Encinitas, California (AKA, Home Sweet Home)

For those of you who have followed some of my other work, you may know that I love my city…. For those of you who are new with me, my name is Michele and I am a writer living in Encinitas and honestly, there is nowhere else that I would rather be.

For those of you unfamiliar with my Encinitas or those who have never been… this is especially for you.

Encinitas is Located along the Pacific coastline in northern San Diego County, and is distinguished by its beautiful coastal beaches, rugged cliffs, flat-topped coastal areas, steep bluffs and rolling hills. Our city is known for is known for its flower growers, we are straight up the  Flower Growing Capital… and San Diego Botanical Gardens is a lovely sanctuary to visit with an “Amazon Rainforest” and the largest display of bamboo in the world.

I love our Downtown 101 coastal shopping district (if you like shoes as much as I do… you would love it too), with its historic architecture, full of charming shops, cafes, and restaurants.

If you love beaches, ours are unbelievable. The beaches in Encinitas are outstanding. We have several; stretches of beach between Cardiff-by-the-Sea and La Costa. If you like to stretch out on the beach… we have the perfect beach for you, and our surfing is matchless, if you prefer to watch you can come check out on of our many surf contests held throughout the year. If you are a nature lover you can hike our cliffs or check out the incredible San Elijo Lagoon Reserve which is the largest coastal wetland in San Diego County. This city is naturally absolutely beautiful, stunning communities, and yearlong awesome weather with temperatures between 40 and 85 degrees.

There are so many events throughout the year in this city! Seriously, something for everyone. On the third Thursday of every month from June through September, we have Classic Car Nights. You can heck out vintage hot rods, and other classic cars while bands perform 50’s and 60’s music (heck yes these nights are fun!). We have a yearly Encinitas April Street Fair which is free, and family friendly. The Encinitas Fall Festival is a street fair with live entertainment, children’s rides, food and shopping for arts & crafts, antiques, clothing and items from around the world.

Got to love Encinitas and the local people are great, I have a really good friend, who we call Stinky Steve as he works for the local pest control people.

Admit it, you definitely want to come pay a visit to Encinitas, I mean, who wouldn’t. There is so much to do and see… (And eat for you foodies out there…). Like I said, wouldn’t be anywhere else in the world.