Having grown up near Carlsbad, Shawn has his favorite spots around town. Following is his guide to the area.
fun casual breakfast spot 2 blocks from Moonlight Beach. 120 W I St, Encinitas, CA 92024
great healthy spot for breakfast and lunch, with a distinct socal vibe. 9 locations in San Diego area, original is the Encinitas 101 location.
Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar:
healthy vegetarian-focused menu, with breakfast served all day. Becca loves their acai bowl! 765 South Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
classic diner in the village of Encinitas. 552 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
popular coffee shop and breakfast spot in the old train station. often a line outside in the morning. 510 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Juanita's Taco Shop
classic southern California taco and burrito joint. popular with surfers! 290 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Rico's Taco Shop
perfect for a cheap and delicious burrito. get the Justin burrito. 165 S El Camino Real # L, Encinitas, CA 92024
La Especial Norte
casual sit-down Mexican restaurant. everyone raves about their tortilla soup. 664 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
another great spot for casual Mexican food. Becca loves the fish tacos. two locations, one in Carlsbad, one in Cardiff.
lively pizza restaurant and brewery. Shawn likes to go here with his grandma, Edna! several locations, one in Carlsbad.
old-school pizzeria for sit-down or delivery. Shawn worked here as a teenager! 315 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
vegetarian-friendly restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. ocean views. 2591 S Hwy 101, Cardiff By the Sea, CA 92007
amazing dive bar, open 6 am - 12 am, with cheap drinks and plenty of characters. 158 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
old dive, dating back to 1934, turned popular nightlife spot. where Shawn used to hang out. 546 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Solterra Winery + Kitchen
wine on tap and tapas, with happy hour specials. 934 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
there are countless craft breweries in the area worth checking out. here is a helpful map:
THINGS TO DO
hiking trails with a gorgeous ocean view
1200 acre park in San Diego with gardens, walking paths, and museums
Moonlight + Stone Steps
two of Shawn's favorite beaches, both located in Encinitas