Fight the Doldrums With These Top Amusement Parks in San Diego

If you're a parent who lives in Encinitas or anywhere in San Diego, you might have the feeling that you live in one, giant amusement park. You know why? You do! With endless parks and beaches and weather that allows us to be outdoors all year long, we're pretty darn lucky. In the end, though, kids are kids, and love of amusement parks is in their DNA. Fortunately for us San Diegans, on top of … [Read more...]

Boo! 5 Halloween Activities in Encinitas That’ll Make Your Kids Howl

Ghosts and ghouls and goblins, oh my! It's that time of year, as kids gear up for Halloween by choosing costumes, picking pumpkins, bobbing for apples, and hopping on hay rides. There's nothing quite like autumn and, while some might say SoCal residents don't experience the seasons, we beg to differ. The air gets crisper as the sun becomes less intense, making this the perfect time of year to take … [Read more...]

Kid Friendly Meals: 5 Healthy Options Your Lil’ Sprouts Will Love

Got a Picky Pete and Fussy Francesca at home? Join the (Miserable Moms) club. Being a mother is hard enough, and now we're constantly bombarded with online information about gluten, processed foods, and GMOs. If you live in or near Encinitas, you know that we North County San Diegans appreciate the value of good health. They don't call our town "Omcinitas" for nothing. Finding meals that are both … [Read more...]

Serenity Now! 5 Luxury Hotels Near Encinitas

San Diego is known as a pretty "chill" area and Encinitas, in particular, is known for its casual, beachy vibe. That doesn't mean that its residents and those who visit don't appreciate the comforts of a swanky hotel, though, and there are plenty of gorgeous options in America's Finest City. Whether you are looking for a spa-like atmosphere or want to be in the heart of the bar/club scene, … [Read more...]

Your New Road Trip Planner: 6 Awesome Family Destinations in SoCal Area

The bonus of living in SoCal -- besides the temperate weather, youthful vibe, beautiful beaches, great food, hoppin' nightlife, etc., etc. -- is that there are so many places to go within 50 to 100 miles. There's no need to hop on a plane for your next adventure. Of course, living in Encinitas is exciting enough for most of us but if you've got the travel itch and can handle the never-ending "Are … [Read more...]