Del Mar

Del Mar is a small seaside town in the north of San Diego County in Southern California. It has a Bavarian style village and the prettiest beach in California next to Carmel, dotted with old cypresses and clean, light sand, along with views up the coast to Orange County and down the coast to La Jolla.

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Del Mar Plaza

With three levels each opening to ocean-view balconies, Del Mar Plaza maximizes its scenic setting on the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean. A lifestyle center offering a mix of high-end shopping and dining. With 22 distinctive stores and boutiques, visitors can shop for designer clothing and shoes, fine jewelry, artwork, and home décor. For the food-minded, visitors can relax at one of the plaza’s nine restaurants of various cuisines. Services such as a food market, hair salons, spa, dry cleaners, financial and realty are also available. Most importantly, more than 160,000 sq. ft. of public space is incorporated with comfortable seating and panoramic ocean views.

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L’Auberge Del Mar Resort & Spa

This spa resort is located one block from the beach. The resort offers championship golf courses, recreational activities, luxury spa, meeting & event facilities and fine dining at J. Taylor’s Restaurant.

SLEEP   —  1540 Camino Del Mar

Homewood Suites by Hilton

An all-suite hotel with fully-equipped kitchens. Complimentary hot breakfast daily, dinner with beer and wine Monday-Thursday, high-speed Internet, and shuttle service within 5 miles.

Clarion - Del Mar Inn Hotel

Classy boutique hotel set in picturesque seaside village (rooms with ocean, garden and pool view) located in the seaside village of Del Mar, within walking distance to beaches.

SLEEP   —  720 Camino Del Mar

Del Mar Race Track

Thoroughbred horse racing venue with season running in July and August. Located at the Via De La Valle exit off the I-5. Other events during off season.

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San Diego County Fair

San Diego Fair running from June to July. Other events in off season.

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Hotel Auberge

Beautiful, and just a block away from the ocean.

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Holiday of Lights

At the Del Mar Fairgrounds in December

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Bistro 39

Delicious eclectic cuisine

Pacifica Del Mar


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Elijah's Del Mar


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Del Mar Plaza

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