When exploring all the activities and other hotspots Encinitas has to offer, keep these tips in mind to make the most of your visit.
The Best Things to Do on a One Day Visit to Encinitas
If you’ve only got one day to explore Encinitas and are wondering, ‘What are the best things to do in Encinitas in a single day’, we’ve got you covered!
Our favorite activities for a short trip include enjoying a relaxing day at Moonlight State Beach, renting a full day surfboard at a discount with a Go City San Diego pass and checking out Swami’s Beach or possibly Beacon’s Beach in nearby Leucadia, or taking the Encinitas Vegan & Vegetarian Food 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour.
These three favorites provide an option for a relaxing beach day, land experience, or day in the waves, offering something for all types of travelers!
The Best Time to Visit Encinitas for Surfing
There’s hardly a bad time to visit San Diego, but if you’re looking for the best time to visit Encinitas with the hopes of spending plenty of time in the sea, the best surfing conditions tend to occur in late fall and early winter.
As the water gets cooler, waves are consistently larger, while San Diego’s climate remains temperate enough to spend the day at the beach.
Try Something New in Encinitas
Many hip and trendy businesses have found their home in Encinitas, from candle making scent bars, to new-age spiritualism classes, to a surplus of vegan and vegetarian restaurants.
There’s always some new experience waiting to be had, and vacation is the perfect time to try something new you won’t find elsewhere! If you’re looking for more unique activities for your next San Diego vacation, be sure to check out our complete guide to the Most Unique Things to Do in San Diego!
Explore Encinitas’ Surrounding Neighborhoods
San Diego offers attractions and activities for all types of travelers from couples and families to budget travelers and even locals looking for a staycation!
Check out our guide to the Best Things to Do in Balboa Park for attractions like the San Diego Zoo and more than a dozen Balboa Park museums. If you like to eat, explore our guide to the Best Things to Do in Little Italy which details food tours like the Little Italy Food Walking Tour, wine tours like our favorite Vino! Vino! Little Italy Wine Tour, the Little Italy Booze and Bar Bites for beer lovers, and even the best place to grab a gelato in the neighborhood!
We also have complete guides to the Best Things to Do in Old Town, the Best Things to Do in Carlsbad, the Best Things to Do in La Jolla, and more!