1. Summer hasn’t begun until you’ve gone to the Del Mar Fair.
Summer kicks off when you pass through the Del Mar Fairground arch to enter a world of deep fried everything, the hypnotist show, and Crazy Mouse. You can look back and mark the passage of time over the years by seeing who’s in your picture strips from the fair photobooths. And no matter how long it’s been since they changed the name to the San Diego County Fair, it’s still the Del Mar Fair in your heart.