Situated in North San Diego County, the city of Escondido is near the Pacific Ocean. Sunny beaches, Mediterranean climate, and countless attractions make this region a popular vacation destination and place to call home.
Nearby is the celebrated San Diego Wild Animal Park, a favorite family retreat. Within reasonable driving distance from the seminary are several other family-friendly spots, including The San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, and Sea World. The California Center for the Arts Escondido offers live performances ranging from classical symphonies to modern theatre productions by internationally acclaimed artists. In downtown Escondido you can peruse quaint shops, enjoy antique car shows, and buy fresh produce at the weekly farmers’ market.
North San Diego County also offers some of the top hospitals and medical facilities in the nation, including the Scripps Hospitals, Children’s Hospital in San Diego, and Palomar Medical Center. As the nation’s fastest growing region for the biomedical, high-tech, and telecommunication industries, San Diego County is on the cutting edge of science and technology. It is home to several first-class academic and research institutions, such as the University of California at San Diego, Salk Institute, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Scripps Clinic.