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Things to do in Solana Beach

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Café
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“Breakfast and lunch place tucked away at the end of Cedros street in Solana Beach. There is always a wait. Usually an hour. So go early, and browse the nearby shops. As soon as you sit down, order the walnut butter. Mmmmm, so good.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The hot spot in town for gourmet foods, elegant dining experience and local hang out for horse jockeys after race day. 5 star.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“If you have wheels and desire maybe the best Mexican food in the area, make this a part of your itinerary.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“A most unique gathering place in Del Mar, offering a wide array of eateries, shops, playground and workshop areas, and other interesting gathering places. Don't miss this transformed plaza, unlike any other. Whole Foods is one of the great anchor stores.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is your perfect locals drunk pit. Fun time and they have karaoke weekly.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“The best Pho in town! Make a reservation for Friday and Saturday nights. They also serve lunch.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great Super Club atmosphere for long dining, and wine sipping. Famous long time race jockey hang out and local hot spot for large portion, full bar and specials every night, including piano music for a sing along, or dancing. They have a private room for groups, meetings. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Food
“Walk around and try foods from local farmers and vendors every Sunday starting at 12pm.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Great breakfast and a delicious bloody mary. It's a cozy, divey place that we love.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Furniture / Home Store
“A great collection of venders under one roof. Choose from clothing, candles, handmade items, furniture, souvenirs, cards, etc.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“One of my favorite breakfast spots in the area. You can go wrong with their fresh baked muffins, Chilaquiles, or Eggs Benedict.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Winery
“The Urban winery is a 5 min walk Enjoy a quick glass of local wine before you head out to dinner ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Entertainment
“This local theater has some remarkably good shows year round. You don't even have to get on the freeway! Check their website to see what's playing during your stay.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
“Great little hike into a sand canyon. We usually park at north end of Cedros Ave north of Lomas Santa Fe drive. Dogs allowed on leash. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“This is a fun little sports bar. They have good food - try the pork green chili! Beer and wine only.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Convenience Store
“They have all of the basics including some groceries as well as beer, wine and liquor.”
  • 5 locals recommend