Econo Lodge Encinitas Moonlight Beach
410 N. Coast Hwy 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
Phone: (760) 436-4999
Fax: (760) 943-9321
A space that blends the best of altruism and entertainment, Encinitas Elks Lodge #2243 is a premier venue in the city. If you though lodges were only for the senior citizens, then think again. This lodge boasts a popular Happy Hour, live music, Bingo nights, and a good drinks and food menu. Do drop by here when in the city to have a guaranteed fun time.
One of the best places to catch live music, Belly Up Tavern is located in Solana Beach, on Cedros Avenue, about 15 miles (24.14 kilometers) from La Jolla. Belly Up keeps an active agenda with a great variety of bands and acts from some of the most talented budding artists in the country. The space is small enough so that shows are fun and intimate, and at the same time, not so large that you feel lost in the crowd. The on-site bar keeps sensational drinks flowing, while the venue's restaurant serves a Bistro-style fare. Check venues website for most up-to-date event schedule. Belly Up also has a branch in Aspen, which offers programs parallel to the venue in Solana Beach.
A terrific selection of gems, jewels, stones and much more is available at this upscale show. Many fine pieces, unusual stones and settings, sit alongside less-expensive offerings in sterling silver on display. Ethnic folk art from many cultures adds another dimension to the vast selection presented here. The show is fun to wander through, even if you do not have plans to purchase. Check the front case as you enter; regular drawings may just win you a valuable prize.
Most dog lovers say there is no such thing as an ugly dog, but every now and then you must admit, there is a face that "only a mother can love." At this event sponsored by the local Kiwanis Club, there are no exceptions to that rule. All in good fun (the dogs are well-loved, privately owned pets), the owners and mutts vie for the coveted title of The Year's Most Ugly Award. Join the fun and pick your favorite pooch to win the prize.
The Del Mar Fairgrounds has been a self supporting asset of the 22nd District Agricultural Association. It is the venue for the famous San Diego County Fair. It also operates the Surfside Race Place, an all year satellite horse racing facility. It also hosts several trade shows, exhibitions, fairs and music festivals. All in all, it provides a variety of entertainment for the discerning tourist. There is also a nifty gift shop where you can buy unique souvenirs to take home. Whether you have a nose for a good bargain or would like to network with local businesses, the Fairgrounds ought to be earmarked as a must-see on any itinerary.
One of the excellent facilities managed by Del Mar Fairgrounds, the Del Mar Horsepark is a prominent equestrian facility in the region. Spread over 65 acres (26.3 hectares), this facility boasts a grass jumping stadium with a capacity for 1320, a sheltered arena, four show rings, show stalls, and much more. See the website to know more.
The Carlsbad Village Theatre is a multipurpose auditorium serving the residents of North San Diego. It is a 300-seater auditorium with excellent facilities for holding events. The technical equipment available here includes audio mixers, large speakers, amplifiers, CD/DVD players, projectors, etc. The theatre is available for rent at competitive rates which can be inquired for directly.
Since 1986, Carlsbad has offered Jazz in the Parks to residents each summer. Concerts take place on Friday evenings, from 6 - 8pm, and begin in late June and run through the summer. The schedule of parks and bands is usually posted on the website by mid-May.
Whether it's on the stage or in the park, the Carlsbad-based New Village Arts Theatre is an institution revered all over San Diego County. The company has won such awards such as "Most Exciting New Theatre Company," and its workshops have hosted such legendary actors as Paul Newman and Ellen Burstyn. Clearly, the stage is set for hilarity and/or high drama (and often both). Memorable Shakespeare in the Park productions, as well as critically acclaimed presentations like A Hatful of Rain have added to the sterling reputation this ensemble enjoys. Thanks to a favorable Carlsbad City Council vote in 2006, the group now has its own 99-seat performance space in quaint Carlsbad Village.
First-run Hollywood movies and critically acclaimed films are shown at this cinema that also features comfortable seating and a large concession stand.
It's no gimmick! Edwards Stadium 18 truly has 18 separate movie screens in one massive complex. Located along the infamous Restaurant Row in San Marcos, this popular stadium cinema is difficult to miss with the enormous, brightly lit sign and crowds lining up at the outdoor box office. Inside the theater complex, there are three separate snack bars. In addition, self-service stations line the halls where movie fanatics may help themselves to popcorn butter or hot dog toppings.
Enjoy first-run Hollywood movies and critically acclaimed films while at this cinema that also features comfortable seating and a large concession stand.