Econo Lodge Encinitas Moonlight Beach
410 N. Coast Hwy 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
Phone: (760) 436-4999
Fax: (760) 943-9321
Arts & Museums
Michael Seewald has traveled around the world three times, all for the sake of landscape photography. During each trip, the master photographer spends one month in every location, studying the landscape and daily life to find subjects for his work. His artwork features subjects from Spain, Russia, Hawaii, Greece, Italy, France, Iceland, India and the United States. At this gallery, view Michael Seewald's work, from accordion displays of small photographic art to large 40x50 prints. The gallery also offers extensive literature about the photographer and his methods. Call for an appointment before arrival.
This art gallery holds a wonderful collection of artwork, which is not only displayed, but also sold here. View sculptures, paintings and pencil drawings by modern artists. In addition, art students have constructed brilliant imitations of masterpieces. See impressive re-creations of Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' and Cezanne's 'Still Life'. Furthermore, a frame shop is attached to the gallery. Choose from a vast selection of styles and have your artwork custom framed on the premises.
With only a tiny, one-room display, this museum packs a multitude of local history into a small space. From military history (focusing primarily on World War II) to a surfing exhibit, the museum has a bit of history for everyone. Most of the historical displays include photographs and antique clothing. Books on local history topics are sold on the premises. Visits to the museum are free, yet donations are accepted.
Before visitors enter Lux Art Institute, they will see an apple orchard in a triangular pattern called “Garden of Apple Delights,” and other forms of art outside of the gallery. Inside, visitors can view great art and watch resident artists working in studio environments. Lux Art Institute hosts various events, such as Lux@Night, which is a free night of wine and art to promote resident artists, and “Studio Series,” an evening of conversation with the gallery’s curator and other professionals and scholars. Lux Art Institute also created The Valise Project, which educates students about art by bring portable pieces of art into the classroom, and other educational programs. - Erick Pettersen
Museum Of Making Music museum offers a nostalgic look back at the last 100 years of music making in America. You will stroll through displays featuring music of different eras, view historic photographs—many of them autographed by well-known musical talents, and see a collection of more than 450 musical instruments. At the end of the tour, you will have the opportunity to make your own music on scores of musical instruments.
The Craftsmanship Museum is also known as the Joe Martin Foundation for Exceptional Craftsmanship and Miniature Engineering Museum. It is located in Carlsbad, California. This museum exclusively collects miniature objects of wood and metal. It has approximately 300 working models of cars, model planes, and other objects. The museum also has a set of expert craftsmen who work to built miniatures.
The Ivanffy-Uhler Gallery holds a lot of prominent and unique artwork. It features bronze sculptures by the award-winning Hinds and acrylic paintings by Gibbons. The gallery promotes painters, graphic artists as well as sculptors. Stop by to check out works by Pál Gerzson, Rudolf Láng, Victor Salmones and lots more. Call ahead for hours.
At the Buena Vista Audubon Society’s Nature Center, trained docents lead various nature walks and classes. They tailor many of their nature walks to elementary students, but they also have classes about birds of prey for older kids and high school students. For those who would like to get the most out of the Buena Vista Audubon Society, there are various hikes and day camps for kids. For those who want to enjoy the nature center’s facilities, it offers taxidermies of various birds, fish and other local wildlife. The Buena Vista Audobon Society’s nature center also consists of a collection of books, films, and CD’s, as well as a conference room for meetings. - Erick Pettersen
This shop specializes in contemporary artwork, hosting both sculpture designs and one-dimensional prints. Papier-mache porcelain sculptures are displayed, including works representing colorful fish. While sculptures are well represented in the shop, most of the gallery area is devoted to printed artwork. Prints of nationally known artwork are sold here including both framed and unframed pieces. In addition to art, the shop features a large selection of frame designs. Bring in a piece of artwork from your collection for custom framework.
One of only two places on the California coast where these gnarled, once nearly extinct specimens grow, visitors will witness more than 3000 Torrey Pines in this untamed 2000-acre reserve. You will also see cliffs, mesas, canyons, beaches and wetlands. Discover eight trails ranging from a 20-minute walk to a two-hour hike. Trail maps are available at the Visitor's Lodge, where you'll also find a modest natural history museum (complete with souvenir shop). Despite the shade, it can be hot in the summer - bring your own water. See website for maps, online resources and more. Open daily from 8 a.m.
In the 1880s, the town site of San Marcos was established during completion of the railroad to the Pacific Ocean. This museum highlights local history including that original site plan, the development of the agricultural industry, the incorporation of the city in 1963, and anecdotal notes. Displays consist of photographs, Native American artifacts, newspaper clippings and other treasures from San Marcos pioneers. A gift shop on the premises sells fascinating books on local history. Free admission. Donations are accepted.
Oceanside Museum of Art is a cultural jewel located in downtown Oceanside with a view of the Pacific Ocean and the historic Oceanside Pier. Housed in a classic Irving Gill designed building, it provides North San Diego County with five provocative exhibits each year. It also offers art instruction at the OMA-School of Art, chamber music in the museum galleries as part of the Pier View Way Concert Series. It serves as a gathering place, where friends meet to share and enjoy the rich cultural experiences available in the region.