Referred to as “the place where the surf meets turf,” Del Mar is famous for its beautiful beaches, world-renowned racetrack, wonderful weather, and upscale living. You can spend the day on the beach, or you can fill your time with nonstop action!
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is the home of our nation's rarest pine tree - Pinus torreyana. Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is a day-use park/beach only; no overnight camping facility or place to purchase food or beverages. Picnics are permitted on the beach only. No food/drinks (other than water) are permitted in Reserve. Hikers are advised to bring & carry drinking water on the trails - especially in the summertime. Park opens at 8 am and closes at dusk.
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
Del Mar Racetrack is an American Thoroughbred horse racing track at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in the seaside city of Del Mar, California, 20 miles north of San Diego. Operated by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, it is known for the slogan: "Where The Turf Meets The Surf." A qualifying track for the Kentucky Derby, the Del Mar Race Track is home to magnificent grounds and panoramic vistas of the Pacific Ocean.
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, California 92014
In 1880, a group of San Diegans organized an agricultural fair bringing county farmers together. After that first fair, the county fair was held annually with a few exceptions in various county locations until 1936, when it moved to its present Del Mar home. During World War II, the Fair was suspended, but has taken place in Del Mar annually since 1946. 2011 marked the 75th anniversary of the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The Fair generally runs from early June through July 4th, annually.
One Legoland Drive, Carlsbad, California 92008
LEGOLAND California is a 128-acre park geared specifically towards youngsters ages two through 12. With over 50 family rides, "hands-on" attractions and shows, LEGOLAND California provides education, adventure and fun in this first park of its kind in the United States.
2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, California 92037
Explore where the wonders of the ocean come alive! The mission of Birch Aquarium is to provide ocean science education, to interpret Scripps Institution of Oceanography research, and to promote ocean conservation.
230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024
Explore four miles of gardens and trails, enjoy restful vistas, flowering trees, majestic palms, and the nation's largest bamboo collection. Thanks to our mild climate, plants from all over the world thrive here. Our diverse topography provides a variety of microclimates giving the visitor a sensation of going from a desert environment to a tropical rainforest, all within 37 acres. In June 2009, they opened the largest interactive children's garden on the West Coast.
500 Sea World Dr., San Diego, CA 92109
Sea World San Diego has allowed visitors to experience an incredible array of animals while learning unforgettable lessons about the importance of wildlife and habitat conservation, animal care, educations and research. All shows, exhibits, aquariums, and rides are included with park admission. Food, dining experiences, merchandise, Behind-the-Scenes guided tours and animal interations are optional and at an additional cost.
2920 Zoo Dr., San Diego, CA 92112
The 100-acre (40-hectare) Zoo is home to over 3,700 rare and endangered animals representing more than 650 species and subspecies, and a prominent botanical collection with more than 700,000 exotic plants. It is located just north of downtown San Diego in Balboa Park.
15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA
16300 Nyemii Pass Rd., Valley Center, CA 92082
Valley Ciew Casino is San Diego's premier venue for live concerts, family entertainments, and features San Diego's Best buffet, exciting table games, and home to San Diego's only Certified Loose Slots.
North Beach, affectionately called “Dog Beach” by dog owners, is located north of 29th Street and stretches nearly one half mile to our border with Solana Beach. The area includes the mouth of the San Dieguito River and a stretch of coastal bluff. While laws restrict off-leash access during specific hours between June 16 and Labor Day, North Beach remains open to dogs; however, dogs must be restricted to a six foot leash.