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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Thomas T. Crittenden Subdivision aka 3500 Block 17th Ave

This micro-historic neighborhood is near Balboa park.  The houses reflect the rich Craftsman-style designs of the early 1900.  Not far to the north Mission hills area which is a virtual laboratory of craftsman architecture  Near many small restaurants and great shopping.  Near University Avenue, Park and downtown.  Great place to discover.