Our Neighboring Downtown



To find out about the wide variety of events going on Downtown and everywhere else in Escondido, stop in first at Visit Escondido, 235 E. Grand or see their web site at www.visitescondido.com.

For a Map of Downtown Escondido, click here.



Farmers Market 

  Tuesdays on Grand Avenue between Juniper and Kalmia Street Year Round

  Certified locally and California-grown farm-fresh produce, organics, cut or potted flowers or herbs, as well as exotic fruits and ready-to-eat foods from other regions such as gourmet chocolates, artisan breads, olives, cheeses, and other specialty items. 

  For information, call (760) 745-8877.


Cruisin’ Grand 

Fridays 5-9:00 pm

April - September

One of the greatest ongoing traditions in San Diego County, Cruisin’ Grand in Escondido runs for six months. This is a FREE EVENT attracting more than 5,000 visitors and car enthusiasts each Friday Night to see the 500+ cars lining the streets of historic downtown. For more info, visit


2nd Saturday ArtWalk

2nd Saturday of each month

  Galleries, studios, museums, and local theaters open their doors to the public. Experience Escondido art at its finest through artists talks, artist receptions, open rehearsals, music, and more!

  For information, click here or call 760-839-4777.


Escondido Grand Avenue Festival

(Formerly Escondido Downtown Street Faire)

May and October 

  More than 500 vendors, live entertainment, and food from around the world have combined to make this event a family tradition since 1989. For more information, click here.


Free Walking Tours of Historic Downtown 

 Learn about the history of Escondido’s Downtown and its commercial architecture during a 90-minute walk along Grand Avenue.  Sponsored by the Escondido History Center and the Escondido Citizens Ecology Committee.  

  For a schedule, click here.  For more information, call 760-743-8207 or visit www.escondidohistory.org.

Escondido’s Downtown Business Historic District is the oldest in North San Diego County and has much to offer. Adjacent to the residential Old Escondido Historic District, quaint storefronts line Grand Avenue and other streets, featuring numerous restaurants, shops, art galleries, and services.  Two small parks; Heritage Garden at Grand and Juniper and Maple Plaza at Grand and Maple offer a place to relax and let the kids run off some steam, or visit Grape Day Park to enjoy more space, a children's playground, and the Escondido History Center museum.  Several events, including Escondido’s favorite weekly events, “Cruisin’ Grand” on Fridays through the summer and the Farmers Market on Tuesdays year-'round, make Downtown an especially inviting place to gather with friends and family.  Many of the businesses are dog friendly, so you can bring the pooch along to enjoy downtown, too!

  Whether you’re a local, walking from the Old Escondido Historic District, or traveling from more distant areas, it’s well worth stopping by regularly to see what’s up downtown!

  We thank those businesses whose names are in bold type for sponsoring the Old Escondido Mothers Day Home Tour.



(This is a partial list of the great businesses downtown and we plan to add to it regularly - if you’d like to have your business listed, please click here.  Not responsible for errors or omissions.

Visit Escondido, 235 E. Grand Ave., 760-839-4777 www.visitescondido.com 



  • B&H Music, 354 E Grand Ave, 760-480-1511 www.escondidomusicstore.com

  • Bike Bling.com  333 E. Grand, 760-317-5450 B  www.bikebling.com

  • A Bird Haven, 249 E. Grand Ave. (760) 741-2622 www.ourfeatheredfriends.com

  • Book Mark, The, 153 E. Grand Ave.(760)-746-6362  

  • Coast Sewing & Vacuum Center, 101 W. Grand Ave. (760) 747-7262

  • HQ Wigs, 105 W. Grand Ave., (760) 747-3030 www.hqwigs.com/inside-the-hq-wigs-store

  • Escondido Antique Mall,135 W. Grand Ave., 760-743-3210

  • Escondido Coin & Loan, Inc., 241 E. Grand Ave. (760)-489-6058 www.escondidocoin.com

  • Gemstone Gallery, 106 W Grand Ave., 760-735-5700  www.gemstonegalleryinc.com

  • Grab Bag Antiques, 150 E. Grand Ave., (760)-480-1861

  • In the Cave Antiques, 227 E. Grand Ave., (760) 739-9117

  • Judy's Embroidery, 201 E.Grand Ave. #1-B, (760) 741-2292, www.judysembroidery.com

