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Escondido, CA (San Diego County - zipcodes 92025-92027, 92029-92030, 92033, 92046)

Escondido is located at the intersection of I-15 and hwy 78, about 30 miles north of San Diego. This is a good location to stay for trips to the San Diego Wild Animal Park, and  the Mt. Palomar Observatory. 

There is plenty of  lodging here, with many fine restaurants and shops. If you have time, you may want to catch a performance at the California Center for the Arts Escondido. Just north of town is the famous Lawrence Welk Resort

There's a couple of nearby Wineries to visit, Deer Park Winery and Triple B Ranch

If you're arriving in Escondido soon, you may want to check out what movies are playing locally.

You may find the Weather forcast for Escondido useful. Our climate is mild, and our summer days have "dry heat", not humid.

     Escondido Farmers Market. Tuesdays from May thru October 3:30-7PM, and Nov Thru April, 2:30-6PM. On Grand Avenue between Juniper and Kalmia Streets.     

     The Escondido Street Faire will be held on Grand Avenue (and intersecting streets) between Center City Parkway and Ivy, twice a year - May 17th, 2009 (Sunday) & Oct 18, 2009 (Sunday) from 9AM until 5PM. This is California's second-biggest one-day street faire. Plenty of entertainment, craft booths, food, etc. Just follow the signs to downtown Escondido and/or look for the crowds.

    Grape Day Festival and Parade Sep 12, 2009
The Parade is on Grand Avenue, beginning at Escondido Ave and ends at Juniper Street.
During the day, in Grape Day Park, historical demonstrations and booths show how things were in the 1800s in Escondido. Also to be found are numerous vendors, arts & crafts booths, kids stuff, food, etc.

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