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Adventures

Tougias, Michael Hunter Publishing ePub

The original town, founded in 1882, grew up around the railroad depot, but in June 1986, four small communities Encinitas, Leucadia, Olivenhain and Cardiff-by-the-Sea united to form the new Encinitas along six miles of coastline between two lagoons.

San Diego Botanical Gardens, 230 Quail Gardens Dr., 619/436-3036, includes 30 acres of canyons and sunny hillsides, rare plants, a waterfall, self-guided trails, banana palms and America's largest collection of bamboos. It is one of the world's most diverse and botanically important plant collections. A chaparral area on the grounds serves as a natural bird refuge. Tours are available, and there is no admission charge on the first Tuesday of each month.

For more information, contact Encinitas North Coast Chamber of Commerce, 138 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas 92024, 619/753-6041.

Taylors Herb Garden, 1535 Lone Oak Rd., 619/727-3485, is the West Coast's largest herb grower.

Rancho Buena Vista Adobe, 640 Alta Vista Dr., 619/945-4919 or 726-1340, originally was one of six ranchos claimed by Mission San Luis Rey. The last 1.9 acres of an original 1845 Mexican land grant were purchased by the city in 1989 and the house was furnished with turn-of-the-century antiques. Guided tours are available and docents weave tales of the walled skeleton, the lady in white and the prized stallion. Annual events include a quilting show, a treasure sale, a Victorian tea, Cinco de Mayo (the fifth of May, a cherished Mexican holiday), Family Day, Pioneer Luncheon, Ice Cream Social and the Holiday Home Tour.

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Touring

Tougias, Michael Hunter Publishing ePub

Portuguese explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo landed in San Diego Bay in 1542 and claimed the region for Spain.

Cabrillo

When the early Spaniards marched out of Mexico, across what we now know as Arizona, and into California in 1769, it was for the expressed purpose of reaching the Pacific Ocean. The first phase of that expedition ended when they reached present-day San Diego.

Here, Father Junipero Serra built the first Spanish mission, Mission San Diego de Alcala, the first in a string of 21 missions that eventually would stretch all the way to the Monterey Peninsula. This, then, is the birthplace of California, and California has not forgotten its roots. 

Father Junipero Serra

Nowhere in the state is the Spanish influence felt more strongly than it is in and around San Diego. Nowhere is the lingering influence of Mexico felt more prominently. One needs to look no farther than the names of the towns (San Luis Obispo), the streets (avenida, calle, camino), the rivers (rios) and mountains (montaas) to recognize the legacy of those early pioneers. The Spanish-style architecture remains. The Mexican-flavored foods remain. The telephone book proliferates with surnames like Garcia, Rodriguez, Hernandez, Ochoa and Gomez.

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Where To Eat

Tougias, Michael Hunter Publishing ePub

The original town, founded in 1882, grew up around the railroad depot, but in June 1986, four small communities Encinitas, Leucadia, Olivenhain and Cardiff-by-the-Sea united to form the new Encinitas along six miles of coastline between two lagoons.

San Diego Botanical Gardens, 230 Quail Gardens Dr., 619/436-3036, includes 30 acres of canyons and sunny hillsides, rare plants, a waterfall, self-guided trails, banana palms and America's largest collection of bamboos. It is one of the world's most diverse and botanically important plant collections. A chaparral area on the grounds serves as a natural bird refuge. Tours are available, and there is no admission charge on the first Tuesday of each month.

For more information, contact Encinitas North Coast Chamber of Commerce, 138 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas 92024, 619/753-6041.

Taylors Herb Garden, 1535 Lone Oak Rd., 619/727-3485, is the West Coast's largest herb grower.

Rancho Buena Vista Adobe, 640 Alta Vista Dr., 619/945-4919 or 726-1340, originally was one of six ranchos claimed by Mission San Luis Rey. The last 1.9 acres of an original 1845 Mexican land grant were purchased by the city in 1989 and the house was furnished with turn-of-the-century antiques. Guided tours are available and docents weave tales of the walled skeleton, the lady in white and the prized stallion. Annual events include a quilting show, a treasure sale, a Victorian tea, Cinco de Mayo (the fifth of May, a cherished Mexican holiday), Family Day, Pioneer Luncheon, Ice Cream Social and the Holiday Home Tour.

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Getting Around

Tougias, Michael Hunter Publishing ePub

Portuguese explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo landed in San Diego Bay in 1542 and claimed the region for Spain.

Cabrillo

When the early Spaniards marched out of Mexico, across what we now know as Arizona, and into California in 1769, it was for the expressed purpose of reaching the Pacific Ocean. The first phase of that expedition ended when they reached present-day San Diego.

Here, Father Junipero Serra built the first Spanish mission, Mission San Diego de Alcala, the first in a string of 21 missions that eventually would stretch all the way to the Monterey Peninsula. This, then, is the birthplace of California, and California has not forgotten its roots. 

Father Junipero Serra

Nowhere in the state is the Spanish influence felt more strongly than it is in and around San Diego. Nowhere is the lingering influence of Mexico felt more prominently. One needs to look no farther than the names of the towns (San Luis Obispo), the streets (avenida, calle, camino), the rivers (rios) and mountains (montaas) to recognize the legacy of those early pioneers. The Spanish-style architecture remains. The Mexican-flavored foods remain. The telephone book proliferates with surnames like Garcia, Rodriguez, Hernandez, Ochoa and Gomez.

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Where To Stay

Tougias, Michael Hunter Publishing ePub

The original town, founded in 1882, grew up around the railroad depot, but in June 1986, four small communities Encinitas, Leucadia, Olivenhain and Cardiff-by-the-Sea united to form the new Encinitas along six miles of coastline between two lagoons.

San Diego Botanical Gardens, 230 Quail Gardens Dr., 619/436-3036, includes 30 acres of canyons and sunny hillsides, rare plants, a waterfall, self-guided trails, banana palms and America's largest collection of bamboos. It is one of the world's most diverse and botanically important plant collections. A chaparral area on the grounds serves as a natural bird refuge. Tours are available, and there is no admission charge on the first Tuesday of each month.

For more information, contact Encinitas North Coast Chamber of Commerce, 138 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas 92024, 619/753-6041.

Taylors Herb Garden, 1535 Lone Oak Rd., 619/727-3485, is the West Coast's largest herb grower.

Rancho Buena Vista Adobe, 640 Alta Vista Dr., 619/945-4919 or 726-1340, originally was one of six ranchos claimed by Mission San Luis Rey. The last 1.9 acres of an original 1845 Mexican land grant were purchased by the city in 1989 and the house was furnished with turn-of-the-century antiques. Guided tours are available and docents weave tales of the walled skeleton, the lady in white and the prized stallion. Annual events include a quilting show, a treasure sale, a Victorian tea, Cinco de Mayo (the fifth of May, a cherished Mexican holiday), Family Day, Pioneer Luncheon, Ice Cream Social and the Holiday Home Tour.

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