California’s best-kept secret is a microcosmic masterpiece nestled just 30 minutes north of downtown San Diego. With practically private beaches in the evening and postcard-perfect views of the California coastline during the day, this quaint village is a hospitable host for people and pets of all ages. Del Mar, California, pays special attention to its guests with a variety for traveler’s to-do list and easy beach access from Del Mar’s downtown to the renowned Torrey Pines State Park. Private properties available for short-term and long-term rental are a Del Mar tradition that truly will offer visitors a home away from home! 13th Street is the centerpiece street of the downtown area with a scaled balance of distance to everything in the neighborhood. 

 

“This beautiful home was perfect for our family vacation. We even brought our two kids and our English bulldog who were thrilled to get out of the Phoenix heat. Each day we loaded up our wagon and took a short walk to the beach where the kids played in the rolling waves all day long. One day, we hopped in the car and had an amazing day at SeaWorld. We cooked dinners at the house often, and the fully stocked kitchen made it easy and convenient. We usually ended our nights playing cards under the stars on the outside patio. We made memories at this home that will last a lifetime!” –Moriah S.

Prepare meals at choice rental home accommodations, or take advantage of 40-plus unique dining options available within walking distance of virtually anywhere you choose to call home. Decide a full itinerary of touring surrounding attractions, or make it a lazy day at the beach. Del Mar has something for everyone and everything in between! When it’s time for the guys to clean up for dinner, enjoy an appointment at Crosshairs Barbering for a hot-lather shave and a haircut with a panoramic ocean view, then visit Durantes to get dressed up or dressed down with that classic Del Mar men’s style. The ladies can pamper themselves with an appointment at full-service Jean Claude Salon and follow up their beautification with retail therapy at Julie’s to get that sought-after Del Mar boutique she-chic. Then everyone can meet up at the plaza for a night out on the town.

With consistent sunshine in the forecast, any time of year is a good time to visit Del Mar. Spring blooms a full spectrum of colors as far as eyes can see, perfecting a beautiful memory in every photo. Summer is loaded with things to do: powerhouse park concerts, neighborhood block parties, nearby attractions and lazy beach days right outside your door. Del Mar also hosts the San Diego County Fair; enjoy a full day of amusement rides overlooking the ocean, tasty treats and family fun. The fair ends with a bang on Independence Day, blasting a fireworks show over the reflection of the Pacific Ocean. The fair’s end ushers in the celebration of opening day at the race track. Place your bets on the best horses in the world with seasons in summer and fall. As if that wasn’t enough reason for a visit, music lovers rush in to hear the best in the biz for the Kaboo music festival. If you want to know where the surf meets the turf, the village by the sea is the place to be for you and your family!