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North County Coastal

Bordering historic Highway 101 you'll find a collection of unique seaside villages with a quintessential Southern California surf vibe

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Immerse yourself in a laid-back, Southern California lifestyle

Anchored by historic Highway 101, this stretch of California coastline has some of the best surfing anywhere in the world and a laid-back, SoCal vibe all its own.  Here you’ll find plenty of dining options and shopping opportunities including the Cedros Avenue Design District, the Carlsbad Premium Outlets, several upscale malls and unique, local boutiques. North County has everything from five-star fare at Addison to authentic traditional Mexican food, along with craft brew tasting rooms, urban wineries, and seaside watering holes. If you're looking for outdoor adventures in San Diego, the north region has plenty. From hiking and horseback riding in Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve and stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking in Carlsbad Lagoon, to biking along the coast, or sport fishing, whale watching or surfing, from La Jolla to Oceanside outdoor enthusiasts are sure to be entertained. 

The North County Coastal region is also home to some of San Diego's top attractions, including LEGOLAND California, SeaLife Aquarium and Legoland Water Park, the Flower Fields at Carlsbad, and the Del Mar Fairgrounds, host to the Del Mar Fair from mid-June to early July, followed by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Racing season. There's also the San Diego Botanic Garden for a look at native flora and fauna. At the Eastern border of North County, you'll find the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Las Vegas style Indian Casino Gaming and plenty of great wineries and local breweries. 

San Diego's North County Coastal and Inland regions are also a paradise for golfers, with over 40 diverse courses to choose from. Graced by cooling breezes from the Pacific Ocean, the Arnold Palmer-designed Park Hyatt Aviara and Tom Fazio-designed Fairmont Grand Del Mar golf courses are uniquely sculpted around the natural landscapes and native vegetation. 

A stay in San Diego's North region puts you just an hour from Disneyland, yet still close to Downtown San Diego where the museums of Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, Gaslamp Quarter and SeaWorld San Diego are easy to reach.

 
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Getting to North Coastal

North Coastal San Diego stretches for miles along the Pacific Ocean and features a collection of beach towns.  North of La Jolla, the area is easily accessed from the I-5 freeway and historic California Highway 101.  Drive time and distance from the airport varies with the least being La Jolla at 14 miles and an average drive time of 20 minutes to Oceanside at 40 miles with an average drive time of one hour. The area is well serviced by the bus, Amtrak and the Pacific Surf line train.    

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Historic Highway 101

Linking a string of charming beach communities from Oceanside to La Jolla, Historic Highway 101 hugs the Pacific Ocean as it provides a connection to the simpler, quieter lifestyle of the past.

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San Diego Dog Beaches and Off Leash Dog Parks

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2017 Breeders' Cup World Championship

The Breeders’ Cup makes its debut at another iconic racing venue for the first time: Del Mar, where the turf meets the surf Southern California style. With San Diego’s vibrant nightlife, beautiful beaches and sunny days creating a perfect trifecta.

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Chauffeured Distillery Tour

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Taste San Diego's sensational spirits, crafted from grain to glass.Taste locally made whiskey, rum, vodka, gin, brandy; lunch; pint of beer, behind-the-scenes guided tours. Pick up & drop off included in Chauffeured Distillery Tour.

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Southern California Beach Soccer Championships

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DATES ARE SET: Mark your calendar .. May 20-21, 2017 will be when the largest Beach Soccer Festival on the West Coast will take place in Oceanside, CA.

Note: PRO Teams play on May 19-20-21, 2017.

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