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Accommodations in Escondido are pretty much limited to economy chains, though on-again, off-again plans for a 7-story Marriott appear to be on track once more. The Welk Resorts San Diego, 8860 Lawrence Welk Dr. (www.welksandiego.com; tel. 800/932-9355 or 760/749-3000), is an expensive-to-very-expensive, 600-room resort about 10 miles north of town. Lodging is in one- and two-bedroom condo-style "villas," and the 600-acre property offers golf, tennis, and live theatrical entertainment.

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