My guest home is located in the county about 10 minutes from Downtown Escondido, CA. There are many wonderful restaurants in Escondido and a cute little downtown area with shops and eats as well. Harrah's Casino and Valley View Casino are about 5 to 10 min. 30 min to Mt. Palomar and 40 min to the Town of Julian. For some fishing Lake Dixon & Lake Wolhford are about 10 min. Oceanside and Carlsbad beach are about a 30 min drive. SD Wild Animal Park is 20 min. Bates Nut Farm is 5 min. Golf 2 min.