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Exploring Encinitas, CA

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From the famous surf haven Swami's Beach to the dozens of shops and restaurants, a day trip along 101 to Encinitas offers interesting stores and restaurants along this seaside route north of San Diego.
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897 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024, USA
Blue Ribbon pizza is tucked away in a shopping center, called The Lumberyard, in Encinitas. It's right next door to my favorite chocolate shop, Chuao-...
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Okay, I haven't had chocolate from all over the world yet, but this is the absolutely best chocolate I've ever tasted. Chuao is owned by two Venezuelan brothers and they only use Venezuelan cacao beans. Anyone who loves chocolate knows that the...
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632 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024, USA
Honeys is always our go-to breakfast cafe. You are welcomed by rows of coffee and whiffs of baked goods as soon as you walk in to the happy "honey" colored bistro including a delicious french caramel roast (all self-serve).. The goodness keeps on...
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510 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024, USA
The Railroad Station turned Coffee House makes for a great eclectic place to wind down with a latte and some friends.They work hard at making delicious fresh pies/cakes, breakfast pastries, keish, and of course drinks. If that alone does'nt make...
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It's days like today that make us grateful to live in San Diego. Here's a photo of Moonlight Beach in Encinitas (where I live). The water's chilly, but it's still fun to bodysurf! And nothing's better than a carne asada burrito to warm you up!...
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Batiquitos Lagoon, California, USA
One of the few remaining tidal wetlands on the southern California coast, Batiquitos Lagoon in Carlsbad is full of hiking trails and a beautiful lagoon. Bird watchers will love trying to spot the 185 bird species, which naturalists can take in...
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939 2nd St, Encinitas, CA 92024, USA
In North County San Diego, in the suburb of Encinitas, you will find a grand complex of white temples with golden lotuses perched upon the tops. It is the Self-Realization Fellowship Temple. I highly recommend a stop to see the gardens - ponds...
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937 S Coast Hwy 101 #110, Encinitas, CA 92024, USA
I love this spice shop- the concept is so ingenious, yet why has it taken so long to develop? At Savory Spice, you are allowed to taste any spice blend you want. Savory Spice has only been open a couple years, but my husband cooks gourmet for a...
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230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024, USA
The San Diego Botanical Garden contains 29 types of gardens. From New Zealand to South America to Africa, this huge botanical garden contains specimens from all over the world. There's even a native California plant section and also a gift shop....
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Encinitas, CA, USA
Swami's Beach, off hwy 101 in Encinitas, has some of the best surfing in the nation, especially during the winter months. Due to the competition for the waves, mostly expert surfers and locals are found in these waters. In this photo- Swami's...