Explore Del Mar
Del Mar is a quaint seaside village rich in history striking natural beauty and European charm. Located just 20 miles north of San Diego on the Southern California coastline (32.9595° N, 117.2653° W), Del Mar Village is unique in its offering of a vibrant small-town atmosphere, natural playground along the Pacific Ocean, and the casual sophistication of a world-class destination.
First renowned during the golden era of the movie industry, Del Mar was the retreat for Hollywood’s biggest movie stars who came to enjoy its peaceful ambiance, pristine beaches, and exhilarating thoroughbred horseracing. Today, the historic Del Mar Village attracts residents and visitors from across the globe seeking tranquility, breathtaking vistas, stunning sandstone canyons, beach and other recreational activities and award-winning cuisine with spectacular ocean views.
Residents and visitors can Explore Del Mar Village without ever needing a car. The collection of unique, independent shops and services, upscale and casual restaurants and boutique hotels is accessible on foot throughout the heart of the Village. Del Mar Village is also easily navigated on a bicycle and the beaches are dog-friendly.
Del Mar has many local events such as Summer Solstice (June), Twilight Summer Concerts (June-September), Taste of Del Mar (September), Santa by the Sea (December), Farmers Market (Saturdays every week) and much more! Del Mar is also home to the renowned Del Mar Racetrack which brings the excitement of thoroughbred horse racing events during the summer and fall racing seasons and the San Diego Fairgrounds that host the hugely popular San Diego County Fair and many other special events throughout the year.
Please visit the Del Mar Village Community & Visitor Center for detailed offers and information on accommodations, dining, shopping, events, city map, transportation options, weddings, group events, and outdoor activities in Del Mar Village along with the opportunity to purchase Del Mar souvenirs.