San Diego Journals

Solana Beach, California

A July 2003 trip to San Diego by desertgoddess

Quote: Solana Beach is a great place to stay. Its not big like San Diego and has its own "surfer" character. San Diego was less than 20 or 30 minutes (on a non-traffic day). It sits along the "Old" Highway 1 and has many other communities next door. You can travel along Highway 1 to Del Mar and LaJolla. A great place to take it easy and enjoy the scenic Pacific Ocean views and beaches.

Solana Beach, California


One of the best things to do is to walk around the town on foot. It is quaint with its one-of-a-kind shops and galleries.

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Driving isn't bad (unless you go during the horse racing season, you will come across traffic on the main street Via De Valle).

Winner's Circle Beach & Tennis Resort

Hotel | "Winner's Circle Resort"

Older resort, but very clean with modern and comfortable furniture and applicances. The only drawback was that the parking was not adequate for guests. Much of the front parking lot was used for valet parking for the nearby restaurant. Isn't a lot to do if you have children. I brought my 14-year-old daughter and 11-year-old niece. They played ping pong and swam. That was the extent of the activities. Because Solana Beach is so close to the beach (less than a mile), we spent a lot of time checking the different beaches out. Solana Beach is a nice surfer town. They have Cedros District which has funky, different galleries, shops, and restaurants. Nearby is Del Mar, Carlsbad and La Jolla. Solana B...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 5, 2003

Winner's Circle Beach & Tennis Resort
550 Via De La Valle
Solana Beach, California 92075