Winter is for working hard; summer is for playing hard.
Del Mar does a great job at gracefully balancing the casual feel of seaside, sand-in-your-suit living with chic offerings. With friendly locals, world-class attractions, beautiful coastline and a relaxed vibe, Del Mar has great activities to enjoy all year long — but summertime is absolutely the best. So slather on that sunscreen and take advantage of everything Del Mar has to offer this season.
Del Mar Racetrack
Come for the races, stay for the summer concert series
Bet on the ponies and enjoy a live music concert all in one day! After a day at the racetrack, dance the night away as musicians rock the seaside stage all season long. Every Friday and select Saturdays, concerts begin soon after the last race. Arrive before the last race and get free admission to the concert. The full music lineup has been announced, and it’s sure to be a great concert series. Reggae artist, beatboxer, and alternative rock musician Matisyahu will take the stage on Friday, August 3. Don’t forget to sport your best hat and wear your finest suit on opening day July 18. Gates open at 11:30 a.m.
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, California, DMTC.com
Bird Rock Coffee and a Torrey Pines Hike
Fuel up or refuel with some fair-trade java
Whether you’re starting your day or ending it, Birdrock Cofee Roasters has you covered. With its array of coffee, teas, and tasty treats you won’t be disappointed. Once you have your drinks and food of choice hanging out on the 1,000 square-foot patio is a must! You’ll enjoy the view, but what will totally blow your mind is the picturesque views while hiking at the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Nothing beats a view of the ocean on a warm sunny day or right before the sun sets. It’s a win-win situation all around. With a unique ambiance and gorgeous vistas, you’ll want to go hiking weekend!
2212 Carmel Valley Road, Del Mar, California,birdrockcoffee.com
12600 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, California, torreypine.org
Backyard Picnic and Pool Party
Pull out the blankets and make way for an extra special summer picnic
Summertime and the livin’s easy—so live easy and invite some of your favorite gal pals over to splash around in the pool and nosh on picnic fare and poolside treats like fruits, berries, and pastries. Roll out your Skova picnic travel blanket, and create a super cozy alfresco experience with pillows, a blanket, and some great summertime tunes. Buy some pool floats in fun shapes like unicorns and pizza slices and kick back and relax with the ladies in the sunshine. For an evening picnic, bring your tiki torches or lanterns out and pepper them throughout the yard, and enjoy making new summer memories while eating, laughing, and just hanging with the girls.
Vinyasa Yoga on Del Mar Beach
Get downward dog on the sand every Sunday this summer!
You can’t go wrong with practicing yoga by the beautiful Pacific Ocean. There’s nothing quite like having sand between your toes as you hit your favorite asana to the soothing sound of crashing waves. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, all are welcome to join host Elena every Sunday in a vinyasa flow yoga class. This class will challenge you every step of the way but it will be fun, and you’ll want to come every single week. Classes are donation-based and take place between 18th and 19th streets entrance of the beach from 10-11 a.m.
For more information, visit MeetUp.com/DelMarBeachYoga.