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del mar events+attractions | food+wine | shopping+more | vacation homes+rentals

visitor guide

2016-2017 | map inside | $1.50

Children’s: Beach Bungalow Designs Geppetto’s Toys Pigtails & Crewcuts Sweetpea Children’s Shop

858.793.7782 858.755.2100 858.481.5437 858.481.0683

Health & Beauty: CorePower Yoga Lashes to Lashes Co Planet Beauty SpaBlue at Del Mar

858.755.9642 858.888.3231 858.755.1771 858.481.6672

Home Furnishings: Beach Bungalow Designs Bella Castilla Between the Sheets Van Galder Design

858.793.7782 858.794.9003 858.847.3300 858.459.5848

Jewelry (Fine & Fashion): Bon Bijoux Girly Boutique Diamond Boutique

858.755.5588 858.720.1800

Men’s Fashion: Mister B Patrick James Sun Diego

858.755.7525 858.794.0806 858.793.1054

Restaurants: Burger Lounge Chipotle Mexican Grill Cucina enoteca Cultivate by Swell Café Flower Child Milton’s Deli Starbucks Coffee Swell Café Taste of Thai Trifecta Tavern (at Whole Foods Market)

Shop. Dine. Play

858.270.1200 858.724.1181 858.704.4500 858.925.7297 Coming Soon 858.792.2225 858.755.7634 858.925.7297 858.793.9695 858.436.2800 X160

Services: Circle K Mobil Gas Station Opus Bank Sharp Rees-Stealy Mr. Fred’s Car Care

858.792.2264 858.794.4630 800.827.4277 619.742.7041

Specialty Food & Wine: Nothing Bundt Cakes See’s Candies The Wine Connection Venissimo Cheese Whole Foods Market Yogurtland

858.764.7521 Coming Soon 858.350.9296 858.847.9616 858.436.9800 858.350.9500

Specialty Shops: Liberty Tobacco Optical Illusion Three Dog Bakery

858.523.9240 858.481.8515 858.793.0755

Women’s Fashion: Adornments Annmarie D’Ercole Fairen Del Jolie Femme deux Lingerie Maggie B Sun Diego TRE Boutique

858.259.9788 858.436.7032 858.259.1120 858.792.1222 858.755.7525 858.793.1054 858.755.7227

The ROW Collective: Lashes to Lashes Co Lone Flag Mini Market By Van De Vort Other Sons Agency Pink Soul Boutique Van De Vort

858.888.3231 858.793.0712 858.720.1059 858.793.0712 858.925.7494 858.720.1059

Welcome to Del Mar!


Whether you’re a newcomer or a frequent visitor, you’ll find Del Mar a very dazzling and picturesque place to spend time strolling, shopping and dining. Hit the beach for swimming, surfing or sunbathing. Hike the canyons and lagoons, or just enjoy its abounding natural beauty through your camera lens. Take time to truly relish the quiet charm of this village by the sea, whether it’s lingering over a cup of coffee at a sidewalk café downtown or savoring a sunset on the grassy knolls of Powerhouse Park. To make the most of Del Mar, we have compiled this guide, and in it share secrets the natives treasure and much more. Make sure to pick up your free copy of our town’s most-trusted newspaper, the Del Mar Times, every Thursday at the green newsstands around town, or find us online daily at I hope you enjoy our wonderful town, and I welcome your feedback. Email me at —Phyllis Pfeiffer, president and general manager, Del Mar Times

About the cover

Local photographer, Greg Wiest captured this photo of the iconic Del Mar Powerhouse. Built in 1928, it’s now a community center and beautiful beach-side park.

An Edition of U-T Community Press 380 Stevens Ave. Suite 316 Solana Beach, CA 92075 858-876-7997; Contents of the Del Mar Visitor Guide©2016

del mar visitor guide 2016-2017 2015-2016

Greg Wiest photo

8 best views 10 calendar of events 16 distinctly del mar 18 shopping+more 22 shopping/services/stay directory 24 del mar and north county map 34 food+wine

36 52 54 56 58 60 61 62

food+wine directory cool kids’ stuff vacation homes+rentals equestrian centers+riding clubs best day hikes area attractions staff directory important phone numbers

best views


Want to find a peaceful place for a respite after a day of beach-going and shopping? Here are a few spots to enjoy the views.


Perched above Del Mar’s Dog Beach is Scripps Bluff Preserve. Though it’s a relatively steep climb, the view is worth every step. Savor the sunset at this lesserknown preserve. The high vantage point on this bluff gives you a 360-degree view of the coastline and the inland lagoons. So, not only can you watch the sun dip down over the Pacific, but you can turn and watch the sky inland change colors, which can be especially spectacular if there happens to be hot air balloons in flight. To access the bluff, use the paid parking at North Beach (aka Dog Beach) along Camino Del Mar. Dog Beach is located at 3006 Sandy Lane, Del Mar, 92014. As you walk onto North Beach, look for a wooden staircase to your right. Follow the staircase up to a trail that leads you to the top of the bluff.


Del Mar Plaza is a Europeanstyle marketplace that overlooks the Pacific. Patio areas and benches offer plenty of seats with a view, especially on the upper levels. During the warmer months, check out the free outdoor concerts every Thursday night, and enjoy that sunset with a live soundtrack and maybe a glass of wine.

del mar visitor guide 2016-2017

Powerhouse Park is located at 1658 Coast Boulevard, Del Mar, 92014. 858.793.6138.

1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, 92014. delmarplaza. com.


Seagrove Park and the adjacent Powerhouse Park comprise Del Mar’s crown jewel, and after you take in the view there, you’ll see why. The sprawling grassy knolls overlook the beach, making it a popular place to sunbathe or dine al fresco at one of the many picnic tables. To see the full

scope of this area, begin at the outer rim of Seagrove Park and work your way down to Powerhouse Park, stopping along the route to gaze at the sea and surfers below. If you walk past the “Tot Lot” play area at Powerhouse Park, you’ll find a small gateway that leads to a dirt path. Follow that trail to a cluster of benches where you can sit and bask in the sun. Seagrove Park is located off Coast Boulevard.

