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Chef Throwdown: June 9

Join us for an unforgettable gourmet gathering on The Del’s Windsor Lawn at 6pm, June 9, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Thirty of San Diego and Baja’s best chefs will present signature hors d’oeuvres and desserts at individual stations, competing for the best dish, while local San Diego breweries and wineries from Valle de Guadalupe by Baja Wine+Food pair their favorite libations with each offering. Live entertainment, and live and silent auctions will round out the evening. All proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and its ongoing mission to cure cystic fibrosis and provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives.

To purchase tickets, visit chefthrowdown.eventscff.org/.

Participating Restaurants & Chefs
Meredith Manee and Daphne Higa of Hotel del Coronado, Colin MacLaggan of Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, Tommy Fraioli of Beaumont’s Eatery, Mario Cassineri of BiCE, Geordie Moulios of Big City Chefs, Bianca Castro of Biscotti’s Patisserie, Tim Kolanko of Blue Ridge Hospitality, Eduardo Baeza of City Tacos, Jon Eyer & Nick Villami of The Hard Rock Hotel, Isabel Cruz of Isabel Cruz Restaurant Group, Danilo “DJ” Tangalin of JRDN Restaurant at Tower 23, Robert Ruiz of The Land & Water Company, Alex Emery of La Valencia, Michael Poompan of Coronado Island Marriott, David Meade of Nobu, Jessica Scott & Luisteen Gonzalez of Puesto, Mary Sarain & Nikki Black of Pure Cupcakes, Denise Roa of Rancho La Puerta, Jeffrey Rottinghaus of Peohe’s, Jaime Chavez of Sirena Cocina Latina, Ashley Drake of The Chocolate Lush, Thomas Connolly of Stone Brewing World Bistro, Jeff Roberto of Sushi On a Roll, Phillip Esteban of The Cork & Craft, Miguel Valdez of The Red Door, Marco Sedda of Vigilucci’s Restaurant, Marco Marin of “Latitude 32” El Cielo Winery & Restaurant, Chef Claudette Wilkins, Andre Alto of Don Chido, Jorge Gonzalez of Primavera Ristorante, Katherine Johnson of Luce Bar & Kitchen, Lance Repp of University Club Atop Symphony Tower, Alberto Morreale of Farmer’s Bottega + Fig Tree Café, Jeremiah Bryant of Polanco Restaurant, Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge, Stake Chophouse

The chefs will be judged the ever-growing and esteemed Culinary Council that includes Brian Malarkey, Claudia Sandoval, Troy Johnson, Serge Dedina, Sam Zien, Jack Ford, Michele Parente, Tommy Gomes, Andre Zotoff, Javier Plascencia and Lead Judge Richard Sandoval. Chefs will also present their best bites with the goal of winning the Chef Flor Franco Award for Culinary Excellence, in addition to some incredible prizes.

Individual Tickets – $150
Includes entry into the event, food prepared by 30 of San Diego and Baja’s best chefs, beer, wine and spirit pairings, and complimentary self-parking. Discounted valet parking is available for $20. (Parking at The Del is limited. Ride sharing or street parking is encouraged.)

VIP Tickets – $250
Includes early entry to the event at 5pm, meet-and-greet with the Culinary Council, food prepared by 30 of San Diego and Baja’s best chefs, beer, wine and spirit pairings, complimentary valet parking, reserved VIP tables, concierge service and front-of-line access throughout the night.

For any questions, please contact Stasha Ybarra, Development Director at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: sybarra@cff.org | 858-452-2873.

About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Last year’s event in San Diego helped raise over $60,000 for the CFF with this year’s Chef Throwdown set to be the biggest and most successful yet. The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment, and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care. https://www.cff.org/

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Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band at Hotel del Coronado

Beach Concert with Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band: June 19

Hotel del Coronado presents a relaxing Father’s Day BBQ and concert on The Del’s scenic North Beach June 19 in support of the Gary Sinise Foundation. Paratroopers will grace the sky and wave our nations flag over the beach to kick off a rock-n-roll concert performed by Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band. There’s something for everyone as the twelve-member group covers hits from Stevie Wonder to Kelly Clarkson, Adele to the Zac Brown Band and everything in between.

Event Details – Sunday, June 19

Enjoy a delicious BBQ and sip cold drinks on the beach while you enjoy the concert. Food, beer, wine, cocktails and soft drinks will be available for purchase and sand chairs will be available to rent ($20 each) or you can bring your own blanket and chairs.

