- California's Coastal Gem -
Del Mar is one of the most beautiful, romantic resort beach towns in the world, and this living guide provides lots of information: hotels, romantic getaways, vacations, beach and race season rentals, world class restaurants, activities, including the exciting Del Mar Racetrack and San Diego County Fair, as well as beach & ocean water sports, and the nearby San Diego, La Jolla and North County attractions.
Imagine a romantic vacation getaway to a quiet, relaxing and scenic village on the beautiful Pacific Ocean, with charming hotels and excellent restaurants. Want to learn more? Read on and explore the many hidden facets that make up the gem that is Del Mar.
This site is a collection of facts about this scenic beach community: the people, the history, the shopping and restaurants, and the many recreational activities available to a visitor. But it will be different than the travelogues or commercial sites.
My goal is to inform and educate about Del Mar, in a humorous way, with anecdotes and personal experiences from this lifelong lover of the beach 'of the sea'.
Del Mar has a colorful history filled with excitement, pleasure and even has a song recorded by Bing Crosby (click on The Racetrack tab for the link to hear it!) Bing, Pat O'Brien and their friends, such as Jimmy Durante, turned the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club into one of the most beautiful and prestigious organizations in the entire racing world.
Del Mar is two square miles along the Northern San Diego County coast, best known for its beaches, fairgrounds and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club "Where the turf meets the surf."
With beautiful sandstone canyons interspersed with hillsides of custom homes, and astonishing sunsets, the romantic village of Del Mar is a global destination point for visitors, vacationers and residents alike.