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Encinitas Ca Things To Do

Encinitas Fast Facts:

  • Area of City: 19.4 sq. miles
  • Year of Incorporation: 1986
  • Location: 25 miles north of San Diego, 95 miles south of Los Angeles
  • Population: 64,145

Encinitas Attractions

La Paloma Theater: La Paloma opened in 1928 and was one of the first theatres to show “Talkies.”  Over the years many performers have graced the stage of La Paloma such as Loreena McKennitt, Nickel Creek, Ralph Stanley, Jerry Garcia and Eddie Vedder.
Downtown Encinitas Mainstreet: The 101 in Encinitas is still considered by many to be an “unspoiled and unchanged reminder of the era of Hwy 101.”  The downtown area is reminiscent of the quiet, natural beach towns that existed prior to World War II and has the feel of earlier times, retaining its beach, artsy, Hwy 101 culture.  But in the 21st Century, it also has the bustle and boom of top retail shops, fine dining and cultural evens and attractions.
Quail Botanical Gardens: Explore four miles of garden trails, enjoy restful vistas, flowering trees, majestic palms, and the nation’s largest bamboo collection.  Thanks to our mild climate, plants from all over the world thrive here.
San Dieguito Heritage Museum: The San Dieguito Heritage Museum was founded in 1988 to collect, preserve and interpret the local history of the San Dieguito river area, which includes the communities of Leucadia, Encinitas, Olivenhain, Cardiff, Solana Beach, Del Mar, and Rancho Santa Fe.
San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve: With more than 7 miles of hiking trails over 1,000 acres, the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve offers a multitude of recreational opportunities to visitors. As one of Southern California’s and San Diego’s prime birding location, the Reserve attracts birdwatchers from around the country and indeed the world. San Elijo Lagoon is also popular with trail runners, who enjoy an early morning workout amidst the tranquil scenery.
Self-Realization Fellowship Center: This temple is a branch of Self-Realization Fellowship, a worldwide religious organization founded by Paramahansa yogananda in 1920 to teach scientific techniques of meditation that will lead to a direct, personal relationship with God.  Visitors are permitted to wander the serene and wondrous gardens and grounds.



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