San Diego is often known for its Coastal cities and Downtown nightlife, but oftentimes overlooked for its inland areas that offer a small-town feel with a vibrant energy much like Escondido. Escondido is one of the few affordable places in San Diego where you can still enjoy the Southern California lifestyle without breaking the bank. An ideal place for both retirement and raising a family, it has a little bit of everything for everyone.
From beautiful lakes
Such as Dixon Lake where you can fish, camp, boat, hike, and picnic all year round to Lake Wohlford that offers fishing and boating as well. You will also find a number of parks, sports centers, golf and other activities that will keep you busy during any season. Spend the day at San Diego Zoo Safari park seeing animal exhibits or stay the night for an unforgettable roar & snore safari where you can sleep under the stars and have a behind the scenes visit when the park is closed to the public.
Have little ones at home? Take them to the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum where they can explore and allow their imaginations to get creative. Take a day and visit the sculpture garden at Queen Califia’s Magic Circle or see what’s happening at California Center for Arts with its concert hall, performing arts and number of other hosted events.
Prefer a more adult like outing?
Well then, take a day and venture over to do a little wine tasting at a number of local notable wineries such as Cordiano that not only offers fantastic wines but comes with delicious wood fire oven pizzas and breathtaking views. Or make a stop into Domaine Artefact that sits on a family ranch and gives you a very intimate experience while sipping on vino. For non-wine drinkers, enjoy an afternoon exploring some 36+ craft breweries.
Stone Brewing, a bistro and garden restaurant that hosts a number of outdoor events throughout the year or mosey on over to Burgeon Beer or Little Miss Brewing to see what they are offering on tap.
Need some more sweets in your life, then you’re in luck with Escondido’s annual Chocolate Festival being held this year on February 12th. Stroll along downtown, stop into shops, art galleries, and other local businesses while tasting chocolates and pairing with wine. Sounds like the perfect Saturday! Ticket and More Info Here.
Median home prices here are around $750,000 for a single family residence or about $375,000 if looking at a Condo or Townhouse. These prices make Escondido one of the most affordable areas in San Diego County. All of the attractions, things to do and accessibility is why so many have chosen to live in Escondido.