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Fairmont Family Friendly Resort in San Diego

With more than 400 acres of outdoor space, families are invited to eat, stay and play at Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Hit the courts for a private tennis lesson or pickleball game. Dive into fun at one of our three family-friendly pools complete with underwater music and a white sand area for building sandcastles. Explore the Grand outdoors with our bike rentals or exclusive hiking trails or challenge your friends & family to a round of cornhole poolside or a game of bocce at Grand Social. Enroll in the Junior Golf Academy and put your skills to the test. Enjoy family-friendly dining options across the resort including our Kids Dining Program where kids eat free or half-off.

All of this to explore on our expansive grounds and conveniently located to take day excursions to visit all of San Diego and Del Mar’s beaches and attractions.

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Family-Friendly Rooms & Suites

Our family-friendly resort offers the VIP treatment to our young guests including a surprise from our treasure chest of goodies upon arrival, kids robe and slippers upon request and board games for loan. Spacious rooms, suites and villas have room for the whole family to enjoy time by the stone fireplace or enjoy a family meal at the dining room table.

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Family Dining

Whether it’s a smoothie from Cent’Anni Café or pancakes from Amaya, kids can enjoy delicious eats across the resort. Enjoy a sweet escape during the summer at Grand Sweets for ice cream and candy.  Plus, with our Children’s Dining Program kids five and under eat free from the kid’s menu and kids 6-12 years eat for 50% off the regular menu in Amaya or Clubhouse Grill with an adult guest.

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Dive In

Parents can enjoy poolside sips while kids splash playfully at one of our three family-friendly swimming pools. Take a seat in the white sand under the palms poolside, dive in and dance to underwater music, then warm up in the Jacuzzi.

Pickleball at Fairmont Grand Del Mar

Make A Raquet

A San Diego family vacation isn’t complete without hitting the courts for a round of tennis or pickleball and enjoying time with the whole family. Private tennis lessons are available for those looking to enhance their skills. To book, please reach out to our concierge at (858) 314-1988.

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Gone Golfin'

Spend an afternoon outside with the whole family on our 18-hole private Tom Fazio-designed golf course. Kids are also invited to join The Grand Junior Golf Academy where they can learn the game or hone their skills.

Family Travel

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America’s Finest City is famed for its sandy beaches, surf scene and primo fish tacos. Our resort is centrally located to the best of San Diego’s beaches, restaurants and entertainment attractions — Balboa Park, LEGOLAND and the San Diego Zoo, to name a few.



Bring your sense of adventure and aim to please at our new archery center. Our recreation team will teach you how to shoot while taking in the Grand outdoors. Located next to the Equestrian Center. Archery is complimentary with resort fee and available by reservation only through Concierge.

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Baby Gear for Your Stay

We know the struggle of traveling with baby gear so we have partnered with BabyQuip to help you feel even more at home at Fairmont Grand Del Mar.

Kids Glamping Package

Embark on a glamping getaway specifically designed for your little one, complete with an in-room teepee.

Events for Families

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Grand Junior Golf Academy

Junior golfers learn the fundamentals of grip, posture, weight shift, speed and course etiquette. 
  • The Grand Golf Club
  • July 19th
  • 4:00PM
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Put your skills to the test at The Grand’s Archery Range. Daily at 3:00 pm.
  • Archery Range
  • July 16th
  • 3:00PM
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Feed the Horses

Visit the equestrian center during designated feeding hours to meet the horses and feed them a snack.
  • Equestrian Center
  • July 17th
  • 1:00PM


Put your skills to the test at The Grand’s Archery Range at 2:00 pm.
  • Archery Range
  • July 16th
  • 2:00PM
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Afternoon Tea

Indulge in classic afternoon tea with a Southern California twist.
  • Lobby Lounge
  • July 20th
  • 12:00PM
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Grand Cinema Under the Stars

Gather under the stars for an unforgettable cinematic experience at Grand Social's outdoor movie nights. Movies begin at 8:00 pm during our summer months.
  • Grand Social
  • August 3rd
  • 8:00PM
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Equestrian Trail Rides

Commune with nature on horseback on a trail ride through the preserve.
  • Equestrian Center
  • July 16th
  • 2:00PM
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Pony Rides

Lead line pony rides will be offered for the younger kids ages 2-6.
  • Equestrian Center
  • July 17th
  • 9:30AM