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Escondido overview

Escondido is a budget-friendly place distinct for its safaris and known for its zoo and shops. You're sure to find the coffee and bar options to your liking. Families will find plenty of fun at Legoland California and San Diego Zoo Safari Park. University of California-San Diego and La Jolla Cove are popular places to visit. Escondido is a family-friendly destination while offering something for everyone.

Where to stay in Escondido

Escondido offers a wealth of accommodation options for business and leisure travelers alike. There are 240 hotels in the Escondido area and you can shop as many as 125 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 50%.
  • • 64 2-star hotels with an average price of $54 per night
  • • 107 3-star hotels with an average price of $85 per night
  • • 40 4-star hotels with an average price of $119 per night
  • • 9 5-star hotels with an average price of $199 per night

Here are the top hotels based on 66023 user reviews of Escondido hotels:
  • • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites San Diego-Escondido (Escondido)
  • • Welk Resorts San Diego (Escondido)
  • • Best Western Escondido Hotel (Escondido)
  • • Motel Mediteran Safari Park (Escondido)
  • • Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Escondido Downtown (Escondido)

How to get to Escondido

Fly in to Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar), 13 mi (20.9 km) from downtown Escondido. San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) is the next closest major airport, 29.2 mi (47 km) away.

What to see around Escondido

Outdoor activities are on hand like golf and safaris along with attractions such as:
  • • Maderas Golf Club
  • • Mt. Woodson Golf Club
  • • Torrey Pines Golf Course
  • • Redhawk Golf Course
  • • Temecula Creek Inn Golf Course
Highlights like its zoo are popular with families and top attractions include:
  • • San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  • • Legoland California
  • • Sealife Aquarium
  • • Birch Aquarium
It's recognized for its wildlife, and top places for nature lovers include:
  • • Black Mountain Open Space Park
  • • San Diego Botanic Garden
  • • Del Mar Horse Park
  • • Moonlight State Beach
  • • Swamis Beach
Below are some favorite shopping areas to find that perfect souvenir—or simply browse:
  • • Carmel Mountain Plaza
  • • Carlsbad Premium Outlets
  • • Del Mar Plaza
  • • Promenade
Some popular places in the area include:
  • • University of California-San Diego
  • • La Jolla Cove