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Escondido Car Rentals & Travel Guide

Come kick back in sunny, laid-back Escondido, just minutes from California's coast. Car rentals in Escondido will have you at the beach in about 30 minutes. Dip your toes in the sand or try your hand at surfing. If the military life interests you, there are plenty of historical landmarks to visit in Escondido. You might even be able to tour the nearby Camp Pendleton, which trains Marines in the California sun and beach breezes.

Driving in and Around Escondido

McClellan-Palomar Airport is about 13 miles west of Escondido, so if you want to reach Escondido hotels easily, grab a rental car at the airport. If you are a nature lover, be sure to visit San Diego Zoo Safari Park about eight miles south of San Pasqual Valley Road. Here you can visit Lorikeet Landing and feed the birds or watch wildcats on the savanna. If water animals are more your thing, drive an hour south to the Mission Beach Area and visit the aquariums at Sea World. Since you took advantage of rental cars in Escondido, explore California's early history at Mission San Antonio de Pala, about 25 miles north, or at Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park, where you can learn more about the Mexican–American War for California. Explore military and maritime history around San Diego Bay, or quit exploring and just enjoy the sun on any of the area beaches. Sports fans will want to save their energy to cheer on the San Diego Chargers or Padres. Relax after a day of sightseeing by enjoying a microbrew and fish tacos in the cool breeze.

Exploring Escondido

Save on Escondido car rentals with Travelocity. You can save even more—up to $537—when you book hotels and flights to San Diego at the same time. Escondido, California, is waiting for you to bask in the sun, see wildlife, and learn a bit of military history.

Here at Travelocity, we’re committed to helping you score cheap deals on Escondido car rentals. We’ll have your rental car waiting for you as soon as you arrive in town. Traveling with your whole family in tow? Choose a spacious and affordable van to keep your crew sane throughout the trip. Exploring the city with your sweetheart? Reserve a swanky two-seater as you paint the town red. With our low rates on rental cars in Escondido, you can go out and smell the roses, without stressing out your bank account. You can even use our mobile booking app to snag exclusive deals, so you can spend more on your adventures and less on your vehicle.