Picnics are the perfect way to take of advantage of Del Mar’s beautiful year-round weather, and Del Mar offers several accompaniments to elevate your experience. BYOB (Bring your own blanket) and dine al fresco on the grass or sand watch the sun go down during your romantic evening at one of these locations!
Located off Coast Blvd., this park overlooks 15th Street beach. The bluff offers a sanctuary from the bustling beach below with its endless grass, picnic tables and sunset views. Grab a hearty sandwich to-go at Board and Brew, a famed establishment on Camino Del Mar, and don’t forget the (not so) secret sauce!
Slightly north of Seagrove Park, also off of Coast Blvd., is the iconic Powerhouse Park. This famed destination is home to grassy knolls, a playground, and a 180-degree view of the Pacific. During the summer, bring your better half to the Summer Twilight Concert series, an evening of live music, dancing, and relaxation. *Pro tip: don’t worry about packing your own picnic. Order a gourmet picnic box (and maybe add in a bottle of wine) online from either Il Fornaio and Pacifica by simply clicking here. If that doesn’t already sound too good to be true, you will also receive 4 hours of free parking with your purchase of the picnic box!
Have a date night with your pup! North Beach, or affectionately referred to as Dog Beach, is located at the intersection of the San Dieguito River and the Pacific Ocean. Bring your pup and enjoy a night on the beach watching the waves crash at your toes. The only thing that can make the experience better is, of course, delicious take-away. Your furry friend can munch on milk bones as you enjoy a fresh, warm slice from Del Mar Pizza or dig into sweet and sour chicken from Del Mar Rendezvous, a gourmet modern Chinese restaurant.