Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Castaic to Escondido. If you're planning a road trip to Escondido, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.
10:00 am start in Castaic
drive for about 48 minutes
10:48 am Santa Monica
stay for about 2 hours and leave at 12:48 pm
drive for about 1 hour
2:00 pm Laguna Beach
stay for about 1.5 hours and leave at 3:30 pm
drive for about 1 hour
4:38 pm Del Mar
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:38 pm
drive for about 31 minutes
driving ≈ 3.5 hours
Your starting point is Castaic, California.
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Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.
Santa Monica (223 answers)
Santa Monica Pier (70 mentions)
Venice Beach Boardwalk (62 mentions)
Abbot Kinney (56 mentions)
Third Street Promenade (55 mentions)
LACMA (50 mentions)
restaurants around Santa Monica:
The Apple Pan
Joan's on Third Cafe
hotels around Santa Monica:
Shutters On the Beach
The Huntley Hotel
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Hotel Casa Del Mar
questions about Santa Monica:
Drinks in SM?
Fun things to do in Santa Monica?
Fun Santa Monica hotels under $400/night?
Good breakfast spot for a business meeting?
Avoiding sticker shock in Santa Monica
Laguna Beach (60 answers)
Crystal Cove State Park (10 mentions)
Balboa Island (8 mentions)
Balboa Island (3 mentions)
Victoria Beach (3 mentions)
Dana Point Harbor (2 mentions)
restaurants around Laguna Beach:
Javier's Restaurant - Newport Beach
The Beachcomber Cafe
Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
hotels around Laguna Beach:
Montage Laguna Beach
Surf and Sand Resort
The Inn at Laguna Beach
La Casa Del Camino
Laguna Beach House
questions about Laguna Beach:
Where to stay and non-surfing things to do in Laguna Beach
What is your favorite restaurant in Laguna Beach?
Del Mar (25 answers)
La Jolla (38 mentions)
La Jolla Cove (29 mentions)
Torrey Pines State Park (16 mentions)
Black's Beach (6 mentions)
Self-Realization Fellowship (6 mentions)
restaurants around Del Mar:
George's At The Cove
Eddie V's - La Jolla
George's Ocean Terrace
hotels around Del Mar:
La Valencia Hotel
The Grand Del Mar
L'Auberge Del Mar
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Your final destination is Escondido, California.
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Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
Trippy members suggest Stone Brewing Company, which was mentioned 4 times.
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