Del Mar

Welcome to Del Mar

Enjoy the quintessential California high life by the sea.
Home to five-star cuisine, world-renowned luxury resorts, and unique local shops, Del Mar is a SoCal haven for those looking to experience the finer things in life. Spanish for “by the sea,” Del Mar faces the Pacific Ocean, just 20 miles north of San Diego. With horse races in the summer and award-winning schools, Del Mar has been a long-time favorite for visitors and those looking to call this palatial paradise home for the long term. 
Established in 1885, Del Mar is a smaller community. With homes ranging in style from traditional Spanish to bright and contemporary, these residences along the coastline and high up on the hilltops enjoy ocean views and agreeable weather throughout all seasons. Beaches, yacht clubs, and oceanfront golf allow Del Mar residents a chance to live the high life by the sea, 365 days a year.

What to Love

  • Del Mar is home to a variety of exclusive clubs
  • Horse races are held on the Del Mar Race Track
  • Oceanfront views are abundant every day of the week, everywhere you go
  • The San Diego County Fair is the largest fair in the United States and the fifth-largest in the world

Local Lifestyle

Weekends in Del Mar are often spent at one of the area's numerous clubs, beaches, or parks, thanks to the neighborhood’s enjoyable climate throughout the year. In addition to summer horse racing, other highly anticipated events include three antique shows per year and the San Diego County Fair. Fair attendance has recently reached well over a million, making this the largest fair in the United States. Rides, fair foods, live music, and other demonstrations have attracted attendees to this one-of-a-kind event since 1880.

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

Outdoor shopping and dining are plentiful in Del Mar. The Del Mar Plaza is a popular high-end outdoor collection of inviting boutiques and eateries. Luckily, this is the tip of the iceberg. There are countless other places to shop ‘til you drop or stop in for a beachside bite to eat. 
Just steps away from the sea, Jake's Del Mar serves coastal fair and craft cocktails, with a killer weekend brunch that has become a part of many locals’ regular schedules. Mouth-watering fresh seafood dishes, impressive cuts of steak, and their locally famous desserts have often been imitated, yet never duplicated. Their Hula Pie, a popular treat in Hawaii, is a macadamia nut and fudge ice cream concoction that simply cannot be missed.
Another popular spot to enjoy Southern California fare with inviting Pacific views is the Monarch Ocean Pub. Their menu puts a unique twist on traditional California style and focuses on using the freshest ingredients grown in the region. This is apparent in dishes such as their traditional lobster roll, served up with housemade chips. 

For more special occasions, look no further than Pacifica Del Mar. For over 30 years, this neighborhood gem has sat perched upon a hilltop overlooking the Pacific. Serving up refined yet casual fare in a comfortable and beautiful setting, this upscale spot specializes in seafood, steak, and pasta. Their expansive bar offers more than 200 vodka options, ensuring guests will always have something new to sample.

Things To Do

Del Mar residents enjoy an elevated standard of living in an incredible climate. Temperatures average in the mid-60s throughout the year, so outdoor activities and events are plentiful. 
While parks are a top choice year-round, the Del Mar Racetrack attracts guests from near and far each summer. In addition to the races, trackside dining and suites are available for an extra-special night out. Visitors come from both near and far to enjoy a race, place their bets and show off their favorite derby hats. More good times can be found at Taste of Del Mar, a festival showcasing the best restaurants in town and several “sip stops” featuring wine from California vineyards.


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