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Family Activities in San Diego

Fairmont Grand Del Mar offers easy access to the best local attractions in San Diego.

San Diego Zoo
With over 4,000 animals, this world-renowned zoo is the best in the US, and not to be missed. State-of-the-art habitats feature both the flora and fauna of various ecosystems, so you’ll often see more than one animal species in a single exhibit. The zoo also has a very successful breeding program, so chances are you’ll see some babies. Giant pandas, koalas, numerous types of monkeys, elephants, tigers, polar bears and gorillas are just some of the animals you’ll encounter. Several aviaries and a reptile house are also featured, and cafes and shops are located throughout the zoo.

Balboa Park
One of the most popular urban parks in the United States, this 1,200 acre park is the city’s cultural hub and is home to the San Diego Zoo. Located in downtown San Diego, Balboa Park is a great place for a stoll, bike ride or picnic. Wander around the park’s many gardens and museums.

Let your imagination run wild during a day of family fun at LEGOLAND California Resort. Build, play and explore among the park’s range of 60 rides, shows and attractions.

DelMar Racetrack
World-renowned thoroughbred horse racing track which hosts major meets in the Summer (July – Sept) and Fall (November). Enjoy a day at the races and the summer concert lineup.

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
This oceanfront reserve features 1,750 acres of unspoiled land, protecting the unique topography and various types of flora, including the Torrey Pine, America’s rarest pine tree. Hiking trails offer a chance to view the attractions famously beautiful sandstone ravines and breathtaking views of the coastline. A long walk along Torrey Pines State Beach is a must for its views of the towering sandstone cliffs that border it.

Coastal Activities
Miles of scenic beaches implore an abundance of scenic activities. Learn how to surf. Take a deep sea fishing excursion. Or test your sea legs aboard a stately yacht or sailboat. Scuba diving, snorkeling, water and jet skiing, motorboating and kayaking add to the vast recreational choices.

For additional information, recommendations and reservations, please contact our Concierge Team at (858) 314-1988.

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