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Inspire your child’s sense of wonder, and your own, with a family vacation or weekend getaway to San Diego’s Fairmont Grand Del Mar resort.

Saddle up for family time on the trails. Take on Tom Fazio together. Discover the beauty of Los Peñasquitos Canyon through a guided hike with one of our knowledgeable naturalists. Hit the courts for a family tennis lesson and then its Pool Time! Family and children’s pools feature underwater music, white sand seating areas, and food & beverage service. Your Grand Moments will soon become cherished family traditions.



Ride into the San Diego sun with Southern California’s luxury destination resort, Fairmont Grand Del Mar. From trail rides through Los Peñasquitos Canyon and professional riding lessons, to pony rides and day camps for the kids, the Equestrian Center has an abundance of horse adventures for riders of any experience level.

Tuesday – Sunday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Saddle up and take to the trails on a memorable adventure through Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve.
1 hour: $135 per person
48-hour advanced reservations required. Limited availability. All levels welcome. Riders must be at least 7 years old and at least 50 inches tall.

Tuesday – Sunday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Riders of all levels are invited to learn from seasoned trainers. Lessons include riding, grooming and tacking/untacking.
1 hour: $155 per person
48-hour advanced reservations required. Riders must be at least 7 years old.

Reservations by phone at (858) 314-1988



With the Explorer-In-Training Dining Program, children 5 years of age and under eat for free when ordering from the Amaya children’s menu or when dining from the buffet when accompanied by a registered adult guest. The Explorer-In-Training Dining Program is only available at Amaya. This offer is not valid at Addison, The Clubhouse Grill, Cent’ Anni Cafe, Poolside or In-Room Dining.

With the Grand Explorer Dining Program, children 6-12 years of age can order from the Amaya or The Clubhouse Grill menu and receive a 50% discount when accompanied by a registered adult guest. The Grand Explorer Dining Program is only available at Amaya and The Clubhouse Grill. This offer is not valid at Addison, Cent’ Anni Cafe, Poolside or In-Room Dining.



Visual media, creative outlets and environmental endeavors await children at the Explorer’s Club, where your little adventurers can discover the great outdoors – or indoors. With the latest gaming systems, movies, arts & crafts, a variety of exciting outdoor activities and more.

In addition to traditional games like foosball, ping pong, air hockey and board games, children can play the latest video games for Nintendo Wii, Kinect for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. A floor-to-ceiling Seawall offers additional interactive fun with a state-of-the-art plasma mural that illuminates life under the sea. Rounding out the entertainment options are fully stocked arts and crafts stations with themed creative projects, from designing a reusable shopping backpack to alfresco watercolor painting.

Explorer’s Club is open to children 5-12 years of age, the hourly fee is $15 per child. Children under 5 years of age may participate when accompanied by an adult.

Scheduled Programming
Inspired by the resort’s setting and in the spirit of adventure, Explorer’s Club offers special four-hour and eight-hour explorations for children ages 5 to 12.

9:00 am – 12:30 pm: Crafts and Activities
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Crafts and Activities
After 5:00 pm: Games, Movies and Dinner

$50, four hours | $90, eight hours
Pricing is for consecutive use and includes lunch and/or dinner at specified times.

Hours of Operation
July – August: Daily, 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday – Saturday, 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday – Thursday, by appointment with 24 hours’ notice
Holiday hours will vary
Reservations: 858 314 1957

family golf & JUNIOR golf

family golf & JUNIOR golf

Schedule a day on San Diego’s only Tom Fazio golf course with complimentary green fees for children 12 years of age and under when accompanied by an adult, or half-price green fees for youth ages 13-17.

The Grand Junior Golf Academy
Develop your budding golfer’s skills with Junior Golf Clinic offered on Fridays from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm. Junior golfers learn the fundamentals of grip, posture, weight shift, speed and course etiquette. Golf attire is required. $50 per child (ages 5 – 12), includes rental clubs.
Reservations: (858) 314-1930

Make it a mother-daughter day at the salon. From manicures and pedicures to hair styling and makeup, the salon offers a broad array of services to make you look as radiant as you feel. Spa guests must be at least 18 years of age. However, younger guests are welcome in the salon.

Private toddler and babysitting services may also be arranged through the Concierge at 858 314 1988

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