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Solana Beach - Fun Things Not To Miss While Visiting

Solana Beach - Fun Things Not To Miss While Visiting


Solana Beach - Fun Things Not To Miss While Visiting

by Terry Hunefeld

Located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, Solana Beach encompasses two miles of beautiful beach front. This tiny beach town is bordered on the north by Cardiff State Beach and on the south by the trendy City of Del Mar. The beach itself is divided into four fantastic Beach Parks: Fletcher Cove, Tide Beach Park, Seascape Surf and Del Mar Shores. These four beaches provide recreational activities as only SoCal can for residents and visitors alike.

Temperatures average from 60 - 64 sunny degrees in the winter and 76 - 78 balmy but refreshing degrees in the summer. The near perfect weather and 2 miles of coastline result in a kind of paradise - as a result, home prices average more than $1.5 million.

This quintessential beach town is a popular for its diversity; here you will find eclectic shops, world-class restaurants, active nightlife, beach sports, nature walks and hiking. An evening tradition shared by locals and visitors is gathering at Fletcher Cove Beach to enjoy the incredible sunsets.

The Cedros Design District is well-known as an enclave of coolness with the quaintness and aura of a European side-street. Here visitors find an enchanting 2 blocks of more than 85 unique and trendy shops: furniture from around the world, out of the ordinary antiques, hand-woven tapestry, charming jewelry, adventure gear, organic restaurants, spas, studios and salons. all coming together to make Cedros one of San Diego's most interesting areas.

Famous in San Diego and throughout Southern California, the Belly Up Tavern in Cedros has a long history of bringing diverse musical acts on an almost nightly basis. It's been voted the best live music establishment in San Diego almost annually by the media and has even been called "one of the hippest and hottest music scenes anywhere on the California coast" by Rolling Stone Magazine.

The city has a great transportation system. Breeze busses go from Del Mar to San Clemente, Pala Casio to Encinitas and from Fallbrook to Oceanside. The Breeze buses can take you to the Del Mar Fair and horse races. You can make connections to the trains, the Coaster and Amtrak, San Diego Transit and Trolley and go anywhere you want.

The coastline has cliffs that encroach right to the water's edge in places, making them practically impassible especially at high tide. Staircases descend the cliffs at practically every street corner so that every part of the beach is accessible vertically. This makes a visit to the beach bit adventurous because one staircase may lead you to a deserted beach where you can be alone with your friends and your thoughts while another may lead to a busy beach teeming with surfers, families and fishermen.

Right next door is the city of Del Mar - the only town in San Diego county with a world-class thoroughbred horse-racing track. It was founded by Bing Crosby and Jimmy Durante and is know as the track where the "surf meets the turf" and has been attracting horse racing fans since 1937. Del Mar in Spanish means "the sea".

The coastal area of Solana Beach along historic Highway U.S. 101 was mostly developed in the 1950s and 1960s, consisting of a diverse mix of offices, businesses, shops, restaurants, hotels, motels, resorts and apartments. The inland portion of Solana Beach was developed over the past 25 years and boasts a large country club surrounded by exclusive homes.

There are many lovely inns near the beaches in the San Diego area including Solana Beach Ca Inn and Solana Beach Inn.

About the Author:
Author Terry Hunefeld and his wife Ann Dunham have traveled the world to find the best value in accommodations.Terry operates a B&B inn near San Diego. Be sure to check out Solana Beach hotel or Solana Beach accommodations. This and other unique content '' articles are available with free reprint rights.

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