10 Things to Love and Why We Love Encinitas
10 Things to Love About Encinitas
We all know that Encinitas is a beach City and known as one of the largest single industry growing ornamental flowers, particularly poinsettias. Encinitas is more than just a beach city, it's not limited to the surfers, beach bodies, and tourists. There is a place for everyone in Encinitas who loves to live their life to the fullest, who wants to be physically fit, arts, adventure and the list can go on, basically there's a place for everyone in Encinitas.
One thing I love about this place is the number of things that you can do and not to mention the rich history surrounding Encinitas. Sometimes, knowing the place and bit of history of a place will help you decide if this is truly the place for you to live and start your family.
If you have been following some of my blogs, you'd probably know that I will be including bits and pieces of history in this one. Like what I always say... I'll keep it short and interesting, I promise you'll learn something or at least I learned something.
Encinitas is a Spanish name for "little oaks" and divided into 5 distinct communities.
- Old Encinitas - This is where the Encinitas Welcome arch is located, the famous SURF BREAK Swamis and the La Paloma Theater is located here as well.
- New Encinitas: This is a newer region where the golf course and a lot of shopping centers can be found.
- Olivenhain: Is the semi-rural region in eastern Encinitas. This is where several private equestrian facilities are located.
- Leucadia: The coastal community of the city. The community features art galleries and unusual stores and Beacons and Grand view Beach can be found here.
- Cardiff-by-the-Sea - Encinitas: This is the southernmost oceanfront community. The streets were named after the British Cities and Classical Composers. The Lux Art Institute and the San Elijo Campus of Mira Costa College located here as well.
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Here is our List of 10 Things to Love and Why We Love Encinitas. Enjoy!
1. Golf Course
Encinitas Ranch is one of the few golf courses that is located on a magnificent sweep of bluffs that keep the ocean in sight from all over the golf course. There are only a few other courses in San Diego that offer a setting remotely close to the picturesque scene experienced at Encinitas Ranch.The coastal setting, which gets credit for this Encinitas golf course never having a frost delay, is only a short part of the story at Encinitas Ranch. The Southern California golf course layout is appreciated by golfers of all abilities.With five sets of tees, open fairways, and few bunkers, everyone has a chance to post their low score when they play Encinitas Ranch.
2. Surfing, windsurfing, and Kitesurfing
What else to do when your are living near the beach? Go surfing! You can try surfing, kite surfing, wind surfing, and all water sports that is available in the area. Find the best water sports that you will enjoy, take classes and be a pro in your chosen water sports. There are a lot of schools that offers classes and learn from the pros.
Encinitas, Ca. is a vibrant and authentic beach town where the local surf scene rules, vintage cars take to the streets, and hip locals reside. The beaches in Encinitas are coveted by locals as hidden gems, where the terrain ranges from white sand beaches to rocky bluffs, and legendary surf spots line the coast. Visit www.sandiego.org for more information.
4. Sal Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve
San Diego County is one of those rare and exciting destinations where a birder can enjoy four distinct bird habitats all in the space of one day. More than 480 species of birds have been observed in San Diego County, more than any other county in the United States. It is a bird haven along the Pacific Flyway - the diverse migratory route along the west coast of the United States, where many birds make their winter homes or nest. San Diego is also a birder's delight due to of its year-round near-idyllic climate. Most days are sunny and warm with an average daily temperature of 70 degrees, and visitors have an opportunity to view birds in a comfortable outdoor setting almost any day of the year. - source: http://www.sandiego.org/what-to-do/tours-sightseeing/bird-watching.aspx
5. Lux Art Institute
Lux Art Institute is redefining the museum experience to make art more accessible and personally meaningful. At Lux, you don't just see finished works of art; you see the artistic process firsthand, observing internationally recognized artists in a working studio environment. Join their classes, art camps and get a chance to support future artists. For more information visit https://www.luxartinstitute.org
6. Leucadia Farmer's Market
The Leucadia Certified Farmers Market has 75+ vendors with amazing flowers, plants and fresh produce including a large Certified Organic Section. In addition, you will find specialty foods like bakeries, beef, seafood, marinades, pasta, sauces etc. They also have a very nice food court serving breakfast and lunch featuring Local artisans. For more information visit http://www.leucadiafarmersmarket.com/
7. Cal Pacific Orchid Farm
Cal Pacific Orchid Farm is a family owned and operated 36,000 sq.ft. greenhouse conveniently located less than a mile from the beach in Encinitas, California. Cal Pacific is open to the public 6 days per week so there is never any need for an appointment. Their museum-like showroom always hosts 100's of blooming orchid plants from all over the world and dozens of beautiful living arrangements that are great for any occasion. Visit their website at www.http://www.calpacificorchids.com/
8. San Dieguito Heritage Museum
The San Dieguito Heritage Museum was founded in 1988 to preserve artifacts, records and stories pertaining to the history of the communities of the San Dieguito River area. The founders had deep roots in the local communities and cherished the uniqueness of the history in the area. They sought to preserve and share this history through a combination of hands-on history experiences as well as traditional exhibits. The Museum's recent move to a new building on over an acre of property will allow the dreams to be realized. Check out their website http://www.sdheritage.org/
9. San Diego Botanic Garden
Connect with nature by visiting the San Deigo Botanic Gardens. Join and support their conservation efforts of some of the rare and endangered plants and their ecosystems. Enjoy and collect beautiful, fascinating, and/or significant plants and display them in attractive gardens for recreation and learning. They have guided tours and so much more! Visit their website at www.http://www.sdbgarden.org/
10. Seaside Bazaar
They have a one- of- a kind art, aura readings, jewelry, oils, comfortable Eco- friendly clothes, unique men's Clothes, beautiful women's clothes and a lot more. Visit this place to get your hands to your one of a kind item. Visit http://theseasidebazaar.com/ for their bazaar schedule.