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
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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
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
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)
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
Attractions in North San Diego