Del Mar Plaza (above); Powerhouse Park. Del Mar Plaza photo; Greg Wiest photo

calendar of events


june 2016 Concerts at the Cove 6-7:45 p.m. Thursdays June-August Fletcher Cove Park 140 So. Sierra Ave., Solana Beach, 92075 858.720.2453 San Diego County Fair Del Mar Fairgrounds 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, 92014 858.755.1161 For dates: Summer Solstice in Del Mar Powerhouse Park 1658 Coast Blvd., Del Mar, 92014 858.755.1179 For date: Twilight Concerts at Powerhouse Park 7 p.m. some Tuesdays June-September 1658 Coast Blvd., Del Mar, 92014 858.635.1366 For dates: La Jolla Festival of the Arts UC San Diego Warren Field Take Interstate-5 to La Jolla Village Drive or Genesee Avenue and follow the signs. La Jolla, 92037 858.683.3700 For dates:

july 2016 Independence Day Parade 9 a.m. July 4 Powerhouse Park 1658 Coast Blvd., Del Mar, 92014 858.635.1363

Kids have a splash on the rides at the San Diego County Fair. Courtesy photo

Lobster and Wine Festival Del Mar Shores Park Ninth and Stratford Court, Del Mar, 92014 858.755.4844 For date:

Del Mar Race Track Season July 15-Sept. 5 Del Mar Fairgrounds 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, 92014 858.755.1161 For dates:


Cathy Gilchrist-Colmar 858.775.6511 Cal BRE# 00517562 Selling in SD County for over 30 years

calendar of events


Solana Beach Triathlon and Duathlon Fletcher Cove Park 140 So. Sierra Ave., Solana Beach, 92075 858.268.1250 For date:

august 2016 Playa del Run Beach Festival Fletcher Cove Park 140 So. Sierra Ave., Solana Beach, 92075 858.720.2453 Beach Blanket Movie Night Fletcher Cove Park 140 So. Sierra Ave., Solana Beach, 92075 For date: 858.720.2453 La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest MCASD Sherwood Auditorium, 700 Prospect St., La Jolla, 92037 For dates: 858.459.3728

Opening day fun at the Del Mar Race Track summer season. Greg Wiest photo

september 2016 San Diego Restaurant Week Sept. 25-Oct. 2. Dinner deals. Various locations. sandiegorestaurant

Hanging ten! Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon Dog Beach, 3006 Sandy Lane Del Mar, CA 92014 858.756.4117, ext. 339 For date:

october 2016

SummerFest Chamber Orchestra featuring soloist Cho-Liang Lin and conducted by Leonard Slatkin. Matthew Fernie photo del mar visitor guide 2016-2017

Scream Zone Del Mar Fairgrounds 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, 92014 858.755.1161; For dates:


EXTRAORDINARY OCEAN-VIEW SHOPPING, DINING AND ENTERTAINMENT. Shop, dine and drink it all in at the corner of 15th and Camino Del Mar. Shops Banana Republic Del Mar Art Center Del Mar Hat Co. Erik Skoldberg Gallery Garys Studio Loghman Jewelers Lorna Jane Made In Earth Michael Seewald Galleries Peaches En Regalia Sunglass Hut Urban Beach House Urban Girl Accessories

Restaurants Del Mar Rendezvous Enoteca Del Fornaio Il Fornaio Pacifica Breeze Café Pacifica Del Mar SHIMBASHI Izakaya Smashburger Services Del Mar Nails & Spa FINE Magazine Folio Haim, Ltd. Salon Kitchell Pacific Shore Platinum

Exciting new retail services opening this winter.


calendar of events


Taste and Art Stroll Del Mar Village, Along Camino Del Mar Del Mar, 92014 For date: Halloween in Del Mar Del Mar Village Along Camino Del Mar For date:

november 2016 Del Mar Race Track Fall Season Nov. 11-Dec. 4 Del Mar Fairgrounds 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, 92014 858.755.1161 For dates:

Phil Mickelson is a local favorite at the Farmers Insurance Open Golf Tournament.

december 2016

january 2017

february 2017

Holiday Wonderland and Tree Lighting Del Mar Village along Camino Del Mar For date:

Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon Health & Lifestyle Expo City of Carlsbad For date: www.

Museum Month Throughout the month Participating museums offer half-price admission

Take the kids to Birch Aquarium to see the wondrous sea creatures (like this leafy seadragon) or to the New Children’s Museum during Museum Month.

Farmers Insurance Open Golf Tournament Torrey Pines Golf Course 619.281.4653 For dates: San Diego Jewish Film Festival Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center 4126 Executive Drive La Jolla, 92037 858.362.1348 For date:

march 2017 Ugly Dog Contest 858.755.5913 For date and location: del mar visitor guide 2016-2017

april 2017 La Jolla Half Marathon Begins at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, ends at La Jolla Cove. 858.454.0777 For date:

Every Memorial Day the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial pays tribute to America’s servicemen and women. Greg Wiest photo

may 2017 Solana Beach Memorial Day Ceremony 11 a.m.-noon, La Colonia Community Center, 715 Valley Avenue, Solana Beach, 92075 858.720.2453 Memorial Day Ceremony Monday, May 25 Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial in La Jolla For time: 858.459.2314

California inspired dining with a side of ocean views Ocean View Bar and Grill open daily • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner H o t e l I n d i g o D e l M a r . c o m | 710 Camino Del Mar | 858.755.1501

distinctly del mar


The saying goes “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”— so in this case, when in Del Mar, do as the “Del Marians do.” Here are a couple of pointers to help you get a true taste of the local flavor, and tips on some Del Mar gems that are not to be missed while you’re here.


Dog-friendliness is a Del Mar tradition. The city has maintained that status since it was incorporated in 1959 and, for proof, you need look no further than North Beach, affectionately known as “Dog Beach.” This strip of beach north of 29th Street is a hotspot for four-legged beachgoers and dog-lovers alike. Dogs must be leashed during the summer months, but they are allowed with no leash the rest of the year. To access “Dog Beach,” use the paid parking along Coast Highway north of 29th Street. Dog Beach is located

del mar visitor guide 2016-2017

at 3006 Sandy Lane, Del Mar, 92014 For more information, visit or call 858.755.9313.


A picture of Del Mar culture wouldn’t be complete without mention of its horse racing. The Del Mar Race Track has been drawing crowds since 1939 when Bing Crosby stood at its gates to greet the first guests. Today, it is one of the nation’s premier facilities and favorite Del Mar summer pastime. The Del Mar Race Track is located at 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.,

Del Mar, 92014. Visit dmtc. com or call 858.755.1141 or 858.792.4242.


Enjoy spectacular views of Del Mar, surrounding communities and the ocean by taking a hot air balloon ride. The Skysurfer Hot Air Balloon Company in Del Mar has been giving people the rides of a lifetime for more than 30 years. Call 858.481.6800 or toll free at 800.660.6809; visit SanDiegoHotAirBalloons. com or go to 2658 Del Mar Heights Road #198, Del Mar, 92014.

Senior Pastor: The Rev. Dr. Lawrence L. Hand Sunday Mornings 8:00 am Worship 9:00 am Coffee 9:30 am Education Hour 10:30 am Worship

424 Via de la Valle Solana Beach, CA 92075


Stay in touch with Del Mar when you get home.

intimate theatre

Professional theatre at its best!

North Coast Repertory Theatre

Solana Beach, CA | (858) 481-1055


Couresty Del Mar Highlands Town Center


Del Mar Highlands Town Center offers a wide variety of great restaurants, unique shops and the popular Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas.




