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Encinitas Travel Guide

Famous for being a beach city along the historic Highway 101, Encinitas is 25 miles from San Diego, located in Southern California. With an old-world charm, Encinitas is welcoming place and home to six miles of coastline for vacationers to explore. In particular, the pristine beaches are a favorite hangout for visitors, with surfing being a popular activity here.

There is also time for retail therapy in Encinitas, with a shopping district full of quaint shops housed in historic buildings. When it comes to eateries, the city has everything from inviting sidewalk cafés to fine dining experiences.

Things to Do in Encinitas

To spend time outdoors and in the sun, visit Moonlight State Beach. The beach is a beautiful place to relax, as well as enjoy bonfires and barbecues when the sun goes down. For surfing, head to Swami’s where you can catch a wave or watch the local experts. For a leisurely stroll, head to San Diego Botanical Gardens with over 4,000 plants, its own Amazon Rainforest, and the biggest collection of bamboo in the country.

For golfers, there is the Encinitas Ranch Golf Course, which is a championship course for enjoying a round in the warm weather and with beautiful ocean views. For history buffs, stop by San Dieguito Heritage Museum to learn more about the region's past.

Best Time to Visit Encinitas

A lot of vacationers head to Encinitas during the summer months for warm weather. For cheaper accommodation, visitors should consider spring and fall.

Price and Availability Index in Encinitas

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Encinitas is in July, while the cheapest month is in January. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Encinitas is in the high season in July. Encinitas has its low season in October, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Encinitas tends to be Wednesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Encinitas tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The weather in Encinitas

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Encinitas. The warmest months in Encinitas are April and March, when temperatures reach 89 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 42 ˚F. The wettest month in Encinitas is February with 3.87 inches of rain, while the driest month is September with 0.01 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Encinitas

Choose the perfect accommodation for your trip at AllTheRooms.com. We aggregate Airbnb, VRBO, Homeaway and more. Encinitas has 4680 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, luxury travelers and everything in between. For those trying to keep costs down, the lowest priced place to stay in Encinitas comes in at $35 per night. The average price of accommodation in is $505 per night.

If you want to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 1488 accommodations in Encinitas that have WiFi. We have 120 accommodations that come with a breakfast included. Fitness addicts can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 178 accommodations that have gym facilities. Driving to Encinitas? Then choose one of the 1420 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. 326 accommodations come with a pool or jacuzzi

AllTheRooms has 408 pet-friendly places to stay in Encinitas, so if you're travelling with your cat or dog you won't have any trouble.

In Encinitas AllTheRooms currently aggregates hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 8 providers, including 936 places to stay from Airbnb, 68 accommodations from VRBO and 68 places to stay from Homeaway.

3352 of our accommodations in Encinitas have been reviewed and rated. 71% are rated excellent or good. 1160 accommodations allow instant booking.

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