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Lake Hodges Guidebook

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Lake Hodges Guidebook

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Lake Hodges is a lake and reservoir located in Southern California, about 31 miles north of San Diego and just south of Escondido, California. When full, the reservoir has 1,234 acres, a maximum water depth of 115 feet and 27 miles of shoreline. Lake Hodges is owned by the city of San Diego, and supplies water to the San Dieguito Water District and Santa Fe Irrigation District. The recreation area has six barbecues and 12 picnic tables. Self contained gas barbecues are allowed in the picnic area. Ground fires, glass containers and camping are not allowed at the park. There is currently no drinking fountain. Make sure to bring your own water.
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Lake Hodges
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Lake Hodges is a lake and reservoir located in Southern California, about 31 miles north of San Diego and just south of Escondido, California. When full, the reservoir has 1,234 acres, a maximum water depth of 115 feet and 27 miles of shoreline. Lake Hodges is owned by the city of San Diego, and supplies water to the San Dieguito Water District and Santa Fe Irrigation District. The recreation area has six barbecues and 12 picnic tables. Self contained gas barbecues are allowed in the picnic area. Ground fires, glass containers and camping are not allowed at the park. There is currently no drinking fountain. Make sure to bring your own water.
Large park featuring native plants, picnic areas & hiking, biking & equestrian trails.
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Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve
8833 Harmony Grove Road
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Large park featuring native plants, picnic areas & hiking, biking & equestrian trails.
Loosely translated to mean “sunny spot,” Solana Beach is a quiet refuge with family friendly beaches and a shopper’s mecca known locally as “The Avenue with Everything.”
Solana Beach County Park
Loosely translated to mean “sunny spot,” Solana Beach is a quiet refuge with family friendly beaches and a shopper’s mecca known locally as “The Avenue with Everything.”
This is a great place to visit year round! A lovely farm nearby
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Bates Nut Farm
15954 Woods Valley Road
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This is a great place to visit year round! A lovely farm nearby
The gorgeous Daley Ranch sprawls over 3,000 acres of prime land in Escondido and is set up as a conservation area where visitors can share in the beauty of this part of the United States. There are a huge number of activities on offer here, and you have over 20 miles of trails to choose from that are perfect for hiking or exploring by mountain bike. You can either go it alone and explore at your leisure, or you can also take a tour with a ranger on the second Sunday of every month here. Aside from the actual countryside and glorious flora and fauna, you can also spend time at the onsite Ranch House and wander around the other period buildings that are dotted all over the area.
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Daley Ranch
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The gorgeous Daley Ranch sprawls over 3,000 acres of prime land in Escondido and is set up as a conservation area where visitors can share in the beauty of this part of the United States. There are a huge number of activities on offer here, and you have over 20 miles of trails to choose from that are perfect for hiking or exploring by mountain bike. You can either go it alone and explore at your leisure, or you can also take a tour with a ranger on the second Sunday of every month here. Aside from the actual countryside and glorious flora and fauna, you can also spend time at the onsite Ranch House and wander around the other period buildings that are dotted all over the area.
The California Center for the Arts is a powerhouse in the North San Diego County area and is looked at as the cultural hub of this region. The center has a huge range of different cultural and arts related facilities such as a concert hall that can seat 1,500 spectators as well as a theater with a capacity of 400. If you like music, then you can see an array of shows here in different styles such as jazz, classical, and contemporary. There is also a museum on site that has exhibitions that rotate throughout the year, so this is a really a one-stop venue for anyone who loves the arts.
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California Center for the Arts, Escondido
340 North Escondido Boulevard
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The California Center for the Arts is a powerhouse in the North San Diego County area and is looked at as the cultural hub of this region. The center has a huge range of different cultural and arts related facilities such as a concert hall that can seat 1,500 spectators as well as a theater with a capacity of 400. If you like music, then you can see an array of shows here in different styles such as jazz, classical, and contemporary. There is also a museum on site that has exhibitions that rotate throughout the year, so this is a really a one-stop venue for anyone who loves the arts.
