escondido attractions

Visiting Queen Califia, Niki de Saint Phalle

QUEEN CALIFIA’S MAGICAL CIRCLE ANNOUNCES NEW WEEKDAY HOURS  Beginning on Monday, August 9, Queen Califia’s Magical Circle in Kit Carson Park — 3333 Bear Valley Parkway — will be open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon, weather permitting. Queen Califia’s Magical Circle will continue to be open on Second Saturdays from 9 a.m. until noon with docents on site to…


It’s a butterfly jungle out there

(Editor’s Note: To order tickets, go to the Butterfly Jungle sidebar ad to the right and click.) San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s Butterfly Jungle is roaring back into life through April 10. Immerse yourself in a flutter of delicate wings. Each spring, Hidden Jungle gets an added dose of color during the Butterfly Jungle event, when thousands of colorful butterflies hatch and add their fluttering…


OC Mom visits Escondido

Queen Califia’s Magical Circle ‘Beetlejuice Park’ in Escondido After visiting Grape Day Park with the kids earlier this month, one of our readers mentioned that we need to visit Queen Califia’s Magical Circle in Kit Carson Park in Escondido. The park was just a short drive away from Grape Day Park and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and ever since we were told about it, we…