About Escondido, California
Escondido is situated in a long valley, South of California. The site of Escondido was first discovered by a Spanish explorer named Juan Bautista de Anza in the year 1776. In Spanish, the name Escondido means "hidden". It is one of the oldest cities in the San Diego County and a study in 2005 showed that Escondido is the 11th most conservative city in the US. The City of Escondido has the right blend of small-city atmosphere and big-city hum. This lively and diverse community is surrounded by citrus groves and avocado Recently, Escondido was honored by Money Magazine as the ideal place to retire in. Due to the city's numerous youth programs, Escondido is also named as a Kid-Friendly City. In the Ladies Home Journal, Escondido also placed 8th in the Top 10 Cities for Government. Escondido is one of the few enduring district where residents of varying social status can benefit from the Southern California way of life. There are several parks, two lakes, golf courses, a sports center, shopping centers, restaurants, and wineries. The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is also not far from Escondido. In addition, people can enjoy the world class performance in the California Center of the Arts. There is a sculpture garden created by Niki de Saint Phalle, in Escondido. The Deer Park Winery & Automobile Museum houses Robert Knapps collection of American convertibles manufactured between 1946 and 1983. Other collections displayed are antique appliances, bicycles, televisions and radios. The collection was made available for the public to see since 1979.