Cedros Avenue Design District is a two-and-a-half block treasure hunt of art, style and design in the tiny town of Solana Beach, California. The eclectic collection of shops, galleries and cafes is defined by a signature row of boutique-filled quonset huts that once housed industrial manufacturing.
Today, the renovated steel buildings and mid-century modern structures provide an edgy, modern home to more than 85 shops, architects, builders, and interior decorators.
The merchandise ranges from inexpensive kitsch to vintage collectible, modern and high-end contemporary design.
Several shopping venues offer a collective of different boutiques all under one roof, which means you may end up lingering longer than expected. At least I did! Time got away from us as we leisurely wandered from shop to shop -not to mention lunch at the Zinc Cafe & Market (do go!). Before we knew it, it was time to head home and there was still so much left to see.
I was told there's a note-worthy farmer's market on the avenue every Sunday from 1-5pm. Sounds like a plan!
|First place we stopped!|
|Zinc Cafe & Market|
|Baked Mac & Cheese!|
|Belly Up Tavern: Music on the Ave.|
|Building 143: A collaborative of shops.|
|Muttropolis For Pets!|
|Cool:Aluminum Adirondack chairs!|
|Solo! Look for post on this to come...|
|Quonset huts line the street.|
|Leaping Lotus: A two-story treasure hunt!|
|So much window shopping & so little time! We'll be back...|
|20 Miles North of San Diego and accessible by Amtrak train or Coaster. For more information check out: www.cedrosavenue.com.|