Encinitas is a dreamy beach town just twenty-five miles from San Diego.
This lovely town has so much to offer, like beautiful beaches, shops, restaurants! Encinitas has a vibrant eclectic and easy-going atmosphere that makes it the perfect place to unwind for the day! Check out our selection of 11 spots to visit when in town.
The SRF Temple in Encinitas is located just a few blocks from the Hermitage & Retreat Center. The SRF temple is part of the non-profit of the same name founded in 1920 by Paramahansa Yogananda, a spiritual organization to disseminate his teachings of Kriya Yoga, an ancient Indian spiritual science.
This brunch favorite serves a delicious brunch all day! Toast Gastrobrunch is in Carlsbad, and this spot has a perfect outdoor dining area. They have a variety of toasts topped with favorites like pork belly and smoked salmon. They also serve up breakfast classics like pancakes and French toast. We highly recommend their coconut pistachio kanafeethe with shredded phyllo, ricotta, and mozzarella filling.
Location: 5970 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad
A gem of Encinitas is the Butterfly Farm, this non-profit started with a goal of conservation for the declining butterfly population in the area. It is a lovely spot to enjoy the beauty of nature and relax.
Coffee Coffee is a small local specialty coffee house in Laucadia. They serve fresh hand-roasted coffee and delicious locally sourced teas. They also have a variety of breakfast and lunch dishes on their menu.
Location: 970 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
This beach is a must-visit when in Encinitas. It is a great spot to watch the sunset and amazing surfers doing their thing.
The Regal Seagull is a perfect spot to grab a beer and enjoy the Encinitas sunshine. This relaxed Encinitas spot has a great lunch menu as well.
Location: 996 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Fish 101 is a must if you are a fan of seafood, we recommend their poke! YUM!
Location: 1468 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Solterra Winery has a relaxed and fun atmosphere perfectly suited to try as many of their fantastic wines.
Location: 934 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Encinitas has a thriving yoga and wellness and is an ideal place to relax. Sunset Yoga Bonfire is a yoga studio that combines yoga, meditation, dancing, and local talent at beautiful Encinitas outdoor locations! They have weekly sessions at secret locations.
The Taco Stand is a beloved establishment by all Californians! Since they are so beloved, expect a line, but we promise the food is definitely worth the wait.
Location: 642 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Any trip to Encinitas isn’t complete without a visit to La Paloma Theatre! They have a variety of releases that are bound to cater to everyone! We recommend you try to make it for their Sunday afternoon matinee.
Location: 471 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
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