*see map on page 24 Del Mar Plaza Banana Republic 858.350.0847 1555 Camino Del Mar Casual apparel & accessories. Del Mar Art Center 858.481.1678 1555 Camino Del Mar Organization for the fine and visual arts. Del Mar Hat Company 888.424.4287 1555 Camino Del Mar Erik Skoldberg Gallery 858.405.5587 1555 Camino Del Mar Contemporary. Art. Exhibits. Garys Studio 858.794.0740 1555 Camino Del Mar Distinct apparel & shoes for men. Loghman Jewelers 858.523.0000 1555 Camino Del Mar Jewelry and watches. Lorna Jane Del Mar 858.509.4830 1555 Camino Del Mar Premier women’s active lifestyle brand from Australia. Made In Earth 858.461.1554 1555 Camino Del Mar Natural gemstones. Handcrafted jewelry. Michael Seewald Gallery 858.793.3444 1555 Camino Del Mar Award winning art. Lessons by master painter & photographer.

Peaches En Regalia 858.792.7400 1555 Camino Del Mar Classic yet modern clothing for men and women. Sunglass Hut 858.792.9211 1555 Camino Del Mar Luxury sunglass retailer. Urban Beach House 858.509.4199 1555 Camino Del Mar Del Mar lifestyle clothing and gifts for men, women and kids. urban-beach-house Urban Girl Accessories 858.350.6334 1555 Camino Del Mar Hip, kitschy, fun boutique. Stratford Square Del Mar Gifts 858.755.4254 1440 Camino Del Mar Local art, souvenirs and unique gifts for every occasion. Frustrated Cowboy 858.755.5170 1444 Camino Del Mar Western clothing, hats, boots, accessories and gifts. La Boutique Les Deux 858.755.0525 1438 Camino Del Mar Today’s fashion trends for real women! Marquis Fine Jewelers 858.792.1826 1448 Camino Del Mar Custom designed jewelry and repairs. Del Mar Village Annmarie D’Ercole Jewelry & Apparel 858.792.6953 207 15th Street

Jewelry, clothing, accessories and more. The Bustle Bridal Boutique 858.523.9254 1011 Camino Del Mar Wedding boutique. Carolyn’s Designer Resale Clothing 858.481.4133 1310 Camino Del Mar Voted best in San Diego. Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Dior. Details Dancewear 858.755.7775 226 12th Street Children’s dancewear and swimwear. Del Mar Farmers Market 225 9th Street Every Saturday 1pm-4pm. Dexter’s Deli 858.792.3707 1229 Camino Del Mar Health foods for dogs and cats. Dinosaur Gallery 858.794.4855 1327 Camino Del Mar The Dinosaur Gallery, from extinction to distinction: Jewelry, Rocks, Fossils, Curios, Art, Opals, Insects, Skulls, Meteorites & Much More! GREAT GIFTS! “I have been to almost every major museum out there and I have never seen a collection like the Dinosaur Gallery. You could visit this shop 1,000 times and find something new each and every visit. No matter where you are reading this review from this shop is worth the drive you will not be disappointed.” YELP Review. Fair Trade Decor 858.461.1263 1412 Camino Del Mar Open Daily 10am-9pm

SpeciAl thanks to the Del Mar Village Association

Beautiful, unique, ecofriendly, handcrafted gifts, toys, personal accessories, and home products from more than 40 countries around the world! Shop for jewelry, scarves, handbags, wall hangings, pottery, vases and baskets made from recycled and natural materials. Fair Trade Decor is the first 100% Fair Trade store in San Diego County, and a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation. Jolie Fleur 858.793.1123 1143 Camino Del Mar The fine art of flowers. Matuse, Inc. 619.318.0938 1150 Camino Del Mar We make premium surf wetsuits. Molly M. O’Neil 858.350.9467 1228 Camino Del Mar

Design Draw Build Pebbles By The Beach 858.481.1431 1431 Camino Del Mar Clothing, swimwear and accessories. Rusty Del Mar Surf Shop 858.259.3200 201 15th Street Surfboards, clothing and rentals. Sundancer Boutique 858.259.4722 1418 Camino Del Mar Eclectic, casual women’s boutique.

Discover Handmade:  Artwork






 Furnishings  Books

Torrey Pines Gourmet 858.509.3934 1011 Camino Del Mar #100, Healthy snacks, gourmet products and culinary gifts.

Open Daily 10am-9pm 1412 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014 858.461.1263

The Dinosaur Gallery From Extinction ...

To Destinction Fossils Art Minerals Crystals Opals Jewellery Meteorites 

Del Mar Village 1327 Camino Del Mar

(858) 794-4855

Lomas Santa Fe Drive

Amtrak / Coaster

Solana Lomas Beach Towne Santa Fe Centre Plaza

Fletcher Cove Beach Park

solana beach North Bluff Preserve

Flower Hill Promenade

Via de la Valle

Dog Beach

Jimmy Durante Blvd

Del Mar Beach / Powerhouse Park Seagrove Park

Del Mar Center

Fairgrounds & Racetrack

Del Mar Plaza

Stratford Square

Del Mar / Del Mar Camino

Del Mar Library

Beachside Del Mar Shopping Center

Hwy 101

Del Mar Heights Road

Torrey Pines State Beach

Carmel Valley Road

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve Torrey Pines Municipal Golf Course



San Dieguito County Park

Lomas Santa Fe Executive Golf Course

Fairbanks Village Plaza

Rancho Santa Fe

around del mar + north county for your shopping convenience Carmel Country Plaza 12840 Carmel Country Road San Diego, CA 92130 DEL MAR CENTER 2707 Via De La Valle Del Mar, CA 92014 Del Mar Highlands Town Center 12925 El Camino Real San Diego, CA 92130

Via de la Valle

San Dieguito Road

Beachside Del Mar 2690 Del Mar Heights Road Del Mar CA 92014

El C ino


Fairbanks Village Plaza 16236 San Dieguito Road Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091



Del Mar Highlands Town Center

Del Mar Heights Road

Carmel Country Plaza Carmel Country

El Camino Real

Carmel Creek

Carmel Valley

Flower Hill Promenade 2720 Via De La Valle Del Mar, CA 92014 Lomas Santa Fe Plaza East of Interstate 5 on Lomas Santa Fe Drive Solana Beach, CA 92075 Piazza Carmel Shopping Center 3810 Valley Centre Drive San Diego, CA 92130




Piazza Carmel

sorrento Valley

Solana Beach Towne Centre West of Interstate 5 on Lomas Santa Fe Drive Solana Beach, CA 92075

complete packages, including “Here Comes the Bride” packages that include “Shape-Up Plans” along with facials-to-peels to make your skin radiant and glowing! Ask about our Champagne Parties and Private Fittings for You & Your Friends!



