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Guidebook for Escondido

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Guidebook for Escondido

Food Scene
Fresh pastries, great breakfast and coffees!
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A Delight of France
126 West Grand Avenue
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Fresh pastries, great breakfast and coffees!
Great for burgers and beers, casual.
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Burger Bench
237 E Grand Ave
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Great for burgers and beers, casual.
Great seafood and reasonable bar food And happy hour Great fish tacos
Brigantine
421 W Felicita Ave
Great seafood and reasonable bar food And happy hour Great fish tacos
If you want ambience AND craft beer in Escondido- this is the spot! Really cool park-like atmosphere with a bunch of outdoor seating and fire pits. Food is ok but the beer selection and atmosphere is what makes this place special. Worth the visit!
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Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Escondido
1999 Citracado Parkway
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If you want ambience AND craft beer in Escondido- this is the spot! Really cool park-like atmosphere with a bunch of outdoor seating and fire pits. Food is ok but the beer selection and atmosphere is what makes this place special. Worth the visit!
Winery with great outdoor seating
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Orfila Vineyards and Winery
13455 San Pasqual Rd
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Winery with great outdoor seating
Great Pizza, Italian Family-run winery, views of Escondido! Worth the drive.
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Cordiano Winery
15732 Highland Valley Road
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Great Pizza, Italian Family-run winery, views of Escondido! Worth the drive.
Looking for no-frills Tijuana style taco's without driving to Mexico?- THIS IS THE SPOT. Get Adobada or Asada tacos with all the toppings!
TJ Tacos
802 E Valley Pkwy
Looking for no-frills Tijuana style taco's without driving to Mexico?- THIS IS THE SPOT. Get Adobada or Asada tacos with all the toppings!
This is a more formal, elegant dining experience. Great place for a celebration or date night. On the water with views of Downtown and Coronado. Our favorite steak spot.
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Island Prime
880 Harbor Island Drive
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This is a more formal, elegant dining experience. Great place for a celebration or date night. On the water with views of Downtown and Coronado. Our favorite steak spot.
Fine dining inside Outdoor bar and grill has a cool vibe with gas fire pits and live music
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Vintana Wine + Dine
1205 Auto Park Way
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Fine dining inside Outdoor bar and grill has a cool vibe with gas fire pits and live music
Parks & Nature
This is San Diego Zoo's large safari park. Animals are happy here and it's significantly larger than the zoo. You could spend 4-8 hours here if you're looking for a half or full day activity.
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San Diego Zoo Safari Park
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This is San Diego Zoo's large safari park. Animals are happy here and it's significantly larger than the zoo. You could spend 4-8 hours here if you're looking for a half or full day activity.
Depending on what time of year you visit- there may not be a 'lake' BUT there are still great walking trails and a neat pedestrian bridge to walk across.
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Lake Hodges
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Depending on what time of year you visit- there may not be a 'lake' BUT there are still great walking trails and a neat pedestrian bridge to walk across.
One of the more popular hiking trails in North County.
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Iron Mountain Trailhead
14847-14909 California 67
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One of the more popular hiking trails in North County.
Beautiful beachside state park. Great, walkable trails. head to La Jolla Village or the Shores after for some drinks or food!
Torrey Pines Scenic Drive
Beautiful beachside state park. Great, walkable trails. head to La Jolla Village or the Shores after for some drinks or food!
Sightseeing
Cute, 'mountain' town a little over an hour away. Known for it's apple production and all things apple- PIE, cider, you name it! Check out Julian Ciderworks while on the way!
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Julian
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Cute, 'mountain' town a little over an hour away. Known for it's apple production and all things apple- PIE, cider, you name it! Check out Julian Ciderworks while on the way!
If you're looking for a close beach that has plenty of sand and is within walking distance to a bunch of restaurants and bars, head to Carlsbad Village!
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Carlsbad Village Drive
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If you're looking for a close beach that has plenty of sand and is within walking distance to a bunch of restaurants and bars, head to Carlsbad Village!
Beautiful and historic hotel on Coronado Island. Coronado is a neat beach town worth a visit. Grab a drink at the hotel bar or on the veranda. Live music most weekends.
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Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton
1500 Orange Avenue
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Beautiful and historic hotel on Coronado Island. Coronado is a neat beach town worth a visit. Grab a drink at the hotel bar or on the veranda. Live music most weekends.
Lots of wineries to visit all within a 15 mile radius. Plan to spend half or a full day here - drive responsibly :)
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Temecula
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Lots of wineries to visit all within a 15 mile radius. Plan to spend half or a full day here - drive responsibly :)
Drinks & Nightlife
Fun Irish Pub in Escondido. They generally have live music or some form of entertainment on weekends.
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O'Sullivan's Irish Pub & Restaurant
640 Grand Avenue
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Fun Irish Pub in Escondido. They generally have live music or some form of entertainment on weekends.
Great upstairs/outdoors lounge with house music in little Italy. Craft cocktails and nightlife. Good place to go in-between dinner and a club. They do full dinner here as well.
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Kettner Exchange
2001 Kettner Boulevard
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Great upstairs/outdoors lounge with house music in little Italy. Craft cocktails and nightlife. Good place to go in-between dinner and a club. They do full dinner here as well.
Iconic DIVE bar in little Italy.
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Waterfront Bar & Grill
2044 Kettner Boulevard
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Iconic DIVE bar in little Italy.
Go for brunch (great deal on champagne till 2) or afternoon drinks. Large restaurant with bar-like atmosphere. Shuffle board and pool tables- right on the water! Close to other bars if you're looking to bar hop.
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Wonderland Ocean Pub
5083 Santa Monica Avenue
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Go for brunch (great deal on champagne till 2) or afternoon drinks. Large restaurant with bar-like atmosphere. Shuffle board and pool tables- right on the water! Close to other bars if you're looking to bar hop.
Shopping
Large mall with nice eateries
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Westfield North County
272 East Via Rancho Parkway
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Large mall with nice eateries
Everything Else
Vineyard Golf Course
600 Nordyke Rd