I received a complimentary stay for the purposes of this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Beautiful beaches and tranquil breezes are what one would expect from an exotic, tropical getaway. Little did I know that the same resort style getaway was right here in Southern California. I hopped in my car for a short 2 hour long drive – I know for some that might seem like a trek, but when your view is made up of rolling green hills on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other, it’s easy to lose track of the time. And although I’ve driven through Orange County and to San Diego, this was the first time that I paid a visit to my new favorite Southern California destination: Del Mar. I’ve traveled to most of the US (and plenty of foreign locales) but Del Mar easily tops my list of relaxation destinations.
Picturesque doesn’t quite seem to describe Del Mar. It’s a small town covered in green and full of happy, friendly people. Pulling up to what was to be my home for the next day and a half, the Del Mar Motel, an involuntary smile crossed my face and remained there for the entirety of my trip. The first thing I did after checking in was go for a stroll down the beach, which just happened to be steps from my door. I checked out the scenery and inquired about hiking trails for my next day adventure – Del Mar is a haven for outdoor activities like surfing, kayaking and hiking (which are some of my favorite things!). Then I settled down in a beach chair and worked on my tan. Perfection!
The motel is currently undergoing renovations, with the new changes giving the rooms a tropical bungalow aesthetic.
I enjoyed both lunch and dinner at Jake’s, which is just a few steps from the motel. The food was divine! So much so that I must recommend you go there yourself on your visit to Del Mar.
Del Mar Motel offers complimentary beach towels, boogie boards, beach chairs, umbrellas and sand toys for your trip to the beach. So don’t waste any time and book your stay before May 22, 2014 for 15% off of their room rate. Call the hotel directly at 800-223-8449 Mention promo code DREAMDELMAR and mention that Sassy Mama in LA sent you to receive the special.
Del Mar, I’ll be back!
Vianessa is a professional actress who leads a not-so-secret double life as a freelance writer. An East-coaster by birth, and West-coaster by circumstance, Vianessa believes that lots of sci-fi, kayaking, travel and personal style are the key to a happy life. When not on set or writing, she can be found hanging out with family and friends or at the local arcade. Vianessa on Instagram.