North Coast San Diego County Trip
Imax Theater and Outdoor Shopping Mall
Shop along Cedros Avenue.
The Belly Up Tavern has a great dance floor.
3-Cardiff by the Sea
Country Inn-good colonial style rooms / decent breakfast buffet included (have your boyfriend give you room service!) / terrible towel service (you've got to stay after them and then some!)
@Birmingham Exit-parallel to the west side of the fwy is an cute little orchid nursery… click for the many San Diego Nurseries in this area.
Stonesteps Beach (Old Hwy 101, right on El Porto)
Walk south to Moonlight Beach and get a little wet picking up those beach stones that Sally likes.
Swami's Park near the Transcendental Meditation grounds gives a nice coastal view and another chance to put your arm around your girl.
Quail Botanical Gardens is a delightful surprise.
La Costa Gardens where the owner and waiters sing show tunes and opera / views of the coast and Battiquitos Lagoon / Italian / click for Encinitas Restaurants
In Carlsbad Village we found a cute quilt shop, Sowing Sisters
@2956 Roosevelt St (760) 720-7397
Moonlight Amphitheater and Anything Goes! (Fwy 78 exit north on Escondido Avenue, east on Vista Way, right on Vale Terrace)
Gates open @6:30PM, low back chairs < 27 inches. Picnic Dinner.