Opening Day is just a few weeks away. As any San Diegan knows, the most important accessory is a fabulous hat. If you haven’t found that perfect punctuation piece for your fabulous opening day outfit, check out some of our favorite retailers, listed below.
Wax & Whimy
107 S. Cedros Ave., Solana Beach, CA 92075
At Wax & Whimsy, they are featuring a one of a kind collection of handmade designs crafted by local San Diego hat makers. Wax and Whimsy is located on the northern end of Cedros Design District.
La Femme Chic
415 S Cedros Ave., Solana Beach, CA 92075
This high-end, luxury consignment boutique has some of the most exquisite hats in their quaint, charming shop. La Femme Chic is located on the southern end of the Cedros Design District.
Flower Hill Promenade
2720 Via de la Valle., Del Mar, CA 92014
Recently renovated, this collective of upscale boutiques and eateries is a shopper’s paradise. Many retailers offer hats seasonally, just in time for Opening Day. Flower Hill is located just east of I-5, on Via de la Valle.
The racing season at Del Mar will add a second meet in 2014, following a vote from California racetrack officials. The California Horse Racing Board voted on a fall meet schedule for Del Mar that will last throughout November.
Typically, Del Mar hosts horse racing season from mid-July to early September, but starting in November 2014, horses will return for a full month in the fall.
In 2014, Del Mar will host this second racing season from Nov. 5 to Dec. 30.
Business owners at the racetrack said they are excited about bringing in more customers. The change in dates will also give Del Mar the opportunity to host more advanced races. This will be the first time in the track’s history where fall racing is part of a major circuit.
The reason for the second racing season in Del Mar has to do with fact that Hollywood Park has closed, so Del Mar along with Santa Anita will pick up additional dates to keep the California Circuit intact.
The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club expects this new fall season to be more low-key, with fewer horses and fewer attendees, but it will still bring excitement to the area – and more customers for local businesses.
Perhaps the most exciting news, however, is that local racing executives think the new dates will give them a better chance at possibly one day hosting the Breeder’s Cup, a major event with worldwide appeal.
“That is a significant thing that is a major, major 48 hours of racing and what that means to the community and local businesses is very important,” Del Mar Thoroughbred Club director of racing Tom Robbins said.
As an owner, you have several option for making the best use of your timeshare. Some of the most popular ways to utilize vacation ownership are below.
Regular use is when a timeshare owner comes to Winners Circle Resort to use his interval. For example, if you owned Unit 130, Week 33, you would come to the resort to stay in Unit
130 during the 33rd week of the year. You may always call the resort at 858-755-6666 to confirm the dates of your regular use reservation. This is the default usage for all owners.
As an owner, you have the option to send a friend or family member to use your unit. This is a great option if you are unable to use your week but would like to gift it to someone you know. To do this, simply email, fax or write to the resort with the name of the guest that will be using your unit. We will then change the reservation to be in your guest’s name, instead of yours. There is no fee for this.
If you would like to stay somewhere other than Winners Circle, you have the option to exchange your week for a different week in a different location and/or at a different time. There are many companies that offer exchange services. VRI offers a low cost exchange program. Interval International and RCI also have excellent exchange programs with varying fees.
As an owner, you have the option to rent out your unit. This is another fantastic option if you’re unable to use your interval. To do this, you must complete the rental documents and send them back to the resort by email, fax, or regular mail. Once we have those documents on file, we are able to rent your unit. You receive 70% of the rental income.
With an average temperature of 72 degrees, San Diego is the ideal place to visit during the holiday season. Although Southern California doesn’t experience much snowfall, that doesn’t prevent the locals from getting in the festive spirit.
Christmas in the Park-Poway December 14: The event features a tree lighting ceremony, visits from Santa, train rides, live music, theatre performances, food, treats, crafts and more.
Spreckels Organ Pavilion; in Balboa Park; 2pm every Sunday: The pavilion features the world’s largest outdoor pipe organ, a San Diego landmark.
Shop Solana Beach; Through December 15: The local boutiques and restaurants offer special discounts and promotions throughout the holiday season. Visit Highway 101 or the Cedros Design District to find one-of-a-kind gifts for your friends and family.
Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights; December 14, 2013: This popular boat parade circles the harbor, featuring a wide variety of vessels all brightly decorated for the holiday season.
Apple Season in Julian; Throughout December: Drive to the mountain town to sip hot apple cider and sample a piece of legendary pie. You’ll also experience carolers and a living nativity scene during this time of year.
We encourage you to visit Winners Circle during this magical time of year and experience all the festivities our local area has to offer. Please click here to make a reservation.