Del Mar Where the Surf Meets the Turf! Del Mar is Spanish for “by the sea”, and this upscale city is considered quite prestigious. Its sun-baked shores are home to internationally renowned horse races, pristine beaches, delectable international cuisine, and quaint seaside hotels. The town was founded in 1800, has inspired songs by the Beach Boys and Bing Crosby, and has attracted an assortment of A-list celebrities over the years.
The Village of Del Mar is filled with an array of places to dine, shop and play. At the end of your day’s adventure, rest your feet and have a drink atop Del Mar Plaza, complete with breathtaking ocean views and incredible sunsets.
Each summer, fans come to the racetrack to wager on their favorite horses during the annual Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racing season which runs mid-July – early-September. This long-standing tradition dates back to 1934 when Bing Crosby greeted the first guests, and Seabiscuit won by a nose in the infamous race in 1938
Whether you are taking a well-deserved vacation, or just playing hooky for the day, Del Mar has a lot to keep you entertained. Mass Transit bus route 101