Things to Do at the Inn
Afternoon Tea Time Upon arrival, you will be welcomed with a pot of our signature Organic Wellness Tea and some healthy and delicious snacks, including Homemade dehydrated fruits, and dark chocolates to enjoy outdoors on your deck or in the garden.
Enjoy the beach – We offer complimentary beach amenities for you to use during your stay.(boogie boards, beach chairs, towels, sun lotions and more in our beach closet)
Bathe in Nature’s Luxury – Enjoy our herbal tea bath pouches (grown and harvested daily from our biodynamic garden), handcrafted organic glycerin soap, pure beeswax in your suite. A sample of complimentary tea bath kits are waiting in your room upon arrival. For an in depth experience, order a full Fresh Flower and Tea Bath Ritual.
Honey/ Olive Oil Tasting: Honey and olive oil tasting is available between 10-10:30 AM daily. Taste the best raw honey & organic olive oil produce fresh from local farms. It is on a First-Come-First-Serve basis and one private party at a time. Please reserve with our innkeeper 24 hours before. For an in depth experience, schedule a workshop to Infuse Flower, Tea, & Culinary Herbs you personally pick on our farm into Honey and Organic Olive Oil of your choice (Advanced Reservation Required)
Watch the Sunset on the deck – Watch the breathtaking Sunset on your deck. Order a Happy Hour Package or any of the WELL Delight Packages with a bottle of organic bubbly drink, cheese board or charcuterie board, organic dark chocolate and seasonal fruit, delivered with candle lights
Yoga on the deck – Sanitized yoga mats available for yoga on your patio or in your room
Mindful art (rock painting, mandala coloring) available in-suite or out in the garden
During office hours we are happy to assist you book an appointment for surf lessons, paddleboarding, or bike rental. (More Information below)
Add On Experiences
Massage & Holistic Healing Services available indoor or outdoor on the deck by advance appointment.
Private Yoga Session available on your deck by advance appointment.
Biodynamic Farm Experience: 45 min with our staff to learn about our biodynamic urban farm practice while harvesting vegetables to eat & herbs for cooking, making herb pouches, and smudge sticks. Take home a succulent planter. (By Appointment)
Beeswax Candle, Honey Soap, and Lotion Bar Workshops 60-90 min (By Appointment)
S’mores on the deck of your suite or out by the Fire Pit – S’mores kits available for purchase
Create your Own Succulent, Herb, Vegetable or Pollinator Garden to bring Home. Be creative and pick from a variety of wood planters hand made at the inn, plant with herbs, & succulents we have grown at our biodynamic farm.
For pricing, Please check https://innatmoonlightbeach.com/well-offerings//
Things to do around Town
Meditation at 6:30 am by the Moonlight Beach Daily by Lifeguard Station at the overlook grassy area. Free
San Diego Botanic Garden is open! Kids can try out their bug collecting skills at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas. Festival free with admission to the gardens, which are beautiful to walk around. https://www.sdbgarden.org/
Pricing: Adult @ $18/ Senior (Ages 60+) & Active Military @ $12/ Youth (Ages 3-17) @ $10
Sugar Sweet Farm: Private Family Barnyard Tours ( by online advanced reservation)
http://www.sugarsweetfarm.com/private-family-farm-tours.html A visit to an organic hobby farm is a peaceful and unique outing for families. The animals that children have been reading about come to life. The farm visits are educational, fun, and hands-on with interactive time in the barnyard surrounded by animals. Pricing: Private Farm Tour Barnyard Animal Visit ( under 8 people): $120/90 minutes.
Butterfly Farms: http://www.butterflyfarms.org/ Daily April through November from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. PRICING: $6/person, children age 2 and under free. Payment is due on or before the date of the visit.
Moonlight Beach or any beach in San Diego. Borrow a chair, beach towel, umbrella, and boogie board from our beach amenity closet and enjoy the sun and water!
Rent a bike at Ride Cyclery (one block away) or e-bike at Charlie’s e-bike in downtown Encinitas https://www.charlieselectricbike.com/
Surf lessons for the family at Moonlight Beach with Eli Howard Surf School
Picnic at the beach or at Cottonwood Creek Park next door – Pack a picnic lunch or breakfast and enjoy it at the park at the end of the block and enjoy some sunshine.
Stroll in Downtown Encinitas or Cedro’s Designer’s Ave in Solana Beach
Visit Local Farmer’s Market on Sunday Leucadia Farmers Market, Sundays 10-2 pm http://www.leucadiafarmersmarket.com/ Solana Beach Farmers Market, Sundays 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm https://solanabeachfarmersmarket.com/
Trail hiking at Batiquitos Lagoon or Torrey Pines State Reserve www.batiquitosfoundation.org/visit: Coastal wetland and estuary with hiking trails. https://torreypine.org/ 2,000 acres of coastal state park with hiking trails
Kayak at La Jolla Shores – This summer is a great time to kayak at La Jolla Shores to see the Sea Caves, marine life, and leopard sharks. Several different companies offer kayaking tours, or you can launch your own kayak at the free boat ramp. One of the best San Diego events. July is a great month, but make reservations. For more information see https://www.lajollakayak.com
San Elijo Lagoon
La Orilla Trail begins on the eastside of San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve and continues westward for about 3.5 miles. Enjoy a stroll through four distinct plant communities: from the shade of riparian woodlands, further down to the marsh, along hillside chaparral and coastal sage scrub. Listen for the tapping of woodpeckers, or watch for mule deer grazing vegetation along creek banks. Directions: I-5 to Lomas Santa Fe exit. Drive east off exit. Turn left on Highland Rd (4-way stop). Turn left on El Camino Real. Look for the parking area on the left before the 90-degree bend in the road.
