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Things to Do in Coronado Island, Coronado Vacation

There’s no shortage of exciting activities designed just for kids and teens at The Del. From arts and crafts and action sports to games, dive-in movies and bonfires on the beach, The Del celebrates the art of play. Click here for recreational activities at our San Diego family resort.


At Kidtopia activity center, our new DelVenture program offers children ages 4-12 exciting 2-hour activities and 3-5 hour adventures such as safaris, ocean learning, mosaics, junior photographers, beach olympics and more. Click here to view the current DelVenture schedule with new nature-focused adventures. Contact vacationplanner@hoteldel.com or call 619-522-8815 for reservations. Subject to cancellation based on enrollment numbers. Overnight guests only.


The adventure begins when kids check in to Hotel del Coronado! Kids ages 4-12 receive their DelVenture backpack complete with a treasure map and magnifying glass. They will explore the resort and uncover the hidden clues, leading them to a “treasure” at the end. Watch the video of “Chloe the Adventurer”.

PeDels Bike Rentals

Navigate a six-mile trail for a scenic coastal ride around Coronado Island or cruise south along the Silver Strand. Seven speeds, tandems, kids’ bikes or even a four-person surrey are available to rent at PeDels. Call 619-433-9956 for more information.

Surfing Lessons

Learn to hang ten like a true San Diegan! Private surfing lessons are $130 for first person, $110 for each additional; available 9am, 11am, 3pm daily for 90 minutes (ages 4+). Group lessons are available Friday-Sunday at $100 per person from 1 to 2:30pm (ages 6+). Summer Surf Camps are also available for kids and teens from June 15 to September 4. Click here for the full summer surfing brochure.

Paddleboard Lessons

Get a great core workout and cruise the bay during a paddleboarding lesson from our resident experts. Cost is $100 for first person, $90 for each additional for a one-hour session for ages 10+ (please make reservations 24 hours in advance; meets at Boardwalk Pool at Ocean Towers).

Del Watersports

Ride the sparkling blue Pacific on a surfboard, paddleboard or skimboard! Our NEW Del Watersports rental desk is located at the Boardwalk Pool at Ocean Towers. Open 9am to 6pm from May 23 through Labor Day (open weekends in off-season).

Summer Dive-in Movies

Join us Tuesday evenings at 8pm (June 2 – September 1) for a family-friendly movie night at the Main Pool. No reservations required, complimentary to all hotel guests.

August 18 – How to Train Your Dragon 2
August 25 – Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
September 1 – Jungle Book (Classic Movie Night)

Teen Events

New this summer, teens ages 13-17 are invited to the Boardwalk Pool at Ocean Towers on Friday and Saturday nights for special teens-only events from 7:30-9:30pm. Friday nights will feature a teen pool party with a DJ, games, food and refreshments ($25 entrance charge). On Saturday nights, join us for dive-in movie night with a PG-13 flick.

August 15 – The Goonies
August 22 – Jurassic Park
August 29 – The Maze Runner

Teen Spa & Salon

While most of the treatments at the Spa and Salon at The Del are available for anyone ages 13 and up, the spa offers customized teen packages as well. The “Teen Treats” package features 25-minute services such as Swedish Massage, Express Facials, Back Facials, and Salt Scrubs. Enjoy the sweet life with a “Teen Spa Sundae” that features an Ice Cream Float bath (in a hydro-capsule), a 25-minute Spreckels Sugar Scrub and a 25-minute Frosting Massage.

Spa Details for Teens: Female teens will receive service from female massage therapists and male teens will receive service from male massage therapists. Teens must wear a swimsuit during spa services. A parent must be on premise and sign a waiver for anyone age 17 or younger. Advance reservations recommended for all treatments. Call 619-522-8100 for reservations.