Your Guide to California Coast Vacations
 
 


Carlsbad, California Coast

 



Frank Lloyd Wright's First House

 


San Elijo State Coast
near San Diego, California

 

 

 



Your Humble Travel Guide's Book
on a totally different subject

 

 

 


'La La' Land
(Los Angeles, California)

 

 

 

 


Newport Coast

 

 

 


San Diego, California


The Hotel Del in Coronado, California

 


Encinitas, California

 
Updated October 15, 2004
   

California Coast Vacation
By Brian Benjamin Carter, MSci, LAc

I'm a total enthusiast about how much there is to do in where I live, in California! So, I wanted to overwhelm you with a lot of quality web links and reviews.
Check them out below!

Heading to the California Coast for your Vacation?

Where ya headed in California?

If you already know where on the California coast you're going to have your vacation, skip ahead. Otherwise:


California State Coast - Click for Bigger View

Where are you staying during your California Coast Vacation?

You aren't planning to sleep on the coast, are you?

Area-Specific Guides to Creating Your California Coast Vacation

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Looking for a Los Angeles, California Coast Vacation?

Whether you're visiting family, heading to Disneyland, touring Hollywood, or just checking out one of the most famous cities in the world, you can find your bed breakfast southern California from one of these links:

Thinking About an Orange County, California Coast Vacation?

But let me tell you about one of the coolest places to visit in Orange County, Balboa Island! Part of Newport Coast, Balboa Island is man-made. You have to take a ferry to get there, and you can take your car on some ferries. Other than the great shops and restaurants, and super-friendly people, their biggest "big deal" is the Christmas Parade they've put on since 1908. What more could you want?

How about a San Diego, California Coast Vacation?

  • Coronado is a unique area not to be missed... it's a classy island and community unto itself off the coast of San Diego, and you can get there via the marvelous and curvy Coronado bridge, or the old-school route via the ferry. You may also be interested in the infamous Hotel Del.
  • Del Mar is perhaps the most affluent coastal community in San Diego, a beautiful, relaxing place to visit, and one of my favorite places in the area. Try Epazote's blackened fish taco if you decide to do your coast vacation here!
  • Encinitas, ah, the ocean, the sun, the hippies... well thank goodness for the breeze! But seriously folks, Encinitas has some really nice restaurants! Plus there are some neat farmers markets on the weekend. If you decide to have your California coast vacation in Encinitas, and you like Italian, try Vigilucci's. You won't be disappointed.
  • La Jolla, like Del Mar, is an upscale, affluent oceanside community. La Jolla has a lot better shopping, and more restaurants, though. If you don't mind a few crowds at times (though much less than in Ocean Beach or Pacific Beach!), it's nice place for your California Coast Vacation (see picture below). If you're there on a Tuesday evening, check out my public speaking group (more fun than TV!), Toastmasters of La Jolla.
 
 
La Jolla, California
 
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