Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Escondido

Enjoy the art galleries and other features of Escondido. This city's zoo, hockey games and safari tours draw many visitors. Legoland California and San Diego Zoo Safari Park are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Sightseeing in and around Escondido

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that Escondido has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Legoland California (12.7 mi / 20.4 km)
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Ferrara Winery (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Orfila Vineyard and Winery (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Bernardo Winery (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Cordiano Winery (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Escondido

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, August, September, July and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 88°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Escondido

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Escondido is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • La Jolla Cove (22 mi / 35.4 km)
  • Black Mountain Open Space Park (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • San Diego Botanic Garden (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)
  • Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation Nature Center (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)
  • Encinitas Community Park (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
  • Del Mar Horse Park (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)

How to get to and around Escondido

The nearest airport is in Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar), located 10.6 mi (17.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field), which is 22.2 mi (35.7 km) away.

Where to stay around Escondido?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,841 holiday lettings near Escondido. From 1,172 Houses to 1,079 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Escondido area.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Escondido?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Escondido:

  • Kit Carson: 17 holiday homes
  • La Costa: 35 holiday homes
  • San Carlos: 28 holiday homes
  • Ivey Ranch / Rancho Del Oro: 22 holiday homes
  • Sorrento Valley: 17 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Escondido?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Escondido. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Cordiano Winery: 1,396 holiday lettings
  • Ferrara Winery: 2,552 holiday lettings
  • Orfila Vineyard and Winery: 1,814 holiday lettings
  • California Center For The Arts: 2,494 holiday lettings
  • Kit Carson Park: 1,957 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Escondido listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Escondido?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,172 Houses in Escondido. Our other popular types of Escondido holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,079 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 56 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 118 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Escondido?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,198 holiday homes with pool available in Escondido. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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