Positioned in the north of San Diego County embracing six miles of Pacific coastline, Encinitas has a considerable population and known for its seaside beaches, leveled coastal areas, cliffs, hills, and vertical mesa bluffs. The city was established in 1986 by pulling together several districts including Cardiff by the Sea and Leucadia.
There is a momentous flower growing trade in the vicinity with many individuals calling the region the “Flower Growing Capital of the World.” As the municipality has developed, it matured with the assistance of former botanists. The San Diego Botanical-Gardens is a stunning sanctuary to visit with an Amazon Rainforest, and the largest exhibit of bamboo plants anywhere in the world. The city is also the world’s foremost grower of the Christmas blossom, the Poinsettia. The planted area of the Self Realization Fellowship Center is gorgeous with panoramic views of the ocean in a tranquil garden like environment.
Golf lovers will have a good time at the city’s phenomenal 18 hole golf course with 360 degree ocean views. The course is open to everyone and includes five tees for golfers of every level.
A fully equipped coastal shopping district called “Downtown 101” is more than 100 years old and features memorable architecture, sidewalk cafes, quaint shops, and restaurants bordered by lovely flower baskets. Visitors will find the city’s merchant association and Chamber of Commerce a fantastic resource for tips about businesses in the area.
The beaches in the region are marvelous! There are vast tracts of beach that rests between La Costa and Cardiff by the Sea. The surfing is second to none, and plenty of surf contests are held all year round. The San Elijo Lagoon Reserve is the leading seaside wetland in the county and resident to almost 300 diverse bird species during the entire year.
Newly named one of the top 20 best towns for surfing in the world by National Geographic, the city wears its surfing history gallantly. The vicinity is an untainted aide mémoire of the historic Highway 101 beach culture that flourished during the mid 1900s. The community’s diverse downtown has attracted surfers and hippies, resulting in a distinct and dynamic mixture of San Diego’s top surf shops, music stores, cafes, and other hidden gems.
There are annual events like the yearly April Street Fair, a two day event that takes place each spring. The occasion is filled with free, family oriented entertainment with arts and crafts vendors, unique food, live music, and kid’s rides.
The annual Fall Festival is a holiday street fair with lively entertainment, food and shopping with more than 400 vendors and 200 area shops specializing in antiques, arts and crafts, attire, and numerous objects from around the world. With naturally stunning communities and a climate hovering from 40 to 85 degrees throughout the year, Encinitas is an amazing place to live!