The charming, seaside community of Solana Beach is nestled along the northern coast of San Diego County. The City is a favorite for those looking to enjoy the beach, eclectic shops, great dining, golfing, nightlife, and nearby hiking.The Cedros Design District is located in Solana Beach and consists of more than 85 art galleries, import and antique stores, boutiques and cafes. The Design District is also home to the Solana Beach Farmers Market.
The City is home to a vibrant train station that serves both Amtrak and the Coaster, one of only three in San Diego County
Del Mar is a small, seaside village north of San Diego. Del Mar offers an oasis of unhurried, yet civilized, living. Defined by calm salt water lagoons at each end, this charming laid-back town is best known for it’s exceptional weather, world famous thoroughbred racetrack, county fair, fabulous beaches, renowned cuisine and unique shopping.
Recently named among the 20 best surf towns in the world by National Geographic, Encinitas wears its surf history proudly. Located along six miles of Pacific Ocean coastline, Encinitas is an unspoiled reminder of the historic Highway 101 beach culture that thrived in the mid-1900sThe city's eclectic downtown has long drawn surfers and hippies with its unique and dynamic blend of San Diego’s top surf shops, coffeehouses and record stores, not to mention the beaches in Encinitas are coveted by locals as hidden gems. Encinitas is alternately known as the "Flower Capital of the World," because of its extensive collection of unique nurseries and gardens, most extensive of which is the San Diego Botanic Garden, and the world's leading grower of the Christmas flower, the poinsettia.
Cardiff By the sea
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, is a charming, beautiful, and historical northern San Diego County beach community. Located in Encinitas, it borders Solana Beach to the south, the Pacific Ocean to the west with Encinitas on its east and north. With a population of under 12,000, Cardiff-by-the-Sea operates as a community of the city of Encinitas with its own zip code (92007). Cardiff’s world-renowned surf spots and state beaches are just steps to the Cardiff Town Center and Restaurant Row with an assortment of seaside restaurants and lounges. Cardiff is home to a few well-known surf spots, such as Swami's and Cardiff Reef.