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Spotlight on North County

North County is packed with things to do. Here’s a roadmap to the best shopping, dining, and activities north of Highway 56.


Grand Pacific Palisades


Hit music motivates you through high-energy dance cardio fun blended with strength training for your best body ever.
2460 Impala Dr., Carlsbad; 760-602-7190 | 2677 Vista Wy., Ste. B, Oceanside; 760-602-7166


Cape Rey Carlsbad, A Hilton Resort

Located 150 steps from the sand and surf, our AAA Four-Diamond resort provides the perfect opportunity to find your own sense of adventure.
1 Ponto Road, Carlsbad; 760-602-0800

Cape Rey Carlsbad


Grand Pacific Palisades

Magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean and Flower Fields, plus steps from LEGOLAND® California Resort are what set this Carlsbad Resort apart from the rest.
5808 Armada Drive, Carlsbad; 855-405-1164


San Diego Botanic Garden

Bella D’ora Spa + Salon

Your go-to day spa, featuring award-winning spa services, a hair salon, and with boutique brands like Northern Lights, Paddy Wax, Finch Berry Soaps, and The Cottage Greenhouse.
5617 Paseo Del Norte, Suite 200, Carlsbad; 760-438-7404


Casa de Bandini

Experience the warmth and romance of old Mexico at Casa de Bandini with dancing fountains, lush gardens, strolling mariachis, and award-winning Mexican cuisine.
1901 Calle Barcelona at The Forum, Carlsbad; 760-634-3443 


San Diego Botanic Garden

This 37-acre botanic wonderland includes 29 uniquely themed gardens, two children’s gardens, 4,000 plant species from all over the world, and stunning ocean views.
230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas; 760-436-3036


Fusion Academy Solana Beach

Fusion Academy is a private middle and high school where all classes are one-to-one: one student and one teacher per classroom. Scheduling is personalized, and students may enroll at any time!
512 Via De La Valle, Suite 201, Solana Beach 858-792-2300


Casa Sol y Mar

Casa Sol y Mar

Casa Sol y Mar’s beautiful and vibrant ambience is a fiesta for all the senses, offering authentic Mexican flavors with innovative twists on classic dishes.
12865 El Camino Real in the Del Mar Highlands Town Center, San Diego; 858-792-4100 

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