Translating to 'Little Oaks' .. Encinitas incorporated in 1986 to include Leucadia, Olivenhain, and Cardiff-by-the-Sea in it's jurisdiction.
Encinitas is home to the Self Realization Fellowship and world class surf break Swamis Reef. There are countless restaurants and bars and coffee shops here to enjoy in the pedistrian friendly downtown area of Encinitas. Some of my go-to's include:
While the vibe here has evolved some in the last 20 years to feel more chic/trendy then it's original hippy vibe,
the wellness industry and yoga culture values still are part of the bedrock of this beach community.