- 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
64% 400 votes
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92037 MoreLess Info
Affiliated with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the University of California at San Diego, Birch Aquarium features a wide array of exhibits centering on ocean life. The aquarium also hosts many educational programs.
A four-screen movie theater, La Jolla Village Cinema displays foreign and independent films using digital projection and sound. The theater offers party hosting and non-standard concession options including espresso, Fair Trade chocolate and Italian soda.
98% 254 votes
3251 Camino de los Coches, Carlsbad, CA 92009 MoreLess Info
Enjoy a bird's-eye view of Carlsbad and the San Diego Valley during a flight with Sky's the Limit Ballooning Adventures. This family-owned company has a flawless safety record and offers several flight packages, including a romantic coastal journey complete with fine champagne.
82% 11 votes
450 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024 MoreLess Info
Founded in 1988, San Dieguito Heritage Museum was established to preserve the artifacts, records and stories of the San Dieguito River area. Living history programs and several special events are held on the one acre property during the year.
Accessible to the public via the long, narrow flight of stone steps that give it its name, Stone Steps Beach is a secluded and tranquil destination. The beach is a good spot for surfing, as for walking and jogging.
At the Willow Creek Stables, guests will be able to sign up for a hunter / jumper lesson program that is suitable for guests of all ages. The location also features a large rec room with a kitchen, television, free Wi-Fi and outdoor BBQ.
2243 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037 MoreLess Info
Guided kayak tours, diving, surfing and snorkeling adventures of La Jolla. The 5th Biggest Tourist Attraction in California