Leucadia is a small beach community. It stretches along the coast of Encinitas, California. It has a calmer, more peaceful ambiance than bustling Ocean Beach, which many say helps give the area its charm.
Leucadia is about a half hour’s drive north from Downtown San Diego, which nestles it just far enough away from many of the main tourist attractions that draw the biggest crowds. However, there’s still plenty to do and see in the area while still allowing for quick trips into the more touristy areas of San Diego.
The temperate climate of Leucadia makes it well-suited to supporting many kinds of local flora, including the varieties showcased at the Japanese Friendship Garden. You can also check out nearby Batiquitos Lagoon State Marine Conservation Area, and of course, the beaches.
Don’t forget to enjoy some of the fun local flavor of Encinitas too! As the “surfing mecca” of California, catching waves runs in the city’s blood. There are dozens of surf shops, landmarks, and themed restaurants that showcase just how beloved the sport is to residents of Encinitas and Southern California alike.
Leucadia isn’t far from many of the most popular attractions in San Diego. It’s less than a 30 drive to Balboa Park where you will find the world-famous San Diego Zoo. While you’re there, consider The Natural History Museum (theNat), San Diego Museum of Art and The San Diego History Center.
Educational and fun for all ages, these attractions, as well as gear rentals for surfboards, paddle boards, kayaks and more are all included with the Go San Diego Pass. With this pass, you can save when you bundle tickets to different attractions together. Take advantage of our additional discount by purchasing a pass before your trip.
If you’re looking for a hotel to stay in the area, consider the Kate Stanton Inn. Located just steps from the beach, this 4-star hotel includes free breakfast and WiFi and is a great choice for couples looking for a boutique hotel experience in San Diego.