Since the legendary days of Hollywood’s golden years, Del Mar has been the destination of choice for many a movie star as well as those with a taste for fast horses, beautiful beaches and award-winning cuisine.
Along with the Del Mar Fairgrounds, home to the Del Mar Races and San Diego County Fair, the historic and charming Del Mar Village offers a variety of unique shops, renowned restaurants, and luxury and beach-style hotels, many with spectacular views of the Del Mar beaches below. Saturday's farmers' market is also a great place to pick up the freshest and finest produce, flowers and seafood the region has to offer.
Although not technically within the city limits of Del Mar, this stunningly beautiful property makes the short drive inland worthwhile. The Fairmont Grand Del Mar, one of the few AAA Five Diamond properties in San Diego, features 249 luxury rooms, a championship 18-hole golf course, award-winning spa and Southern California's only Five-Star and Five Diamond restaurant.
Located right across the street from the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the 257-room Hilton San Diego - Del Mar is especially popular during the Del Mar Races and San Diego County Fair.
Del Mar Beach Getaway is above and beyond the ordinary vacation rental. Relax in your exclusive, spacious, ocean view master suite, enjoy a private 4-acre park with clubhouse, pool, spa, tennis and kids playground, and fall asleep to the sound of the ocean waves. Your stay at the Del Mar Beach Getaway provides a truly unique SoCal experience.
The San Diego Marriott Del Mar Hotel is an ideal choice, whether you're traveling for business, pleasure, or planning a meeting. The hotel provides guests with an array of diverse and exciting entertainment! The unique on-site restaurant, Arterra, offers a trendy dining destination with award-winning cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Take an evening to unwind with some cocktails from the full bar or outdoor lounge and enjoy some of your favorites at the sushi bar.
Situated within the tranquil Torrey Pines region, Hilton garden Inn San Diego Del Mar is close to the technology district of Sorrento Valley and just a stones throw from the Pacific and downtown Del Mar. On-site restaurants include the contemporary American cuisine of Bistro 39 and classic sandwiches from NY Garden Deli and Cafe.
Situated in Torrey Hills, minutes from Del Mar's beaches, shops, restaurants, racetrack and fairgrounds, Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego Del Mar provides a friendly and comfortable place to call home while visiting San Diego. Enjoy quick access to downtown Del Mar, North County beach towns, and the scenic coastal Highway 101.
Where: 1660 Coast Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Jake's Del Mar is an unforgettable beachfront dining experience situated right on the sand. Jake's floor to ceiling windows provide sweeping views of the beach and ocean. The menu showcases clean, eclectic flavors and local, sustainable products. Jake's vibrant, friendly atmosphere has made it a local tradition and visitor destination in Del Mar for over 30 years.
Where: 5200 Grand Del Mar Way, San Diego, CA 92130
Located in the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, Addison is San Diego's only AAA Five Diamond and Mobil Five Star rated restaurant. Two-Star Michelin Chef William Bradley combines fresh, local ingredients with classic French techniques, paired with an award-winning wine selection housed in a floor-to-ceiling custom glass-walled wine room nestled in the main dining room.
Where: 11966 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130
Located in the San Diego Marriott Del Mar, Arterra features a new spin on classic dishes in a stylish and modern setting.
Where: 12841 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130
Get ready for sunset views and delicious date nights under Sky Deck's signature rooftop skylight with nine curated culinary destinations with each having their own exclusive dining area, a central cocktail bar, and three of San Diego's top craft beer and kombucha brands rounding out the Brewers Deck.
Dating back to the 1880s, Del Mar's old world charm is reflected in the quaint half-timbered Tudor-style architecture. The Village of Del Mar, located between 9th and 15th streets, contains a variety of specialty boutiques and bistro-style patio dining.
Located at the intersection of Del Mar Heights Road and El Camino Real in the heart of Carmel Valley, the two-level, open-air Del Mar Highlands Town Center boasts over 70 specialty shops, plus Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas and plenty of restaurant options at the Skydeck, interspersed amidst outdoor plazas dotted with comfortable seating, fountains and a fire pit.
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Del Mar Plaza offers an upscale shopping experience for those with impeccable taste for fashion and food. Enjoy fine dining or strolling through unique galleries. The plaza has an elegant atmosphere with its fountains, sculptures and palazzo-style terraces offering spectacular views of the Pacific.