  • L L L Reptile and Supply Company, Inc., 214 E. Grand Ave., (760)-735-8445, www.lllreptile.com

  • Laurel Glen, 158 E Grand Ave, (760) 781-4160

  • MIYO: Make It Your Own (Vintage & Modern Resale Boutique), 108 N Kalmia St., (760) 755-7399, miyomakeityourown.com

  • Music Playce, 348 E. Grand Ave. #B, (760)-741-5773  

  • Nomad Ventures, Inc., 405 W. Grand Ave., (760) 747-8223  www.nomadadventures.com

  • Rosemary Duff Florist, 101 W. Second Ave., (760)-743-2902 http://www.rosemary-duffflorist.com

  • Sickel's House of Fabrics & Upholstery, 311 E. Valley Pkwy., (760)-745-1275 www.sickelsfabrics.com

  • Simply Adina Floral Design (and gift boutique), 401 West Grand Ave., (760) 855-2043, www.simplyadinafloral.com 

  • Simply Grand 128 E. Grand Ave. 760-745-1400  www.simplygrandshop.com

  • Something Old, Something New Bridal Boutique,156 W Grand Ave, (760) 443-8072 www.somethingoldsomethingnewbridal.net 

  • Stephen's Jewelry, 132 W. Grand Ave., (760)-489-1566  jewelry.net

  • Street Life, 254 E. Grand Ave. #101, (760) 747-1848 www.stlclothing.com

  • Top End Tees 146 E. Grand Ave., (760)-746-8461 Custom silk screened clothing and goods

  • Urban Barn, 404 E Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025, (760) 233-0900


Restaurants & Food



  • Andy's Barber Shop, 123 W. Grand Ave., 745-4211 

  • Bellissima Day Spa, 122 E. Grand Ave., (760)-480-9072, www.bellissima-spa.com

  • Best Little Hair House, 332 E. 2nd Ave.

  • Blush and Silk Waxing, 405 E. Grand Ave.

  • Elements Salon, 158 E. Grand Avenue,  (760)-743-5571

  • Del's Barbershop, 650 S Escondido Blvd., (760) 743-9770, www.delsbarbershop.com

  • Grand Avenue Barber Shop, 421 W. Grand Ave., (760)-480-4800

  • New Barber Shop, 113 S. Broadway, (760)-432-0712

  • Salon Sultry, 217 E. Grand Ave.

  • Sculpture Salon, 401 E. Grand, (760) 739-9809, www.thesculptureshopsalon.com

  • Seven - A Signature Salon, 240 E. Grand Ave. (760) 796-7608 www. sevenasignaturesalon.com

  • Synergy Hair Studio, 401 W. Grand Ave.



  • Alhiser-Comer Mortuary, 225 S. Broadway, (760)-745-2162, www.alhiser-comer.com 

  • California Horsetrader, Inc., 151 E. Third Ave., (760)-546-1184

  • Christian Science Reading Room, 215 E. Grand Ave., (760)-745-1561

  • Copymat, 190 S. Escondido Blvd.,(760)-739-8948

  • Design Moe Kitchen & Bath, 143 W. Grand Ave, (760)-712-6391, designmoe.com

  • Expressions Home Interiors & Correct Carpet Care, 218 E. Grand, Ste. 205 (760)-741-4047 www.expressionsinteriordesigns.com

  • Gerardy Photography Classic School Portraits, 200 W. 2nd Ave.,

  • (760)-747-2663 www.gerardyphoto.com

  • Royal Travel, 125 N. Kalmia St.,(760)-745-6140

  • Savannah Design Group, 130 E. Grand Ave.,(760)-741-3078, savannahdesigngroup.com

  • Simply Adina Floral Design, 401 West Grand Ave., (760) 855-2043, www.simplyadinafloral.com 

  • That Place That Ships..., 243 S. Escondido Blvd., (760)741-7639, www.thatplacethatships.com




Museums, Galleries, & Entertainment


Health & Fitness



  • American Capital Home Loans, 225 W. Valley Pkwy

  • Wells Fargo Bank 145 N. Escondido Blvd. (760) 743-1912

  • San Diego County Credit Union 150 E. Valley Pkwy (877) 732-2848

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