shopping centers Fairen Del. Courtesy photo

nearby shopping Fairen Del / Madison Leather & Luggage 2690 Via de la Valle Flower Hill Promenade (848) 259-1120 Open daily. Fairen Del is a dynamic awardwinning boutique specializing in fashion apparel, accessories and luggage for over 22 years. We carry top brands alongside emerging designers in many categories including handbags, shoes, belts, jewelry, gifts, apparel and unique home accents. Add in the luxury luggage, leather goods and travel accessories department and you have a true one-stop shopping experience for the local and global adventurer. Special orders, corporate gifts, shipping & amazing gift wrapping! Jimbo’s Naturally Natural foods grocer. Del Mar Highlands Town Center 858.793.7755 Strawberry Intimates 348 S Cedros Avenue Solana Beach, CA 92075 (561) 929-7582 Strawberry Intimates is a beautiful & sexy lingerie, swimwear, & makeover boutique for ALL women! Our designs are from five different countries. Additionally, we offer a variety of services from Eye Brow Threading, to Eye Lashes, and Make-Overs for that Special Party or “Knight!” Plus,

Carmel Country Plaza 12840 Carmel Country Rd San Diego, CA 92130 Del Mar Highlands Town Center 12925 El Camino Real San Diego, CA 92130 858.793.5757 An open-air lifestyle center with a luxury cinema, restaurants, specialty shops, groceries and a unique collection of boutiques. The upscale atmosphere includes social gathering places near water features and comfortable lounge seating around an outdoor fireplace. Relax on the patio to the sound of live jazz music every Friday and Saturday from 6-9pm, April – December. If you’re traveling with a pet, many of the stores and restaurant patios are pet friendly. DEL MAR PLAZA 1555 Camino Del Mar Del Mar, CA 92014 (858) 792-1555 Shopping and dining take on a whole new perspective at the Del Mar Plaza, with breathtaking ocean views and more than 30 fine shops, boutiques, restaurants and service retailers combine for one of the best shopping experiences in all of San Diego. Convenient underground parking is offered at their 15th Street and Camino del Mar corner location. In addition to a meandering walkway, Del Mar Plaza also offers elevators to whisk you to any floor. Flower Hill Promenade

2720 Via De La Valle Del Mar, 92014 858.481.7131 Flower Hill Promenade is Del Mar’s stylish, premier openair shopping, dining, and entertainment center, recognized by locals for its eclectic collection of luxury boutiques, dazzling entertainment, and an incredible array of dining options. It provides a relaxing atmosphere in which to shop, dine, pamper yourself or simply enjoy a cup of coffee in Del Mar & lots of convenient parking! Lomas Santa Fe Plaza East of Interstate 5 on Lomas Santa Fe Drive Piazza Carmel Shopping Center 3810 Valley Centre Dr. San Diego, CA 92130 760.630.6270 Solana Beach Towne Centre West of Interstate 5 on Lomas Santa Fe Drive

services Del Mar Plaza Del Mar Nails & Spa 858.792.2616 1555 Camino Del Mar Serving men, women and children of all ages. Folio 858.350.5995 1555 Camino Del Mar Design, décor, cabinetry. Kitchell 858.947.5144 853 Camino Del Mar Real estate development and construction. Haim, LTD. Salon 858.259.0559 1555 Camino Del Mar Full service salon



specializing in color.

bridal gowns.

P.S. Platinum Properties 858.481.7939 1555 Camino Del Mar Luxury real estate & marketing.

Hébé Healthé Hair Bar 858.205.8054 220 12th Street

Del Mar Racetrack/ Fairgrounds Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (Racetrack) 858.755.1141 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd Del Mar Fairgrounds 858.755.1161 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd Del Mar Village Coastal Premier Properties 858.356.9156 1217 Camino Del Mar www.coastalpremier Del Mar Blue Print Co. 858.755.5134 2201 San Dieguito Dr. San Diego area, high-quality printing since 1978. Del Mar Financial Partners, Inc. 858.259.6300 915 Camino Del Mar, Suite 150 Financial planning for business owners. Del Mar Times 858.876.8853 1011 Camino del Mar, Suite 120 Del Mar Village Association (DMVA) 858.735.3650 1104 Camino Del Mar Dr. Kevin T. Fitzpatrick DDS, MS 858.755.1197 1333 Camino Del Mar Family and cosmetic dentistry. Elegant Tailor & Cleaners 858.755.0995 1130 Camino Del Mar We specialize in suits and

Jelley Properties 858.259.4000 1401 Camino Del Mar Jim Coleman State Farm Insurance 858.755.6794 1011 Camino Del Mar, Suite 116 Kheya Holistic Health and Wellness Center 858.461.1703 1139 Camino Del Mar Law Offices of Bing I. Bush, Jr. 858.259.7540 1330 Camino Del Mar A professional corporation. Masterpiece Realty Associates 888.577.3033 1237 Camino Del Mar www.masterpiecerealty Ranch & Coast Plastic Surgery 858.450.1555 1431 Camino Del Mar Instagram: @ranchandcoastps @drpaulchasan @dripbardelmar www.ranchandcoastplastic “Ranch & Coast Plastic Surgery is San Diego’s primer cosmetic surgery office, owned by highly renowned Dr. Paul Chasan. Located in the heart of Del Mar, just two blocks from the beach, RCPS is the only plastic surgery facility in San Diego with its own 23-hour overnight stay. Dr. Chasan has dedicated his life to the art of cosmetic surgery and providing first-class surgical expertise

with uncompromised safety – we invite you to see for yourself!” Rande Turner Properties 858.755.7851 1125 Camino Del Mar Ranch and Coast Real Estate, Inc. Spa Na’Mara Spa by the Sea 858.356.0307 Hotel Indigo 710 Camino Del Mar Del Mar, CA 92014 Union Bank 858.755.9321 1435 Camino Del Mar The UPS Store 858.755.2800 1155 Camino Del Mar Del Mar, CA 92014 Weatherly Asset Management 858.259.4507 832 Camino Del Mar Willis Allen Real Estate 858.755.6761 1424 Camino Del Mar Ztiques Art & Antiques 858.259.0288 1011 Camino Del Mar, Suite 104 Del Mar, CA 92014

nearby services Serenity Spa & Salon 858-369-4900 11069 Vista Sorrento Parkway, San Diego The Spa at Fairmont Grand Del Mar 858-314-2020 5300 Grand Del Mar Court A Modern-day monument to the invigorating spirit of the Renaissance, The Spa – in décor, design, practice and philosophy – epitomizes that golden era. San Diego’s only Five-Star spa

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St. Therese of Carmel Catholic Church 4355 Del Mar Trails Road, Carmel Valley 858-481-3232


Relaxing by day, stylish by night.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church 858.755.1616 334 14th St The church in Del Mar, welcoming and inviting all to experience loving, transformative community.

Les Artistes Inn 858.755.4646 944 Camino Del Mar Unique, eclectic small inn.

St. James Catholic Church 625 S Nardo Ave. Solana Beach 858-755-2545

Secret Garden Inn 858.755.4646 1140 Camino Del Mar 3 rooms + penthouse. Bed and Breakfast.

