Historical Places in Encinitas

With San Diego being described as "the birthplace" of California, there is much expected history in this beautiful city. San Diego Bay was discovered by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo in 1542 and fell under, first Spanish and then Mexican rule. This explains the heavy Mexican influence you see in San Diego today. The first original town in San Diego is now recognized as Old Town San Diego State Historical Park. If this is your first trip to sunny San Diego, Old Town is definitely worth checking out. Balboa Park, The Cabrillo National Monument (where Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo first landed in 1542), the beautiful Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala and the list goes on. San Diego is absolutely full of rich and enlightening history.

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Balboa Park

The Balboas Park complex is amazing with museums, zoo, arboretum, Old Globe Theater, Playgrounds and ball fields, picnic areas, restaurants and incredible gardens.  Many city events held at Balboa Park.  Christmas in the Organ Pavillion or walking through the Japanese tea gardens or multicultural cottages dressed in their holiday finery is a treat.  The heart of […]

Cabrillo National Monument

Out on the farthest point in Point Loma is the Cabrillo National Monument.  This peninsula into the sea is windy and sea tossed and a wonderful place to view the ocean and points north and south.  See the Coronado Islands on a clear day.  Whales can breach right before you.  Military cemetery is inspiring and […]

Old Town San Diego

One of the must sees for a tourist and just a great visit for locals again and again!  This wonderfully preserved area is the heart of San Diego and it’s beginnings.  Historically accurate town center with stores, restaurants, nearby Antique houses and many fine art and gift stores.  There is a theater, provisions store, museum, […]

Cabrillo Bridge

The Cabrillo Bridge is a work of art spanning over the narrowest part of the 163 freeway near Balboa Park.  Built in 1919,  it is the main pedestrian/vehicle bridge on El Prado leading into the entrance to the Park.  It also serves as a great reminder of days past and amazing San Diego design.  Be sure to walk the […]

Liberty Station

The neighborhood is rich with SD maritime and military history. Once the home of the navy training center established in 1921 by FDR, the purpose of the renovated center is now retail with great restaurants, shops, groceries.  It is located at the beginning of the entrance to Point Loma and the ROCK Church.  Close to downtown […]