Things to Do
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... maybe too laid back at some local restaurants
In a nutshell
Great escape from city life of SD.
Visit the recently promoted Quail Gardens.
Update April 2010These gardens were promoted in September 2009 and are now known as San Diego Botanical Gardens!They form a 30 acre oasis in urban America, surrounded by busy roads and lots of new build. Originally this was the private estate of a Mr and Mrs Larabee who...
Sunset at the beach
A rare sight. There are usually no clouds in the sky here except for the yearly rainy season of 2 weeks or so and the "May-Grey" and "June-Gloom" ( a daytime coastal haze).
Moonlight beach ... in the Moonlight
I strongly recommend to go to one of the staircases that leads down the cliff to the beach and admire the ocean in the moonlight. It is very beautiful. You can stand there and listen to the waves and watch them break. Probably best to go on a night with a bright moon. Too...
Tan on Moonlight Beach
Moonlight beach was a great way to spend 3 days to relax from Los Angeles. It was mostly filled with locals of which mostly were families with children of all ages. The beach was clean and the water looked clean as well. In the sand by the waterfront, there were hundreds of...
Econo Lodge Encintas
1 Review and 56 Opinions This place was great. It was really cheap compared to any of the other hotels that were available in...
Hershel's Restaurant and Delicatessen
Edit...surprisingly, this restaurant has changed for the 'worse' since I posted this review...this is no longer on my favorites list.
Used2Be...Outstanding American breakfast -- well-prepared -- fairly sizeable portions -- good service -- dine inside or out -- you get your monies worth here. Ham &...
Bistro Soleil: A taste of France in downtown Encinitas
The restaurant combines a French Provenýale light and aromatic cuisine with a fresh Californian twist. The food was delicious, but the service was very slow.
You start off with warm fresh French bread and butter. For dinner, I chose the Lamb Sirloin Steak (roasted lamb...
Sage Grill: Where friends gather for great food
We've eaten at Sage Grill a number of times and all we can say is that this is a fabulous place to visit. The food is delicious, the service is world-class and we were made to feel special as soon as we walked in the door. If you are looking for the simple elegance of a...
Potato Shack: A local Favorite
Driving along the Pacific coast highway in Encinitas you we see an assortment of shops and restaurants but one of my personal favorites is not directly on the highway.....perhaps this is best. Potato Shack, like many places in North County, is laid back and relaxing. The...
Honey's Bistro & Bakery: Good lunch fare
The food was very good but the service was terrible. Both orders were wrong. I ordered a Guacamole Turkey Club ... it came without the guacamole. My breakfast came without wheat toast. When I asked the waiter about it I was rudely informed that I should have said something...
Meritage: Delicious, Gourmet Treat
I love to cook and consider myself to be pretty good at doing it. I find it relaxing and enjoy it very much. A lot of the time when I eat out I tend to compare what I'm eating to what I can cook myself. If I feel what I just paid for is something I can cook better myself I'm...
Martini Ranch: Martinis at Martini Ranch
Martini Ranch has two locations in Encinitas, one in downtown and this one, on the Coast Hwy 101. This one is less crowded than it's downtown couterpart and still enjoyable. The clientele spans all types of people from those in their 20's to those in their 40's that all have...
Park Your Car and Walk to the Coaster
Encinitas is small enough, that once in one of the coastal areas of Leucadia, old Encinitas and Cardiff, you can get around by walking. Now, if you'd like to visit the village of Carlsbad to the north, simply take the Coaster from the station just one block east of Highway...
Watch your waist at VG's!
Some are afraid of rip tides, others the fast and silent Coaster train. The Secret Service are afraid of the local saloon. However, the biggest danger is, if you stumble onto to the world's greatest doughnuts at VG's in Cardiff.Fresh and full of calories. All just waiting to...
The Pacific Ocean
It's not your typical tourist trap, but everyone is drawn to it, the Pacific Ocean. Surfing, swimming, fishing, boating or just toasting the sunset with a margarita, eveyone is fascinated with the world's largest air conditioner.
You don't have to surf. You don't have to...
The Self-Realization Fellowship Temple and Ashram centre may sound a little new age to many and it could be. On "K" Street is the hermitage and meditation gardens. Our friend (a resident in San Diego) took us there and we loved it. Peace and quiet with lovely floers and...
Encinitas Meditation Gardens- A sight to see!
Here is a find for people with some peace and quiet in mind. The meditation garden in Encinitas are a part of the Self-realization temple and Hermatige founded by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1937. And while the gardens do provide an excellent place for meditating or studying...
If you like surfing and Mexican food, you're here.
There is not one big attraction about Encinitas. There is no Disneyland here. However, most come here for the surfing. Besides the beach, there are still buildings here from the 1800's! Some will also come for the flowers. Encinitas has been known as the flower capital of...
Explore Deeper into Encinitas
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