The Grandest Vacations Begin at Fairmont Grand Del Mar

For those in search of the perfect vacation, Fairmont Grand Del Mar is the answer. Whether you’re looking for a taste of adventure, a memorable family getaway, or time for self-discovery, this glamorous 400-acre resort offers all that and so much more. From its picturesque coastal canyon location to its classic Old-World style, Fairmont Grand Del Mar provides you with the perfect getaway.

Masterful Vacations

Grand architectural statements and inviting outdoor spaces seamlessly blend to create an opulent setting that feels warm and welcoming. Graceful arches, gold leaf, and hand-carved marble speak to the elegance of coastal France. The artful details of Venetian and Moorish influences delight the eye. Around every corner, you’ll find an Instagrammable setting.

Inviting verandas, sparkling fountains, and the expansive Grand front lawn offer mesmerizing vistas as you relax, play, or dine. The Del Mar Social Club, where you can reserve a personal cabana and fire pit, is a must for a family day or celebration with your besties. Discover the joy of simply relaxing as you mix and mingle, nibble on wood-fired fare, sip a tasty cocktail and then savor the twilight. During December, the club will have carolers, Santa appearances, and s’mores around a firepit.

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Gourmet Vacations

The resort offers a host of dining choices, including the only two-star Michelin venue in San Diego. Addison has earned the highly coveted two stars for chef William Bradley’s cuisine, which combines world-class ingredients, glorious presentations, and a celebration of regional flavors melded with contemporary French technique. The restaurant combines a grand setting with genuine hospitality to create a destination experience.

Amaya delivers gracious ambiance with Italian flair. You can dine on the shaded terrace, with its golf course views as you’re serenaded by the nearby fountain. Or step indoors and enjoy glam design as you dine on fresh, seasonal offerings from a contemporary bistro menu. Families appreciate Amaya because children 5 years and younger eat for free.

Cent’ Anni is a gourmet café catering to those who want breakfast on the go, a quick sandwich, gelato or organic iced tea. The name comes from a traditional Italian toast which translates to “May you live 100 years.”

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Playful Vacations

Adventurous spirits are delighted by the numerous choices available. The resort is home to one of the top 75 courses in North America, according to Golf Digest, designed by renowned golf course architect Tom Fazio. Whether it’s private lessons from a PGA-certified instructor or playing in a family event, The Grand Golf Club doesn’t disappoint. This course in Los Peñasquitos Canyon features a dramatic ending with a cascading waterfall at the 18th hole.

For something more taxing, ask the concierge for a Resort Trail Map. Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve offers seven miles of scenic trails to explore on foot or on a bike. This pristine urban park is home to more than 175 types of birds, numerous species of reptiles, mammals, and majestic sycamore trees and giant live oaks.

Explorers need look no further than booking a 2-hour guided kayaking excursion to explore La Jolla Sea Caves. The seven ancient caves intrigue and lure plucky visitors willing to kayak to see them. Six of the caves are accessible only by water; the other cave can be reached via a 145-step staircase for a nominal fee. Along the way, you may encounter spotted leopard sharks, sea lions, and bright orange garibaldi fish.

For something a little less strenuous, challenge your travel partners to a game of pickleball, tennis or archery. Private tennis lessons can help your game, or you can test your skills with a poolside cornhole game.

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Pool-time Vacations

SoCal and sparkling pools are synonymous, and Fairmont Grand Del Mar’s pool game is on point. With four glimmering pools, there’s literally a pool for everyone. While the Relaxation Pool is a tranquil delight for adults only, the other three pools are family friendly. For a luxe pool day, reserve a cabana and spend the afternoon chilling. Your cabana includes a complimentary bottle of Prosecco, chilled flat and sparkling waters, seasonal fruit, and other treats. A dedicated cabana server ensures you have everything possible to enjoy your pool time.

Your kids will love playing in the white sand under the palms or splashing their way into the water at the children’s pool. Underwater speakers provide the soundtrack to fun in the sun, and firepits offer a delightful way to end the day. If you don’t have a cabana, make your way to the Pool Bar for a cool cocktail. Best of all? Each pool is heated!

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Healthy Vacations

Fairmont Grand Del Mar is also a haven for those focused on their well-being. If you can’t go a day without a workout, there’s nothing like the indoor and open-air fitness centers, available to all guests 16 years of age and older. Both locations have a comprehensive array of free weights and state-of-the-art cardio and weight machines. Yoga, fitness, and FloatFit classes are also available. You can book a personal nature retreat, golf performance session, or help to achieve peak performance.

The Center for Wellbeing, a Forbes 5-Star spa, is a haven for those who want to soothe their body, restore the mind, and revive their spirit. The spa offers a wealth of services provided by ASTECC-certified practitioners, including therapeutic massages and custom organic products. Wild herbs, mineral-rich clays and local elements are part of the restorative treatments.

Restful Vacations

No matter which style of vacation you prefer, we all need to rest and recharge. That’s why each of the 249 guest rooms, suites, and villas surrounds you with a feeling of serenity through artful design that marries Mediterranean influences with California style. It begins with a spacious floor plan and a private balcony to enjoy the scenic views and sunny days. Indulge in a suite with a fireplace and dining room or choose a palatial villa with more than 5,000 square feet to call home.

Details matter, so plush robes, pillow-top beds and goose down pillows dressed in 100% cotton bedding, and extra towels make you feel pampered. Nespresso coffee machines help get your day started on the right note. Book a Deluxe Veranda Room and plan on me-time as you relax on the balcony with its arches highlighting soothing views.

No matter which type of grand vacation you choose, this glorious resort framed by Tuscan-inspired gardens promises to offer just what you desire. Still not convinced? Perhaps the glamping experience for your child will seal the deal.


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