North County and Around Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in North County and Around - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Escondido 10

Julian 9

Oceanside 8

Carlsbad 8

Del Mar 6

Encinitas 5

Cuyamaca Mountains 3

Palomar Mountain 3

Fallbrook 3

Ramona 1

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park 1

Solana Beach 1

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Military Site 1

Mine 1

Mountain–Sight 1

Museum/ Gallery 8

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Park/ Playground 1

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Scenic Drive/ Tour 1

Spa–Sight 1

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Anza-Borrego State Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Today more than 1,000 square miles of desert and mountain country are included in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, one of the few...

Banner Queen Trading Post Gallery

  • Museum/Gallery

A step inside what was the mine superintendent's home in the run-down-looking remnant of an old gold mine dug into a hillside on Banner...

Batiquitos Lagoon

Development has destroyed many of the lagoons and saltwater marsh wildlife habitats that used to punctuate the North County coastline,...

Brandon Gallery

  • Store/Shop/Mall

This Fallbrook art institution that has been showing works of regional emerging and professional artists for more than 30 years is the...

California Center for the Arts

  • Museum/Gallery

An entertainment complex with two theaters, an art museum, and a conference center, the center presents operas, musicals, plays, dance...

California Surf Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

A large collection of surfing memorabilia, going back to the earliest days of the sport, is on display here, along with old black and...

California Wolf Center

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

This center, just outside Julian, is one of the few places in North America where you can get an up-close view of the gray wolves that...

Camp Pendleton

  • Military Site

The nation's largest amphibious military training complex encompasses 17 miles of Pacific shoreline. It's not unusual to see herds of...

Carlsbad Mineral Water Spa

  • Spa–Sight

Remnants from late 1800s, including the original well dug by John Frazier and a monument to him, are found here. The elaborately decorated...

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Spread over more than 25,000 acres of open meadows, oak woodlands, pine forests, and mountains and rising to 6,512 feet at Cuyamaca Peak,...