Del Mar, CA

Location: Del Mar, which means "By the Sea", is a small, affluent coastal town south of Solana Beach and north of La Jolla. (Map)

City Highlights

Del Mar has retained much of its quaint, rustic feel and historic buildings, while undergoing some redevelopment in its downtown district. Some features of Del Mar by the sea are its historic downtown district, city beach, Powerhouse Center Park, San Dieguito Lagoon, the Del Mar Fairgrounds and Racetrack, and Hot Air Balloon Rides

Activity Hubs

Del Mar Village/Beach Activity Hub
Del Mar City Beach, Powerhouse Center and Park, Seagrove Park , Del Mar Village, Del Mar Plaza. Events: Several events throughout the year.

Beaches

Del Mar City Beach
This city has over 2 miles of sandy shoreline. Dogs allowed unleashed on north section during Summer.

Attractions

SHORELINE PARKS

Powerhouse Center and Park
Large, open, grassy park sits on small bluff on south end of Del Mar Beach. Named after historic Powerhouse that resides on park.

 

Seagrove Park
A grassy area with shade trees, walking paths, on ocean bluffs with ocean view. One block from Del Mar Village.

 

LAGOON

San Dieguito Lagoon
New hiking trails on east section, this lagoon is a stopover for birds on the Pacific Flyway, migrating from Siberia to South America.

 

THEATRE / MUSIC / ART

Del Mar Art Center
Works on displaye by emerging and established artisls.

 

SHOPPING AREAS

Del Mar Village
An affluent, quaint village that dates back to the 1890s, just one block from the ocean. Features Statford Square, Del Mar Plaza, and many specialty shops, restaurants, hotels, galleries.

 

Del Mar Plaza
A collection of affluent specialty stores, galleries, gift shops, restaurants, set in the heart of Del Mar Village.

 

FARMERS MARKETS

Del Mar Farmers Market
Weekly farmers market on south end of Del Mar Village. Produce, international cuisine, crafts and gifts.

 

OTHER ATTRACTIONS

Del Mar Fairgrounds
Host to the San Diego County Fair, Del Mar Races, and many other events throughout the year.

Hotels

Del Mar Hotels, Del Mar Boutique Hotels, Del Mar Beach Hotels
Several small and mid-size hotel resorts. A major Grande resort. Quaint boutique hotels. A hotel resort steps from beach. A beachfront hotel.

Events

Del Mar Antique Show
January, April and November
Held three times a year at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Over 32,000 square feet of antiques, Western Americana, artifacts, heirlooms, and art.

 

Del Mar Nationals Car Show
April
More than 2,000 classics, customs and hot rods through 1972. Live nostalgic music, model and pedal car show, vendors, and swap meet.

 

Del Mar National Horse Show
April - May
One of Southern Cals biggest equestrian events, the horse show features Western Week, Dressage Week, and Hunter/Jumper Week.

 

San Diego County Fair
Early June - Early July
Amusement rides, carnival games, vendor halls, arts and crafts exhibits, animal shows, landscaping shows, and tons of food.

 

Del Mar Summer Twilight Concerts
June - September
Concert goers enjoy music by local bands, held on four Sunday evenings in summer at Powerhouse Park, overlooking the ocean.

 

Summer Solstice in Del Mar
Mid to Late June
Summer's arrival is celebrated with food tasting, wine and ale, live music, and silent auction.

 

Del Mar Races
July - September
This annual event occurs from July to September. Race track is next to ocean.

 

Taste of Del Mar and Art Stroll
Early October
Sample cuisine from Del Mar restaurants in the heart of Del Mar Village. Includes juried art exhibits.

 

The Scream Zone
September - October 31
Del Mar Fairgrounds hosts this annual spooky event with Chamber of Chills, Haunted Hayride, and House of Horror.

 

Holiday Wonderland in Del Mar
Early December
Santa Claus comes to Del Mar Village. Includes sample cuisine from local restaurants, holiday bazaar and face painting.

 

Del Mar Holiday of Lights
Late November - Early January
Drive through over 400 displays of holiday lights at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.