Traveling north along the coast, just 20 minutes north of downtown, you’ll find a quaint seaside village that you may never want to leave. Well known for the famed Fairgrounds hosting the Del Mar Races and San Diego County Fair, the charming Del Mar Village offers upscale dining, unique shops, and two miles of beautiful beaches with dramatic cliffs and picturesque parks. Popular outdoor activities include surfing, running, and biking along the coast, and relaxing at the beach.
Dining out in Del Mar is always a treat, as local restaurants capture the laid-back vibe and sweeping ocean views. Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racetrack is the second largest horse-racing venue in the western United States and hosts races from July to September. In the summer months, Del Mar Fairgrounds is home to world-class events such as Kaboo Music Festival and the annual San Diego Fair.
Don’t limit yourself to the coastline. Explore just east of Interstate 5 to find unique shopping, yoga studios, salons, and healthy dining options in Flower Hill Promenade.