Friday, June 15, 2012

Hotel del Coronado

{The view as you pull up to the entrance}

  While we were in San Diego, we spent an afternoon/early evening having drinks at the Hotel Del.  Along with the Gaslamp District, La Jolla and Balboa Park, the Hotel Del is a must-see if you're visiting San Diego. I've only been a handful of times, but The Del (yep, us San Diegoans call it The Del) leaves a lasting impression. Opened in 1888, The Del was once the largest resort in the world and has played host to royalty, presidents, celebrities and has been featured in many films, one of the most notable being Some Like It Hot with Marilyn Monroe. The grounds are immense and immaculately landscaped with lots to do for kids and adults alike. You can have a casual burger and drink out on the patio overlooking the beach that seems to go on for miles, or you can indulge yourself in the Sunday Brunch in the upscale Crown Room (although the patio holds a special place in my heart since Shaun and I and about 25 other people spent the day after our wedding eating burgers, sipping cocktails and enjoying the live band there). Just like the beach there, the options are endless...and call it The Del if you go so you sound like you're in the know.

{VIew from the patio bar}

{The beautiful grounds}

{Bonfire set up by the staff for guests}

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