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Sal Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve

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Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens(Encinitas)
Attraction type: Gardens
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Moonlight Beach
Moonlight Beach(Encinitas)
Attraction type: Beaches
San Diego Botanic Garden
San Diego Botanic Garden(Encinitas)
Owner description: 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... more Owner description: 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. Our diverse topography provides a variety of microclimates giving the visitor a sensation of going from a desert environment to a tropical rainforest, all within 37 acres.Located 30 minutes north of San Diego in Encinitas, California, San Diego Botanic Garden features numerous exhibits, including rare bamboo groves, desert gardens, a tropical rainforest, California native plants, Mediterranean climate landscapes, succulent gardens, an herb garden, firesafe landscaping, a subtropical fruit garden, and native coastal sage natural areas. In June of 2009, we opened the Hamilton Children's Garden, the largest interactive children's garden on the West Coast. less
Attraction type: Gardens
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Carlsbad State Beach
Carlsbad State Beach(Carlsbad)
This nearly five-mile stretch of beach is popular with families but also draws surfers and skin divers to the water and runners and cyclists to the boulevard bordering the beach.
Attraction type: Beaches
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All places to eat » Places to eat

V.G. Donut & Bakery
V.G. Donut & Bakery
Cuisines: Bakery, Donuts
Seaside Market
Seaside Market
Cuisines: Californian
Pipes Cafe
Pipes Cafe
Cuisines: American
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch Spot
Pacific Coast Grill
Pacific Coast Grill
Price:
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, After-hours
Cicciotti's Trattoria Italiana
Cicciotti's Trattoria Italiana
Price: USD 10 - 30
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, After-hours

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area
2.5 of 5
Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area
USD 95 - 196
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Cardiff by the Sea Lodge
3.0 of 5
Cardiff by the Sea Lodge
USD 129 - 250
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Clarion Del Mar Inn
2.5 of 5
Clarion Del Mar Inn
USD 119 - 203
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Del Mar
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Beach Terrace Inn
3.5 of 5
Beach Terrace Inn
USD 224 - 821
Ranked #1 of 35 Hotels in Carlsbad
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Residence Inn San Diego North/San Marcos
3.0 of 5
Residence Inn San Diego North/San Marcos
USD 128 - 185
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in San Marcos
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Winners Circle Resort
3.5 of 5
Winners Circle Resort
USD 110 - 201
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Solana Beach
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Rancho Valencia
5.0 of 5
Rancho Valencia
USD 449 - 924
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Rancho Santa Fe
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Lakehouse Hotel & Resort
4.0 of 5
Lakehouse Hotel & Resort
USD 102 - 192
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in San Marcos
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The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe
4.0 of 5
The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe
USD 197 - 288
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Rancho Santa Fe
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