We’re all in search of that ideal summer vacation that will grant us some R&R, fun and excitement, and of course a beach to enjoy it all on. Pacific Beach’s premier hotel, the Ocean Park Inn, can certainly help supply both the relaxation, and the picturesque beach scenery. But you’ll want to be sure to step away from that comfortable room for just a little while to get your fill of excitement at some of the area’s classic summer events, such as the famous San Diego County Fair.
The San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in San Diego County and the fifth largest fair in the United States, drawing more than 1.2 million visitors each year. The fair grows every summer, offering new and exciting experiences outside of the classic rides, and delicious food. This year’s fair will even include exhibits ranging from the Paul Ecke Jr. Flower & Garden Show, to displays of Fine Art, Photography, Minerals & Jewelry, Design in Wood, Home & Hobby Show, Creative Youth and Best of K-6 Schools, Student Showcase, Livestock and even daily car shows.
Of course, it’s not a county fair without rides and games, and the San Diego County Fair has the best. “The Fun Zone” and “Kiddieland” have over 80 different rides and attractions. When it comes to food, the fair serves up the traditional “Fair Fare,” but also boasts some surprising upscale dining and sipping experiences, making it an event to suit anyone’s palate!
After you’ve had your fill of fried ice cream and tilt-o-whirls, just hop in a cab or your rental and head back to the Ocean Park Inn, located just a short drive down the coast. It’s amazing what a combination of County Fair food, fast rides and ocean front breezes can do to help parents and children alike fall asleep soundly on a warm summer night!
When: June 8 – July 4
Where: The Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard
Del Mar, CA
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