Del Mar, California


The City of Del Mar, reminiscent of an Italian hill town, is nestled along Southern California’s sweeping Pacific coastline. Del Mar, which means “of the sea” or “by the sea” in Spanish, is a delightful seacoast village that offers the San Diego area’s finest ocean-view dining, intimate resort hotels, spa accommodations and serene beaches.

With only about 4,200 residents, Del Mar maintains its charming, small-town feel while still being only minutes to other coastal communities and only 20 miles north of San Diego’s metropolitan offerings.

Casa Palmera behavioral health treatment center is tucked into a picturesque setting along the San Dieguito River Valley, only three miles inland from the village of Del Mar – but close enough to the coast to still benefit from ocean breezes.

For visiting family members as well as residents of Casa Palmera behavioral health facility, there is no place more tranquil and peaceful along Southern California’s coast. Del Mar is a laid-back beach town that embodies an unhurried, relaxed vibe. Because the city covers only 2 square miles, most people can get everywhere they need to go without a car.

Del Mar’s downtown village dates back to the late 1800s, and restored, historic buildings line the area’s streets. Today, downtown Del Mar has more than 60 shops and 25 restaurants. Browse high-end boutiques or unique specialty shops before stopping for coffee at a sidewalk café or sitting down to lunch at a restaurant patio that serves up an ocean view.

With more than two miles of coastline and several public parks, Del Mar offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the ocean and the outdoors. The oceanfront Seagrove Park and adjoining Powerhouse Park are perfect places to stretch out on the grass for a picnic or some people watching, while the beaches provide ample opportunities to swim, surf or collect shells.

Looking for a quick excursion from Casa Palmera drug treatment center to San Diego? A short trip – via car or Coaster train – offers easy access to the city’s world-famous Balboa Park, Gaslamp Quarter, Coronado Island, San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld.

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