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Credit: Jordan Toves, Model: Brittany Butler
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From Morning to Night, Here Are 9 Must-Stop Places at Del Mar Highlands Town Center

Your Itinerary for the Quintessential Day Out on the Town in Del Mar

With summer rolling in hot, everyone is in desperate need of a day trip. For us, the choice is clear: Del Mar Highlands Town Center is our go-to spot! Del Mar Shopping

Located in the heart of Carmel Valley in San Diego, this open-air shopping and entertainment center is home to fusion restaurants, charming boutiques and a luxury movie theater. Whether you’re hankering for a date night with your sweetie, looking for a new family-friendly favorite place to eat or just yearning for something new to do, we’ve pieced together the perfect itinerary for a day out on the town at Del Mar Highlands Town Center! Del Mar Shopping


10 a.m. Breakfast at Snooze, an A.M. Eatery

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A visit to Snooze, an A.M. Eatery is a morning must! From tangy bloody marys to their renowned barbacoa chile verde eggs Benedict, this is the breakfast epicenter for those of us whose favorite meal of the day is the first! If you can’t decide on what to order, this hot spot offers its own signature flight of pancakes with flavors like pineapple upside-down cake, blueberry danish and sweet potato. Be sure to download their mobile app to join their waitlist, so you can skip the line and get a good head start on your jam-packed day ahead!

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11 a.m. Shopping at Tucci Boutique, Little Apple, Vuori

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Del Mar’s Tucci Boutique will be your new go-to destination for chic dresses, trendy swimwear and luxury jewelry. With sought-after brands like Zimmermann and Hannah Artwear, everyone can find a few spring staples here. Looking for something a little more casual? Check out Little Apple, another local boutique that specializes in long-lasting basics and stylish outerwear. Their selection of loungewear and accessories will make you feel like you’re on an island vacation. And don’t sweat it if you’ve forgotten your workout sets at home! Vuori is here to provide innovative activewear and athletic clothing for both men and women to get their sweat on!

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2 p.m. Lunch at Davanti Enoteca

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After you’ve filled your shopping bags, it’s time to show off your new dress with an Italian lunch at Davanti Enoteca. This Del Mar favorite features a rustic Italian ambiance and mouthwatering meals at affordable prices. Chef Scott Harris’ curated menu offers a variety of handmade pasta and wine pairings that will make you feel like you’re vacationing on the oceanside of Cinque Terre. This Italian jewel also serves seasonal specials and has extensive vegetarian and gluten-free options.

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3 p.m. Afternoon Flick at Cinépolis

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Kick your feet up and roll back the recliner because Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas caters to both comfort and class. With state-of-the-art sound and projection technology, this opulent theater is the mecca of entertainment, equipped with a full bar and dining menu. There’s little wonder why this theater has been ranked the best in the San Diego area for the last three years offering the ultimate date night. So choose a film, order some apps and sink into Cinépolis’ comfy seats for a movie experience like no other. 


5 p.m. Beers at Brewers Deck

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After the movie, walk over to the new hot spot for craft beer, kombucha and coastal breezes, Brewers Deck. With unobstructed views of San Diego’s sun-kissed skyline and rolling hills, you can enjoy an abundant menu of light and dark beers featuring Northern Pine Brewing, Rough Draft Brewing Company and Boochcraft Kombucha. This recently designed deck is the ideal space to unwind with friends before dinner while savoring the breathtaking views encompassing the area.

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6 p.m. Dinner at Urbana at the Sky Deck

@localemag We love tge food AAAND drinks at Urbana at the Sky Deck in #delmar #sdfood #localemagazine #sandiego #delmarfood #sddateideas 🎥: @SAMUEL 🕺 ♬ Borderline – Tame Impala

Enjoy Mexican cuisine with a twist at the newly opened Urbana Mexican Gastronomy. Established in 2021, Urbana may be new to the community, but it has already gained the reputation of being a local favorite. Urbana’s funky interior is furnished with Dia de Los Muertos-themed accents, while the menu features a diverse array of Michoacán-inspired street food. A fan favorite? The Enchiladas Suizas, which are stuffed with garlic shrimp, Oaxaca cheese, cream and the chef’s special green salsa. This creative concept is a must when visiting Del Mar Highlands Town Center!


8 p.m. Grab a Macaron from Le Parfait Paris

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After a day of good eats and drinks, satisfy your sweet tooth at Del Mar’s macaron heaven, Le Parfait Paris. This award-winning bakery celebrates traditional French pastries, serving tons of treats at all hours of the day. Their pastries are straight out of the oven and baked with quality ingredients, but don’t sleep on their creamy cappuccinos. Whether you’d like to finish up your night with one of their seasonal fragrant macarons or delight in a warm, freshly made crepe, anything you grab from Le Parfait Paris will surely be the cherry on top of a remarkable day!

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Del Mar Highlands Town Center
12925 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA 92130

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Noelle Dahl graduated from Sonoma State University in 2020 with a BA in English. Currently living in Huntington Beach, Noelle spends her days throwing pottery, combing the beach for seashells or planning her next adventure.
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