Escondido is one of the oldest cities of San Diego, California. The city’s infrastructure is elegant with fifteen parks to its credit. There are a number of restaurants, theaters and art expos to entertain the appetite of hungry travelers. Some areas host great safaris and events throughout the year.
Ranching at Daley Ranch:
It is a biological reserve, calm and quiet except for the chirping birds and screeching insects. It has six equestrian trials for hiking and mountain biking. You can experience a rural setting in an urban background.
Harvest festivities at the Grape Day Park:
This park hosts the annual grape day harvest. It is located next to the performing arts complex that holds seasonal shows.
Camping at Dixon lake:
It is the supreme water source for Escondido. It comprises over 38 camping sites, all facing the river offering a spectacular panorama. Fishing and boating is a fun past time.
Sports workouts at Washington Park and Frances Ryan Park:
The Washington Park is a vast area of playground for tennis and basketball. It has a huge swimming pool and a small children’s pool and water slide. The Frances Ryan Park is a soccer field complex with over seven soccer fields. These fields are lighted sufficiently for night time practice.
Wildlife safari at San Diego Zoo Safari Park:
It is wild animal Park that houses several wild animals in their natural habitat. Their tram tour is more interesting as you get to spot all the animals closely in their natural settings.
Bird watching at Palomar Mountain State Park:
This place is an ideal getaway from all the buzzing of the city. It is a quick escape as it is located only at an hour’s drive from the city. It is gifted with a pleasant climate year round and encourages seasonal overnight camping. It is also the bird watcher’s paradise. You will be able to spot deer in large numbers. The Boucher Fire Tower is the highest point with spectacular views of the valley below.
Adventure at the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum:
It is a great place to hang out with the kids on a weekend. It has some interesting games for the kids and an art workshop to be enjoyed as a family along with kids. The science and Montessori inspired play areas are a hit among toddlers. It is the best place for a fun day from the busy school life.
Nature trail at the Lake Hodges Pedestrian Bridge:
It is the longest pedestrian bridge of its kind in the US and offers a perfect place for hiking and mountain biking. You can enjoy the fascinating nature settings throughout the trails. There is a group of local fauna that graze around. The playful acts of the western grebes are amusing and hard to ignore. It is a great place for a picnic with benches and tables to spread out your picnic basket of goodies.
Kids amusement at the Queen Califia’s magical circle:
It is magical garden with amazing mosaic sculptures created by the world famous French artist Niki de Saint Phalle. It is a colourful children’s park with lots of play area. Kids will love it here with all the mazes to engage them. Kids can climb on these sculptures. Escondido is fortunate enough to be chosen by the famous artist to install this wonderful work of art that is a plus point to the city.