Solana (“Sunny”) Beach is located north of Del Mar and south of the San Elijo Lagoon and Ecological Reserve. In addition to pristine beaches, Solana Beach offers Cedros Avenue, a mecca of designer shops, art galleries, artisan workshops, yoga and exercise studios, day spas and casual eating spots. Hundreds of rock and blues acts perform each year at the 600-seat Belly Up Tavern. The train stops in Solana Beach, where travelers can stroll down the coastal rail trail or meander through the authentic Farmer’s Market on Sundays. Visit the Belly Up for live music featuring new and up-and- coming artists as well as established legends like the B-52’s. Over 6000 homes are built on the slopes (many with ocean views), and parents appreciate the superior quality of the local public and private schools.