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Best things to do in Del Mar

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Stadium
“An essential part of San Diego summer. Come for the betting, for the food, just to watch, or all of the above!”
64local recommendations
Stadium
“Always different events and conferences happening here so check the website for schedules. Concerts like KA BOO. The annual County Fair as well as the Famous horse races around July/ August.”
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Seafood Restaurant
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“Ocean side seafood restaurant, worth the price! Best scallops in San Diego. Bring beach attire and swim in the ocean before or after your meal. More affordable during lunch or mid-day happy hour, but we love their dinner menu.”
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Bus Station
“Always great for kids and adults. See a concert, enjoy the food or just ride the rides. Take 5N to offsite fairground parking. Shuttle in for easy ride. ”
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Seafood Restaurant
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“You can walk from PP's Place and it's got a great view of the Racetrack! Tacos are great!”
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Beach
“Beautiful beech with grassy area options. Great food and shopping. Parking a bit tricky but doable. Just troll around the neighborhoods for free parking. There is lot parking as well. ”
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Seafood Restaurant
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“Poseidon is on the beach in Del Mar - also touristy but they have a good happy hour & lunch menu. ”
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Park
“Powerhouse Park is a great place to access the incredible Del Mar beaches. The lifeguard station is quite close. Also, it is an easy place to access good surf spots.”
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Point of Interest
“Hundreds of monitors for watching & betting on horse races, plus a bar, eatery & sports lounge. ”
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Seafood Restaurant
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“On the corner, a short walk. Great clam chowder. There is a bar where you can eat, or be seated, also take home fish. Menu is loaded with every kind of fish possible. Not quiet but it is good!”
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Sports Bar
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“A classic Del Mar nightlife spot. Been here for years....livens up later if you fancy dancing.”
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Stadium
“The 2016 Del Mar race season is July 15th - September 5th. Races, concerts and much more Easy to get to via coaster/NCT bus #101 to Solana Station and then free shuttle right to front gates!”
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Accessories Store
“Boutique shopping and great restaurants and bars. Several outdoor dining options with ocean views. In the heart of old Del Mar.”
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Italian Restaurant
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“Ocean View, nice atmosphere, downtown Del Mar. Nice bar. Many other restaurants to choose from in the same market area.”
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General Entertainment
“The fair runs from June 2-July 5. Always good music, great people watching, food, classic San Diego summer tradition. You can take the bus/train to Solana Beach and walk, drive, or Uber/Lyft. About 15 minutes South”
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Italian Restaurant
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“on busy road in Del Mar, beach is acorss the street. after eating, head north on Camino Del Mar for parking after a meal to see amazing beach views, dolphins too!”
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