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    San Diego Wild Animal Park
    Annual pass valid at both Zoo and Wild Animal Park.
    Discounts available for seniors, military, schools and groups of 15 or more guests.

    The San Diego Wild Animal Park comprises 1,800 acres located five miles east of Escondido. It was started as a breeding facility for the San Diego Zoo's larger mammals. Today there are over 2,500 animals here and also 250 species of exotic plants.

    The main park exhibit is an open cageless habitat recreating African, Asian and Australian grasslands. Animals present are tigers, lions, elephants, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, giraffes, etc.

    An absolute must is the 50 minute narated monorail tour that goes around the large habitat area. Also recommended is the 1.75 mile walking trail.

    Animal Encounter Zones:
    Lion Camp - This is also one place where you can come right up to the big cats, separated only by large glass panels from top to bottom.
    Condor Ridge - A popular exhibit in the park features a variety of birds, reptiles and mammals unique to the North America continent.
    Nairobi Village - This area includes gift shops, animal and bird shows, aviaries and habitat exhibits for the smaller mammals. Other exhibits include the Fishing Village, Bee-eater Aviary, Animal Care Center and the Petting Kraal.
    Heart of Africa - This 30-acre safari area allows for closeup viewing of okapi, giraffe and other African wildlife in a natural habitat setting.
    Elephant Walk - Two large exhibit areas for our elephant herds: one for our Asian elephant group and another one for our African elephants.
    Lorikeet Landing - Giant bird aviary resembles the rainforests of Australia and New Guinea .
    Kilimanjaro Walk - 1.75 mile trail past the cageless enclosures of elephants, rhinos, tigers and lions, as well as the Park's extensive botanical gardens.
    Kupanda Falls Botanical Center - 1.25 mile winding trail past the park's botanical gardens.
    Cheetah Run Safari - Small groups of spectators travel to a beautiful, rustic camp at the Wild Animal Park called Cheetah Outpost. (weekend reservation)
    Paul Harter Veterinary Medical Center (HVMC) - Guided tours by reservation only of a state-of-the-art animal hospital located at the Wild Animal Park.

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    This North County urban center is host to the Performing Arts Center and many local wilderness parks and resorts. Also look for the major recreation and sports centers.


    Cabrillo Inn Best Western
    840 A Street , San Diego, CA 92101 ;
    Location: Ash Street Exit from SR-163 Freeway

    Stay at this charming Spanish style San Diego hotel featuring deluxe bedding and conveniently located near a wide variety of area attractions. Each well-appointed guestroom is equipped with hypo-allergenic down comforters wrapped in 300 thread count Egyptian cotton duvets, sunny balconies and solid maple furniture topped with natural marble. The bathrooms are built with imported Spanish hand-painted tiles.


    Castle Creek Inn Resort
    Circle R Way, Escondido, CA 92026;
    Location: Near Gopher Canyon Rd Exit from I-15 Freeway

    The Castle Creek Inn is a boutique style Resort and Spa located in San Diego North County. Resting amidst the scenic foothills of Temecula's Wineries and adjacent to a beautiful 18-hole championship golf course, you will find this place will make for a great vacation getaway. Amenities include tennis courts, spa, hot soaking pools, swimming pool, fitness center, sauna, ropes course and more.


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    Rancho Bernardo Inn
    San Diego's Legendary Golf Resort and Spa

    17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo, CA 92128;
    Location: Near I-15 Exit to Rancho Bernardo Road;

    Set in the San Pasqual Mountains just 25 miles north of San Diego and surrounded by 265 acres of carefully manicured golf course and lush California landscape, the Rancho Bernardo Inn features 108 holes of great golf, state-of-the-art tennis, fitness and spa facilities and two award-winning restaurants offering the finest dining experience rated highest among San Diego restaurants.


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    Escondido Howard Johnson
    515 West Washington Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025;
    Location: Downtown near Washington Ave and Center City Parkway

    There are several restaurants with in walking distance to this Howard Johnson Hotel. Iceplex Skating Rink and The Family Fun Center is in the next block. Shopping centers and golf courses are within two miles. The Escondido Howard Johnson features exterior corridors for guest convenience and an outdoor pool and outdoor hot tub to enjoy the California sunshine.


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