Solana Beach is a sleepy little sea-side town on the California coast...right along Highway 1. I was told that in the 50's and 60's Solana Beach was not exactly a "hot spot" for growth because people felt it was to far from the main stream development path in San Diego.
All I can say is...thank G-D for that.
Solana Beach has grown up since then, and there has been plenty of development, mostly East towards I-5. Coastal SB remains pretty mellow most of the time. Except, that is for their 33rd annual street fair to kick off Summer. FIESTA DEL SOL which translates to...Party of the Sun.
It wasn't very sunny... but AspenSpin did a cruise bye anyway. 2 days of Localism. Free music, mediocre street food ( although the sweet corn was top notch), eclectic arts & crafts, political booths, non-profits, dogs, kids, parents and seniors. The best mode of transport to Fiesta del Sol at the plaza just above Fletcher's Cove was definately beach cruiser. The place was packed. A. Party could not hang until final curfew, 9pm, so I missed the 2 headliners The English Beat and Donovan Frankenreiter, but the joint was jumping.
It was a mighty chill scene. Click 4 pix. FIESTA DEL SOL