It’s Back-to-School Season! Here’s How to “Celebrate” as an Adult

There’s something about the fall that gives us an itch for new beginnings—and that probably has a little bit to do with the start of a new school year!

If you’re a parent, you probably relish back-to-school season; the kids are occupied with class, extracurricular activities, and homework, and now you’ve got a bit of free time. But you don’t need to have children to want to celebrate. Here’s how to make the most of this time of year and let your inner schoolkid have some fun.

Upgrade your wardrobe

Nothing beat showing up on your first day of school with a brand-new outfit. One of the perks of being an adult is that you don’t have to wait for your parents to take you shopping, you can pick out something special on your own at Del Mar Plaza! From active wear to boho-chic, our boutiques have it all.

Jazz up your desk or work space

You had to stock up on new pencils, folders, and other essentials every new school year, right? We’re guessing that your work space could probably benefit from a few new accessories now. Urban Girl Accessories and Sea Biscuit Del Mar have mugs, frames, catch-alls, and other fun knickknacks that’ll breathe new life into your space.

Upgrade your lunch

No more brown bagging lunches for you, take a field trip during your lunch hour and dine at one of our award-winning restaurants. Fresh sushi and hand-made pasta taste so much better than the “mystery meatloaf” they served in your grade school cafeteria.

Switch out traditional P.E. for a class that’s actually fun

The times of running laps are long gone, but that doesn’t mean you should let your physical fitness fall to the wayside. Join us on our Ocean View Deck every Saturday for a workout class lead by Kim Kelly Fit.

Treat yourself to an “after-school,” afternoon libation

The best part about being an adult, of course, is happy hour! Trade in the fruit snacks of yore for a fruity cocktail, and add some delicious bites to your order. Check out a few of our happy hour deals by clicking here.

For more reasons to celebrate and visit Del Mar Plaza, check out our events calendar.