Event Schedule
11am – Beach opens to ticketed guests
Noon to 7pm – Food and beverage service available
5-7pm – Amazing skydiving show followed by a live concert with the Lt. Dan Band

Tickets are $75 for all ages, and $35 for active and retired military, veterans and military spouses (please call 619-522-8490 to reserve the military tickets). Prices are inclusive of tax and gratuity, but do not include parking. No outside food or beverage will be allowed into the event. There will be a wheelchair-accessible wooden pathway from the beachfront walkway to the stage. For additional questions, please contact us at 619-522-8490.

VIP tickets are available for $500 per person and include a special meet-and-greet with Gary Sinise and the band before the show, front row viewing and seating, validated parking, and food and beverage included. We are only offering a limited number of VIP tickets. Please call 619-522-8490 to reserve.

This special celebration honors those who bravely sacrifice to defend our nation. Hotel del Coronado will donate a portion of ticket proceeds directly to the Gary Sinise Foundation. www.garysinisefoundation.org.

About the Gary Sinise Foundation

At the Gary Sinise Foundation, we serve our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. We do this by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen and build communities. Learn more about the Gary Sinise Foundation.


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Father’s Day Brunch: June 19

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Celebrate Dad at our lavish Sunday brunch in the Crown Room on Sunday, June 19 from 9:30am-1:30 pm. Experience a culinary journey with seafood, regionally inspired dishes, international cuisine, carving stations, sides and salads, a gourmet Bloody Mary bar, mimosas, freshly pressed paninis and housemade charcuterie, and an eye-popping candy and dessert bar that are all sure to please him.

Cost is $93 for adults and $29 for children ages 6-12 (children 5 and under are free). Price is not including tax and gratuity. For reservations, please call 619-522-8490 or click the “Book Now” button below.

*Holiday dining events are prepaid to confirm. Should you need to cancel, please do so before June 15. Otherwise, your reservation is non-refundable.

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Seafood Dish with Clams, Prawns, Potato, Corn and Carrots

California Clambake: June 24, July 22, August 12

Settle into the sand on a warm summer evening for a classic California Clambake at Coronado Beach. Guests will cozy up on communal tables and enjoy a shellfish feast at sunset featuring Executive Chef John Shelton’s fresh local favorites steamed, boiled or grilled. This seafood spread will be paired with a local beer or signature cocktail (cash bar also available) and live entertainment. This beachfront experience will also include fun beach games like beach bocce ball and others. The clambakes will be on Coronado Beach at 6:30pm on June 24, July 22 and August 12.

Steamed: Clams and Oysters
Boiled (in sea water): Crab, Corn on the Cob and Shrimp
Grilled: Local Prawns, Potatoes and Local Vegetables

Cost is $99 per person and includes dinner, entertainment, games and a paired local beer or signature cocktail (cash bar available for additional drinks). Please call 619-522-8490 or reserve online.

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Woman in Blue Doing a Yoga Post on Coronado Beach

Yoga Journal LIVE! June 24-27

Salute the Sun with Yoga Journal LIVE! at Hotel del Coronado, June 24-27, 2015. For 19 years, Yoga Journal LIVE! has provided a unique top-notch educational opportunity for yoga practitioners of all levels, from all over the world. Attendees come to explore new styles, get inspired and connect with a top-tier roster of highly regarded yoga teachers and luminaries.

Yoga Journal LIVE! features classes, panels, keynotes, intensives and a Yoga Market with products and services for healthy balanced living.

4-Day Pass (includes all special events): $892
2-Day Weekend Pass: $446
1-Day Pass: $226
3-Class Pass (Saturday-Sunday): $226
Pricing above is through May 15

Learn More and Register Online

These prices are for the YogaJournal LIVE! event only and do not include overnight accommodations. For questions, please contact Yoga Journal at 800.561.9398 or Registration@YJMag.com.

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Fireworks on the beach at Hotel del Coronado | Photo by Dan McGeorge Gallery

Del Beach Bash & July 4th

Celebrate Independence Week in Coronado! Come to The Del early on June 30 for a beach party with a live band and fireworks for overnight guests. And then on July 4th, Coronado Island celebrates with an annual parade, community activities, and a spectacular fireworks finale.

June 30 Del Beach Bash

Celebrate early on June 30 with our Del Beach Bash, an annual tradition for Hotel del Coronado and Beach Village guests alike. We transform the beach into a party to remember with live music by Ron’s Garage Band, bars, fire pits, s’mores (8-9pm), kids’ crafts and a spectacular fireworks display at 9pm. Complimentary for overnight guests (no reservations required); day visitors are also welcome for $25 per person (book below). Event is from 7-10pm.

