Just 20 miles north of San Diego in between La Jolla and Del Mar is the Grand del Mar situated in a 4100 acre canyon preserve.
This is a good “home-base” for families because within 20 minutes you are close to LEGOLAND, Wild Animal Park, Sea World, and the San Diego Zoo.
On property you can find a Tom Fazio designed golf course, equestrian center where you can take lessons and ride trails, tennis courts, and a spa with 11 treatment rooms.
The beach is nearby and the hotel will provide transportation to and from the beach with complimentary chairs, umbrella, and a picnic basket.
When you’re not taking the kids off property for activities you can enroll them in the children’s program where they will take them to the beach and give them surfing lessons, let them kayak and canoe, and in case they don’t make it to the San Diego Zoo, the zoo comes to them as part of their Wildlife Encounter program.
As for accommodations, there are 249 rooms and various suites to suit any needs. If these rooms are not enough, consider renting a 5,000 square foot villa. Each of these has 3 bedrooms, 4 ½ bathrooms, gourmet kitchen, outdoor fire pit, 2 car garage with golf cart, daily housekeeping, access to 24 hour room service and more. Each rental includes round-trip transfers from the airport, unlimited golf, and complimentary beer, wine, and soft drinks. This would be a great option for multiple families traveling together or multi-generational travel.
Grand del Mar is part of the Virtuoso network so booking this through me will give you the following benefits:
- Upgraded room upon arrival, if available
- Full breakfast for 2 people daily
- $100 resort activity credit once per stay
There is plenty to do at the Grand del Mar if you bring your family or just your special loved one and as you know the weather is always great in San Diego! Contact me at Karen@McAlpinTravel for more information.