Santa Carina Trail starts on the Southeast side of the San Elijo Lagoon. Enjoy a walk through this coastal sagebrush community towards the north to Tern Point. From there, you can look for birds in the marsh below. Along the way you can look for signs of the Kumeyaay people who left shells and other clues to their way of life in middens found around the lagoon. Directions: I-5 to Lomas Santa Fe exit. Head East. Left at first street: Santa HelenaLeft on Santa Rosita, Left on Santa CarinaDrive to end of Santa Carina, and park curbside.
Rios San Elijo
This walk will take us on San Elijo Lagoon’s south side. We will ramble through riparian woodlands and coastal sage scrub, with great views of the salt marsh We usually see a wide variety of birds and plants. Directions: From I 5: West on Lomas Santa Fe. Right on N. Rios Avenue. Drive to the end of N. Rios Avenue, and park curbside. http://www.sanelijo.org/rios.htm
San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center
You can stroll along the Loop Trail through the reserve and see excellent wetland views. The level, half-mile loop provides close-up encounters with the salt marsh and a boardwalk that traverses a riparian woodland. Interpretive displays highlight animals and plants of these habitats. The Nature Center provides a fun and interactive scavenger hunt for all ages. There are many opportunities for bird watching. Directions: 2710 Manchester Avenue Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA 92007. Take the I-5 to Manchester exit, and drive west on Manchester Avenue.
Upper San Dieguito Park
San Dieguito is a 125-acre park located in Solana Beach. There are fantastic trails winding throughout the park’s native habitat. You can hike through the park to find lookouts, wooden bridges, ladders, and ponds. Directions: Take I-5 to Lomas Santa Fe exit east. Turn left at Highland Dr. The park is on the right. Just past the empty toll booth at the Highland Dr. entrance area there are picnic tables. We will meet and pick up at this location.
Great Restaurants for eat-in Downtown Encinitas
Waverly For a a decadent Michelin Star chef dinner. Located a 5 minute drive from the Inn, in beautiful Cardif by The Sea, Waverly is a full-service restaurant with full bar & specialty cocktails. Progressive American cuisine with a European influence.
Herb & Sea: Celebrated Chef Brian Malarkey combines culinary expertise and a lifelong love of the sea into a wood-fired, coastal-inspired destination that feels like home. (Downtown, 5-10 min walk)
Death By Tequila A modern Baja restaurant and tequila bar in Encinitas serving healthy Mexican-inspired food including organic tacos, margaritas and tequila.
Maurizio Trattoria: Local’s favorite Serves great, authentic Italian cuisine in a coastal location. (5-10 min walk)
I Trulli: Authentic Italian dining and seafood. Chic Italian atmosphere coupled with hallmark Italian flavors. (15 min walk, 3 min drive)
Pacific Coast Grill: Waterfront venue offering Pacific Coast cuisine with a variety of other seafood and options from the land. Oceanview. (5- 10 min drive)
Plumeria: High Quality Vegan and Vegetarian Food with Organic and Non GMO ingredients. San Diego’s Favorite Thai Vegetarian cuisine ( 10 min walk)
GOODONYA Organic Eatery: This local and unique favorite serves organic, non-GMO, and farm-to-table dishes, including great vegetarian and vegan options. (Downtown, 15-minute walk)
Hapifish Sushi: Contemporary, kid-friendly restaurant serving fresh sushi, great beer, and tasty wine. HapiFish is true beach sushi. (Downtown, 10-minute walk)
Kaito Intimate, cozy authentic Tokyo style sushi restaurant about a 10 minute drive from the Inn.
Union Kitchen and Tap: Delicious craft beer paired with New American small plates. In a modern yet rustic setting. (5-minute drive)
Great Restaurants for take out
Crack Shack Southern California fried chicken and egg fare in the sunny so-cal spirit of inspired cuisine, spacious ambiance, lawn games and craft drinks for any occasion. ( 5 min drive )
Birds Eye Pho Refined Thai, Lao & Vietnamese dishes made with thoughtfully sourced & organic ingredients.
Chiko Modern Korean and Chinese Cuisine CHIKO is the first restaurant from The Fried Rice Collective. Chefs Danny Lee and Scott Drewno pair modern cooking techniques with traditional Chinese and Korean flavors.
Taco stand Traditional Mexican fare includes made-to-order tortillas & guacamole in casual indoor/outdoor digs.
Urbn pizza Award-winning New Haven style pizza. Coal-fired pies with choose-your-own gourmet toppings.
Blue ribbon pizza Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizzeria is a Family Owned Business specializing in Organic, Hand Made Wood Fired Pizza
Leucadia Pizzeria Leucadia Pizzeria and Italian restaurants are known for our specialty pizzas, delicious pastas, entrées, subs, salads, and desserts.