Encinitas main street named among best in SoCal


Encinitas, Solana Beach and Del Mar last week landed on a list of the 12 best main streets in Southern California.

Published by the website Only in Your State, the list states, “a vibrant main street in the center of town really shows off the heart and soul of a city.”

“Of course we love our community, but it always feels great to be recognized as special by others,” said Thora Guthrie, executive director of Encinitas 101 Main Street, when reached for comment. “We are proud to be the organization that has led the enhancements of our downtown.”

Guthrie added: “Encinitas continues to become a more and more popular destination for visitors throughout our county and beyond.”

The website gave Coast Highway 101 in downtown Encinitas points for its beachside location and for having plenty to explore in the area. Solana Beach got props for the Cedros Avenue Design District, although the list acknowledged some may not see Cedros as the city’s main street.

As for Del Mar, the website says, “Del Mar Village, located on Camino Del Mar, captures the local flavor of this seaside destination.”

The other areas on the list: San Clemente, Santa Barbara, Solvang, San Luis Obispo, Julian, Seal Beach, Redlands, Old Town Temecula and Balbo Island.