Area Attractions

Nestled in North County San Diego, Escondido makes for an excellent home base for exploring the Southern California region. Swing by the internationally renowned San Diego Zoo, enjoy amusement park attractions at LEGOLAND® California, and stroll the sands at Swami’s Beach. Grab a bite at farm-to-table restaurants in Escondido or Temecula, the latter of which is also home to an array of incredible vineyards. 

The Welk

8860 Lawrence Welk Drive
Escondido, California, United States, 92026



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Local Restaurants

The Meadows Restaurant & Tavern

Enjoy homecooked American-style cuisine beneath the stars at this lively restaurant, featuring live entertainment on a daily basis. An outdoor, 14-foot big screen showcases movies throughout the week and sporting events on the weekends.

Day Trips

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum

Part-indoors, part-outdoors, this hands-on children’s museum boasts a number of educational exhibits—ranging from science experiments to a puppet playhouse—sure to keep the kids entertained for hours.

Swami’s Beach

No trip to San Diego would be complete without a visit to the beach. This world-famous surf spot represents the best of the area, with tide pools for splashing and wide, sandy beaches for lounging.