Encinitas is a city in the state of California, in the United States. It is a coastal resort city, situated in San Diego County, 25 miles north of San Diego and 95 miles south of Los Angeles. The city’s terrain consists of a rugged coastal ridge that separates New and Old Encinitas. In Northern Encinitas, the coast rises in elevation and there are many coastal bluffs. The city is bordered by Batiquitos Lagoon, San Elijo Lagoon, and the Pacific Ocean.
Besides tourism, the largest industry in Encinitas is growing ornamental flowers, particularly poinsettias. The leading employers in Encinitas, California are education, healthcare, and social services. Top employers with office space or other facilities in Encinitas include city government, Paul Ecke Ranch, Centra Healthcare, Advanced Medical, Central Refrigerated, and retailers such as Wal-Mart, JCPenny’s, and more.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are many things to see and do in Encinitas. Surfing is a popular, particularly at Swami’s, rated in the top 5 surf locations in the world. This surf spot was mentioned in a verse of The Beach Boys’ song ‘Surfin’ USA.’ Other popular spots include Moonlight Beach, and a classic coastal downtown area situated on the historic Coast Highway 101. Encinitas is also home to the Lux Art Institute, San Dieguito Heritage Museum, the San Diego Botanic Garden, and historic La Paloma Theater. Dining options in Encinitas include La Papagayo, Q’ero Restaurant, Pannikin Coffee & Tea, St Germains Café, Vigilucci’s Pizzeria, and El Callejon. Union Kitchen & Tap is an American restaurant that serves modern and innovative cuisine along with a range of handmade cocktails.
The nearest major airport to Encinitas is McClellan-Palomar Airport. This airport has domestic flights from Carlsbad, California and is 10 miles from the city center. This Southern California city is less than 40 miles from the Mexican border. The Metropolitan Transit provides regular buses in the area and the San Diego Trolley system provides transport service into the area and to major central locations.