San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center 2710 Manchester Ave, Cardiff By the Sea, CA92007 Owned and operated by San Diego County Department of Parks and Recreation, the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center is an…More LEED-certified nature center and interactive museum featuring a second floor observation deck with views of the lagoon. The Center's staff offers weekend naturist walks through the network of ADA accessible trails in the lagoon. Admission is free.
El Torito is the kind of spot to meet buddies after work and toast the upcoming weekend with margaritas. Outdoor…More seating and a stylish bar area turn what could have been just another mall restaurant into a viable venue for group parties with friends.</p>
<p>An added bonus for those with kids: The restaurant offers a kids' menu for those 12 and under. El Torito also features an all-you-can-eat champagne Sunday brunch for those who want to start their day Mexican-style.</p>
Encinitas Cafe 531 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA92024 The Encinitas Cafe is a local favorite, especially for breakfast on the weekend. It's a great place to meet friendly…More folks, and its daily 4pm to 6pm special is a huge hit with the senior community. But the cafe is a hit with all ages—the breakfast fare is incredible and very competitively priced, with great Mimosa deals that just can't be beat. The Encinitas Cafe is also great for lunch and dinner. It offers free Wi-Fi, and the service is very friendly and relaxed, just like the community of Encinitas is.
Daley Double Saloon 546 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA92024 One of the most popular bars in Encinitas, the Saloon is always packed on weekend nights and by 11pm, there is a line…More that stretches down the street. Once inside, however, Encinitans have made it clear that they believe it is worth the wait. There is a jukebox, dancing, a full bar and a pool table. It doesn't take credit cards, so make sure you have some cash before you get in line. The Saloon is eclectic and the mood is electric, with friendly bartenders. It even has talkative, personable bouncers.
The Beach House 2530 S Coast Highway 101, Cardiff By the Sea, CA92007 The Beach House offers fine dining in a spectacular location, right on the beach in Cardiff. The entrance to the valet…More parking lot is on southbound Highway 101. Executive Chef Michael Ingino runs the kitchen at the Cardiff location, as well as a second restaurant in Laguna Beach, which was founded in 1968 by Gale Pike. The Pike family still runs the two restaurants, which offer extensive gourmet menus and weekend champagne brunches. The second floor of this restaurant is home to the Top of the House, with an oyster bar, seafood grill, live music and a happy hour every night from 4pm to 7pm. Specials include $2.95 beers, $3.95 margaritas, $3.45 well drinks and $3.95 house wines.