Seaside Splendor in Picturesque Del Mar on the North Coast of San Diego County California

Del Mar

Del Mar

La Jolla 2014 012 La Jolla 2014 014Del Mar is a pituresque seaside beach town on the North Coast. It’s about a half of an hour from downtown SanDiego. There’s a charming pedestrian-friendly downtown with an eclectic selection of boutiques and restaurants. Check out the Del Mar Plaza located at the corner of 15th and Camino Del MarJimmy Durante.

You can dine at Smashburger or Pacifica.

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I like strolling through the shops on Camino Del Mar starting at 15th Street across from the L’Auberge Del Mar Hotel at 1540 Camino Del Mar. If want to stay in the center of the action, book  one of the 120 guest rooms at this gorgeous resort with impeccable service.  Dine at the Waterfall Terrace or in Kitchen 1540. Have a relaxing treatment at the Spa. You can celebrate the sunset from your designated rooftop rocking chair every night. The Vino con Vista views of the Pacific Ocean from this spot are spectacular!

To book a room visit: http://www.laubergedelmar.com or call 800-245-9757.

Del Mar

Del Mar

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I love the beach at Seagrove Park!

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There’s more shopping opportunities at Del Mar Highlands Town Center; south of the Del Mar Race Track at the corner of Del Mar Heights Road and El Camino Real.

Have lunch or dinner at legendary Red Tracton’s. I loved the Loster Bisque!

Red Tracton's in Del Mar

Red Tracton’s in Del Mar

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You can also have a spectacular happy hour at Jake’s in Del Mar for an oceanfront dining experience or go next door to the Poseidon Restaurant for a spectacular Vino con Vista opportunity! You can watch the sunset at both of these amazing restaurants.

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At Posidon, the window is open so could can savor the glorious sea breeze!

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Del Mar

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Take some time to savor the sunset at Seagrove Park where the sprawling hills overlook the magnificent beach.

Del Mar Sunset 2014

Del Mar Sunset 2014

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There are Twilight Concerts at Powerhouse Park between June and September on Coast Blvd. If you want to take some interesting photos, head over to San Dieguito Lagoon on the North side of Del Mar. Take Jimmy Durante Boulevard to Dan Dieguito Road to access the dock and the veiwing area. You can also walk along the San Dieguito River on Riverpath Del Mar.

Del Mar

Del Mar

In the summer, make plans to go to the Del Mar Racetrack an bet on the ponies. Opening day is in July at the Del Mar Fairgrounds at 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. In addition to being the home of  the Del Mar Race Track and the San Diego County Fair, there’s a host of year-wide events.

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Del Mar

Del Mar

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US Navy 070723-N-0555B-135 Sailors take the op...

US Navy 070723-N-0555B-135 Sailors take the opportunity to examine the track and starting gate of the Del Mar Thouroughbred Club (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Del Mar Racetrack

Del Mar Racetrack (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nashoba's Key in her stall at Del Mar on 08/18/07

Nashoba’s Key in her stall at Del Mar on 08/18/07 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This summer I attended the third Annual Del Mar Food Truck Festival. This annual charity benefits Meals on Wheels with 50 food trucks. You obtain free admission to the festival with a paid adult race track ticket for $6.

English: Horse race at the Del Mar Racetrack. ...

English: Horse race at the Del Mar Racetrack. Crowd in the infield for the Microbrew Festival. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Del Mar Thoroughbred horse racetrack is located about 20 miles north of San Diego. The racetrack opened on July 3, 1937.

Nashoba's Key after taking the GII Clement Hir...

Nashoba’s Key after taking the GII Clement Hirsch Handicap at Del Mar. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Aerial view of the Del Mar Fairgrounds and Rac...

Aerial view of the Del Mar Fairgrounds and Racetrack looking northwest along the Pacific Ocean coastline (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You can take the Coaster from the Santa Fe Train Depot. Get off at Solano Beach and a Shuttle Bus will pick you up at the Train Station and take you to Del Mar.

IMG_3394Del Mar Race Track

WHEN: Saturday August 3, 2013; noon-6 pm.

WHERE: Del Mar Racetrack at the Seaside Concert Area west of the Grandstage.

Horse racing at the Del Mar Racetrack in Del M...

Horse racing at the Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, CA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Most items started at $4. Try a Lobster Roll from the “Lobster Truck” or a Patty Melt from the “Funky Garlic Junkies” Food Truck

For more details visit: http://www.dmtc.com/season/events/index.php?id=69

If you feel like placing a bet, try the Exacta where you collect if you select two horses in one race to finish first and second in exact order; the Quinella is when you select two horses in one race to finish first and second in either order. The Trifecta is when you select three horses in one race to fisnish first, second and third in that order. If you are feeling really lucky, try the Superfecta where you select four horses in one race to finish first, second, third and fourth in exact order.

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel guides at http://www.vino-con-vista.com

The Plaza Shopping Center in Del Mar at 15th S...

The Plaza Shopping Center in Del Mar at 15th Street (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: A lobster roll

English: A lobster roll (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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