Entertainment Festivals

COOL LOCAL HANGOUTS

COOL LOCAL HANGOUTS

Del Mar
Dog Beach – Wide open beach for you and your furry friend to splash and play.
Bushfire Kitchen – Humanely raised, fresh cuisine with a very special outside patio and bar. www.bushfirekitchen.com
Del Mar Highlands – Holiday shopping, eating, and luxury movie theatre.
Del Mar Plaza – Pacific Ocean views, dining and shopping. www.delmarplaza.com.
Flower Hill Promenade – Shopping, spa, dining. www.flowerhill.com
Pacifica Del Mar – Oyster Bar, spectacular ocean views, excellent cuisine.
Del Mar Fairgrounds – www.sdfair.com
Powerhouse Park – Scenic park overlooking the Pacific.
Torrey Pines State Park – La Jolla

Solana Beach
Fletcher Cove – Cove on the beach with showers and playground.
Cedros Design District – Shopping with art galleries, farmers market.
Belly Up Tavern – Best indoor live music venue. Great live music, food and drinks. www.bellyup.com
North Coast Repertory Theatre – Live theatre at its best. www.northcoastrep.org
Tony’s Jacal – One of the oldest Mexican restaurants in SD. Great food and drinks. www.tonysjacal.com
Pizza Port on Hwy 101 – Craft brewed beer and pizza www.pizzaport.com.

Cardiff By The Sea
Cardiff State Beach Campground
Tower 13 – Local’s favorite for great food, drinks, sports, live music, great ocean view. www.tower13.com.
Seaside Market – Gourmet local market hangout with outdoor umbrella patio area www.seasidemarket.com
Ki’s – Beautiful ocean views, healthy menu, live music. www.kisrestaurant.com
Pacific Coast Grill – Right on the beach. Great food and drinks. www.pacificcoastgrill.com
Pipes Café’ – Cool vibe, near the beach, good breakfast and lunch, great value. www.pipescafe.com

Encinitas
Self Realization Center and Meditation Garden – Overlooking the Pacific, was once the home of Paramahansa Yogananda. www.encinitastemple.org.
Swamis Beach– Famous surf spot in North County.
San Diego Botanic Garden – Adult and children’s gardens. Visit www.sdbgarden.org
Moonlight Beach – Sun, sand and waves and fire pits at night.
Encinitas Library – On-going events and art gallery.
Mr. Peabody’s – Live music pub
Rancho Santa Fe Plaza – Gourmet food and shopping. www.ranchosantafeplaza.com
Coast Highway 101 – Shopping, restaurants, boutiques, with beach vibe.
The Lumberyard Shopping Center – Dining, drinking, and shopping on the east side of the street on Hwy 101
Java Hut (near Self Realization Center)

Leucadia
Solterra Winery – Family owned winery on Hwy 101. Great vibe, wine, food, music. Excellent long bar on sidewalk, and hidden patio in back. www.solterrawinery.com
Vigiluccis Trattoria Italiana– Famous Italian restaurant with piano lounge. Great happy hour, extensive wine list and drinks. www.vigiluccis.com
Le Papagayo – Great food. Great live music every night. Big windows and comfortable patio. www.lepapagayoleucadia.com
Pannikin- Beautiful rose garden with great coffee, tea, and homemade pastries. www.pannikincoffeeandtea.com
Beacons Beach – Great Surf Spot with good outside break. Easy access.

Carlsbad
The Forum – Upscale shopping, dining, yoga, Apple Store. www.theforumcarlsbad.com
Carlsbad Premium Outlets – Outlet shopping at its best. www.premiumoutlets.com.
Tip Top Meats – Trip Advisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence. Best value restaurant, butcher shop, ethnic grocery store. www.tiptopmeats.com
Playwerx – Mega sized climbing structure for kids. www.playwerx.com.
Vigiluccis – Across from the beach. Classy Italian restaurant with sweeping ocean views, excellent food, cocktails, happy hour, and wines. www.vigiluccis.com
La Costa Coffee Roasting – Great atmosphere, in-house roasted coffee, pastries, live music. www.lacostacoffee.com
Carlsbad Beach Boardwalk – Walk, run, and bike along the beach on Carlsbad Blvd.
Pelly’s Fish Market and Grill – Steps from Carlsbad beach. Fresh grilled seafood. Umbrella patio. Very popular hangout.

Vista
Moonlight Amphitheatre in Brengle Terrace Park- Outdoor amphitheatre with live performances, wine, food, desserts. www.moonlightstage.com.
Alta Vista Gardens www.altavistagardens.org
Main Street in Vista Village
Vista Village Pub www.vistavillagepub.com
Latitude 33 Brewery www.latitude33.com
Barrel Harbor Brewing – www.barrelharborbrewing.com.
Belching Beaver www.Belchingbeaver.com
Yellow Deli – Great food, atmosphere, live music.
Lush Coffee House on Mainstreet. Relax, sofas, music, nice beverages.

San Marcos
Double Peak Park – Stunning 360 degree views with hiking trails.
Stoked! in San Elijo. Relax, great food, excellent back patio with sofas.
Grand Plaza – Nordstrom Rack, Sprouts, The Broken Yolk, www.grandplazamall.com
Northern Spirits – Jazz piano lounge with Thai fusion food and cocktails. Jazz 7:30 – 10:30 Thrs, Fri, Sat. Check website for lineup www.mynorthernspirits.com
Perks Coffee House- Organic coffee, beer, wine, and music. Visit www.facebook.com/perkscoffeehousesanmarcos.
California State University San Marcos – Library and Student Center

Oceanside
Oceanside Pier Boardwalk and Amphitheatre – Longest pier in California. Surfing, fishing, beach, shopping, dining. www.ci.oceanside.ca.us.
Pier View Coffee – Steps from the Oceanside Pier. Local hang out serving coffee, pastries, gelato and smoothies.
Local Tap House – Craft beers on tap and food. www.localtaphouse.com
Oceanside Harbor – View the ships, boats, stroll the boardwalk, eat, shop, fishing boats.
California Surf Museum
Bagby Beer Company

Escondido
Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens – Brewery with farm to table dining and award-winning gardens. www.stonebrew.com.
Lake Hodges – Dam and reservoir with hiking, biking and fishing.
Orfila Vineyards and Winery
Grand Ave – Friday nights Cruisin Grand #1 car cruise in the nation, music, food, fun www.cruisingrand.com
Westfield Plaza –Multi-level indoor shopping. www.westfield.com/northcounty
California Center For the Arts Museum.