Populat San Diego Attractions

Make North San Diego Your Getaway
From La Jolla north to Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside, the north San Diego communities provide the ideal launch pad to explore and enjoy. Whether your vacation and travel plans include a day or months, the following getaway activities, recreation and North San Diego attractions will ensure a memorable vacation experience. Click here for discount North San Diego Hotels and San Diego Resorts with quick, secure online reservations.

Adrenalin Adventure
Snorkel with the sharks. At La Jolla Shores Beach, leopard sharks congregate during the last weeks of summer. For a guide steeped in leopard shark lore, contact the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography or call (858) 534.3474.

Fly a warplane. Take an open-cockpit flight from an A1 Biplane, or Air Combat & Warbird Adventures authentic WWII Warbird. Visit Barn Storming dot com or call (760) 930.0930 for more details and schedule times.

Trapeze High. Fly through the air with the greatest of ease at this trapeze school in Escondido. Visitors climb a ladder to a platform 22 feet above the net for a 90-minute class. Call (619) 318.0833 for an experience of your life.

Place your bets. The Del Mar Thoroughbred Horse Racing gets underway each summer from late July to early September. This is world class racing with the world’s most skilled jockeys. Visit the Del Mar Race Track website for more information and racing schedules.

Surf, Sand & Water Recreation

Stay Cool. Along the San Diego coast there are many Sand Diego Beaches conducive for swimming, surfing, fishing and sunbathing. North San Diego has some of the finest. Catch a wave with La Jolla’s Surf Diva or call (858) 454.8273 to arrange surf lessons and tours from female only instructors.

Rent a Kayak. On Lake Hodges in Escondido and enjoy miles of shoreline between Escondido and Rancho Bernardo. Call (619) 465.3474

Take A Dip Inland. A nice hike in the mountains and then dip into the basin of Cedar Creek Falls a picturesque 90 foot waterfall southwest of Julian. Cal the Julian Chamber of Commerce at (760) 765.1857 for more info and directions.

Back To Nature

Discover Butterflies. Experience the Anise Swallowtail and California Dogface and feed watermelon slices to the butterflies at the Butterfly Virarium in Encinitas. Tours cover gardening fro butterflies and charting migration patterns. Call (760) 944.7113.

Stroll Through Quail Botanical Gardens. Stroll through rare bamboo groves, lush gardens, a tropical rainforest amongst 30 acres of plants from around the world. Visit the Quail Botanical Gardens website or call (760) 436.3036.

Peace, Tranquility & Culture

Meditate. The Self Realization Fellowship Temple on the cliff tops of Encinitas offer strolling through gardens with a Koi Pond and waterfall. Call (760) 753.2888.

Take A Walk Down Memory Lane. The Museum of Making Music features popular tunes from different eras, over 450 vintage instruments, historic photographs and hands-on-instruments you can play. Call (760) 438.5996.

Touch The Past. The San Diego Archaeological Center is dedicated to sharing archaeological collections rich in San Diego history. Call (760) 291.0370.

Cruise The Coastline

Cruise Along Historic Highway 101. Put the top down and take an enjoyable cruise along Historic Highway 101 between Oceanside and La Jolla through a string of charming communities along the beach views. You’ll find funky little shops, Victorian homes, 1950 style gas stations, boutique restaurants and beautiful beaches as the old road hugs the Pacific Ocean. Visit www.drivethe101.com

 

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