Preservation Association to host historical bus tours in Encinitas


The Encinitas Preservation Association will again be hosting historical bus tours from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 1 and Aug. 15, thanks to a sponsorship from Sea Coast Exclusive Properties. The tours include 50 historical points of interest and scheduled stops at San Elijo Lagoon, Olivenhain Town Hall and the San Dieguito Heritage Museum, and a drive through the San Diego Botanic Gardens.

The highlight of the tour will be a rare opportunity to tour Bumann Ranch.

Tour guides on the bus will give a brief history or story about each area. “No matter how long you have lived in Encinitas and think you know all about its history, you will learn something new during this tour,” said tour director Carolyn Cope, a liaison from the Encinitas Historical Society.

Each ticket supports the preservation of Encinitas’ most iconic historical buildings, the Boathouses. The EPA acquired the SS Moonlight and SS Encinitas in 2008 in order to maintain them and make sure they remain in place for future generations.

Sea Coast Exclusive Properties is the EPA’s tour sponsor for a third year. Sea Coast, in downtown Encinitas, is a locally owned real estate firm with deep ties and a history of service to the community.

“Many of our agents are locals that grew up in Encinitas, with family histories that are a part of the Encinitas story. We are excited to be a small part of preserving our local heritage,” said Mike Evens, president of Sea Coast Exclusive Properties.

Tickets are $45 each, and include lunch. Buy them through the Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association, either online ( or at their office (818 S. Coast Highway 101). The tour will depart from the City Hall parking lot (505 S. Vulcan) at 9 a.m. and return at 1 p.m. Visit