Explore the Best Hiking and Walking Trails in Encinitas, California

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Encinitas, California, is a coastal gem with an array of scenic trails and walking routes perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and casual walkers alike. Whether you’re looking to immerse yourself in diverse wetlands, challenge yourself with steep canyon climbs, or enjoy a leisurely coastal stroll, Encinitas has something to offer. These are a few of our […]

July 4 2024 Celebrations in and around Encinitas

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Ready the red, white and blue! Independence Day falls on a Thursday this year making for an extra-long weekend of fun! Communities throughout San Diego County, including Encinitas, are prepping such star-spangled celebrations as carnivals, concerts, parades, picnics and, of course, firework extravaganzas. Though Encinitas doesn’t have its own fireworks display, there are plenty of […]

Encinitas – Tea by the Sea – A British Perspective

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Despite calling Southern California my home for the past 35 years, I am an unashamedly proud Brit. Proud of my heritage, proud of my history, and very much at home (thank you very much) with the rolling meadows and snug pubs of jolly old England. Not, you would think, the obvious choice of roving correspondent […]

Encinitas – A Beach For Everybody

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Everyone claims to have the best beaches. And sure, we may be a little biased, but the diversity of the shoreline here in Encinitas offers something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to work on your tan, find that perfect shell, catch a few waves, or just take a stroll on a rainy day- we’ve got you […]

48 Hour Itinerary: DIY Wellness Retreat in Encinitas

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Wellness retreats are all about dedicating time to your mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. An ideal wellness retreat will have you spending time in nature, nourishing your body with healthy food, and immersing yourself in a relaxing environment. With our close proximity to the ocean and our high concentration of yoga studios and spiritual […]

How To Plan a Dog-Friendly Vacation in Encinitas

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Dogs are more than just our pets; they’re cherished members of our families. So when it’s time to take a family vacation, it can be hard to say goodbye to them. In fact, according to a survey from Rover, 37% of participants opted to skip their vacation altogether rather than leave their furry friends at […]

Top 5 Activities for Toddlers in Encinitas

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Encinitas is an outstanding place for families. Our strong sense of community and stunning coastline provide the perfect backdrop for making lasting memories with your children – especially the three-and-under crowd. There’s always something exciting for toddlers to explore here, from our picturesque parks to our sandy shores. Let’s dive into the top five activities […]

Explore All Encinitas Has to Offer with a Scenic Beach Bike Tour

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Running parallel to historic Highway 101, the beaches in Encinitas are some of the best hidden gems in San Diego’s North County. From white sand beaches to rocky bluffs, legendary surf spots, an eclectic mix of ‘60s-inspired beach culture combined with boutique shopping, contemporary restaurants, new age meditation gardens and yoga studios, Encinitas is a vibrant […]

Exploring the World-Class Parks of Encinitas

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Encinitas parks are second to none with more than 19 unique community parks, three sports parks, a world-class skatepark, off-leash dog park and some of the best playgrounds anywhere in the County.Encinitas Community Park is home to an expansive children’s play area with picnic facilities and Encinitas Skate Plaza – or Poods – a fantastic skatepark […]

Explore Charming Cardiff-by-the-Sea

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The Cardiff coastline is known for its wide-open sandy beaches, gorgeous cliffs, great surfing, swimming camping, and beachcombing. Flanked by San Elijo State Beach and Cardiff State Beach, the quaint town extends north to Swami’s Point. But there is much more to Cardiff than the beach! San Elijo Avenue is Cardiff’s business hub with many […]

Explore Encinitas Vibrant Arts Culture

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Encinitas is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in California and is known for its excellent surfing conditions that attract surfers from all over the world. But did you know that our beach town has also blossomed into a hotbed for the arts? Museums like the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) North, the […]