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Travel info: North County San Diego

August 19, 2012

Legoland California, 1 Legoland Drive, Carlsbad; (760) 918-5346, california.legoland.com. Adults $75, children ages 3-12 $65.

Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa, 5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad; (760) 827-2400, http://www.sheratoncarlsbad.com. Some 250 rooms next to Legoland. Rooms for two $239-$309 in summer, $149-$199 the rest of the year. More for suites.

Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort, 3075 Carlsbad Blvd.; (760) 434-7020, http://www.carlsbadinn.com. Some rooms with kitchenettes and rental condos. Doubles from $229.

Boxd, 430 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad; http://www.boxd.com. Nothing more than $7.

Las Olas Restaurant, 2939 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad; (760) 434-5850, http://www.lasolasmex.com. Main dishes $9-$19.50.

South Carlsbad State Beach, 7201 Carlsbad Blvd.; (760) 438-3143, http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=660. Includes a popular campground. Camping reservations through http://www.reserveamerica.com, rates $35-$50 a night, sellouts common in summer.

Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort, 1 Ponto Road, Carlsbad; (760) 602-0800, hiltoncarlsbadoceanfront.com. Rooms for two $219-$459.

Q'ero Peruvian Kitchen, 564 S. Coast Highway, Encinitas; (760) 753-9050, qerorestaurant.com. Dinner main dishes $21-$32.

San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas; (760) 436-3036, http://www.sdbgarden.org. Adults $12, children 3-12 $6. Parking $2.

Swami's Beach, 1298 S. Coast Highway, Encinitas; ci.encinitas.ca.us/index.aspx?page=290

Pannikin Coffee & Tea, 510 N. Coast Highway, Encinitas; (760) 436-5824, pannikincoffeeandtea.com. Sandwiches and snacks, all less than $9.

Leaping Lotus, 240 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach; (858) 720-8283, http://www.leapinglotus.com.

SoLo, 309 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach; (858) 794-9016, http://www.solocedros.com

Adventure 16, 143 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach; (858) 755-7662, http://www.adventure16.com. Outdoor gear and clothes.

Lockwood Table Cafe, 346B S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach; (858) 794-4919, http://www.lockwoodtable.com. Breakfast and lunch, main dishes up to $8.25.

Wild Note Cafe, 143 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach; (858) 720-9000; http://www.wildnote.com. Main dishes up to $14.50 for lunch, $13-$25 for dinner

Belly Up Tavern, 143 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach; (858) 481-8140, http://www.bellyup.com. Live music.

Fletcher Cove, 111 S. Sierra Ave., Solana Beach; http://www.ci.solana-beach.ca.us/csite/cms/247.htm

Naked Cafe, 106 S. Sierra Ave., Solana Beach; (858) 259-7866, thenakedcafe.com. Breakfast and lunch. Most items about $10.

The Vegetable Shop, Chino Farms, 6123 Calzada del Bosque, Rancho Santa Fe; (858) 756-3184, http://www.facebook.com/TheVegetableShop. Cash only. Artisanal produce in the heart of a lush valley. Open Tuesdays-Sundays.

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, 5951 Linea del Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe; (858) 756-1131 or (800) 843-4661, http://www.theinnatrsf.com. 87 units. Rooms for two $152- $492. Cottages and suites, some with kitchens, often cost more.

Les Artistes Inn, 944 Camino del Mar, Del Mar; (858) 755-4646, http://www.lesartistesinn.com. 12 rooms, artsy feel, no pool. Rates $135-$250.

Hotel Indigo Del Mar, 710 Camino del Mar, Del Mar; (858) 755-1501 or (877) 270-1392, http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/hotelindigo/hotels/us/en/del-mar/sandm/hoteldetail. Formerly a Best Western, renovated and reopened in spring 2012. Rooms for two about $165-$460.

Americana, 1454 Camino del Mar, Del Mar; (858) 794-6838, http://www.americanarestaurant.com. Dinner main dishes $9.75-$25.95.

Del Mar Rendezvous, 1555 Camino del Mar, No. 102, Del Mar. Chinese fusion. Dinner entrees $13-$32, (858) 755-2669, http://www.delmarrendezvous.com

Stratford Court Café, 1307 Stratford Court, Del Mar; (858) 792-7433, http://www.stratfordcourtcafe.com. Casual breakfast and lunch up to $9.95, some dinners in summer.

Del Mar Race Track & Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar; (858) 755-1161, http://www.delmarfairgrounds.com. Del Mar Thoroughbred Club horse-racing info: (858) 755-1141, http://www.dmtc.com.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park, 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido; (760) 747-8702, http://www.sdzsafaripark.com. Adult admission (ages 12 and above), $42. Children (ages 3-11), $32.

Orfila Vineyards & Winery, 13455 San Pasqual Road, Escondido; (760) 738-6500, http://www.orfila.com. Pleasant grassy picnic area close to the Safari Park. $10 to taste six wines.

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido; (760) 471-4999, http://www.stonebrew.com; (760) 294-7866, http://www.stoneworldbistro.com. Brewery, bistro and gardens. Main dishes $13.50-$25.

Rancho Bernardo Inn, 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive, San Diego; (877) 517-9340, http://www.ranchobernardoinn.com. Rooms for two generally $179-$299.

Queen Califia's Magical Circle, Kit Carson Park, 3333 Bear Valley Parkway, Escondido; http://www.queencalifia.org. Mosaic artwork by Niki de Saint Phalle.

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