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July 4th in Coronado

Independence Day in Coronado is as iconic as the island and The Del itself. Coronado Island celebrates July 4th with an annual parade, a fun run/walk, rough water swim, art-in-the-park and a concert at Spreckels Park. The day concludes with a spectacular fireworks show over San Diego Bay, viewed from the Coronado Ferry Landing, or a fireworks display in Glorietta Bay. Click here for more details about July 4th in Coronado.

Click here to book your room reservation for July 4th

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Family on Coronado Beach with Hotel del Coronado in Background

Grand American Beach Vacation: Summer at The Del

With its soaring red turrets and majestic Victorian architecture, The Del is an iconic California gem on America’s most beloved beach. We welcome families and beach lovers from near and far to make inDELible memories on our glittering sands. From surf camps, clambakes and concerts in the sand to kid camps, painting by the sea, private chef dinners, and beach s’more roasts under the stars, our expansive seaside playground has something for every member of the family. The Del offers endless magical beachfront experiences unrivaled on the West Coast. Experience the legend.

Reserve Your Summer Vacation

Contact us at 1-800-468-3533 or delreservations@hoteldel.com to plan your summer at The Del

10 Top Things to Love

Read more about vacation inspirations and fun things to do at The Del with the summer issue of our in-room magazine, InDELible.

Del Beach Services

Relax in a cabanettes with plush day beds, luxury loungers and oversized red umbrellas with white fringe. This is the only San Diego spot where guests can order up tropical cocktails and local craft brews, along with delicious beach fare, with their toes in the sand. Del Beach Services team will also happily set up games by the sea. Learn more.

California Clambake

Settle into the sand on a warm summer evening for a classic California Clambake at Coronado Beach. Guests will enjoy a shellfish feast at sunset paired with a local beer or signature cocktail (cash bar also available) and live entertainment. The clambakes will be at 6:30pm on June 24, July 22 and August 12. Reserve online.

Painting by the Sea

Inspire your inner artist and experience Painting by the Sea. This unique coastal painting experience features you with an easel and a palette of paint colors positioned in front of the ocean on the Paseo Lawn. Dates available throughout 2016. Reserve online.


Reserve your private beach fire pit and choose from a variety of cozy experiences a la carte, such as s’mores, cheese and charcuterie, and fireside franks. One pit accommodates up to 10 guests. Available daily 6-7:15pm, 6:15-7:30pm, 8-9:15pm, 8:15-9:30pm. Advanced reservations required. Call 619-522-8100 for reservations. Learn more.

Recreation & Watersports

This seaside playground has all the ingredients for an action-packed vacation. Biking, boogie boarding, beach spin, sailing, surfing, spin, stand-up paddleboarding and more. Come enjoy our sunny days, swimming pools, soft sand and surf-friendly waves — all right outside your door. Del Watersports is located at Ocean Towers. Learn more.

More aquatic fun awaits at Seaforth Boat Rentals in Glorietta Marina, just across the street from Hotel del Coronado. Take a sailing lesson, rent a speedboat, jet ski, waterski, kayak, paddleboat or go fishing. Or glide through the calm waters of Glorietta Bay on a captained private yacht. Call 619-437-1514 to plan your sailing adventure with Seaforth Boat Rentals.

Poolside Cabanas

Relax poolside in a 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, coffee table, large TV, safe, refrigerator stocked with water and soft drinks, two reserved poolside lounge chairs, an amenity basket, and sliced fresh fruit delivered midday. We are happy to arrange for specific items as well. Available to overnight guests only. Call 619-522-8100 for reservations.

Kids DelVentures

Explore the resort! Every child receives a DelVenture Survival Pack at check-in with a number of goodies inside, including a Scavenger Hunt Map. The scavenger hunt takes them to six hidden golden crowns on the property, which will reveal a secret clue that guides them to the treasure!

At Kidtopia activity center, our DelVenture program for kids ages 4-12 features 1-hour activities and 3.5-5 hour evening adventures. Call 619-522-8100 for reservations. Learn more. Available to overnight guests only.

Beach Fitness

Join us for Beach Spin at The Del – a unique fitness experience overlooking the Pacific on the resort’s Paseo Lawn. The 50-minute classes are led by some of San Diego’s best instructors through Beats by Dre headphones along with motivating tunes. Advanced reservations required. Learn more.

