Escondido Journals

Warmth of the sun after a tough winter

An April 2003 trip to Escondido by just reg

Welk Resort San Diego Photo, Escondido, California More Photos
Quote: After one of the coldest winters in years on the East Coast, we were rejuvenated with temperate weather offered in the Southern California area. This is the place to go to for beautiful 70-80 degree temperatures and a variety of things to do (beaches, parks, shopping . . . ).

Welk Resort San Diego

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Hotel | "Lawrence Welk Resort Villas"

Welk Resort San Diego Photo, Escondido, California
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Best Things Nearby:San Diego is less than 45 minutes away, LA and Palm Springs took 1.5 hours on the highway. Wild Animal Park in Escondido is a must see.Best Things About the Resort:Resort Experience:The resort has large and spacious units. The bathrooms are oversized. The beds were very comfortable. The full size kitchen had all of the utensils we needed. There are grills which are for your use as well. The resort has multiple pools, spas, exercise facilities. We took advantage of these daily. It has two golf courses, a clubhouse and it includes the nostalgia of the Lawrence Welk Theater. The premises has some specialty shops, a mini-market (we preferr...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 6, 2003

Welk Resort San Diego
8860 Lawrence Welk Drive
Escondido, California 92026
(760) 749-3000

Lawrence Welk Resort Villas

Attraction | "Variety of activities near by"

Lawrence Welk Resort Villas Photo, Escondido, California
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Although this resort is inland and just outside of the major cities, it has easy access to so many spots. You are minutes away from the Animal Park, which we enjoyed more than the San Diego Zoo. On the way to the park, there is a little winery and an ostrich farm. The coastal city of La Jolla is just 20 minutes away. You can enjoy the aquarium, which is run by one of the most renowned oceanographic institutes, the parks and beaches, and the seals resting on the southern part of the beach. Golfers can enjoy the Tory Pines golf course. South of the resort is San Diego, which offers the San Diego Zoo, Botanical Gardens, Sea World, museums, harbor cruises, and many more attrac...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 6, 2003

Lawrence Welk Resort Villas
8860 Lawrence Welk Drive
Escondido, California 92026
(760) 749-3225

Tram ride

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Northeast of the resort, you can head off to Palm Springs -- by taking the highway, you can get there in 90 minutes. As you head into town, you get to see the windmills. The city itself has many museums and other points of interest. One thing to do there is take the tram ride to the top of the mountain, which provides a breathtaking sight. Hiking is available up there too. Do take the alternate route back through the mountains for some other views of the environment there. This will take an extra hour to get back, but is well worth the trip.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 6, 2003

Tram ride
Palm Springs
Escondido, California