2019 Guided Walking Tours & Schedule
Learn about Escondido’s unique history and see historic sites while getting some healthy exercise!
Held in conjunction with the “Second Saturday” Arts and Museums events, the 90-minute tours take place on the second Saturday of every month, beginning at 10:00 a.m., on the southeast corner of Broadway and Grand. No reservations needed.
Four different routes are offered:
Downtown – a tour of Grand Avenue, a glimpse into the history of Escondido’s early business district.
Rediscovering Escondido – a tour of buildings no longer standing! See the sites where once stood the USC seminary, the Hotel Escondido, Escondido High School and more. The walk includes a fairly steep hill.
Old Escondido West – a tour of the Old Escondido Historic District, the city’s oldest neighborhood, along Broadway and to the west. You’ll see a house where mayors have lived and another where the town barber lived with his goats and chickens! This walk also includes a steep hill.
Old Escondido East – a tour of the eastern part of the Old Escondido Historic District that includes two of our most notable Victorian period homes.
January 12 - OE East
February 9 - Downtown
March 9 - OE West
April 13 - OE East
May 11 - Downtown
June 8 - Rediscover Escondido
July 13 - OE West
August 10 - OE East
September 14 - Downtown
October 12 - Rediscover Escondido
November 9 - OE West
December - No Tour – Enjoy the Christmas Parade!
Explore Escondido - Self-Guided Tours App
Explore Escondido is a free downloadable App that helps you explore Escondido’s History, Art Galleries & Museums,
and More! It’s easy to do::
Visit the app store on your smart phone or tablet by tapping the App Store on your home screen.
Search for the "Explore Escondido" app to download it for free – you’ll know it by the logo above.
Open the app and choose any of several tours. Some are best walked, others driven; one is more of an "armchair" tour.
Click on a tour and you’ll find directions to each stop, as well as photos and more information.
Try it today!