20 Snippets About Solana Beach

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Solana Beach, San Diego is a perfect place to spend an afternoon or a stay-cation trip. How well do you know the city? Here are 20 snippets about Solana:

  • The main part of Solana Beach was first named Lockwood Mesa. We think SB has the better ring to it.
  • Want to experience the outdoors in the city? Hike down into the San Elijo Lagoon with these trails.
  • Solana hosted the final funeral services of Desi Arnaz. If only Lucy were part of its history too!
  • Eat some home cooking at the Hideaway Cafe. Tasty place that is tucked away (as the name implies).
  • Solana Beach was the first city in the US to ban smoking on public beaches. They were quite the trendsetters because many CA towns soon followed.
  • Did you know Solana Beach has a city song? We didn’t either. Listen here.
  • Ride your bike down the Solana Beach Coastal Rail Trail. Wear a helmet if you do.
  • Drink some yummy juice at Juice Nation. My favorite: Green Supreme. The other half of TWG’s does not like juice…shame on him.
  • Stroll through Cedros Avenue. The design district is also a great place to find gifts, eat and enjoy the day.
  • The actor, George Brent, lived here when he died.
  • Watch the Del Mar Races! There are free double decker shuttles to the Racetrack from the Solana Beach Train Station.
  • Take pictures at the Solana Beach Train Station. You know, while waiting for your shuttle. It’s a cool 20-year old building and it holds the Visitor Center.
  • Shop local at the Solana Beach Farmer’s Market on Sundays.
  • Visit the Solana Beach Branch Library. Our County library system (SDCL) won Library of the Year in 2012 by Library Journal after all.
  • Have fun at Belly Up. Right on Cedros Avenue with great lineups, such as Abbey Road this Sunday. We love Beatles cover-bands!
  • Go to the beach. Any beach. Solana Beach is wonderful.
  • Grab a slice at Bongiorno’s. Pretty damn good pizza–it’s one of the best pizzas in San Diego if you ask our opinion!
  • Visit the Solana Beach Heritage Museum. It’s housed in the first home built in the community way back in 1887.
  • Art and Solana do mix. The city has great public art. Check the website for the official list.
  • Gaze at a pure So Cal sunset. Look out for the green flash. (We think it’s a myth so let us know if you know anything to the contrary…).

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