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October 6, 2012

Del Mar California – 6 Things Every Visitor Must Do

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Del Mar California is a fashionable beach-side town just north of San Diego. Those who live there like to think that San Diego is paradise, but the beach towns along the coast are even better – definitely a heavenly type of paradise.

San Diego county is located at the border of Mexico. The weather is always warm and sunny. Along the coast are small, quaint beach towns. Del Mar is one of them, blessed with cooling ocean breezes and lovely beach hotels. Towns like Encinitas and Carlsbad offer attractions like Quail Botanical Gardens and Legoland. They all have absolutely gorgeous beaches.

Del Mar has a very long record of celebrities living and playing here due to the Del Mar horse racing track built under the guidance and inspiration of Jimmy Durante and Bing Crosby nearly 70 years ago. Their Hollywood star-power put the Del Mar Horse Race Track on the map as one of the most ritzy and prominent associations in the racing world. The Del Mar horse track brought a steady steam of well-known Los Angeles and New York celebrities to the Del Mar hotels and motels, and dozens of Del Mar inns and resorts prospered as a result.

Del Mar lodging accommodations and Del Mar resorts are breathtaking, although they tend to be quite pricey. One of the most exclusive Del Mar hotels is near the beach: it’s the famous Aviara Four Seasons Resort in nearby Encinitas.

Rated among the best five-star resorts in the U.S., the “Grand Del Mar” offers stunning views, casual sophistication and unmatched service to create a memorable weekend at a Del Mar resort.

The San Diego Fair is held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds every summer. Locals simply call it the “Del Mar Fair” even though the organizers call it the San Diego Fair. The location is just right – only a few blocks from the refreshing breezes off the ocean and Del Mar beach hotels.

Of all the Del Mar bed and breakfasts and Del Mar hotels, the only one that is quaint, romantic and close to the beach for under $200 a night is Ann Dunham’s Del Mar Bed and Breakfast.

Coast Highway which runs through Del Mar is one of San Diego County’s best cycling routes. Start your bike ride in Del Mar and head south to Torrey Pines or north to Solana Beach, Encinitas, Leucadia and Carlsbad. The Coast Highway goes right by one of only locations in the world where the highly endangered Torrey Pine tree grows – as a result, these trees are highly protected. Torrey pines can be seen from the coast highway growing along the sea cliffs beneath the Del Mar beach hotels.

Terry Hunefeld was born and raised in Michigan. He always loved Beach Boys and their beach songs of Southern California, so he moved his family to San Diego in 1998. Terry and his wife Ann Dunham own and operate the romantic Inn At Moonlight Beach Bed and Breakfast near the beaches of Del Mar. For more information visit: Del Mar Beach Hotels or Del Mar Hotels.

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