Attractions in Escondido & San Diego

Escondido may mean hidden in Spanish, but it's probably the best little town you’ve never heard of. Located just 30 miles northeast of downtown San Diego, Escondido is home to diverse attractions, picturesque wineries, craft breweries, unique arts and culture, delicious dining venues and a delightful historic downtown. Experience Escondido’s beautiful year-round weather offering many exciting attractions and experiences to explore! The city is home to two of North County's three major attractions, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens. Additionally, you will find the amazing California Center for the Arts, museum and conference center complex offering a vast array of performances. There’s truly something for everyone here!

Comfort Inn is ideal for business travelers or those seeking a vacation hotel, offering easy access to many popular activities and attractions. Please feel free to swing by our friendly front desk for help with directions or recommendations. We look forward to having you stay with us!

Featured Attractions

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Spend the day at San Diego Zoo Safari Park for an adventure you won’t soon forget! Your exciting safari encounter includes seeing herds of rhinos, giraffes, antelope, zebras, and more roaming natural habitats. You have a choice between guided safari expeditions and beautiful walking trails to see exotic animals. Come experience the thrill of getting up close and personal with rare Sumatran tigers at Tiger Trail. The Safari Park's newest experience is Walkabout Australia offering you a chance to walk among the wallabies and learn the ways of kangaroos!

Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens

The Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens hosts countless popular beer and dining events. It is the largest purchaser of local, organic produce in San Diego County, including a growing amount from their own Stone Farms. This brewery boasts 36 rotating taps and 100+ bottled craft beer selections for guests to enjoy. Stop by for a delicious meal or a pint in the Bistro’s dynamic and expansive interior or venture out to the beautiful outside patio and one-acre organic beer garden.

California Center for the Arts

The California Center for the Arts is just 1.5 miles from our location. Come celebrate the visual and performing arts in this cultural center in North San Diego County. The Center's unique campus includes a concert hall, an intimate theater, a contemporary art museum, art and dance studios, and a conference center. The Center also produces free community events, such as the Jazz Jam Sessions, 4th of July celebration, Day of the Dead Festival, Holiday Tree Lighting and WOW First Wednesday’s performances.

All Attractions


  • Escondido Promenade 0.4 mi
  • The Centre 0.6 mi
  • Escondido Square Shopping Center 1.8 mi
  • Westfield North County Shopping Center 4.4 mi
  • Antique Village 6.0 mi


  • Pieology Pizzeria 0.1 mi
  • Panera Bread 0.2 mi
  • In-N-Out Burger 0.3 mi
  • Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes 0.4 mi
  • Chick-fil-A 0.4 mi
  • El Pollo Loco 0.4 mi
  • Panya Thai Kitchen 0.5 mi
  • Chili's Grill & Bar 0.5 mi
  • Olive Garden Italian Restaurant 0.6 mi
  • Rock n' Jenny's Italian Subs 0.6 mi
  • Vintana Wine + Dine 0.6 mi
  • Applebee's 0.7 mi
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill 0.7 mi
  • Mi Guadalajara Restaurant 1.1 mi
  • Cocina del Charro 1.2 mi
  • Bellamy's Restaurant 1.2 mi
  • Vincent's 1.5 mi
  • Burger Bench 1.6 mi
  • Lourdes Mexican Food 1.9 mi
  • Pad Thai Restaurant 2.0 mi
  • The Brigantine Seafood Restaurants 2.4 mi
  • Cenote Grill 4.2 mi
  • Romano's Macaroni Grill 4.3 mi
  • BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse 4.4 mi
  • The Cheesecake Factory 4.4 mi
  • On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina 5.0 mi