One of the many great things about the Del Mar Village is its walkability. There are many restaurants, shops, parks, and beaches within just a few blocks. Another major draw for Southern California is cruising along the coast. It’s recommended to rent a car for the duration of your vacation or rideshare to neighboring towns.
Downtown Del Mar Village Parking Options
- Valet parking is available at L’Auberge Del Mar, Del Mar Brigantine, Jake’s Del Mar, and Poseidon Restaurant.
- Free parking in downtown Del Mar Village streets after 6 p.m.
- Free parking available at the Del Mar Civic Center, 1050 Camino Del Mar. Parking lot is accessible 24/7, but vehicles may not be left in the lot for more than 72 hours.
- Onsite restaurant and hotel parking available.
- Public parking available behind the Del Mar Library at 1309 Camino Del Mar.
- Validated Parking at Del Mar Plaza.
- Summer (July and August) Valet parking available in front of Stratford Square, every Friday and Saturday and select weekdays.
- Metered Parking under L’Auberge Del Mar (entrance just east of the Post Office off the 200 block of 15th street on north side of 15th Street at Stratford between Coast Blvd. and Camino Del Mar) 101 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fees are $1 per hour in the second row and $2 per hour in the front rows. Meters accept change only – change machine is located at the east end of the garage.
- Metered parking east of Camino Del Mar off of 15th Street behind the Starbucks at 1435 Camino Del Mar.
- Holiday Parking: From Thanksgiving to New Years Day, downtown meters are covered every weekend to provide free parking for visitors.
Located 23 miles (about 30 minutes) from the North County coastal city of Del Mar, San Diego Airport offers international flights, making it easier than ever to plan your next Del Mar vacation. San Diego Airport Address: 3225 N. Harbor Dr. San Diego, 92101, CA Phone: 619.400.2400 Website: www.san.org
The main transportation attraction in North County San Diego is the Pacific Surfliner Amtrak Train, which offers some of the most breathtaking views of the California coastline, especially during a sunset ride. Travel to Solana Beach, just a few minutes drive north of Del Mar, and the rest of San Diego from cities such as San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and Anaheim. Traveling on Amtrak® long distance trains will lead you to Los Angeles where you can easily connect to San Diego stops. The Pacific Surfliner is a different way to travel, with room to stretch, time to think, relax and grab a bite to eat. No traffic or traffic jams. With free Wi-Fi®, you can connect your mobile device and click away. Visit their website or call for reservations: 800.USA.RAIL (Toll-Free)
North County Transit Department’s BREEZE buses are frequent and reliable. They carry passengers in the north San Diego County region from Oceanside to Del Mar, northeast to Escondido, east to Ramona; north to Fallbrook and to San Clemente in Orange County – including service for Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base. Special BREEZE buses can take you to the Del Mar Fair (seasonal). And you can make connections to the COASTER, Metrolink, Amtrak, San Diego Transit and Trolley, the County Transit System and OCTA in San Clemente. Many BREEZE bus routes connect with the COASTER and new SPRINTER trains. For full schedules, visit http://www.gonctd.