Things To Do In Encinitas


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  • JC Golf
    The 18-hole Reidy Creek Golf Course covers 2,582 yards in the rugged hills of Escondido, supplying guests with a scenic backdrop for club-based revelry. The rolling terrain of the par 54 course—intertwined with manmade obstacles such as sculpted bunkers, sinuous lakes, and wind—challenges golfers as they attempt holes-in-one. The distinctive course, designed by the notable engineers at Cal Olson Golf Architecture not to contain any two identical holes, contains a golf shop, café, and golf clinics taught by PGA professionals. ______________ Operating out of five courses throughout the greater San Diego area, JC Golf's Intro2Golf program fosters pin-hunting prowess with a shrewd blend of hands-on instruction, individual practice, and on-course experience designed to introduce the basics of golf to beginners. During the pressure-free sessions, JC Golf equips pupils with all the necessary equipment, saving neophytes the hassle of rustling up their own sets of clubs or graphite shaft bananas. Three additional buckets of range balls grant golfers the spherical tools necessary to implant newly learned concepts into muscle memory. The package also allows clubbers to loop the links at their chosen course twice after 4 p.m. for an additional $10 per round, allowing them to test their mettle amid the brambly hazards and sand-trap curmudgeons found on every real course.
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    1275 Quail Gardens Drive
    Encinitas, CA US
  • Quail Botanical Gardens
    San Diego Botanic Garden envelops visitors in 37 acres of lush gardens and diverse terrain, offering nature-centric events and docent-led tours through the urban oasis. Explore the seemingly endless expanse of 28 themed gardens and venture into the world of verdure with the Australian Garden, rich in low-water plants and Vegemite, or the Mediterranean Garden, filled with fragrant water-smart plants such as lavender, rosemary, and Tang. Attend an insightful event, such as the Asian Arts in the Garden experience, or satisfy pressing cocoa queries at the Chocolate Festival. Peruse the premises with a gaggle of garden groupies, take a self-guided tour, or attend the free docent-led garden tour at 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays.
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    230 Quail Gardens Drive
    Encinitas, CA US
  • Maui Surf Academy
    After spending nearly a decade as a surf instructor in Maui, Hawaii, Matt Allen returned to San Diego to open Maui Surf Academy, a safety-first surf school with lessons for all experience levels. In a group lesson, students and curious sand crabs gather around teachers at a three- or four-to-one ratio, assimilating to basic technique with a 20-30 minute segment on the sand that includes a water safety lesson. The group then spends the remainder of the two-hour lesson in the water, practicing paddling techniques before working up the nerve to conquer an actual wave. The CPR- and First Aid–certified instructors also stress the importance of ocean etiquette, such as taking turns in the surf with nearby boarders and allowing ticklish waves to float by unsurfed. Private lessons follow a similar schedule but with one-on-one coaching, useful for younger students, accelerated learning, or specialized instruction of advanced skills. The stretch of beach used at MSA is beginner friendly, stabilized by sandbars and crabs that quiz surfers with waterproof flash cards.
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    1240 South Coast Highway 101
    Encinitas, CA US
  • JW Tumbles San Diego
    JW Tumbles helps kids develop confidence, motor skills, and social tools in a fun, nurturing environment. Classes are offered for children from 4 months to 7 years old, and involve songs, gymnastics, exploration, and sports. Art classes are also offered, granting petite Magrittes the opportunity to play with paints, doughs, and crayons, crafting conventional masterpieces or shocking rejections of aesthetic orthodoxy. Open play space offers unstructured play time, giving kids the opportunity for general frolic in the space. Groupon buyers also get a $50 discount on a JW Tumbles birthday party, with two party professionals concocting an action-packed celebration of games, singing, sports, dancing, and all-around revelry.
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    292 North El Camino Real
    Encinitas, CA US
  • D Street Bar and Grill
    Craving a burger and fries? Swing in D Street Bar and Grill and enjoy a tasty meal in a casual setting. Vegans, fear not. D Street Bar and Grill is serving up healthy savory dishes you won't want to miss. A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and D Street Bar and Grill has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal. Bring the whole family to D Street Bar and Grill, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms. D Street Bar and Grill is known for its happy hour, which includes food and beverages. Have a large group? No problem. Head to D Street Bar and Grill for easy seating. Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi. Energize your evening with some dancing — the restaurant often hosts a DJ. A relatively loud restaurant, this is not the place for a quiet night out. If your weekend plans include a trip to the restaurant, avoid the packs of people by securing a reservation ahead of time. Leave the fancy duds at home — patrons at the restaurant dress informally. Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — D Street Bar and Grill offers catering. Or, take your food to go. In addition to street parking, there is a lot right around the corner, so finding a space shouldn't be an issue for drivers dining at the restaurant. D Street Bar and Grill is creating dishes any foodie will love at around $30. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at D Street Bar and Grill.
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    485 S Coast Highway 101
    Encinitas, CA US
  • UNION Kitchen and Tap
    UNION Kitchen and Tap serves up tasty American cuisine in a trendy decor. Serving the opposite of low-fat fare, UNION Kitchen and Tap is perfect for people who want to indulge. Drinks are also on the menu here, so diners can start the night off right. You won't need to get a sitter before heading to UNION Kitchen and Tap — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment. Perfect for parties on the larger side, UNION Kitchen and Tap also has a private area available for use. The happy hour at UNION Kitchen and Tap is sure to impress. Tap into the free wireless Internet at UNION Kitchen and Tap. Between the music and the crowds, UNION Kitchen and Tap's noise levels can be intense. If your Friday or Saturday night plans include a trip to the restaurant, it's best to reserve a table before heading over. The dress code is strictly casual at UNION Kitchen and Tap, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable). For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go. At UNION Kitchen and Tap, diners should plan to park on the street. Taste the greatness UNION Kitchen and Tap is serving up with meals around $30. Save the cash for another day and pay by major credit card at UNION Kitchen and Tap. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
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    1108 S Coast Highway 101
    Encinitas, CA US

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