festival is one of the biggest street fairs in Southern California, with over 500 vendors, and has been happening since 1989, bringing unique crafts and imports, fine international cuisine and family entertainment to Historic Downtown Escondido's Grand Avenue.

Every 3rd Sunday in May and October...come out and enjoy the fun, food, music, games, activities and shopping! The Festival runs all day Sunday, May 19th, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. covering Grand Avenue from Centre City Parkway to Juniper Street.

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Foxy Trail Half Marathon and 5K

Apr 28, 2019

This local San Diego Trail Half Marathon starts at West Bernardo Park and crosses the new stone suspension bridge before running around beautiful Lake Hodges in San Diego's North Inland region.

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