Lauren Ash Donoho
Director of Public Relations
Hotel del Coronado
KIDS RULE AT THE HOTEL DEL CORONADO
CORONADO, CA — At the Hotel del Coronado, having fun – and lots of it – is a year-round activity for the entire family. While parents pamper themselves, children of all ages are entertained with fully supervised activities that are fun and educational. The 28-acre resort, Southern California’s only beachfront hotel, is a children’s paradise. There are lush gardens, a nearby marina, several pools and a full-time Recreation Department to cater to every child’s whim.
Just in time for summer, The Del unveils Kidtopia, the exciting new facility for children ages 4 to 12, featuring bright colors, underwater murals and separate beach-themed rooms for crafts and playtime. There’s a cool climbing unit, a crazy funhouse mirror and high-tech entertainment stations with computers, movie-time media and a Dance Dance Revolution game. Kidtopia will offer three-hour camps and shorter programs with entertaining and educational crafts and activities. Camps, which will include either lunch or dinner, will feature scavenger hunts, sandcastle contests, beach Olympics, luaus, bonfires and much more.
Gnarly Neal offers surfing lessons year-round. Little ones will also love strolling through the Shops at The Del and stopping into The Toy Castle to check out books, dolls, stuffed animals and toys galore. H.D. Kids & Co. offers fashionable beach-inspired clothing, shoes, hats and accessories from all your kids’ favorite brand names. Children of all ages won’t want to miss out on MooTime Creamery, where ice cream is smooshed and smashed into their favorite flavor combinations. And Spreckels Sweets & Treats, an old-fashioned candy store, is the perfect way to make sure your child’s vacation will never be forgotten.
During the summer months, the resort offers extended programs for children including comprehensive 4-hour surf camps, Bingo tournaments on the pool deck, Family S’mores Night on the beach and Flick N’ Float movie night, where kids can watch a film from an inner tube. Coronado Island comes alive on the 4th of July with a local main street parade, concerts in the park, spectacular fireworks display and much more. Throughout December, The Del offers an array of special ways for kids to make holiday memories away from home. Children can enjoy cookie decorating, surrey-sleigh rides and skating at The Del’s oceanfront ice rink. For the ultimate treat, you can arrange for an Elf Tuck-in, where one of Santa’s helpers will visit your child at bedtime, bringing them a stocking of goodies and reading them a goodnight story. And, on Easter Sunday, The Del is famous for its fun egg hunts on the oceanfront Windsor Lawn. Kids can also make a variety of arts and crafts at the wonderful Craft Eggstravaganza. The Easter Bunny himself roams throughout the hotel to take photos with hotel and brunch guests.
The Del doesn’t leave out the teenagers! In addition to Vibz, the new year-round teen lounge, the resort offers biking and kayaking tours, volleyball and boogie board rentals and much more. And for those who want to relax and unwind, the Spa at The Del offers spa treatments designed specifically for those ages 13 to 17.
With all this plus easy-access to SeaWorld, the World-Famous San Diego Zoo and Legoland, it’s easy to see why Travel + Leisure Family magazine recently named The Del one of the top 20 family resorts in the United States. For reservations, call 800.HOTEL.DEL or visit The Del’s Web site at www.hoteldel.com.
Founded in 1992, KSL Resorts manages seven time-honored resorts with outstanding recreational amenities, including spa, golf, tennis and ski. Each is refined yet unpretentious, rich in legacy, and genuine in service. The KSL Resorts are:
Hotel del Coronado (San Diego, CA)
Beach Village at The Del (San Diego, CA)
La Costa Resort and Spa (Carlsbad, CA)
Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa (Rancho Mirage, CA)
Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa (Vail, CO)
Barton Creek Resort & Spa (Austin, TX)
The Homestead (Hot Springs, VA)
For more information, call 1-866-KSL-7727 or visit KSLResorts.com.