Here are the results of a recent afternoon road trip that we took along the old highway (Route 101) that runs up the coast from San Diego to Camp Pendleton. (Click on a picture for a larger view)
Our first stop was in Solana Beach.
Encinitas followed. Most of the towns feature walkable downtown centers just a few blocks from the ocean sporting a wide range of architecture from the first half of the 20th Century.
We couldn't resist this burger joint on the edge of Oceanside, our farthest stop.
We watched the sun set from the Oceanside pier.