- Our list of the best things to do in Del Mar, California, features the top 423 nearby activities — including 189 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Del Mar, CA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Food & Drink, Sports & Fitness, and Entertainment & Shows.
- The results below include the top 18 things to do within the city of Del Mar, CA , followed by 405 popular activities in nearby cities, including La Mesa, La Jolla, Escondido, Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Diego, Poway, Coronado, Santee, Encinitas, Vista, San Marcos, Ramona, El Cajon, Spring Valley, National City, Fallbrook, Chula Vista, Palm Springs and Temecula
Alborz Restaurant 2672 Del Mar Heights Rd., Del Mar, CA MoreLess Info
Persian and Greek dishes of braised lamb, chicken and steak kebabs, veggie and bean stews, and hot and cold mezzes
Dedicated to marine education, conservation and appreciation, the Birch Aquarium at Scripps is one of the largest and most important aquariums in the United States. It is particularly noted for its coral exhibits.
Visitors who are interested in learning to surf may enjoy what South Swell Surf Lessons has to offer. The site offers individual surf lessons for guests who are seeking personalized teaching and group lessons for families and friends to enjoy.
La Paloma Theatre is both a cinema and a venue for live music that opened in 1928. The theatre airs classic, independent, foreign and art films and also has featured notable artists like Jerry Garcia, Ralph Stanley, and Nickle Creek.
A professional not for profit theater, the La Jolla Playhouse hosts a wide variety of productions, many of which have moved on to become Broadway standards. The playhouse also offers a variety of educational programs.
Visitors who are interested in viewing native plants, low water plants, and endangered plants may enjoy what the San Diego Botanic Gardens has to offer. The location also offers tours and hosts birthday parties for younger visitors.