Skip to content

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Rock Club
$$
“live music. great for a dat trip to north county. near solana beach/del mar”
  • 122 locals recommend
Pizza Place
$$
“Our family loves to go to the beach and then hit Pizza Port on our way home! The pizza and drinks hit the spot after a long day in the sunshine and they also have some old-school arcade games that kids will love!”
  • 45 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
$$
“Great view of the racetrack & fair grounds... fun spot to have a beer or margarita with fish tacos. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
$$
“Reallly yummy - everything on the menu! Everyone can find something here :) There’s often a huge line so arrive early! ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Doctor's Office
“Often referred to as "Cedros Design District" this walk street is filled with larger chain stores like A16 Outfitters and West Elm and independent boutique shops like Cedros Soles, Leaping Lotus and Solo. You could spend a whole day here! There are art galleries and interesting public art including murals, statues and beautiful mosaic paving on the Rosa Street Bridge. Note that on Sundays, on the far south end there is a Farmers Market from 2-5. Parking can be a struggle at times.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Brewery
$
“This open-air micro brewery is a great local hang out. Not a restaurant but I've seen folk bring in their own snacks.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Park
“This little community park draws tourists, families, surfers, photo op seekers, dog walkers and more. There is a grassy area for Frisbee or AcroYoga (or a nap), a child's play area, picnic tables, basketball court, bathrooms, showers and a ramp down to the beach access.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
$$
“Within a few minutes walk. Great healthy and tasty menu and ocean view. Unique menu featuring healthy ingredients. Open for breakfast and lunch”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
$$
“GREAT Mexican and just right next door is it's competitor (separate owner) Tony's Jacal... another great Mexican spot.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Beach
“Beautiful park and beach. Great for kids with lifeguards and also good surfing!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
$$
“Best coffee in town! Their special croissant breakfasts are wonderful as well.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
$$
“They have reasonably priced wine for the value. The food is delicious. Its sister restaurant in Downtown San Diego, called Cucina Urbana, received a Michelin nod in 2019.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
$
“This is your perfect locals drunk pit. Fun time and they have karaoke weekly.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
$$
“On the corner, a short walk. Great clam chowder. There is a bar where you can eat, or be seated, also take home fish. Menu is loaded with every kind of fish possible. Not quiet but it is good!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
$
“Breakfast and lunch place tucked away at the end of Cedros street in Solana Beach. There is always a wait. Usually an hour. So go early, and browse the nearby shops. As soon as you sit down, order the walnut butter. Mmmmm, so good.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
$$
“If you have wheels and desire maybe the best Mexican food in the area, make this a part of your itinerary.”
  • 16 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pizza Place
“Our family loves to go to the beach and then hit Pizza Port on our way home! The pizza and drinks hit the spot after a long day in the sunshine and they also have some old-school arcade games that kids will love!”
  • 45 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great view of the racetrack & fair grounds... fun spot to have a beer or margarita with fish tacos. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Reallly yummy - everything on the menu! Everyone can find something here :) There’s often a huge line so arrive early! ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Brewery
“This open-air micro brewery is a great local hang out. Not a restaurant but I've seen folk bring in their own snacks.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Within a few minutes walk. Great healthy and tasty menu and ocean view. Unique menu featuring healthy ingredients. Open for breakfast and lunch”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
“GREAT Mexican and just right next door is it's competitor (separate owner) Tony's Jacal... another great Mexican spot.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“They have reasonably priced wine for the value. The food is delicious. Its sister restaurant in Downtown San Diego, called Cucina Urbana, received a Michelin nod in 2019.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“On the corner, a short walk. Great clam chowder. There is a bar where you can eat, or be seated, also take home fish. Menu is loaded with every kind of fish possible. Not quiet but it is good!”
  • 14 locals recommend

Get to know Solana Beach

Explore more on Airbnb