Take a bus tour of historic Encinitas

The Encinitas Preservation Association (EPA) is offering a bus tour of more than 60 historic points of interest in the five distinct communities of Encinitas on two consecutive Saturdays, Aug. 20 and Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The $45 per person tour ticket includes lunch at the San Dieguito Heritage Museum. The air-conditioned tour bus will depart promptly at 9 a.m. from the parking lot at Encinitas City Hall, 505 S. Vulcan Ave.

“The proceeds from the ticket sales will help to preserve two historic gems — the iconic boathouses on 3rd Street in Encinitas,” EPA Board Member, and one of the bus tour guides, Carolyn Cope, said in a release. “A highlight of the tour is the historic Bumann Ranch in Olivenhain.”

Cope, a life-long resident of Encinitas, is also the president of the Encinitas Historical Society, which is providing the luncheon for the tour participants. Fifth-generation Encinitan Tom Cozens will serve as one of the other tour narrators.

Space is limited on the 40-seat tour bus, and tickets for this popular event sell out quickly. Each tour participant will receive a goodie bag filled with brochures and information on most of the points of interest, along with a gift from the city of Encinitas and a water bottle.

Tickets are available by visiting the Encinitas 101 Mainstreet Association during business hours or by calling 760-943-1950. For questions, call Cope at 760-753-4834.