Del Mar is a small seaside town in the north of San Diego County in Southern California. It has a Bavarian style village and the prettiest beach in California next to Carmel, dotted with old cypresses and clean, light sand, along with views up the coast to Orange County and down the coast to La Jolla.

Get inEdit

By carEdit

Travelling by car, Del Mar is just off Interstate 5, 30 km north of San Diego.

By busEdit

NCTD runs hourly buses between Oceanside and La Jolla, in northern San Diego.

By trainEdit

While both Amtrak and commuter Coaster trains pass by Del Mar, there has not been a station in the city for more than two decades. Instead trains call at nearby Solana Beach, three kilometres north of Del Mar.

Get aroundEdit


Arial view of Del Mar Race Track
  • 1 Del Mar Race Track. Thoroughbred horse racing venue with season running in July and August. Located at the Via De La Valle exit off the I-5. Other events during off season.    
  • Holiday of Lights. At the Del Mar Fairgrounds in December



  • 1 Del Mar Plaza, 1555 Camino Del Mar, +1 858 847-2284. With three levels each opening to ocean-view balconies, Del Mar Plaza maximizes its scenic setting on the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean. A lifestyle center offering a mix of high-end shopping and dining. With 22 distinctive stores and boutiques, visitors can shop for designer clothing and shoes, fine jewelry, artwork, and home décor. For the food-minded, visitors can relax at one of the plaza’s nine restaurants of various cuisines. Services such as a food market, hair salons, spa, dry cleaners, financial and realty are also available. Most importantly, more than 160,000 sq. ft. of public space is incorporated with comfortable seating and panoramic ocean views.




  • 1 Hotel Indigo San Diego Del Mar, 710 Camino Del Mar, +1 858-755-1501.
  • 2 Clarion Del Mar Inn, 720 Camino Del Mar, toll-free: +1-800-451-4515. Classy boutique hotel set in picturesque seaside village (rooms with ocean, garden and pool view) located in the seaside village of Del Mar, within walking distance to beaches.
  • 3 Hilton Del Mar, 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd (located across from the Del Mar Racetrack), +1 858 792-5200.
  • 4 Homewood Suites by Hilton, 11025 Vista Sorrento Parkway, +1 858 523-0500. Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 11AM. An all-suite hotel with fully-equipped kitchens. Complimentary hot breakfast daily, dinner with beer and wine Monday-Thursday, high-speed Internet, and shuttle service within 5 miles.
  • 5 L’Auberge Del Mar Resort & Spa, 1540 Camino Del Mar, +1 858-259-1515, toll-free: +1-800-245-9757. This spa resort is located one block from the beach. The resort offers championship golf courses, recreational activities, luxury spa, meeting & event facilities and fine dining at J. Taylor’s Restaurant.
  • 6 San Diego Marriott Del Mar, 11966 El Camino Real, +1 858 523-1700. Check-in: 4PM, check-out: noon.

Go nextEdit

Routes through Del Mar
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