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Escondido— 10 nights
Escondido reflects its Spanish and Mexican roots (it’s the oldest city in San Diego County) through historical architecture with short stucco buildings painted in pastel colors.Attractions like LEGOLAND California and San Diego Zoo Safari Park make great kid-friendly stops. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Windansea Beach and Swami's Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Escondido: La Jolla (Children's Pool, La Jolla Cove, & more), Coronado Island (in Coronado) and Carlsbad (Carlsbad State Beach & Batiquitos Lagoon). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, learn about winemaking at Ponte Winery, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Discovery Museum, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.
For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Escondido vacation builder.
If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are San Diego International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport and Palm Springs International Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Escondido can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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