Even the youngest guests will fall in love with The Grand Del Mar, San Diego’s family-friendly resort. Soak up some family time by our sparkling pools, on scenic canyon trails and nearby Pacific beaches. Or inspire your child’s sense of wonder with the Explorer’s Club while you enjoy grown-up pursuits — from relaxing spa treatments to an intimate Five-Star dinner.
Visual media, creative outlets and environmental endeavors await children and teens 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 environmental activities, the Explorer’s Club will entertain children and teens while you do your own exploring (and indulging) at The Grand Del Mar.
At the Explorer’s Club, children can play the latest video games for Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, Kinect and PlayStation 3, in addition to traditional games like board games, foosball, ping-pong and air hockey. 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
Daily Children's Programming
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
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm**: Games and Movies
**Friday and Saturday only. Dinner is served 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm.
In the spirit of adventure, the Explorer’s Club offers flexible four-hour and eight-hour explorations for guests ages 5 to 12. Each day of the week offers special themed activities, crafts, outdoor games and more.
$50, four hours / $90, eight hours
Pricing is for consecutive use. Lunch and/or dinner are only available at the scheduled times and included in the pricing.
Extended hours available upon request.
View the Upcoming Events for special evening activities and other seasonal events. Private toddler and babysitting services may also be arranged through the Concierge: 858.314.1988.
Family Fun at The Grand
San Diego’s premier resort is perfect for a family getaway with an array of enticing amenities for all. From tennis and golf lessons to canyon and coastal adventures, there is always something to keep you as busy, or as relaxed, as you can possibly be.
Inspire your child’s sense of wonder – and your own – at The Grand Del Mar. Take on Tom Fazio together. Saddle up for family time on the trails. And dive into adventure with your favorite explorers at our sparkling pools or the nearby Pacific. Your Grand Moments will soon become cherished family traditions.
- Children and family pools feature underwater music and food and beverage service.
- Schedule a hike through Los Peñasquitos Canyon with a knowledgeable naturalist.
- Pack the SPF, and let us drop you off at the beach with towels, chairs and even a picnic lunch.
- Hit the courts with a personalized family tennis lesson, including a variety of fun games and music.
Little ones will find something that suits their appetite with special children’s menus at Amaya, the Resort Pool, Club M, and in the comfort of your guestroom.
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.
Find out more about The Grand Golf Club's junior golf programs >
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.
Spend some quality time with the family while enjoying San Diego’s popular attractions. From exotic wildlife to a larger-than-life toy land, there are endless opportunities for fun and learning just beyond this world-class Southern California resort.
The World-Famous San Diego Zoo
Discover 3,700 animals of more than 650 species and subspecies at this international attraction renowned for its open-air, cageless exhibits.
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Marvel in an astonishing array of wild and endangered animals from the continents of Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia and the Americas.
SeaWorld Adventure Park
Feed Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins, ride a thrilling roller coaster and take in an exciting orca show at this immersive amusement park.
Spark your child’s sense of wonder – and your own – with a visit to the largest theme park of the world’s smallest attractions.
Balboa Park: A landscape of arts and culture
Revel in 1,200 acres of cultural and outdoor activities with museum exhibits, theater performances, vibrant gardens and beautiful hiking trails.
Located at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Birch Aquarium offers compelling insight into marine life through engaging programs and activities.
Explorer Club Hours and Reservations
September – June
Sunday – Thursday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday – Saturday
9:00 am – 10:00 pm
July – August
Daily, 9:00 am – 10:00 pm