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Stories and Tips Escondido

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Palomar Observatory

Written by thecopes on 18 Sep, 2003

If you are not into astronomy or winding mountain roads, you can probably skip the Palomar Observatory. My wife and I enjoyed the somewhat harrowing drive up Palomar Mountain and, while neither of us are big astronomy buffs, we found the telescope interesting –- we…Read More

Dining in Escondido

Written by toytwin78 on 01 Apr, 2007

Out and about in Escondido there are many places from the familiar to the family owned to try. Our favorite is Spires on Valley Pkwy. with home cooking and terrific service (Brande is our favorite server). For a quick breakfast on the go we like…Read More

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The Chocolate Factory and Cafe

Written by berky on 15 Feb, 2006

The Chocolate Cafe is right next to Orfila Winery, close to the junction of highway 78 and 79 near Santa Isabel, not far from the picturesque town of Julian. All manner of chocolate and confections are sold, and they are made on the premises. A…Read More

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Orfila Winery

Written by berky on 15 Feb, 2006

The Orfila Winery is a great place to stop for a while. We entered the large building through the door at the east and found before us a huge open area with a large selection of antiques and furniture. Bales of hay, pumpkins, and orange…Read More

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Children's Beach at La Jolla

Written by berky on 11 Feb, 2006

We chose to visit the children’s beach because we heard that one can see sea lions lounging on the rocks. Parking was the largest difficulty, and we visited in October—we heard from locals that mostly it is impossible to find a parking spot. Despite the…Read More

Lawrence Welk Resort

Written by Kiberkid on 21 Dec, 2003

This resort is a great place to go. There is so much to do in the area. We took a bus trip to Mexico which was very informative & a lot of fun. There were other people on the bus that had done…Read More

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Blast From the Past

Written by toytwin78 on 14 Apr, 2007

This is the best gathering of classic cars, from works-in-progress to priceless, museum-quality vehicles. From hot rods to the Edsel. This is a cool way to spend the evening. Classic music by a DJ from the doo-wop 50's and 60's. It runs every Friday night from April to…Read More

Local Bars and Hangouts

Written by toytwin78 on 01 Apr, 2007

Around town for night life there are some fun places to hang out. Pounders (on Grand Ave..) This is an awesome place to go to hear live local music... whether it be the blues to rock. The entire front wall opens to the street when…Read More

Escondido Places NOT to Go

Written by toytwin78 on 20 Mar, 2007

In my search of a quiet place in Escondido for a getaway, I found some that should not be used by the unwary traveler. The motel 6 on Mission Avenue, and especially the Mt. Vernon on Mission. It gets at least two police calls a nite…Read More

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