Things to Do in Escondido

Things to Do in Escondido, CA - Escondido Attractions

Things to Do in Escondido

Check out must-see sights and activities:
San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Welk Resorts Theatre, Wineries & Vineyards, Parks.

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Top Attractions in Escondido

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Safari park with interactive environments and a variety of animals, including up-close encounters on the Africa Tram and seasonal cheetah runs. Bird aviaries also featured.
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Interactive bird sanctuary with hands-on encounters, including falcon flights and owl interactions. Highlights include bird of prey handling and educational insights into avian behavior.
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What travelers are saying

  • TrailBlazer816461
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Even with an 8 year old and an 11 year old and walking over 5 miles, had a fun day.
    Animals extremely well cared for. Cold beer everywhere,
    Little pricey but worth it.
    Written July 22, 2024
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  • Fran C
    Groveland, FL15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent theater with comfy seats. We saw CCR tribute band Fortune Sons and they were great. Ticket price was reasonable and all good seats because of the size of the theater. Bonus was in the foyer there is a history lesson of Lawrence Welk's life. Should have taken more pictures as there was so much data that I forgot the dates when things happened.
    Written February 10, 2024
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  • Kim M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Got to hold three different kinds of owls in the owl meet and greet, and saw an alligator! Also did the exotic bird meet and greet. The beautiful birds are very interactive and earn their treats. One can tell they are in good hands with the highly knowledgeable staff. The location is remote but very peaceful and quiet. Highly recommend Avian Behavior International !!!
    Written May 13, 2024
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  • Mimiinthecity0407
    Richfield, MN464 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stayed for a week at the Welk Resort and visited Orfila upon recommendation of a friend. The wine was excellent. The scenery and ambience is perfect. A great place to stop and enjoy a bottle with friends while having relaxing and stimulating conversation.
    Written December 28, 2023
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  • crusadercc
    Georgetown, TX870 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our family enjoyed a show here while visiting from out-of-state. Great public park just outside with lots of family friendly activities to kill time while waiting for the doors to open.
    Written March 16, 2024
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  • 321maaree
    Melbourne, FL452 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A little hard to find, but worth the effort. Limited hours and even then not always open (weather permitting). Didn't realize they were closed on Mondays, and although it wasn't raining on Tuesday, the place was closed during the designated hours posted. Successful on Thursday at 10am. Beautiful and colorful mosaic art sculptures by Niki de Saint Phalle.
    Don't be discouraged by your GPS. Turn onto Kit Carson AKA Amphitheater Dr. Once you park your car, it is a short walk through the park to get to the entrance.
    Written March 17, 2023
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  • Randy D
    Pittsburgh, PA17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    the views were beautiful wine was great and the pizza was really good. the best part was the staff and owners. thank you i will be back
    Written April 25, 2024
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  • Michele V
    169 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Totally unexpected. The place is enormous and very beautifully landscaped. Outdoor seating recommended. Service was great, menu varied, very reasonably priced and everything we ordered was delicious. Recommend out door seating. Romantic lighting and gorgeous views. I had fish and chips which was fabulous and came with a beautiful salad ( option instead of chips). The beer was great ( orange notes) and the list of choices was huge. Not a tourist trap as I imagined. Would highly recommend in place if a fancy, over rated, expensive restaurant.
    Written October 5, 2023
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  • travelingCAgal
    San Diego, CA1,072 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our family came here for my husband’s birthday. This place was a new offering on “Museum Month” (the month of February) in San Diego. We first looked at the vintage cars that were housed in three separate buildings. What was unique was that the museum also had a collection of radios, typewriters, cameras, kitchen appliances, signs and even a Barbie collection! It’s advertised as the largest collection of convertibles and Americana but largest of what? The state? The west coast?

    We ordered three flights of wine and bought cheese and a hot mini loaf of delicious French bread. We enjoyed sitting on the sofa on the sunny patio outdoors. After we finished the flights we decided to buy a bottle of wine to consume there since it was such a lovely place to enjoy the warm weather. But that’s when things got a little weird. After buying the wine, the staff did not open the bottle for us so we went back to ask them to open it. They looked at the clock on the wall and said “we don’t have the proper cork to open that bottle”. Yet they had asked us if we wanted it chilled and we said yes. We would not have bought it chilled just to take home! We wanted to drink it while there. It didn’t take any kind of special corkscrew to open and the place IS a winery! 🤔 In hindsight, just buy a bottle at the get go — you’re better off to go that route. They do offer a discount on a flight, though, if you buy a bottle of wine. Just make sure you do it well ahead of closing time! The other oddity was some of the wine offerings were old like the years 2002, etc. They do say they offer “vintage wines”.

    Side note: The bottle of wine we brought home with us was a Chardonnay which I don’t usually care for but we all liked it.
    Written April 15, 2024
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  • Michael C
    San Diego, California, United States26 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I spent 2 nights in a spacious, well maintained campsite #39. Great views, quiet. Plenty of hiking and biking trails in my own back yard in Escondido, San Diego County.
    Written March 5, 2020
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  • Zu S
    San Luis Obispo, CA139 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Solid suspension bridge, unlike other swinging suspension bridges we’ve walked before. Not really any water that we saw, just over growth. Parking up the hill off the main road is free. Nice little walk.
    Written October 2, 2022
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  • Bruce M
    Indianapolis, IN19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If someone told me that I am too easy of a grader/rater, and that I needed to retract some of the 5-star ratings that I have given, I can tell you that my 5-star rating of Espinosa Vineyards would be one of the last ones that I would reduce. Not only is the setting relaxing and conducive to fellowship, but the wine is of a quality and on par (or even BETTER than) reds (or I should say, "tinto") I have enjoyed in AVA's that always seem to carry the bragging rights (and which put a much bigger dent in your wallet). Roberto has honed the winemaking craft and is sharing it with all who visit. He and his wife are friendly, warm and inviting. I don't feel there is any chance that you'll be disappointed by making the drive out here. In fact, I'm certain you will come away impressed - by how they have crafted the landscape and the wines they serve. I think I have a pretty sharp wine palette for red varietals and I rank Espinosa up there with some of my favorites - and most certainly at this price point (so yes, I bought 5 bottles - mostly Petite Sirah!)
    Written August 15, 2022
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