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Encinitas or Solana Beach? Young family vacation.

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Encinitas or Solana Beach? Young family vacation.

My family will be staying for a week in the San Diego area, and am debating between staying in Encinitas or Solana Beach. I have a 10, 7, and 4 year old. We will be spending lots of time at the beach and will visit LEGOLAND and SeaWorld. I would love to have some insight as to the differences, pros and cons, of these two areas. Thank you!

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1. Re: Encinitas or Solana Beach? Young family vacation.

Are you looking for a vacation rental or a hotel?

Either of the 2 towns you mention will be perfectly fine for a family.

They are both suburban towns in San Diego County.

Encinitas has a slightly more arty/surfer feel to it than Solana Beach but I'd choose based on what accommodation I can find that would fit my family more than which town is better.

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2. Re: Encinitas or Solana Beach? Young family vacation.

Agree with above. There might be more "beach" at Encinitas than Solana Beach depending upon where you're located. Near the village of SB there are a lot of bluffs and Fletcher Cove is the nearest beach access.

www.ci.solana-beach.ca.us/index.asp…

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3. Re: Encinitas or Solana Beach? Young family vacation.

Moonlight Beach in Encinitas just went thru a major renovation that just opened. New restrooms,showers, fire pits, picnic tables,concessions, etc. Very nice family beach.

Both towns have stations to the Coaster train if you want to take the train to downtown SD.

Both have plenty of restaurants.

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4. Re: Encinitas or Solana Beach? Young family vacation.

Thank you for the feedback. We will be renting a home. Sounds like we can't go wrong with either.

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