Temple Solel 3575 Manchester Ave. Cardiff 760-436-0654

Ranch & Coast Plastic Surgery: Del Mar’s premiere cosmetic surgery center & spa Courtesy photo draws inspiration from the natural abundance of its coastal canyon setting. Explore the wild herbs, mineral-rich clays, and plethora of local elements used in the restorative experiences - from cleansing facials and deeptissue massages to invigorating hydrotherapy body.

stay Best Western Premier Del Mar Inn Hotel 858.755.9765 720 Camino Del Mar Old world charm, walk to the beach. Del Mar Motel on the Beach 858.755.1534 1702 Coast Blvd. Casual beachfront accommodations. www.delmarmotelonthe Hilton Garden Inn 858-720-9500 3939 Ocean Bluff Ave., San Diego Homewood Suites by Hilton 858-523-0500 11069 Vista Sorrento Parkway, San Diego Hotel Indigo 858.755.1501 710 Camino Del Mar Ocean view boutique hotel, inspired by our local stories. L’Auberge Del Mar 800.245.9757 1540 Camino Del Mar

faith directory Calvary Lutheran Church 424 Via De La Valle Solana Beach, CA 92075 (858) 755-2855 Calvary Lutheran Church welcomes visitors of all ages and backgrounds to join us in worship, learning, service, and Christian fellowship on Sunday and throughout the week. Discover the unconditional love of Jesus Christ and explore what he is up to in your life and the world! Whether you’re a follower of Jesus or looking to grow deeper with God, you’re welcome at Calvary. Come and see! Congregation Beth Am 5050 Del Mar Heights Road, Carmel Valley 858-481-8454 Solana Beach Presbyterian Church 120 Stevens Ave., Solana Beach 858-509-2580

entertainment Belly Up 143 S Cedros Ave, Solana Beach, 858-481-8140 North Coast Repertory Theatre 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive Suite D Solana Beach 858-481-1055 (box office) North Coast Repertory Theatre is a professional Equity theatre founded in 1982. Currently celebrating its 35th Season, North Coast Rep has received critical acclaim from media and audiences alike, and has evolved into one of the area’s leading performing arts organizations. Throughout its history, North Coast Rep has created a platform where artist and audience thrive through the intimacy of live theatre, recognizing the power of theatre to challenge complacency, revitalize the imagination, nurture the unexpected and embrace the variety and diversity in our lives.

FIVE CONVENIENT LOCATIONS Incredible selection of local and organic produce


Del Mar Highlands Town Center 12853 El Camino Real; (858) 793-7755

Full line of all natural groceries Large selection of vitamins, supplements, health & beauty aids


Hormone-free and antibiotic-free beef, poultry and pork

The Forum 1923 Calle Barcelona; (760) 334-7755

Seafood delivered fresh daily


Felicita Junction Shopping Center 1633 S. Centre City Parkway; (760) 489-7755

Deli selections prepared fresh right in the store A made-from-scratch bakery A refreshing juice bar Huge selection of raw and vegan products!




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Executive Chef Tony Chu Jung Su serves up award-winning cuisine at Del Mar Rendezvous. Del Mar Rendezvous photo

del mar dining *see map on page 24 Del Mar Plaza Del Mar Rendezvous – Modern Chinese Cuisine 858.755.2669 1555 Camino Del Mar Voted Best Chinese, Vegetarian, and Gluten-Free, Del Mar Rendezvous has been enticing San Diegans with its wide array of Chinese fare for over a decade. Rendezvous boasts craft beer on draft as well as a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence wine list with over 80 wines all at the Best Price in San Diego everyday. The ambiance of the interior and extended patio,

with glimpses of the Pacific Ocean, offers an inviting atmosphere, perfect for date nights, business lunches or family dinners. Il Fornaio Restaurant/ Enoteca Wine Bar 858.755.8876 1555 Camino Del Mar Authentic Italian cuisine/ open-air, ocean view bar. Il Fornaio Del Mar offers elegant private and semi-private dining with breathtaking ocean views. This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique Italian dining experience. Specialties include wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry

and game; house made pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and house made soups; a wide variety of desserts; and fresh baked bread made daily from scratch. Step inside Il Fornaio and take a culinary journey through Italy. Pacifica Breeze Cafe 858.509.9147 1555 Camino Del Mar Ocean view breakfast and lunch. Pacifica Del Mar 858.792.0476 1555 Camino Del Mar Creative coastal cuisine and ocean view.

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Shimbashi Izakaya 858.523.0479 1555 Camino Del Mar Shimbashi Izakaya, with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, is located on the Market Level at Del Mar Plaza. We offer an extensive seasonal menu, fresh sushi and sashimi, a wide selection of sake and Japanese beer. With our tapas-style Japanese menu, Shimbashi Izakaya features fresh seafood that is always in season. Smashburger 858.461.4105 1555 Camino Del Mar The place for burger lovers.

Stratford Square Americana Restaurant 858.794.6838 1454 Camino Del Mar American cuisine. Jimmy O’s Sports Bar & Restaurant 858.350.3735 225 15th St Steaks, chicken, burgers and sports bar. Del Mar Village Board & Brew 858.481.1021 1212 Camino Del Mar Specialty sandwiches.

BeeSalt Balcony 858-481-9889 1201 Camino Del Mar Chef driven Mediterranean full-sevice restaurant with ocean view. Brick 15 858.225.1315 915 Camino Del Mar Coffeehouse and acoustic music listening room. Brigantine 858.481.1166 3263 Camino Del Mar Seafood and oyster bar.

Stratford Square features delicious dining options. Greg Wiest photo

Serving chef-driven coastal fare and sea elixirs, just steps from the waves.




Il Fornaio and Enoteca Del Fornaio wine bar are hot spots at Del Mar Plaza. Del Mar Plaza photo

Bully’s Del Mar 858.755.1660 1404 Camino Del Mar Prime rib, steaks, burgers and seafood. Cafe Secret 858.792.0821 1140 Camino Del Mar Peruvian café, ceviche, empanadas and wine. Crepes & Corks Restaurant & Wine Bar 858.847.3382 1328 Camino Del Mar Largest selection of wine by the glass in town. Bottomless mimosa on weekends. Dog friendly. Del Mar Pizza 858.481.8088 del mar visitor guide 2016-2017

211 15th Street New York style pizzas. Del Mar Snack Shack 858.481.8399 1670 Coast Blvd. Snack foods to-go on the beach. En Fuego Cantina & Grill / La Tienda Wine Bar 858.792.6551 1342 Camino Del Mar Mexican dishes, fresh seafood, open-air bar and wine bar.

that is. Located right on the beach in Del Mar. Chef Duvinh Ta uses fresh, seasonal products as the inspiration for their preparations of fresh fish, shellfish and premium meats. Each menu showcases clean, eclectic flavors and local, sustainable products complemented by Jake’s jaw dropping location on the sand. The nightly Chef’s Special is a seasonal creation that features the best seafood, meats and produce available.

Jake’s Del Mar 858.755.2002 1660 Coast Blvd. Jake’s Del Mar brings new American cooking to the edge – to the water’s edge

Jake’s Del Mar is a local favorite for oceanfront dining.