Del Mar, known for its beautiful beaches, is a great place to get out on the water to learn how to surf. Book a private 60 minute during lesson at Rusty Del Mar, just a block away from the beach, and their skilled instructors will have you riding waves like a pro!
The River Mouth (or Dog Beach) is broad, wide and dog-friendly; north Del Mar City Beach is considered to be one of San Diego's finest; and south Del Mar City Beach is long, cliff-lined and isolated, perfect for long walks or jogs.
The only Tom Fazio-designed course is San Diego is The Grand Golf Club at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. The par 71 course with over 7,000 yards of greens is strategically nestled in Del Mar's meadows, hillsides and valleys. The course showcases Fazio's unique style of bunker use with many deceptive bunkers hiding in the rolling hills.
Drive down the coastline on Historic Highway 101 from laid-back Oceanside to luxurious La Jolla enjoying the diverse and vibrant coastal communities along the way that capture the true essence of a Southern California beach vacation.
Rise above it all, floating up to 3,000 feet on a clear day, and drift through the clouds in a hot air balloon ride while sipping champagne and enjoying panoramic views. Due to favorable wind conditions and unique geography, Del Mar is among the few places in the world where a balloon can fly both at sunrise and sunset.
Spanning over 4,000 acres, Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve's natural beauty, rich natural resources and historical adobes make it a popular location for hiking and cycling. The protected preserve is also a great location for wildlife viewing, containing over 175 bird species, 500 plant varietals and rare reptiles, amphibians and mammals who reside within the canyon.
No need for birding binoculars when visiting the Free Flight Exotic Bird Sanctuary. This unique exotic bird sanctuary that shelters, nurtures and re-socializes parrots, invites visitors to get up close and even interact with sever exotic birds all while inspiring a lasting concern for the well being of these beautiful creatures.
Del Mar is known both nationally and internationally for the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and its premier horse racing track. Each year from late July through early September and in November, visitors from around the world gather at the seaside racetrack - founded and popularized by Hollywood legend Bing Crosby - to wager on their favorite horses.
The Del Mar Fairgrounds, site of the Del Mar Racetrack, offers a program of ongoing attractions throughout the year, the highlight of which is the San Diego County Fair, occurring from mid-June through early July. The San Diego Fair is San Diego's oldest annual event and the sixth largest fair in the United States, drawing more than 1.4 million visitors annually. It features thrilling carnival rides, animals, woodworking and floral exhibits, a variety of concessions, top-line grandstand performers and an atmosphere that is uniquely Southern Californian.
San Diego County's largest haunted experience, The Scream Zone is considered among the goriest, scariest, and screaming-est fright fests to be found in the dark corners of Southern California during the Halloween season. You're to be their guest, that is, if you have the nerve!
Experience delectable culinary creations from Del Mar’s highly regarded restaurants. Sip on selections of some of California's best wine, beer, cider, mead and distilled spirits. Dance along to live music by local band Second Cousins. With amazing front-row sunset views, balmy ocean breezes and live music this is the way Del Mar celebrates the arrival of summer!
Indulge on over 2,500 of the finest hot rods, customs, muscle cars, trucks and classics through 1987 in the country on display both indoor and outdoor as they compete for the coveted Goodguys Performance Street Rod D'Elegance Award! This action-packed weekend also features hundreds of Vendor Exhibits, Goodguys Nitro Thunderfest Vintage Dragster Exhibition, a Burnout Competition, the PPG Lowrider Palace indoor display, an intense Goodguys AutoCross timed racing competition, Swap Meet & Cars 4 Sale Corral, FREE Kids Zone, Builder's Choice Award selections by Charlie Hutton and so much more!
The Del Mar Village Association hosts a number of events throughout the year including daily happy hours, regular beach cleanups, a Breast Cancer Walk cheering station, and holiday fun including Santa By the Sea (free weekend parking for shopping!) and a Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Onboard our 50’ pristine Catamaran Yacht, our always low passenger capacity makes for an intimate at sea experience. The luxury whale watching...
We normally run 3 hour whale watching trips leaving Mission Bay in San Diego. They normally leave at 10:00am and 1:30pm, but the schedule can be confirmed on our website at www.sdwhale.com If...
There are few words that can get someone to jump out of bed the morning of vacation, but brunch is certainly one of them! Live your best life with our Bay & Breakfast Package and enjoy a brunch...
Sign up to receive the latest news, events, and updates about San Diego. Our monthly and weekly newsletters will keep you informed about the latest and greatest happenings in the destination.
English | Change Language