Del Mar in California

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Annual San Diego County Fair © Jessicaowenphotos/cc-by-sa-4.0

Annual San Diego County Fair © Jessicaowenphotos/cc-by-sa-4.0

Del Mar is a beach city in San Diego County, California. Del Mar is Spanish for “of the sea” or “by the sea,” which reflects its location on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Del Mar was named after the famous poem The fight on Paseo Del Mar. The Del Mar Horse Races are hosted on the Del Mar racetrack every summer. Del Mar is located between Los Angeles and San Diego.

In 1885, Colonel Jacob Taylor purchased 338 acres (1.37 km²) from Enoch Talbert, with visions of building a seaside resort for the rich and famous. Built in 1910, the Stratford Inn Hotel quickly became a magnet for Hollywood stars. In 1959, Del Mar became independent of San Diego. The United States Navy operated a Naval Auxiliary Air Facility for blimps at Del Mar during World War II. Todays population is at 4,300.

Del Mar is also one of few locations in which the Torrey Pine tree grows. The Torrey Pine is the rarest pine in the United States and only two populations of this endangered species exist. The Soledad Valley at the south of Del Mar severs two colony segments of the Pinus torreyana

© panoramio.com - catlin.wolfard/cc-by-sa-3.0 Powerhouse Park © Seojoohyun © panoramio.com - Roman Eugeniusz/cc-by-sa-3.0 © panoramio.com - catlin.wolfard/cc-by-sa-3.0 Mission Revivial style Canfield-Wright-House © Bobak Ha'Eri/cc-by-sa-3.0 © D Ramey Logan/cc-by-sa-3.0 Del Mar Race Track © Intersofia/cc-by-sa-3.0 Annual San Diego County Fair © Jessicaowenphotos/cc-by-sa-4.0
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Mission Revivial style Canfield-Wright-House © Bobak Ha'Eri/cc-by-sa-3.0
In terms of public transit, North County Transit District provides their BREEZE bus service across the city limits to many destinations but there is no commuter rail stations in the city anymore. The historic Del Mar station once served passengers on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Surf Line and the Amtrak San Diegan intercity service between the early 1900s until its inevitable closure in 1995, due to the opening of the new Solana Beach station two miles north. The aforementioned station provides Coaster commuter rail and Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner service, but heavy congestion at the station during races and the San Diego County Fair have persuaded the City of Del Mar and LOSSAN to build a “special events” platform near the fairgrounds. If this new platform were to be built, the City of Del Mar would (albeit for a short time) still be provided commuter rail service as before back when the historic Del Mar station was built. Among Del Mar’s attractions are:

Read more on City of Del Mar, VisitDelMarVillage.com, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Wikivoyage Del Mar and Wikipedia Del Mar (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State - Weather report by weather.com - Global Passport Power Rank - Travel Risk Map - Democracy Index - GDP according to IMF, UN, and World Bank - Global Competitiveness Report - Corruption Perceptions Index - Press Freedom Index - World Justice Project - Rule of Law Index - UN Human Development Index - Global Peace Index - Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index). Photos by Wikimedia Commons. If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.




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