Southern California Road Trip
Collected by Sean Nakamura, AFAR Contributor
1001 North Alameda, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
Philippe’s is a necessary stop if you want a terrific sandwich along with a great atmosphere. Walking into Philippe’s is like stepping back in time with all the signs and artifacts in the restaurant. But the real draw is the food and specifically,...
5805 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008, USA
The Grand Pacific Palisades Resort is perfect for family lodging due to its centralized location within Carlsbad. If you are visiting Legoland, you can walk ten minutes to the entrance gate and avoid the chaos and expenses of amusement park...
1 Legoland Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008, USA
Legoland is a great amusement park for families and is located in Carlsbad, just north of San Diego. Legoland naturally has exhibits made out of legos and some amazing ones at that, but there are also rides, water parks, and an aquarium on the...
5801 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008, USA
Karl Strauss is a brewery and restaurant chain primarily located in the San Diego area. The Carlsbad location is perfect for those staying at the Grand Pacific Palisades Resort because it basically resides on the hotel property for easy access to,...
Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008, USA
Carlsbad State Beach is a wonderful spot to get outside and relax. Located right on Carlsbad Boulevard, simply pull over and park for free. The promenade offers opportunities to walk, run, or bike on a flat surface. On the actual beach, visitors...
Encinitas, CA, USA
Stonesteps Beach is accessible through an Encinitas neighborhood but don’t expect to simply stroll down to this amazing beach. Like the name implies, you will have to carefully walk down some pretty steep steps and will have to avoid other people...
490 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024, USA
If you are looking for a great fish taco, Raul’s Mexican food in Encinatas is your place. Located on S. Coast Highway 101, Raul’s is easy to miss because it is so small, more akin to a food stand or taco shack. In fact, you order from a walk up...
400 B St, Encinitas, CA 92024, USA
Moonlight State Beach is an awesome place to visit with the family. The beach has a variety of amenities and is perfect for children. There is even a playground in the area. Moonlight also makes your stay at the beach easy. There are clean...
2047, 852 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024, USA
When you drive through Encinitas on the commercial stretch of Coast Highway 101, you will be amazed at how many taco stands, taco shops, and taco shacks line this main thoroughfare. Kotija Jr. Taco Shop caught my eye because of outdoor patio...
2906 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008, USA
“Hey, Brother” was the warm welcome I received from the barista when I walked into Sleeping Tiger Coffees. Sleeping Tiger is in a cool building that shares one side with a wine bar. I later found out that Witch Creek Winery owns both businesses...
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