10 Things to Add to Your Must-Do List For Your Stay at the Hotel Del Coronado
The Hotel Del Coronado is one of the most legendary resorts along the coast of California. Located seaside, just a few minutes from downtown San Diego, the “Del” as it’s affectionately called, has been charming guests for over 130 years. When you’re planning a little getaway in the San Diego area, the Hotel Del Coronado should top your list. Of course, you’ll want to know what amazing things there are to do and see during your stay. Here are 10 must do’s during your stay at the Del.
1. Enjoy a Spa Day
Honestly, if you’re planning on spending even a day at the Hotel Del Coronado, you’d be missing out on the complete experience if you didn’t take a little time out to enjoy being pampered at the spa. The Spa at the Del is like walking into your own sanctuary. Both men and women can enjoy being treated to ocean inspired spa luxuries that will leave you looking and feeling your best for the remainder of your time at the Hotel Del Coronado.
2. Go Shopping
The Hotel Del Coronado is where you’ll find apparel and specialty shops that feature collections you won’t find anywhere else. Even if you’re not the shop till you drop type, you’ll find many of the boutiques and shops too charming to resist. Whether you’re in the mood for browsing new outfits for your night out, or maybe some interesting home décor to infuse your home with the spirit of your time at the Del, you’re sure to find something that captures your interest.
3. Check Out the Event Calendar
There’s always something happening at the Hotel Del Coronado, and we’re sure that somewhere on the list of events is something you’re going to get excited about. The events at the Hotel Del Coronado do an exceptional job of catering to guests of all ages and interests, along with including a few family friendly events for those who travel with, and want to include, their children. From wine dinners, beer bruncheons, chef throwdowns, and special guests speakers, there’s always something to do and see.
4. Take a Hotel Tour
The Hotel Del Coronado has a long history that’s infused with a few stories of celebrity antics. Many famous faces have graced the Del in the more than 130 years it’s been open. Daily tours are offered to guests who are interested in discovering all the nooks and crannies and getting some good gossip on some of the resorts most famous guests.
5. Get Fit Like a Mermaid
Just because you’re away for a little luxurious vacation at the Del, doesn’t mean you should completely let your fitness routine fall to the side. Thankfully, the Hotel Del Coronado not only makes it easy to stay in shape during your stay, they also make it fun by offering Mermaid Fitness. Of course, this class features some core building swimming exercise but you also get to wear a mermaid tale, so the pain is totally worth it.
6. Kickback at a Bonfire
What would the coastal experience be without relaxing on the beach with a blazing bonfire in front of you? Every evening around 6pm, the Hotel Del Coronado hosts bonfires on the beach. These are just your everyday, typical bonfires, however. There are beach side chairs, cozy blankets, and even a bonfire menu that features gourmet smores and other bonfire favorites.
7. Play Some Golf
There’s no shortage of gorgeous spots to play a few holes of golf in San Diego. With over 80 golf courses, you’ll have a hard time finding an excuse to not grab your clubs and head out. True, you’re not going to find 18 holes at the resort itself, but the attentive staff at the Hotel Del Coronado is more than happy to point you in the direction of one of the top-rated local courses in the area.
8. Hang Out By the Pool
You’ll want to head out and enjoy the gorgeous San Diego sunshine, and there’s no better place to do this than from the pool at the Hotel Del Coronado. Not only do you have access to the pristine pool, there’s also a hot tub that will relax away all your worries and stress. Worried there won’t be enough room at the pool for your larger group? You can also rent a cabana complete with refreshments, televisions, and fresh fruit delivered to you mid-day.
9. Catch a Wave
Want to learn how to surf, or maybe head out in a kayak or on a stand-up paddleboard? The Del has everything you need, from boards of all sizes, to wetsuits and instructors who will help you spark a new passion for watersports or fine tune your existing skills on the waves. Daily surf lessons are available every day, except holidays. You can also request private lessons if you prefer a little one on one time with your instructor.
10 . Wine and Dine at the Hotel Del Coronado
Finally, if there’s one thing at the Hotel Del Coronado that you’re not going to want to miss, it’s the exceptional dining opportunities. It’s here that you’ll find the freshest, most flavorful dishes on the coast. The Del is kind of famous for their Beach + Taco Shack, and the legendary Crown Room Brunch. Still, the one place you’re not going to want to leave without crossing off your list is Serea.
Serea is sustainably sourced coastal cuisine with Mediterranean flair. The unique coast to table concept, and imaginative culinary talent behind the menu, means that you’re sure to experience coastal sea food in ways you never though imaginable.
Make Reservations at Serea Today
There is practically an endless list of things to do and see in the San Diego area. By staying at the legendary Del, you’re immersing yourself in the culture of the area. There really is no better place to plan an escape in San Diego. If you’re planning a stay at the Hotel Del Coronado, don’t forget to RSVP and make your reservations at Serea, and experience the best of sustainable, coastal cuisine for yourself.