Rich in history and culture, Escondido is home to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, a unique visual and performing arts complex; Queen Califia's Magical Circle, a sculpture garden created by the late worldly acclaimed artist Niki de Saint Phalle; the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, an expansive wildlife sanctuary; and Daley Ranch, a wilderness preserve with extensive hiking trails and a variety of plants and birds. 

Known as the "Hidden Valley," Escondido also offers many outdoor activities such as enjoying a round of golf at one of the six golf courses, fishing or picnicking at two of the lakes, or simply browsing through downtown's art galleries. 

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