EATS AND DRINKS
4820 Newport Av., San Diego, CA 92107
A cute Cuban café & pastry shop with desserts and Cuban specialties baked daily.
Belly Up Tavern and Wild Note Cafe
143 Cedros Av., Solana Beach, CA 92075
Check the Belly Up’s calendar for shows by national and local artists and enjoy a bite at its Wild Note Café.
1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
Casual outdoor dining on the patio with a great Pacific Ocean view. Owned by Pacifica, upstairs; review below.
Bully’s Del Mar
1404 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
Classic — think Naugahyde booths and prime rib.
320 S. Cedros Av. #400, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Urban winery with hand-crafted, artisanal wines and a Solana Beach tasting room.
Craft Pizza Company
The Westfield UTC 4545 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122
New York-style pizzas, homemade pastas and fresh salads featuring local and organic ingredients.
Cucina Enoteca Del Mar
2730 Via De La Valle, Del Mar, CA 92014
A vibrant, funky Italian eatery with cool reclaim elements in its decor.
111 S. Cedros Av., Solana Beach, CA 92075
4845 Newport Av., Ocean Beach, CA 92107
Raw steel service counter in Solana Beach tasting room with satellite room in Ocean Beach.
En Fuego Cantina and Grill
1342 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
A Mexican restaurant with a fun late-night vibe, non-stop chips and ample portions.
749 Genevieve St., Solana Beach. CA 92075
Authentic Mexican with appetizer and taco bar specials during Happy Hour.
Il Fornaio Del Mar
1555 Camino Del Mar at Del Mar Plaza, Del Mar, CA 92014
Yummy Italian cuisine serving lunch and dinner.
Jake’s Del Mar
166o Coast Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
Super food, cocktails and the friendliest people!
1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
A bit of an indulgence to stay here, and fun, to enjoy a cocktail in the lobby with live music several days a week.
Pacifica Del Mar
1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
Where you can always find a great meal with an amazing view and stellar service.
1670 Coast Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
A cool beach vibe and fabulous sunsets.
550 Via De Le Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075
A fun, old-school steakhouse and racetrack hangout with a piano bar.
215 15th St., Del Mar, CA 92014
Visit this bistro across from the racetrack for delicious food and wonderful service.
Stratford Court Cafe
1307 Stratford Court, Del Mar, CA 92014
Breakfast and lunch served all day in a garden setting at this landmark in downtown Del Mar.
The Fish Market
640 Via De La Valle, Solana Beach, 92075
Fresh fish just across from the racetrack; features an oyster bar and cocktail lounge.
3263 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
San Diego-style surf and turf in cozy yet lively surroundings.
621 Valley Av., Solana Beach, CA 92075
A Solana Beach Mexican food classic since 1946
12857 El Camino Real, Del Mar, CA 92130
Great salads! All foods prepared prepared from scratch, daily.
1247 Camino Del Mar, Del mar, CA 92014
Go-to for great food, local flavor and live music
212 S. Cedros Av., Solana Beach, CA 92075
Treasures from more than 1oo vendors.
241 Kettner Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101
Supplying homeowners, restoration enthusiasts and designers since 1996.
Cedros Design District
Cedros Av., Solana Beach, CA 92075
Encompasses two and a half blocks surrounding Cedros Av. of independent shops, boutiques, cafés, a winery and a brewery; several of which are highlighted here!
143 S. Cedros Av., Solana Beach, CA 92075
A local favorite for fashionable indulgences.
4th Av. between Broadway and Market, San Diego, CA 92101
Many shops and bars housed in historic buildings in a vibrant, 16-block historical neighborhood.
315 S. Cedros Av., Solana Beach, CA 92075
Vintage furniture and funky collectibles in a shop owned by FOB (Friend of Bonanza!) Debi Beard.
2400 Kettner Blvd. #102, San Diego, CA 92101
Mid-century Danish Modern for retro design fans.
240 S. Cedros Av., Solana Beach, CA 92075
Two stories with more than 100 vendors highlighting globally sourced merchandise. And the street gets really lively on Sundays for the farmer’s market, 1-5 PM.
West Cedar between Front and Kettner
This urban neighborhood has a booming restaurant scene with modern spots mixed among the classic Italian eateries as well as a few vintage shops.
Newport Avenue Antique Center & Coffeehouse
4864 Newport Av., San Diego, CA 92107
18,000 square feet of quality antiques and collectables, from the 1700’s to Mid-century items. Asian antiquities, vintage and fine jewelry, furniture, lighting, ’50s memorabilia and a vast selection of shabby chic décor. Showcasing one of the largest paper dealers in the country including fine prints, labels and thousands of postcards.
Ocean Beach Antique Mall
4926 Newport Av., San Diego, CA 92107
The oldest antiques mall in San Diego, its featured items include vintage and estate gold, silver and costume jewelry, sterling, clocks, watches, American artifacts and more.
Ocean Beach Farmer’s Market
Newport Avenue and Cable Street, San Diego, CA 92107
Wednesday afternoons, check out a fabulous farmer’s market from 4-7 PM in the winter, 4-8PM during the rest of the year. It has lots of local flavor!
849 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
A bit touristy, but a fun place to stroll among the shops and galleries along the Embarcadero. Has 17 dining venues.
309 S. Cedros Av., Solana Beach, CA 92075
A 4,000-square-foot collective of wonderfully curated vintage and new home goods, books and gifts. Be sure to visit Jennifer Price’s booth. It’s always inspirational!
4828 Newport Ave., San Diego, CA 92107
Located in the Ocean Beach Antique District, this wonderful home and garden shop with a French twist showcases the work of 24 dealer/designers.
The Bonanza’s preferred home-away-from-home headquarters! Great rooms, great views, great dining! Check the web link for the special Junk Bonanza rate.
PLAY AND SIGHTSEE
South of 15th St. and north of 29th St. at the mouth of the San Dieguito River, next to the Del Mar Racetrack
This is across from The Brigantine and a fun place to dip your toes into the surf and to watch the dogs frolic, leash-free!
Pacific Coast Highway drive
A gorgeous five mile drive on the PCH up the coast will bring you through Cardiff-by-the-sea to Encinitas, a booming beach town. The Lumberyard is full of restaurants and shops, including faves Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizzeria, Lobster West and many small stores. Love the Savory Spice Shop and design hounds might want to check out Grounded. A block or two north in the heart of town, stop for a beer at the classic dive bar Daley Double Saloon and stroll the street to enjoy the many boutiques, including Gardenology. There are also quite a few vintage and resale clothing stores dotted throughout Encinitas.
1600 Coast Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
A breathtaking spot to picnic, watch the surfers and wiggle your toes in the sand.
Torrey Pines State Reserve
12600 North Torrey Pines Road, San Diego CA 92037
A breathtaking drive fewer than two miles south of Del Mar with a beautiful beach and miles of hiking & walking trails among the cliffs. Adjacent is the world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course and The Lodge at Torrey Pines. The Grill at the edge of the course is a nice stop for breakfast or lunch after a hike. The lodge itself is an indulgent destination for dinner or a cocktail in the lobby bar. A. R. Valentien is the lodge’s signature restaurant, but locals love the drugstore hamburger served in the lounge.
Don’t forget to check out @youstayhungrysd and @tastingsandiego, two great Instagram resources for amazing food and drink in the San Diego area!