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Castaic to Escondido drive

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Castaic to Escondido road trip planner

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.

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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

6:10 pm  arrive in Escondido
eat at Stone Brewing Company

driving ≈ 3.5 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Castaic to Escondido.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Castaic, California.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

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.

Where should I stop along the way?

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:
        Urth Caffe
        The Apple Pan
        Joan's on Third Cafe
        Gracias Madre
    hotels around Santa Monica:
        Shutters On the Beach
        Hotel Erwin
        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
        Las Brisas
        Cafe Zoolu
        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
        Swami's Cafe
        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

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Escondido, California.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

Where's the best place to eat in Escondido?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Stone Brewing Company, which was mentioned 4 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Stone Brewing Co.  (3 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Escondido? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Escondido?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Mother Earth Brew Co  (2 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Escondido.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Escondido to Castaic drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Castaic to Escondido. Or get a full Castaic to Escondido flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Castaic well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Castaic!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 143 miles
driving time of 2 hours, 29 minutes
2 Castaic travel answers
223 Santa Monica travel answers
60 Laguna Beach travel answers
25 Del Mar travel answers
4 Escondido travel answers

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