1290 West Valley Pkwy.
Escondido, CA 92029
Phone: (760) 489-1010
Fax: (760) 489-7847
The North County region offers upscale hotels and lodging, great beaches and terrific recreational opportunities, all of which San Diego North County Convention & Visitors Bureau office will be happy to share with visitors. Got questions about golfing, places to go, things to do with kids or the best places to dine? The staff here has answers by mail, e-mail, phone and at the Escondido office. Just give them a chance to talk about why they think North San Diego County is the best part of San Diego.
This children's museum combines history, culture, commerce, technology, and more with interactive exhibits and "mini-worlds" for children to learn through playing.
The 60-foot vertical entrance at this civic center is a grand pathway to Escondido's City Hall. City Hall was the first building in this complex, next to Grape Day Park and the new California Center for the Arts. Visitors arrange tours of City Hall through the city manager's office. Two weeks advance notice is required. Those who plan to tour the Escondido City Hall may want to note that the tour involves walking up and down staircases between two floors of the building.
Established in 1908, this is Escondido's oldest park and it is a registered landmark. The park is home to a turn-of-the-century working barn, the Escondido Historical Society Museum, and other historic buildings and monuments.
Stop by this North County park and pick up a little flavor of how this area used to be more than a century ago. A complex of buildings on Escondido Historical Society house the 1888 Santa Fe Railroad Depot, a Victorian house, a barn and windmill, a model train, the first library and a working blacksmith shop. There is no cost to tour the museum.
Founded in 1898, this library offers up-to-date books, videos, books on tape, state-of-the-art technology, resources, Internet access, and a CD collection of over 300,000 items.
Situated at the site of one of the largest and oldest Indian villages in the county, this 53 acre park features two ballfields, four horseshoe pits, four playgrounds, two volleyball courts, nature and hiking trails, picnic tables, and barbecue grills.
This two and a half acre neighborhood park offers a children's play area, picnic tables, barbecue grills, and open turf area.
This New England style, one-room schoolhouse was built in 1889 of redwood boards and square nails; a year later, a second classroom was added. The school, with its distinctive belfry, was the first school in San Marcos to have a bell. It is available for weddings and special events.
A local craft brewery making some of the finest beers in the world, this award-winning brewery offers brews such as Stone Pale Ale, Stone Smoked Porter, Stone India Pale Ale, Stone Ruination IPA, Stone Levitation Ale, Arrogant Bastard Ale, and Stone Special Releases. Brewery tours are available.
A large park that features 100 developed and 185 undeveloped acres, with features including beautiful walking and hiking trails, lighted tennis courts, lighted softball fields, lighted soccer fields, three ponds, a fitness course, children's playground, a five acre arboretum, and a 3,000 seat amphitheater.
One of the most popular fishing spots in San Diego County where you will find bass, catfish, crappie, and large bluegill, this lake is often crowded with anglers casting a line in hope of a big catch. Fishing fees range from USD2 to USD4. Boats are permitted at Lake Hodges with a launching fee of USD5 and a speed limit of 20 mph. Wind surfing is also allowed on weekends from May through October. Lake Hodges hosts a picnic area and snack bar. Bait, ice, and groceries are sold on the premises as well.