Del Mar is famous for its race track founded by Hollywood stars in the 40’s. Today, it’s an affluent beach town brimming with specialty shops and restaurants. Del Mar Mesa is a semi-rural neighborhood of San Diego that is east of Carmel Valley and north of Los Penasquitos Canyon, just a few miles from the Pacific coast. This neighborhood consists of large, sprawling homes, a golf-course, and a resort hotel. A large portion of the eastern side of the community is protected under the city’s Multiple Specis Conservation Program.