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Staying at Welk; Need a Reminder of Restaurants, Grocery.

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Staying at Welk; Need a Reminder of Restaurants, Grocery.

Hi:

We'll be at the LW Villas the week of 10/26. Although I grew up in San Diego (moved away many moons ago), lived in LA (been gone for five years) and my grandpa used to live in Escondido, I need a reminder of a) nearby groceries, Trader Joe's, etc. and b) more than decent restaurants/bistros/brew pubs to visit that are not terribly far away from the resort.

We definitely plan on visiting Temecual several times, too.

Thanks for any help!

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1. Re: Staying at Welk; Need a Reminder of Restaurants, Grocery.

Temecula - about a 15 minute drive north of Welk Resort - is your best bet for major shopping.

www.cityoftemecula.org/temecula/Visitors/

Lots of large grocery stores, etc.

There is also a good grocery store about 5 miles south - they will have directions at the desk.

There is also a small on-site store at LW resort.

We usually just stocked up when we were out for the day. For example, San Diego is an hour south and when we were out doing touristy things, we would stop and load up.

The swimming pools and halls at LW are very fun and enjoyable; and we enjoyed the condos a lot.

Also,if you want reasonable food and night life, we enjoyed visiting Pechanga Indian Casino.

http://www.pechanga.com/home.asp

The theater at LW resort is quite fun to go too. I would go to that if you have time. They have an option package to have dinner and the show, and if you just want some ok eats and a show, it is a fun evening.

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2. Re: Staying at Welk; Need a Reminder of Restaurants, Grocery.

Escondido has plenty of groceries and dining! Actually just south of the Welk Resort is a Vons Grocery store. Go south on the 15 and exit at El Norte Pkwy and turn right. You won't miss it. If you want Trader Joe's, you'll have to go just a little further south. The Trader Joe's is in the shopping center at the southwest corner of Felicita and Center City Pkwy in Escondido. There is also a Henry's Marketplace just north of that intersection on the west side of Center City (don't have the exact address... sorry!)

For dining, you mentioned bistros & brewpubs; I highly recommend that you visit Stone Brewing (http://www.stonebrew.com/) They have great beer and amazing food in a beautiful setting. They are located on citracado, but check the website for more details. For other varied dining options, check out the restaurants on Grand Avenue - that's the "old town" part of Escondido. If you check TripAdvisor insider pages, I posted some info on the restaurants there and we also have a relatively new sushi place on Escondido Blvd, called Sushi Yama that's pretty good.

Please feel free to send me a message if you have more questions, I'm happy to help!

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