Get off of Interstate 5 and enjoy a drive through the coastal communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Leucadia, Encinitas, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Solana Beach, Del Mar, and Torrey Pines. Quintessential California cover

Depending on traffic, Quintessential Calfornia‘s route can be double the time of freeway travel. But, it includes cliff-top and surf-side driving with spectacular vistas of the Pacific Ocean. Back in 2004, I did a report with Channel 10 on this very drive… watch video»

The book includes a locator map, photos, a link to a Google map, history of the area and activities. It helps drivers visit the coastal communities, where sites include “time warp” buildings, natural and historic sites, and side trips.

For more than a century this route has been one of America’s great drives, one of the “three best” says a local. It could be your favorite.

This day trip from San Diego is great for locals or visitors who have already taken in all the great San Diego attractions such as the Zoo and Balboa Park. If you’re traveling between the cities, it’s a way to turn a boring freeway commute into a day at the beach. Take your own car, or splurge and rent an sports car for the day.

Part of the new Joyride Guru San Diego County Day Trip series, it’s available on the handy Kindle format for your Kindle tablet or through the app that runs on most smart phones and tablets. Get it right now for just $2.99 at the Amazon Kindle store.

It’s Chapter 2 in the print version, Joyrides Around San Diego, so if you’re an Kindle Unlimited member, you can have the drive and directions easily accessible and use Google Maps to navigate. It’s that way now with all chapters in Joyrides.


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