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Escondido was first discovered by Juan Bautista de Anza, a Spanish explorer, in 1776. Later, the area became part of the Rancho Rincon del Diablo (the devil's corner) land grant bestowed to Juan Bautista Alvarado in 1843 by Mexican Governor Manuel Micheltoren.

Escondido is a wonderful place to live with its attractive homes, parks, lakes, sports center, golf courses, restaurants, wineries, and shopping centers. Located in Escondido is the California Center for the Arts, the nearby San Diego Wild Animal Park and Lawrence Welk Resort.

Escondido is located in San Diego County just northeast of San Diego between Oceanside and Ramona along Highway 78 near San Vicente Lake and the Pacific Ocean.

Escondido is part of the San Diego, California metro area.

Art Lillian Berkley Collection |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Castle Creek Inn |
Education Cathedral Bible College |
RV campgrounds and dealers All Seasons RV Park |
Sports and Sporting Events Deer Park Winery and Auto Museum |
Wildlife Viewing San Diego Wild Animal Park |

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05/24 Coming to The area
OC Greek Food Fest Anaheim CA May17-19 The OC Greek Food Festival celebrates the best of Greek food, music, dancing and culture. Experience authentic Greek foods and homemade Greek pastries; traditional Greek dancing and Greek music.
San Diego Greek Festival San Diego CA June7-9 Treat yourself to an enjoyable Friday evening with delicious Greek food, imported beer, live Greek music and dancing. Then come back the next day for more fun. On Sunday, repeat as needed!
Baroque Music Festival Corona del Mar CA June16-23 We strive for historically stylistic interpretations of the great masterpieces of the Baroque period.
Little Italy Festa San Diego CA October13 The largest Italian American festival on the West Coast. Hip and Historic Little Italy welcomes over 120,000 attendees with the tantalizing sights, sounds and aromas of Italian culture.