The Vineyard At The Bernardo Winery

Tucked away on a historic ranch, the Vineyard at the Bernardo Winery is a tranquil oasis featuring award-winning wines, lush gardens, and Old California charm. Founded in 1889, it’s one of the oldest wineries in all of Southern California. Wander through the extensive vineyards and taste exceptional vintages straight from the source. With its Mediterranean architecture and relaxing outdoor patios, you’ll feel worlds away without ever leaving Escondido. Don’t forget to stop by the gift shop for gourmet goodies and hand-crafted keepsakes to remember your visit. Let our knowledgeable team whisks you away on an easy day trip to the countryside at the Bernardo Winery. We’ll handle directions and parking while you savor the sweet life at this hidden local treasure.

Address: 13330 Paseo Del Verano N, San Diego, CA 92128

Phone: (858) 487-1866

Lake Wohlford

Just six miles northeast of downtown Escondido lies a spectacular reservoir recreation area perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle of city life. Boasting gorgeous mountain vistas and peaceful shorelines, Lake Wohlford is a fisherman’s paradise teeming with bass, catfish, bluegill and more. Rent a kayak or canoe and spend a tranquil afternoon paddling across crystal waters, or hike scenic trails through oak groves abloom with wildflowers in spring. With picnic areas, playgrounds, and a cafe onsite, it’s a great place for sharing outdoor adventures with the whole family. Leave the stress of traffic and parking behind by having our team escort your group directly to the lake’s entrance. Then unwind as you soak up pristine natural surroundings just minutes from the heart of Escondido.

Address: 25453 Lake Wohlford Rd, Escondido, CA 92025

Phone: (760) 839-4346

Mingei International Museum – North County

In the heart of downtown Escondido, you’ll find a fabulous nearly 14,000 square foot satellite location of Balboa Park’s world-famous Mingei International Museum showcasing folk art from cultures around the globe. Exhibits change frequently and spotlight everything from quilts and textiles to ceramics, painting, jewelry, glasswork and much more. Stroll through vibrant galleries filled with handcrafted treasures that celebrate human creativity across time and geography. Don’t miss the Helen B. Hoffman Gallery of American Mingei, displaying remarkable pieces handmade in the U.S. between the 18th century and today. Schedule a trip to this wonderous cultural arts complex and let your senses come alive.

Address: 155 W Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025

Phone: (760) 839-4120

Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve

Nestled between Escondido and Encinitas, the refreshing Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve protects nearly 800 acres of rare coastal chaparral habitat crisscrossed with scenic walking trails. Listen to birds singing as you meander under the canopy, and keep your eyes peeled for darting lizards and flitting butterflies. TheInterpretive Center offers educational exhibits about this precious ecosystem and leads guided hikes daily. With its family friendly boardwalk, wheelchair accessible paths, and prime wildlife watching, it’s a hidden natural treasure perfect for hikers of all ages and abilities. Treat your group to an easy eco-adventure and refreshing walk in the woods just minutes from town.

Address: 8833 Harmony Grove Rd, Escondido, CA 92029

Phone: (760) 632-4212

Orfila Vineyards & Winery

Nestled amidst 70 rolling acres of vineyards in the San Pasqual Valley, Orfila Vineyards & Winery takes wine tasting to the next level. Named for the pioneering winemakers who first planted grapes in the region during Spanish colonial rule, Orfila offers award-winning estate bottled varietals as well as exclusive small-production wines. Relax on the scenic terrace overlooking the valley as you sample smooth local vintages, then explore the production facilities to see traditional winemaking methods. With a cozy tasting room inspired by Mediterranean style, it’s the perfect outing for oenophiles seeking a refined yet welcoming wine country experience just minutes outside Escondido.

Address: 13455 San Pasqual Rd, Escondido, CA 92025

Phone: (760) 738-6500

Queen Califia’s Magical Circle

Hidden away in tranquil Kit Carson Park, you’ll find a secret sculpture garden inspired by ancient mythology and the early history of California. Queen Califia’s Magical Circle is the brainchild of renowned French artist Niki de Saint Phalle, featuring 10 large-scale mystical totems, a circular “snake wall”, and a maze-like serpentine walkway. As you explore this whimsical wonderland and read the poetic plaques describing its symbolic meaning, you’ll feel transported to a mystical realm at the crossroads of fantasy and history. It’s a one-of-a-kind outdoor art experience you won’t find anywhere else. Treat your group to a magical day appreciating public art amidst lush park grounds in the heart of Escondido.

Address: 3333 Bear Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025

Phone: (760) 839-4691

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

You probably already know about the world-famous San Diego Zoo. But did you realize this beloved attraction actually has a second park, hidden away in the hills north of Escondido? The San Diego Zoo Safari Park, formerly known as the San Diego Zoo Wild Animal Park, is a 1,800 acre wildlife sanctuary offering unparalleled up-close encounters with exotic animals from around the globe. Ride the Africa Tram to spot giraffes, rhinos, antelope and more roaming expansive exhibits that mimic their native habitats. For a really exclusive safari experience, book a private Cart Tour through parts of the park inaccessible on foot. With expert guides and animals galore, it’s an epic adventure perfect for animal lovers of all ages. Leave the hassle of I-15 traffic behind and let us drive you straight to the Safari Park’s doorstep for a day of discovery and wonder.

Address: 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, CA 92027

Phone: (760) 747-8702

California Center for the Arts

Escondido is home to an amazing multi-venue performing arts complex you’d expect to find in a big city, not a cozy town. The California Center for the Arts Escondido offers world-class entertainment options including live theater, music, dance and more. With multiple unique performance spaces, stunning outdoor art installations, and on-site dining, there is always something exciting happening. Upcoming acts range from classic favorites like The Beach Boys to avant garde theater, ballet, jazz concerts, and indie bands. Treat your group to an inspiring night out appreciating the arts without the hassle of downtown parking or traffic. Just leave the driving to us!

Address: 340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025

Phone: (760) 839-4100

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum

Just across from Grape Day Park, you’ll find an awesome hands-on museum designed just for kids. The San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum Escondido offers interactive exhibits fostering creativity and early STEM learning. Children can climb a giant eagle’s nest, drive a play fire engine, explore gravity in the physics lab, and much more all in one place. Little ones will have a blast letting their imaginations run wild through engaging sensory activities perfect for curious young minds. After getting their wiggles out in active play areas, kids can unwind creating masterpieces in the art studio. With treasures around every corner, it’s the ideal destination for families and school groups seeking educational indoor fun. Leave navigating Escondido’s winding streets to us and maximize your discovery time!

Address: 320 N Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025

Phone: (760) 233-7755

Plan Your Adventure With Escondido Party Bus Company

With so many incredible attractions to explore, Escondido is a hidden gem just waiting to be uncovered. Let Escondido Party Bus Company handle the driving while you and your group experience the magic of this charming city. Our professional team knows the best routes to avoid traffic and will deliver you relaxed, refreshed and ready for adventure. We offer a range of transportation options from luxury minibuses to spacious 56 passenger coaches to fit groups of all sizes and budgets. Complete with complimentary WiFi, entertainment systems, and comfortable reclining seats, our modern buses have all the amenities you need for an effortless, enjoyable journey. Plus, you can leave the hassle of navigation and parking to us and maximize your time discovering all that Escondido has to offer. Ready to start planning your hidden city tour? Give us a call today at (909) 663-9586 and we’ll help customize an itinerary showcasing the best of off-the-beaten-path Escondido. From scenic wine trails to enchanting art gardens, we can’t wait to show you the magic and wonder northern San Diego County holds. Let’s uncover adventure together!