Neighborhood Wellness Guide: Escondido
Adventure out to one of the oldest cities in San Diego County! Head to Escondido for movement, exploration, and relaxation. Read our helpful guide to our top wellness + healthy food places to visit in Escondido.
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With its beautiful and family friendly hiking spots and delicious vegan tacos, this city offers plenty of things to do for wellness enthusiasts. Located between San Marcos and Poway, Escondido has a handful of healing centers and spiritual communities ready for you to experience.
1. Elfin Forest
Check out Elfin Forest for your next nature adventure! This unique spot in North county has a beautiful flowing creek and is abundant with native California plants like black sage and lemonberry. Hike all the way up or walk onto its neighboring trail towards the Escondido Creek Conservancy.
Elfin Forest, 8833 Harmony Grove Rd, Escondido, CA 92029
2. Daley Ranch
A perfect nature spot for hikers and bikers, the Daley Ranch has over 25 miles of trails that range from easy to moderate. This land that is rich with history, native plants, and animals is ready for you to explore!
Daley Ranch, 3024 La Honda Dr, Escondido, CA 92027
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3. Escondido Healing Center
Offering acupuncture, herbal remedies and shamanic therapies, the Escondido Healing Center is open to those who are looking for personalized alternative healing. Karen, the practitioner, has been practicing Chinese Medicine since 1995 and offers a wide variety of non- needle therapies including some that are rooted in African shamanism.
Escondido Healing Center, 11130 Arco Dr, Escondido, CA 92026
4. Harmony Community Wellness Center
This wellness center offers community acupuncture – low price sessions so clients can receive treatments on a regular basis. Also offering therapeutic massages, the Harmony Community Wellness Center is perfect for anyone who is looking for healing at affordable rates.
Harmony Community Wellness Center, 280 E 3rd Ave, Escondido, CA 92025
5. Blu life Wellness Studio
Ready to treat yourself to relaxation and recovery? Sweat your way to better health within one of the infrared saunas at Blu Life Wellness. If sweating isn’t your thing then check out their other services like the shot bar, IV therapy, and Cryo T-Shock.
Blu Life, 330 W Felicita Ave Ste B6 Escondido, CA 92025
5. Sattva Yoga Center
This beautiful yoga studio in downtown Escondido offers a variety of classes from heated Hatha to restorative healing Reiki. Available to all levels, they are accessible in studio, live on zoom, or at Grape Day Park on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month.
Sattva Yoga Center, 433 W Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025
6. Deer Park Monastery
Deer Park is a local Monastery that offers “day of mindfulness” service days to the community every Sunday. It is also open for seasonal and special retreats for those who would like to extend their spiritual experience.
Deer Park Monastery, 2499 Melru Ln, Escondido, CA 92026
7. Self Realization Center
Founded by Paramahansa Yogananda, the Self Realization Fellowship offers meditations, energization exercises and lesson studies for those wanting to deepen their spiritual practice in the presence of others. Also offering Sunday school for teens and children, this center is perfect for families.
Self Realization Center, 1299 Scenic Dr, Escondido, CA 92029
8. Escondido Farmers Market
Full of local farmers and artists, the Escondido Farmers Market is a wonderful place to engage with the community and build connections! Located at the Heritage Park in Downtown Escondido, this market comes to life from 2:30pm to sunset.
Escondido Farmers Market, 262 E Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025
9. The Farm Stand
Support local farmers and businesses by coming to this family-owned farm stand. Offering seasonal fresh fruit and veggies, local eggs and gluten-free bread, this sweet spot has a lot to offer to its community and visitors.
The Farm Stand, 2115 Miller Ave, Escondido, CA 92025
10. Craft & Taco Lounge
Craving tacos on homemade tortillas? Come to this gourmet taco lounge in Escondido! Also offering vegan, vegetarian and paleo options, this restaurant is the place to go for your Taco Tuesday cravings.
Craft & Taco Lounge, 511 W Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025
11. Phatties Vegan Mexican Cuisine
Come to the first vegan restaurant in Escondido for some delicious Mexican cuisine. Offering a traditional menu with a twist of plant-based magic, this restaurant also makes their tortillas and guacamole from scratch.
Phatties, 242 W Mission Ave Ste D, Escondido, CA 92025
12. Vegan Nectar juice Bar + Mini- Mart
Needing a refreshing drink or meal on your next grocery shopping trip? Check out the Vegan Nectar Juice Bar + Mini-Mart for your vegan needs! This convenience store a is perfect pit stop for any traveler passing through.
Vegan Nectar Juice Bar, 242 W Mission Ave e, Escondido, CA 92025