What To Do in Encinitas 

If you’re planning a trip to San Diego, be sure to head up to Encinitas… at least for a day! This beautiful surfer town in the Northern County of SD is just a $5 train ride from Old Town, and has so much to offer!

Life’s a Beach

Walk towards the big Encinitas sign and take a left on D street. Walk down the spiral staircase, and prepare to be amazed! This beautiful beach is only comparable to a tropical island. While I was walking, I even spotted a baby sea lion lounging on the sand! Moonlight beach, and Swami’s are the two surfer hot spots.. so grab your board! The beach goes on for miles, so if you want some privacy lounging, this is the place to be as well!


If you’re in San Diego, you MUST come up to Swami’s meditation gardens. Pictures can never do this place justice… This is something you must experience for yourself. Imagine the world described by the classic “The Secret Garden” brought to life. From stunning alters to koi ponds, this beautiful getaway is the number one place to clear your mind.

Nom nom nom

As much as I love to cook, it would be a shame not to go out when you are surrounded by so many great restaurants! Encinitas is home to the Zagat proclaimed best lobster roll in San Diego at Lobster West. Union has delicious flatbread pizzas, but the watermelon salad stole my heart (..don’t hesitate to add some shrimp. It’s totally worth it!) In the mood for fish tacos? Go to Encinitas Fish Shop; where you choose your fish; seasoning; and how you’d like it prepared. The quesadillas at Beachside Bar & grill weren’t quite up to Mission District, SF standards… but it was still delicious!  And last but not least, if you’re looking for a delicious smoothie, check out Berry Happy Frozen Yogurt on your way to the beach… you’ll be berry happy that you did!


So many bars, so little time! If it is beer you’re looking for, naturally, Bier garden is the place to be.. Happy hour is all day on Wednesdays to celebrate hump day! In the mood for a delicious cocktail? Go to Union… and try the spicy pear!

Retail Therapy

There are no shortages of boutiques on this strip! There are so many unique pieces of clothing, decorations, jewelry, furniture and more. With a lot of shops being consignment, this day of shopping will not kill your wallet!

Let’s Rage!

Around on a Saturday night? Check out Shelter. This bar has a retractable ceiling, which gives an awesome view of the stars at night. Great drinks, chill atmosphere, fun people and good music… what else can you ask for? 

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