The San Diego Zoo is actually located in Escondido and spans a stunning 100 acres of safari land. On a visit, you will be able to see more than 3,500 animals, many of which are endangered or protected species. There are more than 650 different species that are resident in the park, and the flora is just as impressive as the fauna, as there are over 700,000 plants here that mimic the natural environments of the animals. The zoo sits in the stunning San Pasqual Valley in Escondido, and you can expect attractions such as safari style train tours as well as hands on areas such as zip lines that let you fly through the trees. Animals in the zoo include species such as Sumatran tigers from Indonesia, and you can also visit at night to see nocturnal animals in action.
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San Diego Zoo Safari Park
15500 San Pasqual Valley Road
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The San Diego Zoo is actually located in Escondido and spans a stunning 100 acres of safari land. On a visit, you will be able to see more than 3,500 animals, many of which are endangered or protected species. There are more than 650 different species that are resident in the park, and the flora is just as impressive as the fauna, as there are over 700,000 plants here that mimic the natural environments of the animals. The zoo sits in the stunning San Pasqual Valley in Escondido, and you can expect attractions such as safari style train tours as well as hands on areas such as zip lines that let you fly through the trees. Animals in the zoo include species such as Sumatran tigers from Indonesia, and you can also visit at night to see nocturnal animals in action.
Felicita Park is not just a park but is also one of the oldest Native American settlements in San Diego County. The original settlers here were Northern Diegueno Indians and you can still see evidence of a village here in the form of grinding holes. Felicita Park is also well loved in the neighborhood thanks to its gorgeous oak groves and you can enjoy hiking trails here, picnic spots, and a volleyball court.
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Felicita County Park
742 Clarence Lane
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Felicita Park is not just a park but is also one of the oldest Native American settlements in San Diego County. The original settlers here were Northern Diegueno Indians and you can still see evidence of a village here in the form of grinding holes. Felicita Park is also well loved in the neighborhood thanks to its gorgeous oak groves and you can enjoy hiking trails here, picnic spots, and a volleyball court.
The Kit Carson Park used to be a settlement of Indians of the acorn culture, although now it gets its name from Kit Carson who was a famous scout in the area. Carson is famed with having led Captain John C. Fremont over the fearsome Sierra Nevada Mountains and the park is also close to another famous site associated with Carson, the Battle of San Pasqual battlefield. Nowadays the park is a great spot to visit with friends and family if you are in Escondido and there are walking and hiking trails dotted around as well as an arboretum named the Iris Sankey Magical Garden. You can also expect not just one but three ponds called Eagle Scout, Tree, and Duck Lake, and there are a wealth of pretty picnic areas if you fancy a snack.
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Kit Carson Park
3333 Bear Valley Parkway
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The Kit Carson Park used to be a settlement of Indians of the acorn culture, although now it gets its name from Kit Carson who was a famous scout in the area. Carson is famed with having led Captain John C. Fremont over the fearsome Sierra Nevada Mountains and the park is also close to another famous site associated with Carson, the Battle of San Pasqual battlefield. Nowadays the park is a great spot to visit with friends and family if you are in Escondido and there are walking and hiking trails dotted around as well as an arboretum named the Iris Sankey Magical Garden. You can also expect not just one but three ponds called Eagle Scout, Tree, and Duck Lake, and there are a wealth of pretty picnic areas if you fancy a snack.
Food scene
A great mexican food spot close-by!
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Hernandez Hideaway Restaurant
19320 Lake Drive
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A great mexican food spot close-by!
Penthouse fine dining in the Lexus Centre has New American cuisine, modern decor & town views.
Vintana
1205 Auto Park Way
Penthouse fine dining in the Lexus Centre has New American cuisine, modern decor & town views.
Cenote Grill
1896 W El Norte Pkwy
An amazing place for a drink and some delicious eats!
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Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Escondido
1999 Citracado Parkway
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An amazing place for a drink and some delicious eats!
An amazing place to eat!
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Bellamy's Restaurant
417 West Grand Avenue
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An amazing place to eat!