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Fun Things to Do in San Diego

From zoos and aquariums, to live music and horse racing, there are a wealth of exciting events, attractions, and fun things to do in Del Mar. No matter what your taste or budget, Our Del Mar hotel is right in the centre of it all. Located near Del Mar Fairgrounds, Balboa Park and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, many guests enjoy staying with us for our prime location. We offer the most convenient stay for those wanting the full Del Mar, California experience.

Visit the Animals at the San Diego Zoo

Visit with over 3,700 animals of more than 650 species and subspecies. Bring the whole family down to experience botanical tours, Skyfari, the Balboa Park Mini Train, Panda watching and 4-D shows. This is a wonderful place to take the kids for the day!

San Diego Wild Animal Park

Located in the San Pasqual Valley area of San Diego, this 1,800-acre zoo is one of the largest attractions in San Diego. Take the family to see popular exhibits, go on a variety of safaris, enjoy animal encounters, ride the Africa tram and more.

Lego Fun at Legoland California

This is the perfect place to take the kids! This theme park and aquarium is situated in Carlsbad, California and offers all-day fun based on the Lego toys brand. Just a half hour's drive away from our hotel, along Highway I-5 North, this famous attraction has rides, VIP experiences, a waterpark, an aquarium, and more.

Thrills at Seaworld San Diego

Located inside Mission Bay Park, this popular attraction is a marine mammal park, an outside aquarium, an oceanarium, and an animal theme park all rolled into one! Visitors enjoy rides, presentations, animal shows, events and endless family friendly activities.

Panoramic Ocean Views at Birch Aquarium

Visitors will be amazed and awed by over 5,000 fish in over 60 different habitats at this attraction. There is a museum that features cutting edge research from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Get involved in the interactive exhibits, see live feeding demonstrations and step into the Infinity Cube.

Stunning Balboa Park

Visit the beauty of Balboa Park and its breathtaking grounds. There are many things to do and see here, such as El Prado, the arboretum, Lily Pond along with the many museums, shops and restaurants that are situated here.

Local Annual Events

Ride Sky High at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar

Held in June every year, this famous county fair held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds attracts thousands of people from all over the world and is less than a ten-minute drive from our hotel. Games, rides, exhibits, concerts, animal encounters and live entertainment are just some of the experiences you can enjoy while visiting this popular Del Mar attraction.

Live Music at Kaaboo

Usually held in September each year, this amazing three-day live music event attracts people from across the globe. Enjoy all types of music across many stages, as well as comedy shows, art, unique dining venues, pampering spa treatments, pool parties and more.