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Things to do in Encinitas

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Encinitas. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Encinitas attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Encinitas to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Encinitas.

  • Lou's Records

    A mainstay on Highway 101 since its opening in 1980, Lou’s Records carries more than 150,000 CD’s and 50,000 LP’s. Housed in a single-story, gray-c... More
  • Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA

    Located on 20 acres in Ecke Sports Park overlooking the ocean, the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA is one of the largest and most active YMCAs in the co... More
  • Self-Realization Fellowship

    Spiritual seekers find refuge at Self-Realization Fellowship’s temples, ashrams, and meditation centers around the world. Its Mount Washington site... More
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