Celebrating its 19th Year as the region’s premier weekly classic car cruise, Cruisin’ Grand’s 2018 Season runs every Friday night from 5-9pm through September 28th in Historic...
Escondido may mean "hidden" but it's no secret there's a lot going on here! Escondido is the home tap for Stone Brewing Co. and Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, Queen Califia's Magical Circle, the California Center for the Arts, and is also home to the amazing San Diego Zoo Safari Park and a charmingly historic downtown.
Located just 30 miles northeast of downtown San Diego and 20 minutes from the coast, Escondido has major attractions, beautiful wineries, craft breweries, unique arts and theatre, and delicious culinary experiences at renowned eateries like Vintana Wine + Dine, The Wooden Spoon, Bellamy's, Delight of France, Vinz, Burger Bench, and Hacienda de Vega. Enjoy our beautiful climate with year-round golfing, hiking, biking, fishing, camping and fantastic events!
With a beautiful year-round climate, Escondido is the heart of San Diego's North County. Rich in history and culture, Escondido is home to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, a unique visual and performing arts complex and museum; the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, an expansive wildlife sanctuary; the amazing sculpture garden, Queen Califia's Magical Circle, created by the late world-acclaimed artist Niki de Saint Phalle; the San Diego Children's Discovery Museum; and the Daley Ranch, a wilderness preserve with extensive hiking, biking and equestrian trails.
Farm-to-Table Dining, Chef-Owned Restaurants and Diverse Culinary Experiences
Embracing a farm-to-table experience, Escondido offers a variety of culinary experiences such as Vintana Wine + Dine, The Wooden Spoon, Hacienda de Vega and Bellamy's... as well as three weekly farmers' markets. Many beautiful boutique wineries with spectacular views and our cool urban wineries provide leisurely wine tasting afternoons, and the best of the craft beer culture meets culinary vision right here at the first home of Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens.
So Many Activities
This wonderfully unique area also has many other activities...enjoy a round of golf at one of five golf courses, fishing, camping or picnicking at beautiful lakes, cycling on Palomar Mountain, browsing through downtown art galleries, museums and the Old Escondido Historic District or shopping at world-class retail stores. You can also play at one of several nearby casino resorts!
Cruisin' Grand and Other Events
And don't miss Cruisin Grand every Friday night from April through September! One of the greatest ongoing traditions in San Diego County, Cruisin' Grand in Escondido runs for six spectacular months. This is a free event where more than 5,000 locals, visitors and car enthusiasts come each Friday Night to check out the 500+ vintage cars lining the streets of historic downtown Escondido. Escondido also has over 20 great annual events like the Tamale Festival, Renaissance Festivals, Adobe Home Tour, Street Faires, Independence Day Celebration, free concerts, a Dia de Los Muertos festival and a Multicultural Holida Festival!
There's something for everyone here...we welcome you to Explore, Experience and Enjoy Escondido!
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