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Family Travel

  • Resort Pool, Fairmont Grand Del Mar
  • The Grand Beach Service, Fairmont Grand Del Mar
  • Explorer's Club for Kids, Fairmont Grand Del Mar
  • Equestrian Center, Fairmont Grand Del Mar
  • The Grand Junior Golf Academy, Fairmont Grand Del Mar


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 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 of age)


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, a variety of exciting outdoor activities and more.

In addition to traditional games like foosball, ping pong, air hockey and board games, children can play the latest video games for Nintendo Wii, Kinect for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. A floor-to-ceiling Seawall 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, from designing a reusable shopping backpack to alfresco watercolor painting.

$15 per hour per child
Explorer’s Club is open to children 5-12 years of age. Children under 5 years of age may participate when accompanied by an adult.

Scheduled Programming

Inspired by the resort’s setting and in the spirit of adventure, Explorer’s Club offers special four-hour and eight-hour explorations for children ages 5 to 12.

  • 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

$50, four hours | $90, eight hours
Pricing is for consecutive use and includes lunch and/or dinner at specified times.

Hours of Operation

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

 Reservations: 858.314.1957


Outdoor Adventures
Monday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Get outside and join us for an exciting array of children's activities that celebrate the great outdoors.

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

Applicable Explorer’s Club fees apply. Meet at Explorer's Club.
Reservations: 858.314.1957

Poolside Summer BBQ
Friday – Sunday, July 13 – August 31
11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Enjoy a family-friendly barbeque buffet of American classics while lounging by the Resort Pool.

$35 per adult, $15 per child (ages 4 – 12)
Open to Resort Guests, Members and Villa Owners. 

Family Par-3 Course
Tuesdays, 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm

With holes ranging from 50 to 100 yards, our transformed 9-hole, par-3 course is the perfect opportunity for a family golf outing.

Complimentary for Resort Guests, Members and Villa Owners; includes rental clubs.

Wild Wonder Animal Visit
Thursdays, 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Explorers of all ages are invited to meet and interact with an array of animals at this exciting showcase.

Inquire with Explorer’s Club for event location.
Complimentary for Resort Guests, Members and Villa Owners.

Dive-In Movie Night
Fridays, 8:00 pm

Cool off with a movie night under the stars by the Resort Pool, featuring family-friendly animated films! Refreshments available for purchase.

  • July 6: Peter Rabbit
  • July 13: Despicable Me 3
  • July 20: Leap
  • July 27: Cars 3
  • August 3: Sherlock Gnomes
  • August 10: Nut Job 2
  • August 17: The Lego Ninjago Movie
  • August 24: The Emoji Movie
  • August 31: Paddington 2

Complimentary for Resort Guests, Members and Villa Owners.

Roasting S'mores
Saturdays, 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Families can indulge in an all-American pastime — roasting yummy, gooey s’mores at the fire pit by the Resort Pool.

Complimentary for Resort Guests and Villa Owners.

Sand Castle Building Workshop
Sundays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Unleash your creativity and build your dream castle with the guidance of a San Diego Sand Sculptures expert by the Resort Pool.

Complimentary for Resort Guests, Members and Villa Owners.

Wand-erful Magic Show
Saturday, July 7, July 21, August 4 and August 18
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Enjoy a performance filled with wonder as our talented magician entertains with card tricks and a hatful of surprises.
Inquire with Explorer’s Club for event location.

Complimentary for Resort Guests, Members and Villa Owners.

Cookie Decorating
Saturday, July 14, July 28, August 11 and August 25
3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Explore your creative side to create a work of art — and a delicious afternoon treat at the Explorer’s Club!
Complimentary for Resort Guests and Villa Owners.

Reservations: 858.314.1957


Schedule a day on San Diego’s only Tom Fazio golf course with complimentary green fees for children 12 years of age 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.


Junior Varsity Golf Clinic
Fridays, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Junior golfers learn the fundamentals of grip, posture, weight shift, speed and course etiquette. Golf attire is required.

$50 per child (ages 5 – 12), includes rental clubs
Reservations: 858.314.1930

Junior Golf Day Camp
Monday – Wednesday
July 9 – July 11, July 30 – August 1 and August 20 – August 22
8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Join us for an exciting three-day camp combining innovative fitness and golf skill development with daily instruction on our Tom Fazio-designed course. Each session offers a beginner, intermediate and advanced group.

Three-day camp: $550 per child (ages 8 – 14), includes lunch, rental clubs and a gift
Reservations: 858.314.1930

Junior Golf, Tennis & Swim Camp
Monday – Wednesday
July 16 – July 18 and August 6 – August 8
10:45 am – 2:15 pm

Junior sports enthusiasts are invited to learn the basics or sharpen their skills in tennis and golf, followed by fun at the pool.

Three-day camp: $190 per child (ages 7 – 13), includes lunch and rental equipment
Reservations: 619.840.0260


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 years of age. 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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