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San Diego Botanic Garden

Tour this enchanting garden that hosts lush shady corners, exotic garden designs and a huge collection of plant species from around the world.

The San Diego Botanic Garden is a sprawling oasis of greenery in a desert city. Cool off in a tropical rainforest, look at interesting sculptures and let kids play in the activity gardens.

Wander through the 30 themed gardens and feel like you’ve taken a little trip around the world. Walk through an atmospheric bamboo grove that forms one of the largest species collections of its kind in the United States. See what the flower of a kangaroo paw looks like in the Australian Garden and hear the whispering sounds made by the fronds of the plants in the Palm Canyon.

Take a photo of the mariachi band made from topiary trees and see the beautiful mosaics in the Mexican Garden. The Mediterranean Garden has a lovely mature cork tree and is complemented by an olive tree orchard. Don’t miss the dramatic dragon trees from the far-off Canary Islands.

Watch your kids as they encounter the wonderful world of Hamilton Children's Garden. Toni’s Tree House emerges from an old Banyan tree and looks like it’s straight out of a fairy tale. Observe the birds in the quail enclosure, build a sand castle and play a few fun games. Check the schedule to see what children’s craft activities are planned during the week. 

Get your camera ready and bring the entire family to visit Sam, a real live Galapagos turtle. This much-loved member of the reptile family is over 50 years old and weighs about 600 pounds (270 kilograms).

Discover the plants used by the Kumeyaay people for medicine, food, clothes and construction. The coastal plant communities found along the Native Plants and Native People Trail have been used by this group for over 10,000 years and are fascinating reminders of the continent’s long human history. 

Climb up to the Overlook Natural Area platform that offers breathtaking views of the sparkling Pacific Ocean. Use the telescope for a closer look. Pay for admission at the gate to the garden, which is open 7 days a week.

A walk through the San Diego Botanic Garden is like a breath of fresh air.


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Days Inn Encinitas Moonlight Beach

Days Inn Encinitas Moonlight Beach

133 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas
     
    3.6
    of 5, from 1,670 reviews
    2.0 out of 5.0

    Located in the heart of Encinitas, this motel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Moonlight State Beach and San Diego Botanic Garden. Swamis Beach is 1.3 mi (2 km) away.

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    Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach

    Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach

    85 Encinitas Boulevard, Encinitas
       
      3.9
      of 5, from 270 reviews
      3.0 out of 5.0

      Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Moonlight State Beach, San Diego Botanic Garden and Swamis Beach. Del Mar Racetrack and Flower Fields of Carlsbad are also within 6 miles (10 km).

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      Encinitas Beauty 1 Mile From Moonlight Beach

      Encinitas Beauty 1 Mile From Moonlight Beach

      , Encinitas
         
        5.0
        of 5, from 1 reviews
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        Situated by the ocean, this holiday home is close to San Diego Botanic Garden, Moonlight State Beach and Swamis Beach. Local attractions also include Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation Nature Center.

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        3 Bed 2 Bath Classic Old Encinitas 1 Mile To Beach

        3 Bed 2 Bath Classic Old Encinitas 1 Mile To Beach

        , Encinitas
           
          0.0 out of 5.0

          Situated by the ocean, this property is close to San Diego Botanic Garden, Swamis Beach and Moonlight State Beach. Area attractions also include Legoland California and Cedros Avenue.

          Private Cottage! Easy Walk Through The Park To Encinitas And Moonlight Beach
          Private Cottage! Easy Walk Through The Park To Encinitas And Moonlight Beach

          Private Cottage! Easy Walk Through The Park To Encinitas And Moonlight Beach

          , Encinitas
             
            5.0
            of 5, from 25 reviews
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            Situated in the city centre, this holiday home is close to Moonlight State Beach, San Diego Botanic Garden and Swamis Beach. Local attractions also include Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation Nature Center.

            Sweet Alice Heritage House
            Sweet Alice Heritage House

            Sweet Alice Heritage House

            , Encinitas
               
              4.9
              of 5, from 18 reviews
              0.0 out of 5.0

              Situated by the ocean, this holiday home is close to San Diego Botanic Garden, Swamis Beach and Moonlight State Beach. Area attractions also include Legoland California and Cedros Avenue.

              Deluxe One Bdrm Suite - Modern and Newly Renovated Guest Suite by Moonlight Beac
              Deluxe One Bdrm Suite - Modern and Newly Renovated Guest Suite by Moonlight Beac

              Deluxe One Bdrm Suite - Modern and Newly Renovated Guest Suite by Moonlight Beac

              , Encinitas
                 
                4.7
                of 5, from 3 reviews
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                Situated in Encinitas, this property is close to Moonlight State Beach, San Diego Botanic Garden and Swamis Beach. Local attractions also include Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation Nature Center.

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                Inn at Moonlight Beach

                Inn at Moonlight Beach

                105 N Vulcan Ave, Encinitas
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0

                  Situated on the beach, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mile (2 km) of Moonlight State Beach and Swamis Beach. San Diego Botanic Garden is 1.3 mi (2 km) away.