There isn't anything you won't absolutely love about spending a care-free week in gorgeous Solana Beach, CA. From the slow-paced lifestyle to having all the comforts of home at our Solana Beach, CA vacation rentals, your unique Southern California getaway will be one you'll talk about for years to come.
Located just 25 miles north of picturesque San Diego and close enough to the popular Del Mar Race Track that you can almost hear the commencement gun-shot, Solana Beach is the perfect vacation spot. Though quaint, you'll have everything you need within the four-square miles. But, if you do feel like venturing further from your Solana Beach, CA vacation rental, there are numerous spots to take an exciting day trip. Encinitas is a mere three miles north, and you can even take the train up for a morning yoga class or a visit to the famous white sands of Moonlight Beach.
One of the best parts of Solana Beach? Everything is walkable. There's really no need to even rent a car for your trip. Even locals walk to the grocery store, to drop their kids off at school, and to delicious eateries like the Beach Grass Cafe for a mouthwatering house-smoked salmon omelet for breakfast. Cedros Design District is easily the best shopping area and boasts everything from handcrafted furniture, art, and jewelry to cafes and restaurants. Visit the Belly Up Tavern, famous for its frequent hosting of pop legends and intimate setting.
Of course, let's not forget you are here to spend time at the beach! And Seaside San Elijo Lagoon Reserve, a 900-acre shallow-water estuary, has something for everyone. Play in the water, hike along the five miles of gorgeous trails, and jog or cycle down the two-mile path.
So what sets Solana Beach apart from all the other California coast cities? The surf. Up and down the mile-and-a-half of beach are surfers looking for (and finding!) the best waves. Seaside is one of the best surf spots and is located at the northern tip. Tide Beach is known for having the best sand, and even has tide pools from a patch of reef nearby. And the most family-friendly beach would be Fletcher Cove, also know as Pillbox. Here, you can enjoy the playground or grassy area at Fletcher Cove Park, or take the concrete ramp down to the beachfront to explore the caves sculpted into the cliff that run up and down Solana Beach.
Don't let the cliff-side scare you off from the beach here, either. Staircases line the cliff edges for easier beach access, and it's so worth it when you make it down to the water. And the best part is that there's free parking everywhere, so no need to run back to feed the meter right in the middle of a building sand castles.
Relax and recharge with a small town feeling in a state full of bustling towns when you choose a Solana Beach, CA vacation rental.