San Diego California Visitor Information

High Country and Low Desert Adventures on a Road Trip Out of Escondido

Trip time: 2-3 days

When people think San Diego County, they think beach. But not far from Escondido you can travel to pine forests and desert palm oases, and views of the challenging Amgen race route.
Wake up with breakfast (don’t miss the almond croissants) at A Delight of France French Bakery .
126 W. Grand Ave.
Escondido, CA 92024
(760) 746-2644

Palomar Observatory At Palomar Mountain on South Grade Road, see Amgen racers ascend to 5,123 feet—highest point in tour history. For a thrilling experience without the grueling climb, roll down 5,000 feet on the guided Palomar Plunge bike tour.
Gravity Activated Sports
16220 Highway 76, Pauma Valley
(619) 742-2294

It’s hard to pass through Julian without sampling apple pie. Don’t miss the double crust creations at Julian Pie Company.
2225 Main St.
Julian, CA 92036
(760) 765-2449

Descend from the high country and stretch your legs on shaded trails in oasis-like Borrego Palm Canyon, on Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
200 Palm Canyon Dr.
Borrego Springs, CA 92004
(760) 767-5311

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