Top Attractions in Solana Beach
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- i hiked annie’s canyon trail on 8/19! i posted a vlog on y_ utube including tips and info so you can be prepared! search "Nikko Gandia Travels" or find a link to my y_ utube on my profile.
free street parking. easy 1.5 mile loop comparable and way easier than the ho chi minh/saigon trail also in san diego. the only “difficulties” were a few short sections of very narrow canyons and a couple ladders to climb.Written December 3, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Great spot to spend some time. There is a playground, basketball court, and seating (picnic) areas then the walkway takes you down to the beach. Sunday morning is a mix of families and folks walking the beach.Written December 4, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Day trip To Solana beach from Orange County- easy one hour drive to a quaint California beach town that has retained its charm and beauty. Nice walking biking trail through town, some good surfing spots and Cedric street- full of shops and restaurants galore. Parking easy to find mid-week and mid-day too! Cute little town and scenic drive.Written October 9, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Stopped in for wine tasting. They offer wine tasting, by the glass or you can purchase a bottle. The staff is super friendly and very knowledgeable on the different wines. They also carry some breads, cracker and cheese bites which is really nice to pair with the wine. Would highly recommend stopping in and trying their wines.Written October 14, 2022
- The set designs and productions are perfection! I go about 6 times a year. The set designs are stunning every single time!. There is not a bad seat in the house. The actors are world class and major players. It is small, but does not lack anything. Go see for yourself!
The manatees are a perfect time to go.Written February 12, 2020
- SOLANA BEACH IS VERY UPSCALE AND CLEAN but people racing on bicycles abd drving vehicles do not respect pedestrians. The bike and the vehicle a king.
People here do not walk to grocery stores or take the bus.
DRIVERS ARE EVEN IMPATIENT IN THE CEDROS DESIGN DISTRICTWritten November 22, 2022
- Treat yourself to this stunning ocean art gallery! We really enjoyed it! And Christina was lovely to talk to. Thank you!Written October 10, 2021
- A fine place to find interesting pieces of art,sculpture and different artifacts to delight any collecter. Shopped ther oftenWritten January 5, 2016
- Since buying a slab of Monkey-Tree for our fireplace mantel this has been our go-to place for unique home decorating ideas and acquisitions. The Village satisfies a wide variety of from beach cozy to old-California and more formal styles. Also includes great music venue (Belly-Up Cafe) and great eateries.Written August 18, 2019
- There are so many different and historical things here to see youd better take at least 1 hour to get it all in. Fun place to walk too.Written July 10, 2016
- Great size intimate place sound is great
Saw Kenny Wayne Shepard great show.
Friendly staff good food
We have been here several times and will be backWritten March 12, 2022
- This newbie of a trail traverses 3 acres of open space and connects Cardiff with Solana Beach. Hikers, dog walkers, and nature-loving photographers travel this trail regularly (no bikes). Native plantings generously dot the landscape and are designated with little white flags. It is permanent Open Space.
Find this trail just after the Solana Beach Rail Trail and just before heading down HWY 101 to the beach. It sits on a bluff, borders the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Preserve, and offers extensive views from an artistic shell-shaped observation deck (which continues the whole Hwy 101 imaginative tour of art installations.)
From Hwy 101 and Via De La Valle (Dog Park) and continue along to Harbaugh Seaside Trails. It is an easy walk and, the best part is returning on the other side of Hwy 101 to fully appreciate all the public art set in the sidewalk, located in front of small shops, and incorporated into the fabric of Solana Beach itself.
Solana Beach is creating an identity for itself that combines its love of nature with food for the art-lover's soul. This exceptional stretch of Open Space is icing on the cake!Written May 12, 2021
- This is a welcome green oasis in an urban setting, and a really big oasis at that! There's a boys and girls club center, sheriff sub-station, covered picnic arcade, and a historic museum/home (oldest in Solana Beach). It is closed during the pandemic.
The park provides play equipment, walking paths, skate park, basketball court, huge expanses of green grass, and inspiring path signs to recollect the old children's story of "stone soup" (i.e. lesson in cooperation) as well as a reminder that we are all in this together.
Solana Beach places a strong emphasis on recreation as well as public art. Lovely community!Written May 13, 2021
- Begin this walk at the corner of Hwy 101 and Villa De La Valle (across the highway from Dog Park). It's entry is a beautiful arch dedicated to the long and varied history of Solana Beach. The mosaics set into the two arches are such artful, creative depictions spanning original Indians, traveling through its railroad past, and paying homage to all the things that make Solana Beach such a jewel.
The trail ends (or actually continues) at the Harbaugh Seaside Trail which overlooks Cardiff and the beach. But there's more! Begin the walk from one end, cross over and continue the walk back along the art installations along Hwy 101's various eclectic shops. It's like a mini-Laguna Beach art walk.
The Rail Trail does border the Coaster's tracks and The Cedros Design District on the other side of the railroad tracks.Written May 12, 2021
- Walked by here on my way to the beach. There is a large outside area overlooking the beach with plenty of tables and benches to use. Great views of the ocean from the cliffs. Inside area to which I assume hosts community events.Written December 4, 2022
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