Or, embrace the morning with yoga on the sand and let the rhythmic surf be your soundtrack as you stretch, breathe deeply and find a little inner peace during this 60-minute class. View current fitness scheduleAvailable to overnight guests only.

PeDels Bike Rentals

Coronado is a cycling paradise with more than 15 miles of paths dedicated to bicyclists. Rent beach cruisers, kids’ bikes, surrey bikes and more at Pedels on the boardwalk by The Del. Learn more.

Sweet Treats

Kids, big and small, love the handcrafted, made-from-scratch ice cream, sorbet, yogurt and sherbet at MooTime. Or skip on over to Spreckels, an old-fashioned candy shop where the shelves and glass displays are lined with fresh fudge, truffles, gourmet chocolate, licorice, caramels and even treats for your pup!

Coronado Concerts in the Park

Enjoy free summer concert series on Sundays in Spreckels Park, located in the heart of Coronado at 7th and Orange Avenue just a 15-minute walk from The Del. Arrive 30-45 minutes before the start time to get a good spot for your blanket or chairs. View 2016 summer concert schedule.

*Dates and prices for summer activities are subject to change.

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Mixology Class: August 25

Join Nolet Gin mixologist Jaren Singh for a cocktail-making class using fresh ingredients from The Del’s garden at our Sunset bar on Thursday, August 25 from 2:30pm to 4pm. Tour the garden with our chef and harvest fresh herbs and other ingredients before joining Singh for a fun and interactive drink mixing experience. As you learn behind-the-bar secrets, sip on your creations and nibble on bites from our chef. Class includes a Hotel del Coronado apron, recipes and validated self parking as well.

Registration is $75 per person and you must be 21 or over to attend. The class is Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 2:30pm to 4pm at our Sunset Bar (located in front of 1500 OOCEAN restaurant). Please call 619-522-8490 for more information and reservations, or click “Book Now” below. Space is limited.

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Historic Polo Team in Coronado 1910

Beach Polo Cup: September 2-4

Polo America has partnered with the iconic Hotel del Coronado to host the first West Coast Beach Polo event, September 2-4. Guests will be pampered with a weekend full of polo, fashion, gourmet food and drinks. Proceeds benefit Rady Children’s Hospital. Polo America will invite four high-profile patrons to bring a high-goal team to compete in an event that will draw celebrities on and off the field.


This event returns the sport of polo to Hotel del Coronado, which was first brought to The Del in 1906 by owner John D. Spreckels with matches between international teams and a local team comprised mostly of Navy officers until World War I.

Presented By: Ermenegildo Zegna, Grayse and La Martina.

VIP Treatment

  • The VIP tent will measure 50 foot x 300 foot and feature three terraces. The first terrace (12 foot x 300 foot) will consist of 16 corporate entertainment lounges adorned with white leather couches and chairs.
  • The second terrace (20 foot x 300 foot) will include elegant 72-inch round tables for the formal luncheon each day.
  • The third terrace (16 foot x 300 foot) will be available for corporate displays.


September 3

  • Cocktail reception
  • Formal lunch catered by Hotel del Coronado
  • Grayse fashion show
  • (2) polo matches

Gates open at noon.

September 4

  • Cocktail reception
  • Formal lunch catered by Hotel del Coronado
  • Pre game and final polo match


  • Tickets: $250 per person per day
  • Tables: $2,500 for 10 people per day
  • Corporate Lounge: $5,000 per day (includes seating for 10 people and a $1,000 food and beverage allowance)

For sponsorship information, please contact Randy Russell at (760) 668-6093 or randy@poloamerica.com.

About Polo America

Polo America is the oldest and largest marketing firm that specializes in the sport of polo. The company’s expertise includes creating and producing a variety of world-class events throughout the United States.

About Rady Children’s Hospital

Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is a 520-bed pediatric care facility that provides the largest source of comprehensive pediatric medical services in San Diego, Southern Riverside and Imperial counties. It is the only hospital in the San Diego area dedicated exclusively to pediatric healthcare and it  is the region’s only designated pediatric trauma center. Rady Children’s Hospital relies on donations to support its mission. Proceeds from Polo America’s Beach Polo Event at Hotel del Coronado will help fund Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary Endowment for Neuroscience. Money from the endowment provides clinical genetics, clinical trials, DNA sequencing, bioinformatics and education to help treat and find cures for neurological diseases and disorders in children. For more information, visit www.rchsd.org.

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