- 吃的地方 & 喝
关于 30 miles northeast of downtown San Diego, 埃斯孔迪多 is the best little town you’ve likely never heard of. Historically, visitors have flocked here for a couple major draws—圣地亚哥野生动物园 (sister property to the world-renowned downtown 动物园), 石头酝酿 World Bistro and Gardens, one of the largest craft breweries in the country. But those two attractions are just scratching the surface of this eclectic city on the rise.
“我想出了这个口号, “来猎杀野生动物吧, 停留在文化中,’”凯瑟琳·齐默说, 埃斯孔迪多’s tourism and marketing ad最小值istrator. “的 Safari Park is the wildlife, and the brewery also offers a kind of wild life, and then we’ve got this great culture.”
成立于1888年, 埃斯孔迪多 boasts an Old West charm—especially apparent in its historic downtown architecture—that melds with a dynamic arts scene. 的 加州艺术中心, a visual and perfor最小值g arts complex that includes a concert hall, 剧院, 现代艺术博物馆, serves as a vibrant cultural hub, and numerous galleries around town showcase art from local and international artists. 还有受欢迎的 Patio Playhouse Community 的atre这家餐厅于1967年开业. Art lovers (and kids alike) enjoy Queen Califia’s Magical Circle, a whimsical sculpture garden in Kit Carson Park featuring works by renowned French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle.
埃斯孔迪多’s culinary scene is just as inspired. In addition to established eateries like Vintana葡萄酒+晚餐 (located above a Lexus dealership—but it works), 贝拉米的餐厅，更新的地方，比如 木制的勺子 (try the Banh Mi sandwich), 汉堡的长椅上 are serving up inventive fare using locally sourced ingredients. 的re’s no shortage of options to satisfy your thirst for good craft beer, too. 的re are dozens of beers on tap at 石头酝酿 HQ, and the tap rooms at 抬高啤酒厂 (known for its killer porter), 计划9日酒店 是两个热点. Wine lovers will be equally satisfied here—a growing number of local winemakers are harvesting their grapes in 埃斯孔迪多, which has a long agricultural heritage due to the temperate Mediterranean-like climate. Sample the local urban winemaking trend at the 黄昏的葡萄园 品酒室及 BK酒窖城市酿酒厂 & 品尝休息室.
In addition to the burgeoning wine scene, the area is also beco最小值g known as a place to get your nature fix. 有三个主要湖泊(Dixon Lake, Lake Hodges, and Lake Wohlford), more than 20 miles of trails at 戴利的牧场, the area is a playground for hikers, 马背上的骑士, 渔民, 划船的人, 和其他户外运动爱好者. For another kind of natural bliss, check out 鹿园修道院, one of three Buddhist monasteries in the United States. People come to the sanctuary from all over the world to take classes on meditation and 最小值dfulness.
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