Experience Sunny SoCal

One of the best features of Villa L’Auberge is its location. Walk west for sandy beaches and east for village shops and restaurants. Del Mar is almost exactly halfway in between downtown San Diego and Carlsbad, making the resort an ideal home base for exploring.

Family Activities

San Diego Fair

San Diego Fair

Have a hankering for a corn dog and a ride on the Tilt a Whirl?  You’re in luck!  The San Diego Fair, one of the largest county fairs in the U.S., is conveniently located to the resort and runs from mid-June through July 4.  Here you’ll enjoy carnival rides, games, entertainment, food, and exhibits.

USS Midway Museum

USS Midway Museum

The USS Midway Museum is an unforgettable adventure for the entire family. Go to sea without leaving port! Explore more than 60 exhibits with a collection of 27 restored aircraft. Located in downtown San Diego.

Childrens Pool La Jolla

Childrens Pool La Jolla

Children’s Pool is a small beach partially protected by a seawall located in picturesque La Jolla.  Seal Rock, a marine mammal reserve, is located just offshore so it is common to see seals and sea lions on or near the beach.

Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Explore where the wonders of the ocean come alive at Birch Aquarium! View a stunning variety of colorful, Pacific marine life featured in more than 60 habitats. Interact with hands-on exhibits that showcase cutting-edge research discoveries that have profound impacts on what we know about Earth’s systems and how these discoveries are relevant to our everyday lives.

Local Attractions

LEGOLAND California

LEGOLAND California

LEGOLAND California is 128-acre Park that offers over 60 family rides, interactive attractions and live shows. This is truly an amazing place for family fun adventure.

San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo cares for more than 4,000 individual animals representing 800 different species. Its collection of animals, as well as its plant collection of over 6,500 species, is acknowledged as one of the finest in the entire world.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Experience a unique adventure at the 2,100-acre San Diego Zoo Safari Park preserve where animals wander freely in surroundings much like their native homelands. A quiet monorail, pathways and animal shows enable visitors to observe the animals and many species of exotic plants.

Sea World

Sea World

Explore the ocean world at SeaWorld San Diego. Get up close and personal with hundreds of sea creatures and their environment. Experience “Believe”, the visually-stunning Shamu show; encounter polar bears at Wild Arctic; and brave the daring drop on the Journey To Atlantis water coaster. Enjoy a fun-filled day with Sesame Street! Experience the new 4-D movie, Sesame Street™ Lights, Camera, Imagination! Afterwards, come play in the all-new themed play area, Sesame Street Bay of Play featuring three family-friendly rides.

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

Open in 1937, the historic Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has entertained thousands with its races and live music. Put on your best hat and mark your calendar.  Summer race season runs July through September and Bing Crosby season runs November through December.

Nearby Shopping

Del Mar Plaza

Del Mar Plaza

Take a stroll around the Del Mar Plaza and enjoy a collection of fine shops and restaurants. Experience unique shopping, fine art, and ocean view dining, all set overlooking the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean

Carlsbad Premium Outlets

Carlsbad Premium Outlets

Just minutes from the resort – enjoy over 90 high-end factory discount stores from Polo Ralph Lauren, Godiva Chocolatier, Coach, Lacoste, Banana Republic to BCBG Max Azria at the Carlsbad Premium Outlets.

Westfield Mall – Horton Plaza Mall

Westfield Mall – Horton Plaza Mall

Offers a five level outdoor shopping mall located in downtown San Diego. It stands on six and a half city blocks and is adjacent to the city’s historic Gaslamp Quarter.

Outdoor Recreation

The Crossings Golf Course

The Crossings Golf Course

Voted by GOLF Magazine as one of the “Top 10 New Courses You Can Play”, The Crossings at Carlsbad is more than just a golf course as it captures the warm friendly spirit of its own unique seaside community.

Kayak La Jolla

Kayak La Jolla

Our friends at Everyday California offer year-round kayak tours of La Jolla Cove, an ecological reserve that’s also known for its snorkeling. Expert guides will lead your group through La Jolla’s natural caves and around the reserve. You’re likely to spot sea lions, friendly leopard sharks, and numerous fish swimming beneath the water’s surface.

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