Saturday, July 08th, Free Guided Walking Tour of Historic Escondido
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Escondido has Free Guided Walking Tours of Historic Escondido the 2nd Saturday of each month. They met at the corner of Broadway and Grand Ave in front of Draper's and Damon's. It is about a 60 - 90 minute walking tour, so wear comfortable shoes if you ever go. They have a few routes that they take to alternate the walks and what you will see. If you want to go, then try to be at Draper's and Damon's about 15 mins before 10 am. As they start promptly at 10 AM. And they make you sign in first before they start the tour, as a waiver, and so they have a record of whom is on the tour. I will probably do it each month if I don't have to work on that day, until the start of next year. Then I might be too busy to do them until May or June again. I live on 7th Ave, so I will just walk up to Damon's a head of time each month. I went on two of the tours in 2015, and one today. Today’s was “The Downtown Escondido Tour”. That took us along Grand Ave. To learn all about the commercial businesses and buildings that contributed to the start and growth of Escondido. The tours are really fun and interesting.
The next one will be Saturday, July 08th. This one will be “The Old Escondido West Tour”. That goes west of Broadway. And will highlight a variety of homes in the Old Escondido Historic District.
If you can’t make any of the Saturday Tours, they have free Mobile App for self-guided tours. Available on all Apple & Android Devices. Just go to the App Store and search for “Explore Escondido” and download it.