Grand American Beach Vacation at The Del

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 (Summer 2019) – From fun and enriching day-camps for kids, water sports galore, painting by the sea and s’mores on the sand, Hotel del Coronado’s expansive seaside playground on one of America’s most alluring beaches offers all the essential elements for a Grand American Beach Vacation this summer.

“The white sands and sunny shores of the beach at Hotel del Coronado attract generations of families who come to enjoy summer vacations year after year,” said Harold Rapoza, general manager at The Del. “This summer, we have a wonderful mix of new and signature experiences for everyone in the family, plus an exciting line up of special events. However you plan your Grand American Beach Vacation, our friendly team members are eager to welcome everyone and ensure a delightful stay.”

Del Beach

High on the list of quintessential experiences is a day at Del Beach, where options abound for attaining the perfect state of Zen. Relax in a half-moon cabanette, plush day bed, or a classic beach chair shaded by our unforgettable, oversized red striped umbrellas with white fringe. Enjoy food and beverage service from the comfort of your seaside domain. When the urge for some friendly competition overcomes you, join us for beach games like volleyball, soccer, corn hole and connect four.

Water Sports

Friendly waves and soft So Cal sand put watersports high on The Del’s list of fun ways to get wet on Del Beach this summer. Guests can learn to surf, boogie board, kayak and paddle board from expert instructors. Wet suits and boards are included. Other aquatic activities are offered at Seaforth Boat Rentals in Glorietta Marina, just a stone’s throw away from The Del. Here, guests can learn to sail, waterski, jet ski and kayak.

Kids DelVentures

Adventures await young travelers at The Del. Upon check in, children receive a DelVenture ‘Survival Pack’ with a number of goodies inside, including a scavenger hunt map. The map takes kids to six hidden golden crowns throughout the resort, which reveal secrets that guide them to treasures. Other programs and activities, such as Slime Lab and Pirate Camps for children ages 5 to 12 take place daily at The DelVenture Activity Center.

Painting by the Sea

Guests can nurture artistic interests at Painting by The Sea, a tranquil experience for artists of all levels, including first timers. With the Pacific Ocean as a muse, guests enjoy classical music and sipping wine as they explore various techniques demonstrated by professional art instructors in the making of their own masterpieces. All supplies are included. Painting by the Sea takes place on select Saturdays throughout the year.

Healthful Endeavors

San Diego’s nearly perfect year-round weather means plenty of opportunities for outdoor workouts. Morning yoga and spin classes are popular with unforgettable workout views from the resort’s Paseo Lawn. In a truly unique aerobic workout, Mermaid Fitness at The Del is an instructor-led 45-minute fusion of swimming, cardio, core and strength training set to upbeat music while wearing a colorful mermaid tail.

Bike Rentals

Coronado is a cycling paradise with more than 15 miles of dedicated paths. Guests can rent cruisers, surreys and more for the family at PeDels on the boardwalk by The Del.

Movies on the Beach

The fun continues after dark with unique opportunities for fun ways to spend time under the stars. Bundle up and settle in for screenings of new and classic blockbuster movies at Del Beach. Enjoy seating in Del Beach sand chairs, or opt for a private bonfire with s’mores while lounging in a daybed. Movie-goers gather at 7pm. Films start at 8pm. VIP seating options are available with advance booking.

ROAST, A Gourmet S’mores Experience

The Del’s exclusive oceanfront fire pits and selection of gourmet goodies make ROAST a favorite Hotel del Coronado experience. Nibbles begin with a selection of chips and dip, cheeses and charcuterie. On the menu of delicious roastables are fireside franks and buns with classic condiments. For dessert, chocolate covered strawberries are a perfect summer treat. Of course, the most popular choice? Classic S’mores with honey graham crackers, giant marshmallows and Hershey’s chocolate bars.

Dining at The Del

Hotel de Coronado is a lauded dining destination enjoyed by locals and guests throughout the entire San Diego region. With 12 eateries for members and guests, ranging from elegant and upscale to casual beachfront bistros and specialty shops, there is something deliciously satisfying for every palate, preference and time of day. Notable this summer are The Del’s surf-inspired Beach + Taco Shack and a brand new upscale sea-to-table experience, Serẽa, which opens in June.

Hotel del Coronado’s private beach is the only San Diego shore where guests can enjoy a restaurant experience on the sand overlooking the Pacific Ocean. At The Beach + Taco Shack, Coronado’s best Baja-style fish tacos are served daily from noon to 5pm. On “Taco Tuesdays,” as well as Fridays and Saturdays through summer, The Shack keeps tacos coming until 7pm. Craft beers, wines by the glass and tropical cocktails flow starting at noon daily. New on the The Shack’s cocktail menu is the Party Wave, a CBD-infused cocktail with two kinds of rum, blue curacao, melon liquor and pineapple puree served in a hollowed pineapple with two straws for sharing. Live entertainment takes place Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 4-7pm. South-of-the-border inspired breakfast at The Shack is served 8am to 11am daily, Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Opening June 2019, Serẽa offers an upscale, sustainable, sea-to-table experience with cuisine that features the best of the region’s ocean, farms and fields from California to Baja. Serẽa is located just steps from the Pacific providing clear coastal views. Serẽa’s indoor / outdoor bar serves as the restaurant’s focal point and offers specialty cocktails, local brews and a well-curated, eclectic wine list.

For more on dining, including information on The Del’s renowned Crown Room brunch, Sheerwater, alfresco dining at Eno Pizza, Sun Deck Grill, Babcock & Story Bar and more, visit


The 28-acre resort offers rooms and suites to suit any vacation style. Choose from accommodations in the iconic Victorian Building, contemporary Ocean Towers and California Cabanas, or upgrade your stay to luxury residential cottages and villas at Beach Village.


About Hotel del Coronado

Set on one of America’s most iconic beaches, the legendary Hotel del Coronado has welcomed discerning travelers for more than 130 years to experience Southern California coastal lifestyle at its best. Here, the magic and nostalgia of the property’s storied past blends seamlessly with contemporary luxury in 757 guestrooms. Hotel del Coronado and its newest addition, Beach Village at The Del, have every modern amenity imaginable from bespoke concierge services and holistic spa experiences to private chefs and exquisite oceanfront dining. Known for creating memories and engaging experiences with endless recreational seaside activities, an award-winning spa, and oceanfront dining, this world-renowned San Diego resort seamlessly connects her storied past with today’s Southern California coastal lifestyle.