Paradise Is Spelled Del Mar California

By Terry Hunefeld

Del Mar California is a fashionable beach-side town just north of San Diego. We who live here like to think that San Diego is paradise, but the beach towns along the coast - what we call North County - is even better - definitely a heavenly type of paradise.

Our North County "paradise" is a community of small, quaint beach towns: Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Cardiff, Leucadia and Carlsbad all blessed with cooling ocean breezes. Our towns have charming hotels, resorts and inns, unbelievable restaurants and absolutely gorgeous beaches.

Del Mar Ca 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 Ca hotels, inns and lodging accommodations are breathtaking, but pricey. One of the most exquisite Del Mar hotels is along the shores of the ocean - it's the ageless L'Auberge Del Mar, a San Diego resort that, as they say, "Celebrates the extraordinary connection we all have with the stillness, comfort and relaxation of the ocean."

Ranked among the best luxury resorts in the country by Conde Nast, L'Auberge Del Mar hotel brings together panoramic coastal views, casual elegance and personalized service to create an outstanding romantic weekend getaway at a Del Mar resort.

The age-old San Diego County Fair has been held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds every summer. Locals refer to it as the Del Mar Fair - no one ever calls it the San Diego County Fair. The fair's location is perfect because it is only several blocks from the refreshingly cooling breezes from the Pacific Ocean on the first hot days of summer. If you decide to visit the fair, make sure you get reservations for accommodation before hand from any of the Del Mar inns or Del Mar hotels.

Of all the Del Mar hotels and Del Mar bed and breakfasts, there is one that is at once intimate and romantic for under $175 a night. It's just 5 minutes up the coast highway from downtown Del Mar, a little boutique inn called the Del Mar Bed and Breakfast.

Del Mar California is one of few locations in the world where the Torrey Pine grows. The Torrey Pine is the one of the rarest pine trees in the United States - the Monterey cypress is rarer, but it's not technically a pine tree. The Torrey pines along the sea cliffs of Del Mar endure persistent drought and grow in hard sand which can hardly be called "soil". They are blasted by storms, soaked in salt spay and cooked in the sun, but they live stubbornly on.

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