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Prepkitchen Del Mar 858.792.7737 1201 Camino Del Mar Seasonal and inspired comfort food.

Kitchen 1540 858.793.6460 1540 Camino Del Mar California coastal cuisine. Poseidon Restaurant – On the Beach 858.755.9345 1670 Coast Blvd Oceanfront seafood and American cuisine. The Poseidon Del Mar has become a local favorite and a coastal landmark. Known for serving fresh seafood and locally sourced ingredients while offering a fun and lively ambiance situated on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in Del Mar. The entire staff is committed to providing our guests an exceptional dining

Ocean View Bar & Grill 858.755.1501 Hotel Indigo 710 Camino Del Mar

Poseidon Del Mar is a dining destination and coastal landmark. Courtesy photo

experience. Serving lunch and dinner Monday - Sunday and brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Ocean View Bar and Grill: Enjoy California inspired dining with a side of ocean views. Ocean View Bar and Grill, located inside Hotel Indigo Del Mar offers a diverse menu focused on local, sustainable fare. Bring your pup in and enjoy our pet friendly patio area, or try one of our happy hour specials at the bar. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


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Starbucks Coffee 858.793.4453 1435 Camino Del Mar Stratford Court Cafe 858.792.7433 1307 Stratford Court Outdoor casual American café. Tasting Room Del Mar 858.461.0124 1435 Camino Del Mar, Suite D Boutique wine. Craft beer. Artisan food. Enjoy a taste of Old Mexico at Diane Power’s Casa Sol y Mar in Del Mar Highlands Town Center. Casa Sol y Mar photo Sbicca 858.481.1001 215 15th Street Ocean view, award-winning California cuisine.

Seaside Yogurt 858.720.1168 1231 Camino Del Mar Self-serve frozen yogurt by the sea!

Zel’s Del Mar 858.755.0076 1247 Camino Del Mar Coastal neighborhood restaurant and bar.

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Dining at Addison at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar is a five-diamond experience. Fairmont Grand Del Mar photo

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Wine Spectator’s highest accolade, the Grand Award.

Addison at Fairmont Grand Del Mar 5200 Grand Del Mar Way San Diego 858.314.1900

Alfonso’s 437 S. Highway 101 Solana Beach 858-454-2232

Experience a world-class culinary experience unrivaled in Southern California at the region’s only Five-Star/ Five-Diamond restaurant. Acclaimed Relais & Chateaux Grand Chef William Bradley tempts even the most discriminating palates with his artisanal approach to contemporary French cuisine, featuring the season’s finest ingredients. Savor three, four, seven or even ten courses, expertly paired with sensational wines from a 35,000-bottle collection honored with

Bistro 39 Bistro classics with a California Twist 3939 Ocean Bluff Ave. San Diego (located inside Hilton Garden Inn) Casa Sol y Mar 858.720.9500 Del Mar Highlands Town Center 12865 El Camino Real Carmel Valley Broken Yolk Café 858-792-4100 2642 Del Mar Heights Road, Del Mar 858-509-9655 Claire’s on Cedros 246 N Cedros Ave. Solana Beach With a strong dedication 858-259-8597 to great food and service,

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the Broken Yolk Cafe in Del Mar has built a reputation for its ample portions and freshly-made flavor. Breakfast is served all day, but if it’s lunch you’re craving, try one of our signature salads, juicy half-pound burgers or street taco plates. Sample our assortment of Mimosas, or spice things up with a baconinfused Bloody Mary, all in a clean, comfortable and casual atmosphere.


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Award winning full service restaurant and cocktail lounge. A San Diego Tradition For Over 55 years!

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Happy Hour Mon - Fri 4:00-6:30pm 1/2 Price Appetizers and Drink Specials

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A New Japanese Dining Experience Seasonal tapas Fresh sushi & sashimi Japanese Wagyu beef A wide selection of sake & Japanese beer 1555 Camino Del Mar Del Mar Plaza, Market Level (2F)




Chart House 2588 S. Coast Hwy 101 Cardiff 760-436-4044 Southern California skies greet guests at their tables at Chart House, one of the most stunning fine dining seafood restaurants in Cardiff. With the entire dining room open to the natural environment, the oceanfront view is the perfect backdrop to complement a menu of seafood and steak specialties, including the Mac Nut Mahi, Savory Shrimp Scampi, Spiced Ahi, and Chart House’s famous Prime Rib. Join Chart House for Sunday brunch, lunch, dinner, or happy hour. The Curious Fork 512 Via De La Valle, Suite 102, Solana Beach 858-876-6386 Feed the Passion! We have a passion for food and passion is always best when shared. Offering creations from local and global cuisine, our café and cooking school are geared to satisfy your appetite. Serving freshly baked pastries, baked goods, and breakfast items, seasonal, dynamic salads, tempting sandwiches, and soups.

the street from the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The more than 100 menu selections are featured in the restaurant and oyster bar, plus there is a cocktail lounge and a retail market. Ask about our daily happy hour. Contact restaurant for details. Fidel’s Little Mexico 607 Valley Ave. Solana Beach 858-755-5292 Fidel’s Little Mexico is an award-winning full service restaurant and cocktail lounge; plus, a taco bar and strolling Mariachis (ThursdaySunday only); and, two heated outdoor patios for year-round enjoyment. Fidel’s is well-noted as a North County tradition! So, whether you’re enjoying dinner with your closest friends or just hanging out at happy hour and munching some chips and salsa while sipping on an icy margarita, Fidel’s offers a pleasant respite just a few miles from the Pacific.

Mille Fleurs 6009 Paseo Delicias Rancho Santa Fe 858-756-3085 NY Garden Deli & Café 11069 Vista Sorrento Parkway, San Diego 858-369-4910 Oggi’s Del Mar 12840 Carmel Country Road Carmel Valley 858-481-7883 Call or order on line. Entire menu delivery to: Del Mar, Solana Beach, Carmel Valley & Torrey Pines. Voted San Diego’s best microbrew house, pizza, sports bar, wings, catering, family restaurant & best place to watch the game. Enjoy award-winning Oggi’s craft beer, guest brews, full bar, covered heated patio, fire pit, HD TVs in/out & dog friendly patio. Large groups welcome. Happy 25th Anniversary to the Original Oggi’s!

