Hotel del Coronado presents the Grand American Beach Vacation
The iconic Southern California resort offers families and couples beachfront activities to create the ultimate summer getaway
CORONADO, CA – From surf camps, clambakes and luxe daybeds in the sand to kid camps and beach s’mores under the stars, The Del’s expansive seaside playground on America’s most beloved beach offers something for every member of the family.
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. Join us for beach games like volleyball, soccer and corn hole.
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. Stick around for a Movie on the Beach on select dates throughout summer.
Movies on the Beach
Experience a theater under the stars on Del Beach as you watch some of our favorite movies with your toes in the sand, cuddled up around a private bonfire with s’mores or while lounging in a glamorous Del Beach daybed. Doors open at 7:00 pm and the movie starts promptly at 8:00 pm. This event is open to the public and general admission is free. Additional seating options are available and must be booked in advance. Dates throughout summer.
Painting by the Sea
Inspire your inner artist and experience this unique coastal experience: you with an easel and a palette of paint colors positioned in front of the ocean. Each month offers a few dates, painting some of our favorite views from the property and Coronado.
Reserve your own private beach bonfire, tuck your toes in the sand and toast some marshmallows for an evening of sweet treats. Upgrade your experience with a new menu of fireside favorites, like hotdogs, chips and salsa, gourmet cheeses and more.
Biking, boogie boarding, sailing, surfing, stand-up paddleboarding and more. Come enjoy our sunny days, swimming pools, soft sand and surf-friendly waves — all right outside your door. 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.
Relax poolside in a luxury cabana available at The Del’s two on-property pools. Cabanas are available for full-day rental for up to 8 people, and include water, soft drinks and snacks, a comfy sofa lounge, coffee table, large TV, safe, and reserved poolside lounge chairs. Bottle service and full food menu is available.
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! The DelVenture program is for kids ages 4-12 features 1-hour activities and 3.5-5 hour evening adventures.
Beach Spin and Mermaid Fitness at The Del
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 pumping out motivating tunes. Mermaid Fitness at The Del gives adults a real-live mermaid workout. Choose your sparkly tail and prepare for a core, strength and aerobic workout in our Beach Village pool.
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.
Kids, big and small, love the handcrafted, made-from-scratch ice cream style gelato will all the fixings to choose from at Sundae’s. 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!
Hotel del Coronado has been the world’s choice for creating inDELible moments and connections for nearly 130 years. This majestic oceanfront beach resort boasts 757 guestrooms and location on one of America’s most beloved beaches. The ever-evolving transformation embodies the resort’s character agelessly, blending the legendary past with the relevance of a coastal Southern California lifestyle engaging the senses and captivating the imagination of global guests and San Diego locals alike.