Franks Beach Condo, Perfect Vacation Setting, Rental at North Coast Village

Frank's Beach Condos to Rent, stay right at the beach with wonderful ocean views
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Here's some possibilities...

  1. Relaxing and enjoying the condo and complex amenities;
  2. The adjacent beach which is sandy, not rocky, walk out a pedestrian gate; however, at times the sand may be low exposing some rocks. The beach along the extreme complex front may be rocky at times. The area is known for being a good safe swimming beach. There are body boarding contests as well as surfing contests held in Oceanside too. ;
  3. Legoland, 15 minutes south. My youngest daughter's favorite local attraction;
  4. Wild Animal Park, 40 minutes east. We belong to the zoological society and love the Wild Animal Park. You can take in food which we do, but no glass containers. There is picnic grass on the grounds and the hour long tram in the animal range has been redone and now costs to ride (We like the old tram and the grounds it covered better than the current route though.) Recommend going early or later in the day when animals become active and definitely during their dinner hour;
  5. San Luis Rey Mission, 10 minutes east;
  6. Marina and Harbor Village, 5 minute walk to north, for shops, food, boating - whale watching and deep sea fishing;
  7. Temecula, wine country, and antiqueing downtown, 40 minutes east. This is a hit with me but not so much for the children;
  8. Mission San Juan Capistrano, and their antiqueing area, 40 minutes north. A wonderful mission and surrounding gardens. Near the train drop off is an antiquated street with old historic buildings on a dirt road.;
  9. Old Town San Diego, tourist shopping and revised historical area, 40 minutes south. Do visit the historic area to the east and slightly south, there's small shops, bread and breakfast historic homes and look for the Acapulco Restaurant on top of the hotel in the block south of Old Towne; try to eat on the top floor garden room which looks over the city and to the ocean;
  10. Torrey Pines, great hiking area at beach, 30 minutes south. This is where we spend Thanksgiving Day and then go home, clean up and dine at the Jolly Roger at the harbor. Recommend trying to park along the beach and walking/hiking in. The cliffs have been known to come down and some people have been killed. When you are by the beach enjoy the cliffs from a distance, please don't walk or sit near them.
  11. Disneyland, 60 minutes north;
  12. Sea World, 40 minutes south;
  13. Knotts Berry Farm and Mrs Knotts Chicken House, 60 minutes north;
  14. Stephen Birch Acquarium, 45 minutes south;
  15. San Diego Botanic Garden, previously known as Quail Gardens, Encinitas, 30 minutes south. Adult cost is $14 and children 3-12 years $8. Parking is $2. They are also on the AHS reciprocal list. We belong to this arboretum and if you're a gardener do go.;
  16. San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, wonderful museums, up to 1.5 hours south. Again, if you're a gardener do go and also visit the garden lathe house and ride the 'free' small trolly on wheels around the park.;
  17. Los Angeles County Arboretum, or Huntington Library, two hours north (wonderful day trip). Frank thinks it's too far but we go often to the LA County Arboretum, it's a definite must if you have a day; peacocks, a Queen Anne Cottage restored and decorated and more gardens and grounds and water features to cover than you can imagine, all to take you back in time, even the old original train depot which was relocated to the edge of the Arboretum. The Santa Anita race track is across the street.;
  18. Hollywood, Griffith Park Observatory show, recently reopened--need to call for information; Santa Monica pier and Malibu beach
    (wonderful full day trip but not on a busy weekend unless you like traffic). I must mention the Adamson House, another historic home which the state took away from the family) on the beach in Malibu, it's easy to miss, tours in the home are minimum and end at 3:30pm sharp or whenever the docents decide. The grounds and gardens are beautiful and we've even gone when the inside was closed but enjoyed poking around the grounds.;
  19. Palomar Mountain Observatory and wilderness area, 1.25 hr east;
  20. San Diego State University-San Marcos, 30 minutes east. This is one of the newer State Universities and I took classes when they first opened and you actually then parked right in front at the sidewalk. Today this college has grown up and has dorms and parking is available for a fee. Known to be the best 'teachers' college.;
  21. San Diego State University-San Diego, 1.20 hr south. Our son and I attended when he was a baby and we both made it!;
  22. University of California San Diego (La Jolla)/UCSD; 35 minutes south. This is near Torrey Pines Reserve;
  23. Transit Center including AMTRAK train, 10 blocks south (have direct stops to Mission San Juan Capistrano in Orange County and Old Town/San Diego in San Diego). Train trips worth looking into.;
  24. Oceanside Visitors Center; 5 minutes north; a definite.

Our interests are gardening, historic buildings, and vintage cars. Other interests? Just ask.

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