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Family Travel

  • Family Pool, Fairmont Grand Del Mar
  • The Grand Beach Service
  • Explorer's Club, Fairmont Grand Del Mar
  • Equestrian Center Activities
  • Kids Putt Lab


Inspire your child’s sense of wonder, and your own, with a family vacation or weekend getaway to San Diego's Fairmont Grand Del Mar resort. Saddle up for family time on the trails. Take on Tom Fazio together. And dive into adventure with your favorite explorers at our sparkling pools or the nearby Pacific Ocean. Your Grand Moments will soon become cherished family traditions. 

  • Pool Time! Family and children's pools feature underwater music, white sand seating areas, and food & beverage service.
  • Discover the beauty of the Los Peñasquitos Canyon with a guided hike with one of our knowledgeable naturalist.
  • Hit the courts for a family tennis lesson, including a variety of fun games and music.
  • Enjoy a great time at the beach - let us drop you off and set you up with beach chairs, umbrellas, beach towels and bottled water.   
  • Explorer's Club (for guests 5-12 years old)


Little ones will find something that suits their appetite with special children’s menus at Amaya, the Resort Pool, The Clubhouse Grill, and in the comfort of your guestroom.

With the Explorer-In-Training Dining Program, children 5 years of age and under eat for free when ordering from the Amaya children’s menu or when dining from the buffet when accompanied by a registered adult guest. The Explorer-In-Training Dining Program is only available at Amaya. This offer is not valid at Addison, The Clubhouse Grill, Cent' Anni Cafe, Poolside or In-Room Dining.

With the Grand Explorer Dining Program, children 6-12 years of age can order from the Amaya or The Clubhouse Grill menu and receive a 50% discount when accompanied by a registered adult guest. The Grand Explorer Dining Program is only available at Amaya and The Clubhouse Grill. This offer is not valid at Addison, Cent' Anni Cafe, Poolside or In-Room Dining.

Children's dining programs are extended to registered resort guests only. For more details, please inquire with your server.


Visual media, creative outlets and environmental endeavors await children at the Explorer’s Club, where your little adventurers can discover the great outdoors - or indoors. With the latest gaming systems, movies, arts & crafts and a variety of exciting outdoor activities.

Open Use

In addition to traditional games like foosball, ping-pong, air hockey and board games, children can play the latest video games for Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, Kinect and PlayStation 3. A floor-to-ceiling Seewall offers additional interactive fun with a state-of-the-art plasma mural that illuminates life under the sea. Rounding out the entertainment options are fully stocked arts and crafts stations with themed creative projects each day, from designing a reusable shopping backpack to alfresco watercolor painting.

$15 per hour per person | $50, four hours | $90, eight hours

Daily Program

Each day of the week offers special themed activities, crafts, outdoor games and more. Lunch and/or dinner are only available at the scheduled time and are included in the pricing. 

  • 9:00 am - 12:30 pm: Crafts and Activities
  • 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm: Lunch 
  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Crafts and Activities 
  • After 5:00 pm: Games, Movies and Dinner*

    Summer Outdoor Adventures

    July - August, Monday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 11:00 am 

    • Monday: Hula Hoop Competition
    • Tuesday: Limbo Competition
    • Wednesday: Minute To Win It
    • Thursday: Parachute Games
    • Friday: Obstacle Course
    • Saturday: Scavenger Hunt

    Hours of Operation

    • Friday - Saturday, 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
    • Sunday - Thursday, by appointment only with 24 hours' notice
    • July - August: Daily from 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
    • Holiday hours will vary

    Reservations: (858) 314-1988


    Schedule a day on San Diego’s only Tom Fazio golf course with complimentary green fees for children 12 and under when accompanied by an adult, or half-price green fees for youths (ages 13-17). Or, develop your budding golfer's skills at The Grand Junior Golf Academy.


    Make it a mother-daughter day at Haim Salon at San Diego’s “Best Day Spa.” From manicures and pedicures to hair styling and makeup, Haim Salon offers a broad array of services to make you look as radiant as you feel. Spa guests must be at least 18. However, younger guests are welcome in the salon.


    Private toddler and babysitting services may also be arranged through the Concierge: (858) 314-1988.

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