Del Mar, meaning “of the sea” or “by the sea”, 20 miles north of San Diego a quaint seaside village with European charm, award-winning cuisine, unique shops, world renowned beaches and spectacular ocean views. Known for the Del Mar Racetrack and San Diego County Fair.
Carmel Valley, a planned affluent community in north-western San Diego, situated in pristine coastal canyons, 5 miles to the Pacific Ocean. Home to famed Fairmont Grand Del Mar golf resort and spa.
Encinitas, meaning “little oaks”, 25 miles north of San Diego and 95 miles south of Los Angeles. Other areas incorporated in Encintas are Old town Encinitas, Leucadia, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, and Olivehain. Home to Moonlight Beach, San Diego Botanic Gardens, and Swami’s Beach, six miles of Pacific Ocean coastline an unspoiled reminder of the historic Highway 101 beach culture.
Cardiff by the Sea, referred to as Cardiff is a beach community within Encinitas having it’s own zip code 92007. Home to Cardiff Kook, a sculpture depicting a surfer on Hwy 101 and the entrance to San Elijo State Beach known for tide pools and camping, walk north to Swami’s Beach.
Solana Beach, known as southern California’s hidden gem. Home to Fletcher Cove Park, Tide Park Beach, and Cedros Design District which has 85 one-of-a-kind boutiques, the streets are lined with furniture stores, dress shops, galleries, and restaurants.
Rancho Santa Fe, originally named Rancho San Dieguito, a Mexican land grant of more than 8,000 acres in 1841. Became a planned community of country estates, designed by architect, Lillian Rice and renamed Rancho Santa Fe, in 1922. Bing Crosby hosted a golf tournament known as the “Bing Crosby Clambake” from 1937 to 1947, at the Rancho Santa Fe Country Club.
Carlsbad, known for Tamarack Surf Beach, Flower Fields, and Legoland, referred to as “Village by the Sea”, 35 miles north of San Diego, is a tourist destination and one of the 5th richest cities in California. Carlsbad is also home to Agua Hedionda Lagoon and the nation’s largest desalination plant.