There’s nothing like spending a wonderful winter break where the turf meets the surf. This small beach town is the perfect destination for friends and family that want to feel summer warmth during the winter months. We created the perfect family-friendly day for you and your loved ones to follow during your winter stay at Del Mar – no car needed!



Stratford Court Cafe for Breakfast

Your neighborhood garden cafe is the best spot for a relaxing family breakfast by the beach. The home-style cuisine and cozy atmosphere of the Stratford Court Cafe will keep you in the winter mood despite the moderate temperatures. Their breakfast menu includes a thick Belgian Waffle, savory croissant sandwiches, and their specialty Stratford Scramble. The menu also features vegetarian options that do not skimp on flavor.



1307 Stratford Court Cafe / 858-792-7433 /





Saturdays at the Del Mar Farmers Market

After your Saturday morning breakfast, walk over to the Del Mar Civic Center and spend the morning shopping at the Del Mar Farmers Market for the freshest produce and unique crafts that Del Mar has to offer. With a variety of vendors, there’s going to be something for everyone. Vendors include a French bakery, a small fishery, artisan jewelry, and a homemade chocolatier. The market is also pet friendly, with a tented area prepared with water and biscuits for your four-legged friend.




Lunch at Prep Kitchen Del Mar

The Prep Kitchen Del Mar is great for a casual dining experience with the family. Locals love the outdoor seating and delicious cuisine. They have an innovative menu, serving all items in farm-to-table style. Many of their plates are designed for sharing, so make sure to bring the whole family!


1201 Camino Del Mar / 858-792-7737 /





Afternoon at Powerhouse

Just a few blocks away is the Powerhouse Park and Beach, one of the most family-friendly areas in Del Mar. Right along the coast, Powerhouse Park hosts a children’s playground with swings and slides; a great place to keep little ones busy while parents take in the ocean views and summer-like rays. Beside the playground there is a large grassy area, perfect for setting up a picnic, flying kites and throwing a ball around.




Dinner on the Patio at Poseidon

Take a quick stroll up the coast for dinner at Poseidon. Poseidon is a lively place for dinner in Del Mar, so book your reservation now! This seafood restaurant is on the water with patio seating (and heaters)- it’s the perfect setting for winter nights. The sunset in Del Mar is truly an incredible sight and the patio at Poseidon is the perfect place to view it.


1670 Coast Blvd. / 858-755-9345 /




DMVA Guest Author: Camryn McAllister

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