Downtown Escondido has a lot to offer. On Tuesday afternoons, a portion of Grand Avenue is shut down for the local Farmer's Market, where many of the local growers sell their prized nutritional nuggets. This is the place to purchase your fresh produce, breads, and related goods...from farm to table! For much of the summer, onn Friday nights, the downtown streets come alive with the smells and sounds of cruisers from decades past; it is CRUISIN' GRAND night. This is something you do not want to miss when you visit. This is where you meet your neighbors, car buffs and friends you went to high school with. Most of the food venues have "cruisin'specials" and local bands are set up at several strategic locations. Two iconic eateries worth mentioning, because of their "forever" service to this town: Champions, the popular local hangout for breakfast, and for dinner, Fillippi's, which serves Italian cuisine that will rival any of the best Chicago establishments. On the fourth of July, the community gathers in Grape Day Park, a hop, skip and jump from downtown, to celebrate the festivities of the fourth, and dramatically impressive fireworks. Downtown offers locals many great life enriching experiences.