Situated along Camino Del Mar, the charming, quaint Del Mar Village is a lovely place for people of all ages to live, study, explore, and work. The enchanting downtown locale is a center of activity that dates all the way back to the late nineteenth century. It is now very modern while maintaining evidence of its past in its architecture, museums, and rich historical legacy. Whether you are looking to visit for a day or move to this happy community, here are some things that you’ll want to check out.
One of the cool thing about Del Mar Village is its close proximity to some of the best shopping opportunities in the greater San Diego area. Locally owned independent stores, chains that are staples in California, and a variety of shopping centers are very inviting to residents and visitors alike. You’ll want to take the time to fully explore this area at your leisure, leaving plenty of time to peruse the little nooks and crannies that particularly capture your fancy.
Of particular interest to locals is the Del Mar Plaza. On-site attractions at this outdoor mall include the Del Mar Art Center, Michael Seewald Galleries, Georgiou Studio, and Harvest Ranch. Gerhard, Women’s Designer Boutique, Loghman Jewelers, and Ooh La La can also be found here.
There are also plenty of shops with decorative store fronts between 9th Street and 15th Street alongside the area’s main street, Camino Del Mar. You’ll find that just walking around the village may bring you to independent places that you’ll want to visit time and again.
Restaurants for Every Palate
Another strong asset of Del Mar Village is the vast array of unique eateries that cater to people of all tastes with any dietary need you can imagine. Pacifica Breeze Cafe offers a feast for your eyes as well as your taste buds with its ocean view and varied menu. Sbicca Bistro also provides an ocean view with its delectable American cuisine, while Zel’s Del Mar provides European dishes with a local flair. Other must-try restaurants include the Stratford Court Cafe and Sushi Japone.
A Supported Community
If you find that Del Mar Village is an idyllic area, you are not alone. However, it didn’t just happen that way. There is a strong community support behind it, and the Del Mar Village Association works hard to ensure that it remains the lovely pillar of the community that it is, so that San Diego residents can enjoy it for years to come. If you have any questions, you can contact the Del Mar Vilage Association at 858-735-3650. They are available on weekdays as early as 9 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon.
Visiting Del Mar Village
If you are thinking about relocating to the fun, funky downtown village, consider taking a small trip here to stay and play. Even San Diego residents may find that staying in the village is a special experience, as it can be quite different from life in the nearby suburbs.
Les Artistes Inn is located on Camino Del Mar. It is quite true to its name and offers rooms that are specifically designed and decorated to pay homage to beloved artists like Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, and Fernando Botero. Other lovely Del Mar hotels include the Secret Garden Inn, the Hotel Indigo, and the Del Mar Hotel on the Beach.