Encinitas is located about 25-30 miles north of San Diego's main tourist attractions,
but usually has lower room rates for travelers and a little less hustle-bustle than the areas nearer San Diego.
Encinitas has it's own attractions, namely Quail Botanical Gardens and miles of beaches.
A little driving around on the back roads of Encinitas will reveal an amazing amount of
greenhouses where a year-round flower growing industry thrives.
Further inland is the newer part
of Encinitas, largely a suburb of San Diego with many shopping areas and so on along El Camino Real.
The beautiful grounds at Quail Botanical Gardens, featuring one of the most extensive collection of
plants, trees and shrubs, is a favorite of visitors.
Known as "The Flower Capital of the World," Encinitas
boasts an extensive collection of unique nurseries and gardens.
The San Elijo Lagoon, a brackish shallow water
wetland, is home to aquatic insects, small fish, and water birds.
Situated on 175 acres of lush greens with ocean views,
the Encinitas Ranch Golf Course is one of the newest golf courses in coastal San Diego North.
There are also excellent restaurants
to discover, beaches to explore, interesting shops, galleries, coffee houses and excellent hotel
Surfing - Swami's Beach
Surfing is a popular pastime for the young and old throughout San Diego County.
Famous from the Beach Boy’s hit song Surfin’ USA,' in Encinitas is one of San Diego’s prime surf spots. In January 2002, Encinitas was named
“One of the Top 10 Surf Towns in the United States “ by Surfer Magazine.
Along with “huarachi sandals and bushy , bushy blonde hairdos..., 'Swami”'s Beach offers big and challenging waves for experienced surfers.