Settled in a long valley
in the coastal mountains of Southern California, Escondido, which
means "hidden" in Spanish, lies about 18 miles inland,
100 miles south of Los Angeles, and 30 miles northeast of San
Diego. Surrounded by avocado and citrus groves, Escondido is a
diverse, vibrant community with just the right mix of small town
friendliness and big-city buzz.
Escondido boast eight
parks, two lakes, a sports center, golf courses, restaurants,
wineries, shopping centers and the nearby San Diego Wild Animal
Park. In addition, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido,
brings world class entertainment to the area along with the Mingei
gallery and Queen Califia's Magical Circle, a sculpture garden in
Kit Carson Park donated by late internationally renowned artist
Niki de Saint Phalle.