Activities in Escondido

Intro2Golf Package for 1 or 2 with Five Group Clinics, Range Balls, and Discounted Rounds at JC Golf (Up to 51% Off)

JC Golf

Multiple Locations

$99 $43

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Adult and young adult beginners learn the basics with five group clinics, three buckets of range balls, and two discounted rounds of golf

Horse-Drawn-Carriage Ride with Snacks for Two or Four at The Ranch at Bandy Canyon (Up to 57% Off)

The Ranch at Bandy Canyon

Oceanside-Escondido

$160 $69

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Excursions provide a view of picturesque vineyards and scenic vistas of the San Pasqual Valley while guests relax and enjoy light snacks

One- or Two-Week Medically Supervised Weight-Loss Program at Coastal Medical Weight Loss Centers (Up to 83% Off)

Coastal Medical Weight Loss Centers

Multiple Locations

$229 $39

Weight-loss program includes exam, body-composition analysis, custom nutrition plan, and appetite suppressants

90-Minute Travel Rings and Extreme Airbag Experience for Two, or Trapeze Lesson for Two at Trapeze High (51% Off)

Trapeze High

Escondido

$120 $59

Trained instructors teach students of all ages and skill levels travel rings or trapeze stunts with the help of lines and harnesses

Five Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Crossfit Diadem (Up to 65% Off)

Crossfit Diadem

Escondido

$50 $19

Ever-changing workouts-of-the-day incorporate cardiovascular and strength-training exercises into one intense, hour-long routine

$100 for $199 Worth of Martial Arts — East West MMA So Cal

East West Mma So Cal

Escondido

$199 $100

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Three or Five Personal-Training Sessions at Samson Barbell (Up to 73% Off)

Samson Barbell

Escondido

$180 $49

Certified trainers help clients build muscle and burn fat with high-intensity strength, endurance, and cardio exercises

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The 18-hole Reidy Creek Golf Course covers 2,582 yards in the rugged hills of Escondido, supplying guests with a scenic backdrop for club-based revelry. The rolling terrain of the par 54 course—intertwined with manmade obstacles such as sculpted bunkers, sinuous lakes, and wind—challenges golfers as they attempt holes-in-one. The distinctive course, designed by the notable engineers at Cal Olson Golf Architecture not to contain any two identical holes, contains a golf shop, café, and golf clinics taught by PGA professionals. ______________ Operating out of five courses throughout the greater San Diego area, JC Golf's Intro2Golf program fosters pin-hunting prowess with a shrewd blend of hands-on instruction, individual practice, and on-course experience designed to introduce the basics of golf to beginners. During the pressure-free sessions, JC Golf equips pupils with all the necessary equipment, saving neophytes the hassle of rustling up their own sets of clubs or graphite shaft bananas. Three additional buckets of range balls grant golfers the spherical tools necessary to implant newly learned concepts into muscle memory. The package also allows clubbers to loop the links at their chosen course twice after 4 p.m. for an additional $10 per round, allowing them to test their mettle amid the brambly hazards and sand-trap curmudgeons found on every real course.

2300 North Broadway
Escondido,
CA
US

The Earth Day Warrior Challenge lets racers exercise both brain and body with a slew of carbon-neutral obstacles. Runners flip over-sized truck tires, scale an eight-foot wall, and cross balance beams as they conquer each of the course’s fifteen obstacles. Games of tic-tac-toe and giant-sized jacks engage runners' minds as well. Following the race, runners kick back in a celebration village with a DJ, carnival-style games, and a collection of inflatables suitable for both adults and children. Runners can grab grub from a collection of San Diego’s best food trucks, saving banana peels for their next footrace against a gaggle of cartoon characters. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the San Pasqual School Foundation, which helps supplement music, art, and physical education at San Pasqual Union Elementary School.

15305 Rockwood Road
Escondido,
CA
US

Artist Rae Holton sees energy. The owner of Fire & Mud Studios and lifelong arts and nature enthusiast harnesses her inimitable sight of what she calls "the vein-like serpentine flow of atoms" to create offbeat works of art in a variety of mediums. Raised among artists and craftspeople, Holton has dabbled in jewelry making, photography, cooking, and ceramics, and cultivated a love for teaching after stints as a children's ski instructor and after-school program educator. Helming her pottery-focused studio, Holton helps others unleash their inner artists through classes and workshops as students learn the history of ceramics or how to remove the head off a classical sculpture with a hedge trimmer.

740 Metcalf St
Escondido,
CA
US

Like his father, the former governor of the Argentinian state of Mendoza, Alejandro Orfila chose a life of diplomacy. From 1946 until the early 80s, his various public service roles included Argentine Minister Plenipotentiary to the United States and Argentine Ambassador to Japan. But like his grandfather, a winemaker whose 1905-established winery stands to this day, Alejandro harbored a lifelong love of viticulture. In 1994, Alejandro finally pursued that passion by founding Orfila Vineyards & Winery, a 70-acre hillside estate nestled within a 10,000-acre agricultural preserve in the San Pasqual Valley.

These days, winemaker Justin Mund oversees production on the estate, where grapes grow only 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Using both the estate's grapes and others from the California coast, Justin crafts wines that have earned more than 1,300 medals in national and international competitions since the winery's founding. Guests can sample said wines in a tasting room overlooking the estate, as well as a second located at the Wynola Farms Marketplace in Julian. Besides tastings, Orfila hosts events ranging from live concerts to the annual Grape Stomp festival, where folks gather to watch traditional wine-making and grapes gather to hold their annual Shirley Jackson-esque lottery.

13455 San Pasqual Rd.
Escondido,
CA
US

Steel blades rhythmically slice the ice across two spacious rinks at Ice-Plex (formerly Iceoplex Escondido), an all-purpose facility pairing leisurely open skates with practiced instruction from director Courtney Moebs and a staff of pro figure skaters. Specialties span everything from choreography and freestyle to ice dancing and yeti dodging, though basic lessons for both kids and adults are also available. Public-skating sessions beckon amateurs and experts on a daily basis, during which skaters can emulate the moves of their favorite hockey players. Replete with a well-appointed gym, indoor pool, and jacuzzi, an attached fitness center offers classes in aerobics, aquatics, and an aquatic-aerobics class led by an off-duty Aquaman.

555 N Tulip St
Escondido,
CA
US

Food lovers rejoice: rather than traverse the town in search of a variety of cuisine, they can save time and shoe leather by attending the Valley Center Gourmet Food Truck Festival. The second annual culinary extravaganza—sporting a Hawaiian theme this year—features mouth-watering platefuls from food trucks such as Crepes Bonaparte, Dang Brother Pizza, and Hoangie's Bahn Mi, dished out alongside pours from Hess Brewing and California Fruit Wine. While adults enjoy of-age libations, youngsters can partake of activities including pony rides and face painting. Live music and DJ performances underscore each sip, swirl, and perfectly tuned bite.

215 East Felicita Avenue
Escondido,
CA
US