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Summer Getaway: The Fairmont Grand Del Mar Hotel

* Luxury resort located in the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve
* Ideal for both quiet retreats and family getaways
* Equestrian Center allows you to take rides through the canyon, or private lessons

With summer coming up, it’s time to plan your next getaway. Famous for its abundant sunshine and white sand beaches, San Diego makes an ideal weekend retreat. The luxurious Fairmont Grand Del Mar is located in the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, and was modeled after classical Spanish estates by architect Addison Mizner. Included among the Fairmont’s amenities is a championship golf-course, boutique shopping, sox delicious restaurants and a five-star spa. Also included is an equestrian center, where you ride on trails through the canyon, or get professional lessons.

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Each of the tastefully-decorated rooms feature free WiFi, a pillowtop bed and premium bedding. Most rooms also come with deep soaker tubs, an espresso machine and well-appointed toiletries. The Standard Rooms start at 550 square feet — an incredibly generous and spacious size you don’t often find at hotels of this caliber.

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If you’re looking for a quiet, stress-free break, relax in the Relaxation pool, an adults-only pool located adjacent to the Spa, or the Resort Pool, equipped with a full-scale outdoor bar and underwater speakers. There are four outdoor pools in total.

The Fairmont also provides amenities for a family getaway, including canyon hikes lead by a naturalist, drop off service to the beach or personalized family tennis lessons. During the summer months, the club also hosts an Explorer’s Club, full of exciting activities for children.

The Fairmont’s different dining options, meantime, range from casual poolside fair to afternoon tea and an extensive wine selection. Everyone needs a little break, so if you’re looking for a quick getaway this season, head south to San Diego and make the Fairmont your next great escape.