Last updated August 18, 1999
The northern half of the county (centering along State Route 78) is referred to a North County, and includes the area from Del Mar to Oceanside on the coast, and east to Escondido and beyond.
The best information on the region can be found at San Diego North, a.k.a. the North County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
There are many beaches and other water sports opportunities within Oceanside. For those who prefer other types of recreation, within an hours drive of Oceanside are a number of scenic outdoor recreation areas for hiking, skiing and other activities.
Within the California State Parks system,
Tips, maps and equipment are available from San Diego-based outfitter Adventure 16.
Further north, Southern California ski resorts include:
See the Sport Chalet snow report.
For more ideas, see the list of recreation activities at San Diego Insider.com, which includes golf, biking and hinking.
North County tourist destinations include:
See also the
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