Each year we have many guests from San Francisco who wish to spend their vacation in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Knowing that San Francisco is one of the greatest cities of the States, we were curious about what makes the San Francisco residents decide to spend their vacation in San Diego and the surrounding beach towns.
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, located close to Encinitas and Carlsbad is the perfect place to relax and just enjoy the finest things that life has to offer. From beautiful views to exciting events and great spots where you can try some new craft beer or fine cuisine, it really does have all the ingredients to make your vacation unforgettable. People usually fall in love right away with this place and even make it a tradition to return as often as possible, especially when they find a vacation rental where they can feel at home.
Why Choose Cardiff-by-the-Sea
San Francisco is famous for its Victorian architecture, steep hills, top-notch restaurants, and vibrant art scene. It is also known that San Francisco is colder and windier than the cities form the south.
You know the saying that opposites attract, so we can only imagine that an escape to Cardiff's warm and pristine beaches would be one of the best choices to spend a vacation. So, in case you're wondering what's so great about this place that San Francisco residents love, we have a couple of pretty convincing reasons to give you:
- The warm weather
Weather conditions tend to stay pretty enjoyable all year-round, with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The best time to visit Cardiff if you're looking forward to warm and pleasant weather would be from March to November, with the hottest months being August and September.
- Great beaches
Cardiff starts at the river mouth, surrounded by San Elijo State Beach and Cardiff State Beach, and extends north to Swami's Point in Encinitas. The beaches here are usually quiet and not very crowded, allowing you to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, the crystal water, and the amazing reefs.
- Some of the best surfing spots
If you want to do some surfing, Cardiff is the best spot for it. Renowned as a surfing resort specifically for Swami's and Cardiff Reef, you can also find the popular surfer statue, Cardiff Kook.
- Local craft beers
San Diego is one of the best places where you can enjoy some craft beer. With a tradition that started many years back and that has evolved into great award-winning breweries that offer a multitude of unique flavors and types of beer. It's definitely a must-try experience!
- Hiking spots with amazing views
Hiking near Cardiff-by-the-Sea is an activity that not only helps with your calorie burn but offers amazing nature views and relaxation. There are a lot of great trails to choose from, for every level of physical preparedness so you can truly enjoy your day out in nature.
- Yoga and Meditation
San Diego has a long-standing tradition in regards to yoga and meditation, as it is the setting ground for Paramahansa Yogananda's Self-Realization Fellowship ashram, built in 1937, in Encinitas. In the meditation garden, you'll find all kinds of flowers, plants, trees and a number of small ponds with waterfalls and koi fish. It extends from the starting point of the meditation garden to the beach cliffs of Swami.
Another thing that attracts people from San Francisco is that San Diego is considered more family-friendly with many unparalleled attractions for the little ones, just to mention the San Diego Zoo, the Sea World, the Children's Zoo, Legoland or the Balboa Park.
Book Your Vacation in Cardiff-by-the-Sea
When you visit Cardiff-by-the-Sea, your vacation will be a great mix of the San Diego city vibe, beach-water activities, winery, brewery tours in the San Diego area and relaxed, sunny days on our beach town.
You will enjoy a pleasurable vacation from beachfront rentals and you'll get good food paired with the best SoCal wines and the famous San Diego craft beers. This is a unique culinary experience that you don't want to miss.
So, for San Francisco residents whose idea of a summer vacation includes beach house relaxation or surfing, swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing activities with friends or family, Cardiff-by-the-Sea is one of the best options. To make the best of your vacation in our town, rent one of our luxury condos and enjoy your days to the fullest.