Upscale seaside village with boutiques, golf, beaches, European charm, and known for its annual horse races.
Del Mar has a long Hollywood history, with bygone stars such as Jimmy Durante, Bing Crosby, Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball as some of the town’s more famous residents. Summers in Del Mar are full of events. The popular Del Mar Fairgrounds is home to the Del Mar Races which operate from late July through early September, and again in November through December, and the Del Mar Fair, which is San Diego’s oldest event and hosts over 1.4 million annually. The historic and charming Del Mar Village and Plaza boast high end boutiques and shops as well as many cafes with ocean views and beach style hotels. In September is the annual Taste of Del Mar, a celebration that includes local artists, restaurants, a free art walk and live music.