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CALIFORNIA TRAVEL GUIDE
Escondido is a city located
in California, just north of the city of San Diego. The name means "hidden"
in Spanish—it occupies a shallow valley ringed by rocky hills. Founded
in 1888, it is one of the oldest cities in San Diego County. The city is
known as Eskondiid in Diegueño. A nationwide study in 2005 ranked
Escondido #11 out of 25 of the most conservative cities in America.
Three lakes are located in
or near Escondido, all of which allow boating and fishing:
Downtown Escondido (centered
on Grand Avenue) has become more active in the past few years with the
opening of restaurants, cafes, and galleries. Every Friday night from April
through September, the Downtown Business Association hosts the popular
"Cruisin' Grand," where the public can show and view hot rods and historic
cars. A different car club and/or featured attraction (i.e. antique fire
trucks, nitro night, midget and sprint cars) is highlighted each week.
Cruisin' Grand also features a DJ, hula hoop contests for children, and
7 trophies each night.
Dixon Lake is located in the
Lake Wohlford is located on
the north eastern fringe of the city limits.
Lake Hodges is located just
south of the city. A part of Lake Hodges is crossed by Interstate 15 via
the Lake Hodges Bridge. Often this part of the lake is dry.
In addition to the many art
galleries on Grand, a branch of the Mingei International Museum has recently
opened there. This museum displays handcrafts from around the world. Just
one block off Grand Ave. is Grape Day Park with the civic center and the
California Center for the Arts, Escondido that features two theaters, a
visual arts museum, an educational complex, and a conference center. The
Escondido Children's Museum and the Escondido History Center, two independent
non-profit museums, are located in Grape Day Park. The Children's Museum
features hands-on exhibits and programs for children up to 10 years of
age, with an authentically regional perspective on natural and social science.
The History Center features the city's original Santa Fe Depot, first library,
Victorian house, barn, and blacksmith shop. The Pioneer Room of Escondido
Public Library (located in the Mathes Center building next to the Main
Library) has photographs, maps, oral histories, genealogical collections,
directories and yearbooks documenting Escondido's history. The San Diego
North Convention & Visitors Bureau is located in the California Center
for the Arts, and sells half price arts performances and is the only ARTS
TIX outlet in San Diego North. The Visitors Bureau also provides literature,
maps, and their Travel & Planning Guide free of charge to visitors.
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Creek Inn Resort Spa Escondido
Exclusive, boutique style
resort and spa located in San Diego North County. Adjacent to a beautiful
18-hole championship golf course, nestled amidst the scenic foothills of
Temecula's wineries and the world-famous San Diego Wild Animal Park, just
35 minutes north of downtown San Diego. Amenities include tennis courts,
spa, hot soaking pools, swimming pool, fitness center, sauna, ropes course
Tourist-class hotel located
near the Wild Animal Park, Escondido Center for the Arts, and Palomar College.
Guests can find several restaurants and shopping areas within walking distance
of the Comfort Inn. The San Diego Airport is located 25 miles from the
hotel, but the location in Escondido is most popular for lodging between
the two major metropolitan areas of San Diego and Los Angeles.
Located within seven miles
of the San Pasqual Battlefield and the Wild Animal Park in San Diego, is
the Rodeway Inn Escondido in Escondido, Calif. The Pikake Botanical Gardens
are located 10 miles away and SeaWorld and Balboa Park are within 25 miles
of the property. Mornings begin at the Rodeway Inn Escondido with complimentary
continental breakfasts. Several dining options are located within the surrounding
area. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the property.
8 Wild Animal Park Escondido
Located in the heart of
San Diego’s North County, 6 miles from the San Diego Wild Animal Park,
the Super 8 Escondido offers affordable and comfortable lodging close to
the casinos, wineries & beaches that call northern San Diego home.
If you are looking for a motel-type option in the heart of the action,
you should them consider the Super 8 Motel Escondido. The Super 8 Escondido
features a free continental breakfast, free parking, and free wireless
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