The Fish Market 640 Via De La Valle Solana Beach 858-755-2277 The award-winning Fish Market is located across del mar visitor guide 2016-2017

Oggi’s Pizza & Brewing Co. features high-quality pizza, pastas and salads, and has won worldwide praise for its outstanding microbrewed beers. Oggi’s photo

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Fresh Seafood Daily • Pasta and Vegetarian Dishes • Beautiful Patio Dining Grass Fed Beef & Chops • Wine Collection Variety of Aged and New New Tapas Menu: Mon-Sat, 3pm-5pm 6024 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe For Reservations: 858.756.1221 |

Lunch Mon - Sun 11 am - 3 pm | Dinner Mon-Sat 5 pm - 9 pm | Brunch Sun:11am - 3pm

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• Ocean and Lagoon Views on 2 Outside Patios • Serving Lunch and Dinner Daily • Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays • Wide Selection of Wines & Local Craft Beers • Private Room Available • Free Parking in Lot Behind Building • Monthly Wine Dinners • Daily Happy Hour (4:30-6:30pm)



Union Kitchen and Tap 1108 S. Coast Hwy, Encinitas 760-230-2337 Since first opening its windows in 2011, locals and visitors alike have embraced the experience that is Union Kitchen and Tap. Maybe it’s the craft-made cocktails or the cool sea breezes that fill the room. Maybe it’s the extensive wine list or how well their southern inspiration pairs with California’s native cuisine. Or maybe it’s just the desire to see and be seen… You’ll find what you’re looking for at Union Kitchen and Tap! Seasalt 2282 Carmel Valley Road Del Mar 858-755-7100

Rancho Santa Fe Bistro 6024 Paseo Delicias Rancho Santa Fe 858-756-1221 Rancho Santa Fe Bistro is located in the heart of Village of Rancho Santa Fe. Owner/Chef Mozy Jahanguiri who has operated restaurants in Chicago, Minneapolis, and Dallas, prepares a menu that includes fresh seafood, pasta, salads, plus grass fed beef and chops. They offer beautiful patio dining, an extensive wine cellar, and surround guests with flowers, succulents and a fresh herb garden. The Bistro is open for Lunch, Afternoon Tapas, Dinner and Sunday Brunch.

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Seasalt Del Mar features relaxed yet elegant dining with lagoon and ocean views. It is a casual, neighborhood seafood bistro nestled in the Del Mar Hills overlooking Torrey Pines State Beach and is known for al fresco dining with fabulous views from its two outside patios. The menu features seafood, salads, pasta, soups and sushi. It is open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

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Encinitas Swirls 294 N. El Camino Real, Swirls Suite G, Encinitas 760-479-2442 Self serve frozen yogurt, gelato and custards! Non-fat and low calorie Seaside Yogurt yogurt with 52 rotating 858.720.1168 flavors and 30 delicious 1231 Camino Del Mar toppings including fresh Self-serve frozen yogurt fruits. by the sea! Carmel Valley Swirls Yogurtland 12925 El Camino Real, 2600 Via De La Valle, Suite AA1 Suite 103, Del Mar Carmel Valley 858-350-9500 858-794-7033


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Keeping your kids busy is always a challenge. So we’ve done the work for you. Check out these great area activities and shops that will keep you and your children entertained for hours.

cool kids’ stuff


Get up close and personal with exotic birds at Free Flight.


Tucked away off Jimmy Durante Boulevard is Free Flight, a small sanctuary that is home to more than 40 exotic birds. Here, beneath a canopy of trees, you can walk the garden and meet birds such as Lapis and Ziggy,

two Macaw parrots who are best friends and practically inseparable. Birds can be fed and gently handled. Admission is $5 for adults; $2 for kids 13 and younger. 2132 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar, 92014; 858.481.3148


Carmel Valley Skate Park is a 13,500square-foot facility with a challenge course, and includes such features as railings, stairs, banks and ledges. The park has night lighting, restrooms, a shade structure and sitting/ observation areas. 12600 El Camino Real, San Diego, 92130 858.552.1616 skateparks/carmelvalley/ index.shtml


Del Mar Powerhouse Park and Del Mar Beach Kids will enjoy the playground at the south end of Powerhouse Park and at the north end is the Powerhouse Community Center. The park overlooks Del Mar City Beach and is situated between Coast Boulevard and the cliffs overlooking the water. 1600 Coast Blvd., Del Mar, 92014 858.755.1524

more fun stuff Surfing is always cool for kids. Greg Wiest photo del mar visitor guide 2016-2017

Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Carmel Valley, 92130 858.350.9038

Torrey Pines State Beach runs for three miles between Carmel Valley Road and the Glider Ports at Torrey Pines Scenic Drive. Popular activities: surfing and swimming at the beach and hiking in the adjacent Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve Park plus guided nature tours are offered in the park on Saturdays and Sundays. For info call: 858.755.2063. Geppetto’s Toys Toys, games and more. • Flower Hill Promenade 2670 Via de la Valle, Del Mar, 92014 858.755.2100 • Del Mar Highlands Town Center, 3435 Del Mar Heights Road,

Del Mar Library Quaint library in a historic building features an array of books and programs for adults and children. 1309 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, 92014 858.755.1666 Legoland 1 Legoland Drive, Carlsbad, 92008 760.918.5346 Pelly’s Mini Golf offers a great miniature golf facility for kids and adults with a sea-life theme. 15555 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar, 92014 858.481.0363


Reuben H. Fleet Science Center 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park San Diego, 92101 619.238.1233 San Diego Zoo 2920 Zoo Drive, Balboa Park San Diego, 92101 619.231.1515 San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, 92027 760.747.8702


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2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, 92037 858.534.3474

SeaWorld 500 Sea World Drive, San Diego, 92109 619.226.3901

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equestrian centers + riding clubs


Saddle up! Del Mar is the center of the horsing world in San Diego County. From beginner to pro, you can learn, ride, show and train at these equestrian facilities.

Saddle up and take to the trails on a ride through Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve or sign your child up for an equestrian camp at South Coast Training Stables.


South Coast Training Stables, 5275 Del Mar Mesa Rd., San Diego, 92130, sits in the heart of Carmel Valley at The Farm at Del Mar Meadows. Set against the picturesque Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, the stables are just minutes from the I- 5 freeway and the Del Mar horse shows. This facility offers stalls with heaters and automatic fly sprayers, a newly developed hunter/ jumper arena, and many trails in the 4,100-acre preserve. 858.442.2569;


Clews Horse Ranch is located on 40 pristine acres in Carmel Valley. A longtime boarding facility, Clews Ranch also offers ranch roping and traditional

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“California Horsemanship” clinics at various times throughout the year. 11500 Clews Ranch Rd., San Diego, 92130. 858.755.5022;


Del Mar Horse Park, 14550 El Camino Real, Del Mar, 92014, is a 65-acre world-class equestrian facility that sits about three miles east of the Del Mar Fairgrounds. It offers two grass jumping stadiums with seating for 1,320; a dressage ring, four show rings and four training rings; a covered, lighted area, and 400 permanent show stalls. Permanent box and pipe stalls are also available for year-round boarding. For riders ranging from beginners to Olympian levels. 858.794.1171;

South Coast Training Stables offers training to all levels and ages of riders.


The Rancho Riding Club, 16924 Rambla De Las Flores, Rancho Santa Fe, 92091, was founded in 1945 by a group of friends and neighbors in Rancho Santa Fe. It has since grown into one of the area’s most prominent clubs. 858.756.2923;


The San Diego Polo Club is situated on 80 acres of land near Rancho Santa Fe. It offers five world-class polo fields, including an exercise track, riding trails, a clubhouse and bar, a polo training school, and an outdoor lighted arena. The club’s season runs from June through October. Polo matches are presented to the public every Sunday at 1:30 p.m., and lessons are also offered. 14555 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130. 858.481.9217;

San Diego Polo Club features five world-class polo fields.


