Del Mar

This charming and upscale beach community is highly walkable, with shops, restaurants, and year-round outdoor fun.

Welcome to Del Mar

Affluent ocean city with a historical past

From its conception, Del Mar was a place of delight and luxury. The scenery is stunning, the weather is near-perfect all year, and the city is full of amenities that support an active lifestyle. Whether you live here or are just visiting, be sure to find your way to L’Auberge Del Mar or Fairmont Grand Del Mar for an unparalleled taste of luxury.

When Theodore M. Loop, a contractor who helped build the railroad from San Diego to San Bernardino, first saw Del Mar, he called it “the most attractive place on the entire coast.” He settled here in 1882 and was soon followed by a man named Jacob Taylor. Taylor envisioned the area as a resort for the rich and famous, so he bought over 300 acres of land and created Casa Del Mar. The original hotel burned down, but it was rebuilt into the stunning resort it is today.

Del Mar is a triumph of luxurious waterfront housing, and homes here range from $1 million to over $10 million. With everything from charming coastal cottages to palatial contemporary mansions, the architecture here has something suited to every taste, as long as your tastes include incredible ocean views and quick access to pristine beaches.

What to Love 

  • Del Mar Fairgrounds
  • The pristine beach at Del Mar Powerhouse Park
  • Some of the best resort hotels in California

People & Lifestyle 

Del Mar is a unique gem, unlike anything in the state or the country. It’s a sought-after resort town that never feels crowded or busy. There are always events, many of which have a historic past — the San Diego County Fair has been around for 85 years. 

There are also a lot of opportunities to get outdoors. From the pristine beaches to the world-class golf course and bustling marina, amenities for an active lifestyle are readily available.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

Del Mar may not be expansive, but it is a treasure trove of shopping and dining. The streets here are full of high-end boutiques and incredible restaurants.

Del Mar’s first and best menswear store, Durante’s Del Mar brings high-quality style to town. Del Mar Plaza has commercial gems like Sea Biscuit Del Mar, Loghman Jewelers, and Coco Rose. The main shopping hub for everyday needs is Flower Hill Promenade.

With the best brunch around and breathtaking views, Jake’s Del Mar is a must-dine seaside eatery. The Poseidon Restaurant has a patio that is literally on the sand, so dig your toes into the sand and dive into their incredible seafood-centric menu. Brigantine Seafood & Oyster Bar is a casual seafood joint. The gem on their menu is definitely the oysters on the half shell.

Things to Do 

The historic county fair and thrilling races are part of what Del Mar has to offer. Whether you prefer green or waves, spa or sand, there is something to help you make the most of your day.

Home to the San Diego County Fair, Del Mar Fairgrounds also hosts some of the best events in the area year-round. Enjoy days full of betting and fun as the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club hosts world-class horse racing on the race track. America's Favorite Car Show, Goodguys Del Mar Nationals, is hosted at the fairgrounds and is full of high-octane fun for the whole family.

The Grand Golf Club at Fairmont Grand Del Mar is one of the premier courses in Southern California, and the incredible San Diego weather means that the course can be played all year round. Del Mar Powerhouse Park sits above a pristine stretch of beach and has a playground and plenty of space for picnicking and games while the warm waves crash feet away. Del Mar Horse Park is a superb equestrian center with events and training for everyone, whether you want to ride or spectate.

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