The beachside town of Del Mar is approximately 20 minutes north of downtown San Diego. With its world renowned thoroughbred racetrack, fabulous beaches, trendy cuisine and unique shopping Del Mar has a special flair.
The 4,500 residents enjoy a very special lifestyle. Del Mar’s historic downtown village dates back to 1880’s. Today it is lined with shops offering everything from high-end apparel to local craft boutiques. The village has 25 restaurants, many providing outside patios overlooking the ocean, and a number of boutique hotels dot its famous coastline.
Del Mar’s beaches are a favorite destination for surfers seeking the legendary California waves. The two coastal parks, Powerhouse and Seagrove, offer great spots for picnics lunches and there’s even a dog beach where some people have occasionally spotted a real surfing dog! Del Mar is truly a wonderful place to visit or to live.