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What Makes Del Mar “by the Sea” So Special?

By Jazzy Morgan August 09, 2017

Del Mar Beach

Del Mar, is the perfect mixture of coastal beauty with a European charm and you can find this combination of surf and turf in the southernmost part of California in San Diego County. Del Mar was recently placed in the New York Times Top 100 Beach Destinations list with many attractions located along its Pacific facing beaches. This year, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, located in the heart of Del Mar, is hosting the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championship®.

Whether you want to break a sweat on the hiking trails, practice your golf swing, enjoy a fun-filled family day, immerse yourself in history or do absolutely nothing but relax, Del Mar is where you want to be this fall.

Where to Eat in Del Mar

Jake’s Del Mar │ 1660 Coast Boulevard, Del Mar, CA 92014 │ (858)-755-2002

Open for lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch, Jake’s Del Mar restaurant is rated one of the best dining options in town. Choose from a variety of entrees including seafood, soups, salads and ‘by land’ options to best fit your cravings, while taking-in the impeccable ocean view.

Jimmy O’s │ 225 15th Street, Del Mar, CA 92014 │ (858) 350-3735 

If you’re looking for a casual, diverse and entertaining place to eat, Jimmy O’s is the place for you. Known as The Best Sports Bar in Del Mar, this restaurant is located in Olde Del Mar within walking distance to shops. Choose from indoor or patio seating, and no matter where you sit you will be able to enjoy happy hour, karaoke, and a carefully selected DJ. Dive in to their large menu filled with, wings, soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches and more!

Zel’s Del Mar │ 1247 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014 │ 858-755-0076 

Great Food, Good Friends, Honest Drinks, is the slogan of Zel’s and they live up to it! This lively restaurant features San Diego’s top acoustic musicians, Thursday’s, Friday’s and Saturday’s for your entertainment, with a Happy Hour daily from 3-6:30pm and happy hour food starting at 4pm. Enjoy a wide variety of foods on their menu from seafood, to flatbreads, to burgers, there’s something for everyone.

What to Do in Del Mar

Belmont Park │ 3146 Mission Blvd. San Diego, CA 92109 │ (858) 228-9283 

Are you looking for a day of family fun? Belmont Park is right on the beach and filled with fun attractions for you and your family. Complete with a waterpark, rides, arcades, laser tag, mini golf and so much more, you will never run out of fun things to do! You’ll be sure to build up an appetite so Belmont Park has plenty of restaurants to choose from, whether you want something sweet or savory, they have it all from burgers, hotdogs and sushi, to smoothies, ice cream and cotton candy.

USS Midway │910 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 │ (619) 544-9600 

Relive 50 years of Navy history at the USS Midway Museum the longest-serving Navy Aircraft carrier. With over 60 exhibits to explore ranging from; the engine room, the ship’s jail, post office, machine shops and pilots’ ready rooms, each exhibit is sure to shower you with history and stories you’ll never forget. You can also enjoy two flight simulators, short films and more interactive exhibits such as the “Ejection Seat Theater” and much more!

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club │ 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, CA 92014 │ (858) 755-1141 

Link: All about where the surf meets the turf.

Del Mar offers rich history and culture for all ages, any time of year. You will not have a moment to spare between your time at the racetrack and indulging in delicious cuisine of all kinds.

Visit Del Mar and All That It Has to Offer at the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championship®Breeders' Cup World Championship

Join us at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on November 3rd in the Trackside Chalet for your chance to meet the award-winning journalist, Jay Privman! With Breeders’ Cup Experiences’ Official Ticket Packages all your needs will be taken care of in one fell swoop. Indulge in gourmet food and premium open bar in the Trackside Chalet. Complete with unrestricted views you will see all the exciting action from the climate controlled hospitality venue. Purchase your exclusive packages today and get ready for a weekend you’ll never forget!

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About the Bloggers

Kristen Doolan

Kristen Doolan was born and raised a Florida State Seminole. Making her way from Florida to North Carolina, Kristen achieved her B.S. in Business Adminstration, Marketing at The University of North Carolina Wilmington. She is an avid traveler, college football addict, beach bum and loves spending time with her family and friends. 

Jazzy Morgan

Jazzy Morgan is originally from London, England and a die-hard Manchester United Fan. She grew up in Connecticut and made the move down south in 2011 where she attended Winthrop University and received her B.S. in Family & Consumer Sciences and a minor in Marketing. Jazzy enjoys traveling, working out, reading her monthly Vogue & Cosmo and keeping up with fashion trends.