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Escondido to Long Beach drive

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  Escondido
 Oceanside
 San Clemente
 Laguna Beach
 Newport Beach
 Seal Beach
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Escondido to Long Beach road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Escondido to Long Beach. If you're planning a road trip to Long Beach, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Escondido and Long Beach. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Escondido and Long Beach. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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10:00 am  start in Escondido
drive for about 25 minutes

10:25 am  Oceanside
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:25 am
drive for about 24 minutes

11:49 am  San Clemente
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:49 pm
drive for about 26 minutes

1:15 pm  Laguna Beach
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:15 pm
drive for about 27 minutes

2:42 pm  Newport Beach
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:42 pm
drive for about 25 minutes

4:06 pm  Seal Beach
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:06 pm
drive for about 12 minutes

5:18 pm  arrive in Long Beach
eat at Roscoe's House of Chicken N' Waffles

driving ≈ 2.5 hours




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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Escondido, 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?

Oceanside  (8 answers)
    Legoland  (8 mentions)
    The Flower Fields  (3 mentions)
    Mother Earth Brew Co  (2 mentions)
    Carlsbad Premium Outlets  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Oceanside:
        Vivace
        PAON
        Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse
    hotels around Oceanside:
        Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
        Tamarack Beach Resort

San Clemente  (6 answers)
    Dana Point Harbor  (2 mentions)
    hotels around San Clemente:
        The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
    questions about San Clemente:
        Best free things to do in San Clemente?

Laguna Beach  (59 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?

Newport Beach  (38 answers)
    Crystal Cove State Park  (10 mentions)
    Balboa Island  (8 mentions)
    Balboa Island  (3 mentions)
    Crystal Cove Beach  (2 mentions)
    South Coast Plaza  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Newport Beach:
        Javier's Restaurant - Newport Beach
        Las Brisas
        Marine Room Tavern
        Playground
        Las Brisas
    hotels around Newport Beach:
        The Inn at Laguna Beach
        Laguna Beach House
    questions about Newport Beach:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Newport Beach?
        Restaurants in Newport Beach?

Seal Beach  (4 answers)
    Aquarium of the Pacific  (9 mentions)
    Belmont Shore  (9 mentions)
    The Queen Mary  (8 mentions)
    Naples Canal  (3 mentions)
    Port of Los Angeles  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Seal Beach:
        Roscoe's House of Chicken N' Waffles
        Surati Farsan


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Long Beach, California.

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


Where's the best place to eat in Long Beach?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Roscoe's House of Chicken N' Waffles, which was mentioned 3 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Surati Farsan  (2 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Long Beach?

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:

Belmont Shore  (9 mentions)
The Queen Mary  (8 mentions)
Naples Canal  (3 mentions)
Port of Los Angeles  (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!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Long Beach. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Long Beach?  (3 answers)

profile  Cindy from asked:
Has anyone been to The Reef restaurant?  (1 answer)

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




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 Long Beach to Escondido drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Escondido? Try searching for places within 1.5 hours of Escondido.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Escondido to Long Beach. Or get a full Escondido to Long Beach 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 Escondido well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Escondido!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 89 miles
driving time of 1 hour, 34 minutes
4 Escondido travel answers
8 Oceanside travel answers
6 San Clemente travel answers
59 Laguna Beach travel answers
38 Newport Beach travel answers
4 Seal Beach travel answers
22 Long Beach travel answers





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