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Summer Fun

Hotel del Coronado is an ocean of fun and new offerings this summer! Families and couples staying at the resort can enjoy endless recreational activities at our award-winning Coronado Beach. Summer activities are available May 23 to August 31 (unless otherwise noted).

Surfing Lessons

Learn how to hang-ten in a private or group lesson on Coronado Beach. Private lessons are offered year-round and are $120 for the first person, $100 for each additional (9am, 11am, 3pm daily, ages 4 and up). Or join a group lesson this summer, available May 23-August 31 daily except Mondays for $95 per person (1pm-2:30pm, ages 6 and up, no lessons available July 4 or September 1). Kids and teens ages 8-16 can join Surf Camp from June to August 30 that includes lunch and a t-shirt (9am-1pm, Monday-Friday, ages 8-16 only, not available July 4). Surf Camp Pricing: 1 day- $145, 2 days – $245, 3 days – $325, 4 days – $395, 5 days – $445.

Roast

Join us every Sunday and Thursday evening for Family Roast Nights, May 25 – August 31, 8-9pm. Complimentary to all hotel guests (supplies are  limited; available on a first come, first served basis).

New this summer, our very popular s’mores experience has even more to savor! Relax around your own private beach bonfire, tuck your toes in the sand and toast some marshmallows for an evening of sweet treats. Our upgraded options include premium ingredients such as Ghirardelli chocolate and fresh fruit. Times available: 6pm-7pm; 6:15pm-7:15pm; 8pm-9pm; 8:15pm-9:15pm. Advanced Reservations Required. 1-5 Roasters: $135, 6-10 Roasters: $170, 11-15 Roasters: $230, 16-20 Roasters: $290, 21-30 Roasters: $350. (Upgraded options are at an additional cost.)

Dive-in Movie Night

Join us every Tuesday evening at 8pm (June 3-August 26) for movie night at the Main Pool. No reservations required, complimentary to all hotel guests.

Poolside Cabanas

Relax poolside in a brand new luxury cabana available at the Main Pool and Boardwalk (Adult) Pool. Cabanas are available for full-day rental for up to 8 people (for a larger group, get a second connecting cabana!). They come with L-shaped sofa lounge with cushions, coffee table, 47-inch flat-screen TV, safe, refrigerator stocked with unlimited water and soft drinks, two personal lounge chairs poolside with cushions outside of cabana, an amenity basket, and assorted sliced fresh fruit delivered mid-day.  The Concierge is happy to arrange for specific items as well. Full-day rental Monday-Thursday is $250; Friday-Sunday is $350; $400 on holidays. Pools are open from 7am to 10pm in the summer. Cabana rentals based on availability; please reserve in advance.

DelVenture

Each child receives a DelVenture Survival Pack at check-in with a number of goodies inside. Inside the pack is a Scavenger Hunt Map, which guides kids to find six hidden crowns. The scavenger hunt takes them to 6 hidden golden crowns on the property, which will reveal a secret clue “Letter” that they will fill in on the map.

Kidtopia

This summer features an ALL NEW kids’ program with 2-hour morning activities, 3-hour Mini Adventures, and 3.5-5 hour Evening Adventures. Join us Fridays from July 11 to August 22, 4:30 to 5:30pm, for a special Radical Reptiles and Friends show! Please visit the Concierge, Kidtopia or click here for the current activities schedule and pricingReservations recommended. Available to overnight guests only.

Radical Reptiles
Join us as we meet some of nature’s creepiest, ugliest and most fascinating reptiles and insects here in Kidtopia! Provided by nationally recognized animal keeper Ben Hian and his team of qualified experts. Fridays 4:30pm-5:30pm thru August 22, 2014. Complimentary to all hotel guests!

Paddleboarding

Enjoy a relaxing paddle around the bay and get a great core workout with a paddleboarding lesson from our resident experts. Offered year-round (not available July 4). $100 per person/$90.00 each additional, ages 10 & up. Meets at Glorietta Bay Park or Coronado Beach if conditions permit. Paddleboard, paddle and wetsuit provided (optional). Advanced reservations required by calling 619-522-8115.

Ocean Ice

Located on the boardwalk, enjoy fresh-shaved ice with a variety of tantalizing flavors, including frozen alcoholic mixings. A perfect summer treat! Open daily noon to 5pm. View menu.

