Del Coronado , San Diego
I had an opportunity to stay at “The Del” as they say; and it is a true destination.
The founders, Elisha Babcock, Jr. and Hampton Story, had a vision to put San Diego on the map back in the 1880s. Their goal when they purchased this beautiful untouched island; was for it to become “the talk of the western world”
Built in the Victorian era, you can feel the essence of its beautiful architecture everywhere on the property. It all flows beautifully and beach access is everywhere, as the hallways weave themselves thru the property.
This sand is free from stones and ragged shells ~ very soft and fine. The weather was absolutely superb during my late September visit.
We had brunch at Sheerwater Restaurant, which is right next door to Babcock and Story Pub where we had a couple of drinks the night before while enjoying live music.
All restaurants have indoor/outdoor seating and face the ocean, the lawn had children playing, and they set-up spin classes at the beach for those who chose to join.
This is a family friendly resort including your pets. The Del also sports a fantastic pool heated at 80 degrees year round.
They have elevator attendants – super fun.
The nights at the Del is beautiful, lights, heaters, lots of places to sit down and relax, enjoy the ocean or sit by the bar and have a cocktail or take a stroll on the beach.
When you feel like hitting the surrounding areas there is the fabulous Sea Port Village with wine tasting and lots of shops by the ocean. For evening fun ~ there is only one place, the forever fun Gas Lamp District – where the sidewalks turns into music , food and laughter for several blocks in the evening.
We decided to spend the evening at “The Shout”
With dueling pianos – the whole crowd was involved in singing, cheering, and having fun. What a great way to end the stay at San Diego.
Irma, Travel Consultant