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Scenic Carlsbad Bike Tour with Lunch
"Departing at 9am you'll have two bike routes to choose from. The first is the Del Mar Race Track Tour which goes through Carlsbad State Beach and South Carlsbad State Beach alongside Agua Hedionda Lagoon where you’ll experience the first climb as you head to South Ponto Beach alongside Batiquitos Lagoon. Soon thereafter you will come to the surf town of Encinitas where you’ll find the famous Swamis reef surf spot. Cardiff-By-The-Sea and Solana Beach are the next seaside towns as you approach the 15-mile turnaround at Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds. The bike ride is fairly flat and few inclines.The seco""
From $85.00
 
Half Day Coastal Tour
Pickup at your hotel at 9.30am. Drive north to the coastal town of Encinitas. Take a quick look at Moonlight Beach. First stop is the Meditation Garden at Swami's. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and fauna before we head to the Surf break at Swami's. Lots of ""3.5 hour 29 mile spectacular coastline drive from Encinitas to La Jolla Shores. Walk along the shore at Swamis surf break. Watch the Paragliders sail off the cliffs at Torrey Pines Glider Port. Take photos on the beach with the seals at La Jolla Cove. Exptitle=Highlights&1=Choice+of+morning+or+afternoon+departure&2=Flexibility+to+customize+your+itinerary+to+your+own+preferences&3=Get+inside+tips+from+a+local&4=Small+group+ensures+personal+service&5=Free+hotel+pickup+and+drop-off+included&6=Free+snacks+inc"""San Diego California"
From $79.00
 
Biplane Coastal Tour
"San Diego has an amazing aviation heritage. The gift of flight should be experienced by everyone. San Diego has a rich list of historic aviation figures. Fly the aircraft like the Aviation ""greats"" once flew in our Biplane and see an unobstructed view a sunset ride or feel the thrill of aerobatics from a professional instructor pilot. The Sunset Biplane Tour is a demo flight over San Diego and the beach area. A certified flight instructor/tour pilot will provide you with an amazing aviation and sunset"""Biplane Tours and Adventures.  San Diego Sky Tours offers single person Biplane Tours in our modern yet vintage Great Lakes biplane.  We offer multiple types of rides from the basic to the most thrilling tours and thrills.  Go Pro Camera a you will enjoy learning about our town and experiencing an overwhelming view and excitement from the comfortable experience. Expect to feel the open cockpit the air
From $169.00

Beach Tips (6)

Two And A Half Miles Of Del Mar Beach

Before Del Mar Plaza, before the Race Track, before the Resort Hotels even before the tent city there was the beach.

This stretch of coastline is a combination of flat sandy beach and craggy bluffs which adds to the charm. Activities at Del Mar beach include surfing, boogie boarding, swimming, sun bathing, picnicing and at certain times of the year you can bring your dog for a run in the water.

The city of Del Mar has more restrictions at their beach than other cities and parking is not free in all areas and often not easy to find.

Lifeguards are on-duty especially during the summer and weekends.

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Aug 16, 2012

Get tanned

The blazing sun quickly tans in Del Mar even in April. So if you like it go. I - with my skin white like a flour that time - skipped it.

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Oct 19, 2006

Beach girls

Hmm... maybe you will find beach girls :-))) (hmm... no worry, dear female VT-ers: there are a lot of beach boys there as well, I am sure).

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Oct 19, 2006

Bath in the Pacific Ocean

If you are in April there and if you accept a little cold water you can try - there were a few human sea lions that time :-).

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Oct 19, 2006
 
 
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Look around

Or you can just sit down on white sand and watch around for... look at the next tip. Allowed for people of all age, I hope :-).

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Oct 19, 2006

Lovely beach

Today, the City of Del Mar is two square miles of coastal land with a population of about 5000. The main attraction of visitors is still the beach and sunny weather.

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"Del Mar: Where the Surf Meets the Turf!!"
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"Upscale beach town - a must see!"
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"Del Mar"
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"Del Mar... a pleasant side trip"
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Things to Do Near Del Mar

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Torrey Pines State Reserve

This State Reserve was set aside to protect the natural landscape of this part of California, especially protecting the rarest pine tree in the world, the Torrey Pine which grows here naturally. (The...
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Torrey Pines Gliderport

Want something "different" to do while in La Jolla? Go to Torrey Pines Glider Port and be prepared to be fascinated. Whether it's hang gliding, paragliding, flying scale models, or watching a...
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Salk Institute for Biological Studies

The Salk Institute, completed in 1965, is considered by most architectural critics as an absolute masterpiece. It is located 300 feet in elevation above the ocean on a bluff. This position has created...
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University of California San Diego - UCSD

Consider the idea of checking out the Universtiy of California at San Diego! This might seem like a strange, 'Must See Activity,' but one of the things many people like to do while traveling is to go...
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Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Just a couple more photos from the Birch Aquarium. This is a definitely "must see" or "must do" if you are in La Jolla. It's not too expensive and very worth while.
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La Jolla Cove & Caves

the beautiful rugged landscape of La Jolla Cove is like a post card perfect place where you can watch and take pictures and videos of it and then post them at your favorite apps like facebook,...
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