Swami’s Beach

Encinitas may be known for its famous beaches along Coast Highway 101, but for a more secluded shoreline, head to the staircase at First Street leading down to Swami’s Beach. This scenic cove is popular with surfers and beachcombers who want to escape the crowds. Relax in the sand while keeping an eye out for dolphins playing in the waves, then explore the nearby gardens and meditation gazebo. Pack a picnic lunch to enjoy on the beach or venture up to the casual boardwalk eateries on Coast Highway 101 after your visit.

Address: 1298 S Coast Hwy 101 Encinitas, CA 92024

Phone: (760) 633-2740

San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve

Nature lovers will delight in exploring 900 acres of precious coastal wetlands during a visit to San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve. Walk along nearly 7 miles of scenic trails to spot native plants, birds like great blue herons and egrets, and even sea lions hauled out on mudflats. The lagoon offers guided tours, birdwatching classes, camping excursions, kayaking, and special seasonal events. After connecting with nature, enjoy the view of the lagoon while satisfying your hunger at one of the excellent local restaurants. Encinitas Party Bus Company offers charter bus transportation to help your nature group effortlessly access San Elijo’s trails while avoiding the hassle of tight parking.

Address: 2710 Manchester Ave Encinitas, CA 92024

Phone: (760) 436-3944

Lux Art Institute

For art lovers looking to escape the bustle of big city museums, a visit to Lux Art Institute offers an intimate look at modern art in progress. This nonprofit art gallery located in Encinitas showcases a diverse range of contemporary artists through rotating exhibitions, artist residency programs, insightful tours, and art classes. See artists at work in their open studio and get a behind-the-scenes peek at the creative process. After soaking in the inspiring ambiance, browse the selections in the museum store filled with unique jewelry, prints, and books. Planning a group outing? Encinitas Party Bus Company offers convenient transportation to help art enthusiasts of all ages easily access this intimate artistic treasure.

Address: 1550 S El Camino Real Encinitas, CA 92024

Phone: (760) 436-6611

Garden of Eden

Nestled off the beaten path near Escondido is a whimsical hidden gem known as the Garden of Eden. This quirky roadside attraction transports you to another world with larger-than-life sculptures of religious figures and mythical creatures. Snap a selfie next to a 12-foot tall Adam and Eve or take a walk through the tranquil meditation garden. Kids will love climbing on the giant whale tail sculpture and posing by the Trojan horse. After exploring the grounds, continue your mythological adventure at one of the area’s Greek or Italian restaurants.

Address: 300 W. El Norte Pkwy Escondido, CA 92026

Phone: (760) 741-4221

Surfin’ Safari Peak

Bring your adventurous crew to Surfin’ Safari Peak, a hidden gem offering amazing coastal views with a side of heart-pumping fun. Take on the thrilling alpine coaster that sends riders soaring and twisting down the mountain at speeds up to 25 miles per hour. Scale the challenging climbing walls and zip line over 200 feet in the air for even more adrenaline-filled excitement. The little ones can enjoy bungee trampolines, a kid’s climbing structure, and an epic splash pad during the hot summer months. With sweeping vistas of North County’s pristine beaches, this family fun zone tucked away near Oceanside and Carlsbad is the perfect place for your active group to play, explore, and bond. Leave the driving to Encinitas Party Bus Company and ride in stylish comfort up to this scenic destination.

Address: 6861 Embarcadero Ln. Carlsbad, CA 92011

Phone: (442) 268-0369

Batiquitos Lagoon

Nature enthusiasts will find an ecological oasis just minutes from downtown Carlsbad at Batiquitos Lagoon. Over 600 acres of wetlands provide critical habitat for threatened wildlife and native vegetation. Hiking trails wind through scenic overlooks, bird blinds, and restored tidal flats perfect for spotting egrets, gray whales and shorebirds. Bring binoculars to get a closer look at the incredible array of wildlife. The Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation offers fun educational programs like bird watching tours and kayak excursions for kids and adults.

Address: 7380 Gabbiano Ln. Carlsbad, CA 92011

Phone: (760) 930-0196

The Crossings at Carlsbad

From zip lines to axe throwing, challenge your group with a day of adventures at The Crossings at Carlsbad. This family entertainment center tucked away in a business park offers a huge range of activities guaranteed to get your heart pumping. Test your skills on the 18-hole mini golf course, then play a round of duckpin bowling or challenge your friends to a race on the go kart track. Take a break from the action to refuel with a bite from the on-site restaurant before getting back to the fun. With so many exciting attractions to experience, The Crossings is the perfect destination for active groups celebrating birthdays, team building events, church functions, and more. Leave the transportation logistics to Encinitas Party Bus Company and simply enjoy the thrills!

Address: 5812 Van Allen Way #100, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Phone: (442) 249-7676

Leo Carrillo Ranch

Step back in time with a visit to Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park. Once the countryside retreat of famous Old Hollywood actor Leo Carrillo, this historic park now transports visitors to life in early 20th century California. Tour the restored adobe buildings, blacksmith shop, and cantina where vaqueros once gathered. Kids will love visiting the barnyard animals while history buffs admire the antique windmills and machinery. Consider packing a picnic lunch to enjoy under the sprawling oak trees after your tour. For effortless transportation to this scenic hidden gem, contact Encinitas Party Bus Company to book a comfortable shuttle bus or passenger van for your group.

Address:  6200 Flying Leo Carrillo Ln Carlsbad, CA 92009

Phone: (760) 476-1042

Magee House and Park

Located in the heart of downtown Carlsbad village, Magee House and Park offers a glimpse into the area’s early settler history. Tour the beautifully restored 1887 Victorian-style farmhouse filled with period furnishings. Marvel at the intricate architecture and vintage décor. Then relax in the surrounding 4.5 acre park shaded by rare Torrey pine trees. Walk through gardens modeled after the original homestead’s farm and get your camera ready for classic photos by the windmill. After your tour, stroll the charming streets of Carlsbad village dotted with restaurants, cafes, and shops.

Address: 258 Beech Ave Carlsbad, CA 92008

Phone: (760) 434-9189

Plan Your Adventure With Encinitas Party Bus Company

Don’t let transportation challenges stop you from uncovering the amazing hidden gems right in your own backyard. Encinitas Party Bus Company offers a modern fleet of spacious buses, vans, limos, and shuttle buses perfectly suited for groups small and large. Keep your crew together, comfortable, and on time while avoiding the hassle of navigating multiple vehicles. Our professional team knows the best routes to popular attractions throughout Encinitas, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Escondido, and all of North San Diego County. Take the stress out of planning local group adventures and let us handle the driving! Contact Encinitas Party Bus Company today at 442-232-4465 to get a quote and book transportation for your next memorable journey.