Solana Beach: Sunny, Uncrowded Beaches only 20 Miles from San Diego!
Solana Beach: Spanish for "sunny," and it is, here.
And optimistic. Access to the sand in this upscale, four-mile town was literally cut from its jagged coastline long ago, by city engineers who realized that the only thing missing from this Eden was a way to actually get folks to the
Today with staircases set into the cliffs at the end of almost every city block, the town is a cozy vacation alternative.
It's also only 20 miles from downtown San Diego and San Diego County's local commuter train, the Coaster, costs only $5 for a ticket to downtown San Diego, the Zoo, Sea World and the harbor. Visitors can enjoy
San Diego beaches
during the day and return to watch the sunset along Solana's cliffs at night.
The city is bordered on its south by
and its famous
so surf-and-turf fans have literally a five-minute drive to see thoroughbred racing.
The city also has its share of great
Solana Beach hotels,
but other than its beaches, it hasn't strained to invent itself as a tourist draw.