12 days in Escondido Itinerary

12 days in Escondido Itinerary

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Escondido ©
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.
Head to Irvine Spectrum Center and Fashion Islandfor some retail therapy. Relax by the water at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. Get out of town with these interesting Escondido side-trips: La Jolla (Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography & La Jolla Shores Park), Carlsbad (Carlsbad Premium Outlets & Carlsbad State Beach) and Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano). The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get some fabulous bargains at Cabazon Outlets, shop like a local with South Coast Plaza, and find something for the whole family at LEGOLAND California.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Escondido trip planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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La Jolla, Carlsbad, Cabazon, Encinitas, Temecula
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
LEGOLAND California ©
LEGOLAND California