San Diego Botanic Garden is just 30 minutes north of downtown San Diego in Encinitas, California.
The main parking lot is located at the corner of Quail Gardens Drive and Ecke Ranch Road (near 400 Quail Gardens Drive), across from the San Dieguito Heritage Museum at the Heritage Ranch.
Coming from the South:
Follow I-5 North to Encinitas Boulevard, and take exit 42. Turn right on Encinitas Boulevard, and drive east 0.4 miles. Turn left on Quail Gardens Drive, and drive north 0.6 miles. Turn left on Ecke Ranch Road, and make an immediate left into the parking lot.
Coming from the North:
Follow I-5 South to Leucadia Boulevard, and take exit 43. Turn left onto Leucadia Boulevard, and drive east 0.8 miles. Turn right on Quail Gardens Drive, and drive south 0.7 miles. Turn right on Ecke Ranch Road, and make an immediate left into the parking lot.
Using Public Transportation:
Visit the North County Transit District website to plan your trip.