Del Mar

Enjoy the traditional sights sounds smells and tastes of an authentic County Fair.

Welcome to Del Mar

The gem of California’s southern coast

Once a haven for golden-era Hollywood stars in search of a holiday, today Del Mar is a Pacific oasis offering luxury resorts, glamorous eateries, and moderate Mediterranean weather. Del Mar was previously popular with silver screen stars such as Bing Crosby, Gary Cooper, and Pat O’Brien, but today this coastal village is up-to-date with high-end amenities to support a lavish lifestyle. Aptly named “by the sea,” Del Mar’s exquisite landscape offers bountiful sunshine, and you’ll always find residents enjoying dinner alfresco or strolling along the shoreline.

What to Love

  • Mild winters for year-round outdoor activities
  • Old-world European charm meets SoCal sensibilities
  • Breathtaking seaside vistas and beaches
  • Exclusivity at its finest

People & Lifestyle

When you call Del Mar home, you’re invited into an elite neighborhood with a quaint village ambiance. The surplus of beachfront parks, urban green spaces, and awe-inspiring coastal views encourage residents to spend time outdoors, whether that means grabbing drinks on the patio or swimming in the Pacific.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Del Mar melds sophisticated dining with cozy cafes to create a diverse menu of restaurants to cure any craving. The stunning cuisine you’ll find in Del Mar is world-renowned, even at its most casual. Il Fornaio brings a taste of Italy to the California coast. This Italian kitchen excels at creating vibrant dishes that utilize robust flavor profiles reminiscent of recipes found in the countryside of Italy where Il Fornaio was founded. Swanky and sophisticated Poseidon on the Beach is the pinnacle of Del Mar’s prestigious oceanfront dining. Their surf and turf menu caters to a myriad of tastes, and their all-day menu means guests can indulge in Poseidon’s seaside views from sunrise to sunset. 

For upscale retailers that overlook the Pacific Ocean, Del Mar Plaza is your new go-to shopping spree destination. Del Mar Village is home to chic boutiques and antiquaries in a corner of town that dates back to the 1880s. 

Powerhouse Park & Beach is a pristine example of Del Mar’s manicured parkland that makes it simple to step outside and enjoy a breath of fresh air. Powerhouse Park offers picnic tables and a playground for children as well as day-use beach access to a sandy stretch of coastline.

Things to Do

The Del Mar Fairgrounds is home to many of the town’s favorite activities. The San Diego County Fair is held annually at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, bringing live music’s biggest names, delicious and decadent foods, and adrenaline-pumping thrill rides to Del Mar every June and July. Whether you’re an occasional spectator or an avid equestrian fan, everyone can have a great day at Del Mar Racing. The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club sponsors races on the one-mile track at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Join the Del Mar Diamond Club to stay in-the-know at the racetrack or become a member of the Turf Club for premium amenities. 

Each year the Del Mar Harvest Festival showcases handmade creations at the area’s premier art and crafts show, while the Del Mar Farmers Market makes fresh, locally sourced produce and handmade artisanal goods available to the public. This certified market supports California farmers by selling a selection of seasonal fruits and vegetables, honey, jams, jellies, and more.


Del Mar’s impressive school system provides students with the tools they need to succeed. With innovative curriculums that challenge students while encouraging each child to reach for their highest potential, families can rest assured that their students are receiving a top-tier education. A few of Del Mar’s most prestigious academic facilities include: 

  • Cathedral High School, 9-12
  • Torrey Pines High School, 9-12 
  • Del Mar Hills Elementary School, K-6 


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