We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Best of Cardiff-by-the-Sea Guide

Print this guide 

All things to do » Things to do

Sal Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve
Sal Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
See nearby places to eat

Additional nearby recommended attractions:

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens(Encinitas)
Attraction type: Gardens
See nearby places to eat
Carlsbad State Beach
Carlsbad State Beach(Carlsbad)
This nearly five-mile stretch of beach is popular with families but also draws surfers and skin divers to the water and runners and cyclists to the boulevard bordering the beach.
Attraction type: Beaches
See nearby places to eat
Moonlight Beach
Moonlight Beach(Encinitas)
Attraction type: Beaches
See nearby places to eat
Carlsbad Village
Carlsbad Village(Carlsbad)
Downtown Carlsbad offers antique and curio stores, lots of good eating places and a great place to cool off after spending hours on the nearby beach.
Attraction type: Neighborhoods
See nearby places to eat

All places to eat » Places to eat

Pacific Coast Grill
Pacific Coast Grill
Price:
Cuisines: American, Sushi, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free, Seafood
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Seaside Market
Seaside Market
Cuisines: American, Vegetarian, Soups, Gluten Free
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
V.G. Donut & Bakery
V.G. Donut & Bakery
Cuisines: American
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Pipes Cafe
Pipes Cafe
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Cicciotti's Trattoria Italiana
Cicciotti's Trattoria Italiana
Price: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area
3.0 of 5
Holiday Inn Express Encinitas - Cardiff Beach Area
$147 - $365
Show Prices
Cardiff by the Sea Lodge
3.0 of 5
Cardiff by the Sea Lodge
$163 - $311
Show Prices

Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Econo Lodge Moonlight Beach
2.0 of 5
Econo Lodge Moonlight Beach
$75 - $206
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Encinitas
Show Prices

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

West Inn & Suites Carlsbad
3.0 of 5
West Inn & Suites Carlsbad
$158 - $315
Ranked #1 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Show Prices
L'Auberge Del Mar
5.0 of 5
L'Auberge Del Mar
$369 - $696
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Del Mar
Show Prices
Lakehouse Hotel & Resort
4.0 of 5
Lakehouse Hotel & Resort
$126 - $372
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in San Marcos
Show Prices

All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Rancho Valencia
5.0 of 5
Rancho Valencia
$571 - $1,442
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Rancho Santa Fe
Show Prices
Hilton San Diego/Del Mar
4.0 of 5
Hilton San Diego/Del Mar
$158 - $455
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Del Mar
Show Prices
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
5.0 of 5
Park Hyatt Aviara Resort
$301 - $561
Ranked #3 of 36 Hotels in Carlsbad
Show Prices

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.