Caricatures

Get a caricature drawing done to commemorate your summer visit to The Del! Available throughout the property Friday through Sunday, 12pm to 4pm, until September 1.

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Laugh Factory Coronado

Enjoy great stand-up comedy live at The Del this summer! Shows are Thursdays at 8pm; Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and 10pm through August 30.

Ticket prices are $35 and $45 for VIP tickets (plus $6.50 processing fee). VIP admission includes early entry, no waiting in line and guaranteed seating. Learn more about the Laugh Factory. Shows are R-rated and are not recommended for guests under age 18. Click the “Book Now” button to buy tickets online, or call 619-522-8490. Active military members are half price (plus $6.50 processing fee); please call for tickets or purchase at the door.

August 28-30 (Final weekend)

Jon Lovitz
jon_lovitz_175x175 (1)For the last twenty years, Jon Lovitz has been one of the best-known comedians in the country. He was nominated for an Emmy his first two years on Saturday Night Live. He became known for many characters, including “Tommy Flanagan of Pathological Liars Anonymous”, “Master Thespian”, “Hannukuh Harry” and “the Devil”. He has appeared in over thirty movies, including “Big”, “A League of Their Own”, “The Wedding Singer”, “High School High”, “Small Time Crooks”, and “Rat Race”.  He has worked with some of the best comedy directors, including Penny Marshall, Rob Reiner, Jerry Zucker, and the man who influenced Jon to be a comedian in the first place (when Jon was 13), Woody Allen. Jon has become well known for his distinctive voice. He was the lead voice of the character “Jay Sherman” in the acclaimed cult cartoon series “The Critic” and has done voice overs for many other animated features (“American Tale: Fievel Goes West”, “Cats and Dogs”, “Eight Crazy Nights”, etc.) He has also worked on “The Simpsons” many times, including creating the character of Marge Simpson’s boyfriend, “Artie Ziff”. Two years ago, he pursued his dream of becoming a stand-up comedian. He is one of only a few performers to start as an actor and then become a stand-up comedian and is now successfully headlining in nightclubs, theatres, and casinos across the country.

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Restaurant Week: September 21-October 3

Mark your calendars! San Diego Restaurant Week is from September 21 to October 3 at 1500 OCEAN. This is an incredible opportunity to enjoy a 3-course prix fixe menu for just $45 (beverages, tax and gratuity not included). Also enjoy a special two-course lunch menu at Sheerwater from September 21-26.

View 1500 OCEAN Restaurant Week dinner menu.
View Sheerwater Restaurant Week lunch.

Call 619-522-8490 for reservations or reserve through Opentable: 1500 OCEAN or Sheerwater.

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Oktoberfest: September 26-28

Experience a Bavarian-style beer garden on the Sun Deck with authentic food like bratwurst and sauerkraut, Munich-style pretzels from San Diego Pretzel, schnitzel and more, plus select specialty beers from breweries like Paulaner and Karl Strauss. Guests will also enjoy daily keg tapping and live music by German rock band The Broken Stems.

Admission is free; food and drink purchased à la carte. For more information, call 619-522-8490. View Oktoberfest menu.

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Sea+Food Dining Event – October 18

Hotel del Coronado’s Sea+Food festival will be full of delicious local seafood, BBQ, fun retro blues, and specialty drinks on Saturday, October 18, from 2pm to 5pm on our beachfront Windsor Lawn.

On Saturday October 18, enjoy a day of food and wine on The Del’s beachfront Windsor Lawn. From 2 to 5 p.m., chefs will be preparing delicious, fresh seafood dishes at interactive stations throughout the event including Lil’ Del BBQ, smoked oysters, a raw bar with sashimi and a clam bake station. Craft beer, wines and spirit tastings are available with a portion of the proceeds going to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to benefit childhood cancer research. While you’re savoring amazing seafood, also feed your soul with the sounds of The Whitney Shay/Robin Henkel Extravaganza featuring a blend of blues from the 1920s to 1960s.

Admission is $125 per person (includes tax, gratuities and parking) and guests must be 21 or over to attend. Parking for this event will be validated and pets are welcome!

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Hotel del Coronado
1500 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118

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