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best day hikes


Around Del Mar you’ll find more than a pretty coastline. You’ll also discover sprawling lagoons and wetlands teeming with wildlife. All that natural beauty makes for some of the region’s best hiking. So whether you follow alongside a docent or go solo, these are routes worth lacing up for.

The spectacular views at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Greg Wiest photo


Spectacular hiking trails can be found at the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, 12600 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, 92037. Sandwiched between Torrey Pines Municipal Golf Course on the south and Del Mar on the north, this coastal park offers exquisite ocean vistas and is home to the nation’s rarest pine tree, Pinus torreyana. Free guided tours are available weekends and holidays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., beginning at the Visitor Center (The Lodge). If you prefer to explore alone, the trail system offers easy to moderate routes, with more moderate trails running parallel to the coast at the lower levels of the reserve, and steeper ones that switchback their way down toward the coast. Day-use parking is

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$10. The park is open from 8 a.m. until sunset daily.


A stone’s throw from the beach on the north side of Del Mar, you’ll find San Dieguito Lagoon. If you’re a birdwatcher or photographer, this ocean inlet is not to be missed. It serves as stopover site for many migratory birds on the Pacific Flyway, and as a nursery for endangered species, including the California Least Tern. To help identify the birds, refer to the chart at the lagoon’s viewing dock. To access the dock, take Jimmy Durante Boulevard to San Dieguito Drive. The viewing area is on your left. To access the lagoon trailhead: Go east on Via de la Valle, turn right on San

Andres and park anywhere along San Andres. Access trail at kiosk.


Nestled between Solana Beach and Encinitas is the San Elijo Lagoon, one of San Diego County’s largest coastal wetlands. The sprawling 1,000 acres is home to more than 700 species of plants and animals. The trail system offers eight trails, most of which take about 90 minutes to hike. Free naturalist-led walks are held every Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. beginning at the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, which is located at 2710 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, 92007. For information, visit sanelijo. org or call 760.634.3026 or 760.436.3944. trail at kiosk.


Soak in some sun and scenery while walking along the San Dieguito River on Riverpath Del Mar. This quarter-mile route is on flatland, making it ideal for a leisurely stroll or picnic on the riverbank. To access the path, go west on Via de la Valle, then south on Jimmy Durante Boulevard, just past the bridge over the San Dieguito River. The trail is along the south shore of the river, west of Jimmy Durante. View map at The San Elijo Lagoon Viewpoint at the Grand Avenue Bridge. A trail will soon link Riverpath Del Mar with the bridge. Kristina Houck photo

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area attractions


Pedego Electric Rentals & Tours 238 N. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach 858-764-2979 Cruise the coast, shop, dine, or enjoy one of our tours, all without traffic congestion or parking headaches. Electric bikes work the same as an ordinary bike but with quiet electric power to take the sweat out of your bike ride. Electric bikes are the most fun way to explore our coastal area. We rent by the hour, day, overnight and longer. Plenty of free parking. HELLO FUN! San Diego Botanic Gardens 230 Quail Gardens Drive Encinitas 92024 760-436-3036 San Diego Botanic Garden is a beautiful urban retreat nestled on 37-acres in the midst of Encinitas. Visitors enjoy restful vistas, flowering

Two-wheeled fun on Pedgeo Electric Bikes. Courtesy photo

trees, majestic palms, and the nation’s largest bamboo collection. Thanks to our mild Southern California climate, plants from all over the world thrive here. Our diverse topography provides a wide variety of microclimates giving visitors the sensation of strolling through a tropical rainforest to hiking in the desert. Four miles of trails wind through 29 uniquely themed gardens including the acclaimed Hamilton Children’s Garden.

more fun stuff Balboa Park 1549 El Prado San Diego, 92101 619.239.0512 Belly Up Tavern 143 S. Cedros Ave. Solana Beach, 92075 858.481.8140 Live music venue featuring an array of performers. Del Mar Fairgrounds 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, 92014 858.755.1161 Home to the Del Mar Race Track, San Diego County Fair, Surfside Raceplace satellite wagering facility and a host of yearround events.

The San Diego Botanic Garden features four miles of trails that wind through 29 unique gardens. Rachel Cobb photo del mar visitor guide 2016-2017

Del Mar Golf Center 15555 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar, 92014; 858.481.0363 Features driving range and Pelly’s Mini Golf.

• Carmel Valley Farmers Market on Thursdays, 3:30 to 7 p.m. 5951 Village Center Loop Rd., San Diego, 92130 (lot closest to the intersection of Carmel Valley and Del Mar Heights roads). PacificHighlandsFarmers Market; 858.922.5135 • Solana Beach Farmers Market every Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Food court open at noon, 444 S. Cedros Avenue (at Rosa Street), Solana Beach, 92075; 858.755.0444

Lomas Santa Fe Executive Golf Course This 18-hole “executivelength” golf course is a par 56 course — the shorter 2,300yard layout offers a variety of tee boxes, scenic ocean views and is perfect for family play. 1580 Sun Valley Road, Solana Beach, CA 92075; 858.755.0195; lomasexec. Petco Park Home of the SD Padres 100 Park Blvd.; San Diego, 92101; 619.795.5005; Torrey Pines Golf Course This course sits just south of Del Mar on coastal cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and offers two beautiful championship 18-hole courses, a driving


area attractions

Farmers Markets • Del Mar Farmers Market every Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. in the Del Mar City Hall parking lot, 1050 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, 92014

Torrey Pines Golf Course offers two beautiful championship 18-hole courses. range and practice putting greens. The site of the annual PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open, Torrey Pines offers one of the largest on-course golf shops in the U.S., expert instruction, tournaments and advanced golf schools. 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, 92037; 858.452.3226;

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Emergencies 9-1-1

Del Mar City Hall 858.755.9313

Del Mar Lifeguard Emergency Line 858.755.1555 San Diego County Sheriff’s Encinitas Station Emergencies 9-1-1 Dispatch: 858.565.5200 encinitas.html San Diego Police 619.531.2000 Scripps Hospital 24-hour line 858.626.6150 UC San Diego Urgent Care Center 9300 Campus Point Drive #Ms7665, La Jolla, 92037 858.657.7600

Del Mar Fairgrounds 858.755.1161 Del Mar Library 858.755.1666 Del Mar Parking Enforcement 858.755.1556 Del Mar Race Track 858.755.1141 Del Mar Times 858.876-7997

Surf Conditions 858.755.2971

transportation Amtrak 800.872.7245 Del Mar Cab 858.668.9922 San Diego International Airport Transit511 MTS, Coaster, Trolley, Breeze 5-1-1

Del Mar Village Association 858.735.3650

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