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North Coastal

Unique seaside villages with a quintessential SoCal 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.

North Coastal Attractions

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.

Golf

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.

What's Nearby

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

Places to play fetch or doggy-paddle

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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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Supergirl Pro

Jul 28 - Jul 30, 2017

Join thousands of fans to watch more than 100 of world's best female surfers compete and be a part of the Supergirl Pro Festival Village!

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TGIF Concerts in the Park

Jun 23 - Aug 18, 2017

Carlsbad's TGIF Concerts in the Parks offers great music, plenty of room to dance, picnicking, free shuttle buses, fun hands-on art activities for the kids.

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Del Mar Summer Twilight Concerts

Jun 20 - Sep 10, 2017

Gather by the Powerhouse for the Del Mar Summer Twilight Concerts to socialize, picnic, and enjoy music as the sun sets over the ocean.

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Chauffeured Distillery Tour

Oct 20, 2016 - ongoing

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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Historic Highway 101

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San Diego Dog Beaches and Off Leash Dog Parks

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2017 Breeders' Cup World Championship

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Supergirl Pro

Jul 28 - Jul 30, 2017
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TGIF Concerts in the Park

Jun 23 - Aug 18, 2017
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Del Mar Summer Twilight Concerts

Jun 20 - Sep 10, 2017
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Chauffeured Distillery Tour

Oct 20, 2016 - ongoing
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In the Mood for Love Package at the Bristol Hotel

Bristol Hotel
Valid: Mar 6 - ongoing

Our In the Mood for Love package feature all the components for a romantic escape you'll long remember. Luxurious accommodations, chocolates, long-stemmed roses, sparkling wine, and a late check-out...

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Spa Rejuvenation Package

Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
Valid: Apr 21, 2017 - ongoing

Rejuvenate and relax your mind and body with our Spa Rejuvenation Package. This package allows you to pamper yourself with your choice of one 50-minute massage or facial at Spa Brezza. Parking and...

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Buy One, Get One Free Sightseeing Tours

Five Star Tours & Charter Bus Company
Valid: Apr 10 - Jun 30, 2017

Buy One, Get One Free off all our Sightseeing Tours. 

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