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About Escondido

Escondido is located about 15 miles inland from the pacific coastline and is one of the county's oldest cities. Just a short drive from here is the the San Diego Zoo Safari Park (about 12 minutes), where visitors can observe exotic wildlife up close or embark on thrilling safari adventures. History buffs can delve into the rich heritage of the region at the San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park, a site that commemorates the Battle of San Pasqual fought during the Mexican-American War. The park features educational exhibits, guided tours, and hiking trails that take visitors through the historic battlefield. Adventure seekers can also visit Palomar Mountain State Park, known for its breathtaking views and extensive network of hiking trails. The park is home to the iconic Palomar Observatory, where visitors can gaze at the stars through powerful telescopes and learn about astronomy.