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Family-Friendly Luxury

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. Unleash your inner child and cut loose with the kids. Trot the trails by horseback or hike the canyon with a nature guide. Play a match of tennis or take a golf lesson. Splash in the pool or pamper yourself with a mom-daughter mani and pedi. Just outside of the resort, experience San Diego with a family day at the beach or a surprise trip to LEGOLAND. There’s no better way to make memories than by spending time together.

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.



The perfect way to explore the 400 acres of Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve is from the saddle. The Equestrian Center offers trail rides and professional riding lessons 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

Pool time

Pool time

Every parent knows kids can play happily in the water for hours. Splash down at three family-friendly resort swimming pools, heated comfortably to 81°F. Take a seat in the white sand under the palms poolside, dive in and dance to underwater music, then warm up in the Jacuzzi; repeat. Cool off with homemade treats from our roving Icicle Tricycle. If you plan to spend the day, reserve a private shaded cabana and enjoy sparkling  water, fruit, snacks and, if you like, refreshing cocktails for parents.



Children five and under eat free when ordering from the Amaya children’s menu or dining from the buffet, when accompanied by a registered adult guest. (Available at Amaya only; not valid at Addison, The Clubhouse Grill, Cent’ Anni Cafe, poolside or In-Room Dining.)

Grand Explorer Dining Program
Kids six to 12 receive a 50% discount when ordering from Amaya or The Clubhouse Grill kid’s menus, when accompanied by a registered adult guest. (Available at Amaya and The Clubhouse Grill only; not valid at Addison, Cent’ Anni Cafe, poolside or In-Room Dining.)



Our Explorer’s Club is often the trip highlight for our young guests! Designed for children five to 12 years old, our fun and playful programming covers all interests and activities both inside and outdoors. Children can enjoy arts and crafts, games, movies and outdoor activities such as Hula-Hoop competitions, magic shows and scavenger hunts. Our fully stocked arts and crafts stations present age-appropriate themed creative projects, from designing a reusable shopping backpack to alfresco watercolor painting.
Kids can also learn about Pacific Ocean creatures, interacting with a floor-to-ceiling Seawall with a state-of-the-art plasma mural that illuminates life under the sea. The Explorer’s Club has traditional game favorites — such as foosball, ping pong, air hockey and board games — plus the latest video games for Nintendo Wii, Kinect for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
The Explorer’s Club hourly fee is $15 per child. (Children under five can participate if 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

Hit the links with the whole family on our 18-hole private Tom Fazio-designed golf course. Complimentary green fees for children 12 and younger when accompanied by an adult; half-price green fees for youth 13 to 17 years old. 

The Grand Junior Golf Academy
Whether your children want to learn the game or are already golfers, they can hone their skills at our Junior Golf Clinic: Fridays 4:00-5:30 pm. Junior golfers learn the fundamentals of grip, posture, weight shift, speed and course etiquette.
$50 per child (ages five to 12), includes rental clubs; golf attire required
Call for reservations: 858 314 1930

Get your glam on together! Spend a mother-daughter day together, complete with manicures, pedicures, hair styling, like-a-model blowdry and makeup. Younger guests are welcome in the salon, however, the spa facilities are for guests 18 and older.
Enjoy time with your loved one with a special date night out. Dine over candlelight, sip cocktails and watch the sun set, take a stroll through the rose gardens or soak in the Jacuzzi under the stars. Call the concierge to arrange private toddler and babysitting services at 858 314 1988.

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