Solana Beach is a hidden gem tucked away in north San Diego County. With a compact community of around 12,000 residents, the city plays off small town vibes while being home to some of the most top-notch recreational hotspots in the area. Think avant-garde shopping, eateries galore and entertainment that borderlines artistry. You can’t forget the impeccable landscape and beaches! If you’ve ever taken a shine to San Diego or Encinitas, Solana Beach might be your next destination.
You can’t miss the best surf spots and beaches when you’re in town. Seaside and Fletcher Cove are popular spots among surfers, for their great waves and dramatic scenery. Tide beach is known for its sand and a patch of reef that allows tidepooling. Seascape Beach and Del Mar Shores are also popular beach destinations among locals. For something different, Cedros Design District is a hip shopping area that has everything from boutiques to antiques to cafes and wine tastings. In terms of arts and entertainment, the North Coast Repertory Theater features original works and performances by local actors and entertainers. The Belly Up Tavern Concerts are also not to be missed for some of the best music in town. You can also catch concerts during the summer at the Del Mar Horse Races. Then, there’s the Trios Gallery, Aaron Chang Ocean Art Gallery and Re-Gallery for still-life art enthusiasts. And to appreciate the beauty of the landscape, there are balloon rides at Solana Beach for a panoramic view.
San Diego County is peppered with eclectic beach towns and neighborhoods to explore. San Diego itself has a hip, urban vibe that will wish you were a student at the University of California San Diego, with the beach in your backyard. Go on a food tour of all the neighborhood joints, but be sure carne asada fries and tacos make your list. Take a drive to Cabrillo National Monument, where you can enjoy stunning views along a 2-3 hour hike. Or drive up the various beaches along the western coast, stopping by Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Bird Rock and La Jolla. If you want to explore a completely different scene, Los Angeles is only 100 miles, about a 2-hour drive, from Solana Beach. You’ll get to see bits of the world in the City of Angeles, with Chinatown, Koreatown and Little Tokyo all within minutes of downtown LA. Anaheim is also a great day trip from Solana Beach, with Disneyland, Angel Stadium and Anaheim Convention Center as prime attractions.
Staying in Solana Beach can get a little pricey, especially if you prefer resort style/luxury accommodations. However, there are plenty of affordable lodgings in the area as well. The waterfront is a popular destination, and has a varied selection of accommodations from resort-style lodgings, inns, hotels and beach homes. There are also some selections near Solana Beach Station, as well as clusters of vacation rentals near Powerhouse Park, Via de la Valle street and Highway 101.
The COASTER train in Solana Beach operates over 20 trains across North County and San Diego County. It connects with BREEZE buses that run in north San Diego County from Oceanside to Del Mar, servicing over 1,020 square miles. With BREEZE, passengers can also connect to Metrolink, Amtrak, San Diego Transit and Trolley and SPRINTER trains. AMTRAK in Solano Beach is the regional stop for the Pacific Surfliner and connects San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Diego. There are also taxi services and rideshare services in Solana Beach as well.
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