Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Summer 2019 at The Del – New Traditions and Old Favorites


The Del celebrates the first milestone toward completion of its Master Plan Renovation with the ribbon cutting for the new Vista Walk Event Space with City Council Member Bill Sandke; City Council Member Mike Donovan; Harold Rapoza, General Manager Hotel del Coronado; Blair King, Coronado City Manager; City Council Member Whitney Benzian; Jim Lydon, Fire Chief, City of Coronado. (left to right) (photo by Melissa Jacobs)

From new venues to nightly bell ringing ~ lots of things are happening at The Del this summer. From the unveiling of the newly renovated outdoor, ocean-view Vista Walk event space, the opening of Serẽa, the new signature sea-to table restaurant, the Veuve Clicquot Camper Bar, The Art of Shaving Barbershop, to the Del Beach Bash and Fireworks, Movies on the Beach, Painting by the Sea and the remodeling of the retail stores.

A look at The Del’s newly renovated outdoor, ocean-view event space Vista Walk. (photo by Melissa Jacobs)

The Del Bell

The Del also announced the start of a new sunset ritual involving the ringing of a historic bell, which leaders of the resort hope will inspire guests to gather and reflect on meaningful moments of togetherness. At sunset every day, everyone is invited to join in the tradition of taking a moment to connect with the calming elements of the sun and sea and say goodbye to another day of life well lived. Listen for the sound of the bell!

The Del Bell (photo by Melissa Jacobs)

Veuve Clicquot Camper Bar

Trailers are trendy and they’re pulling in at The Del for locals and guests to enjoy July 2 through 6 from noon to 5 pm. Swing by for a glass of bubbly or a cocktail and grown up games, like giant Jenga on the Paseo Lawn North. You won’t want to miss this new Lawn Lounge by Veuve Clicquot with a 21+ area for adults, featuring a full bar highlighting a “Bikini Riche” specialty drink.

(photo courtesy of The Del)

Art of Shaving Beach Barbershop

On Saturdays, from June 28 through Labor Day, except August 3, experience a Barbershop on the beach.  Belly up to the barber chair for a shave or haircut by experts from the Art of Shaving. Enjoy a grooming service in a too-cool custom Airstream on Del Beach. Visit the bar for a selection of bourbons and other fine spirits to enjoy while taking in the ocean air. Double check schedules for changes at https://hoteldel.com/events/


(photo courtesy of The Del)

The annual Del Beach Bash and Fireworks will be July 2 from 7 pm to 10 pm on North Beach with Dancing to the Mighty Untouchables. Food and beverage sales will be onsite.  Cost is $30 per person for admission and children ages five and under are free.

The Del’s famous fireworks display will kick off the 4th of July celebration at approximately 8:45 pm on July 2. A ticket to Del Beach Bash gets you front row seats to the fireworks, but of course they can be seen from pretty much anywhere on the island.

Movies on the Beach are fun and free, if you bring your own blanket. Chairs, food and beverage can be purchased onsite. Upcoming movies include:

June 28: Hook (1985)
July 6: Top Gun (1986)
July 13: Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
July 20: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
July 26: Some Like it Hot (1959)
July 27: The Goonies (1985)

Check out the complete summer schedule here.

Painting by the Sea

Summer Saturdays are here to inspire your inner artist at this unique coastal painting experience featuring you, an easel and a palette of paint in front of the glittering Pacific Ocean. Relax as a professional artist guides you in creating a masterpiece while you sip wine (21+) and enjoy beautiful music. Bring a friend or make some new ones. The Del is pleased to partner with the Emerald C Gallery to bring you this experience. With a variety of coastal themes, June 29, from 3 pm to 4:30 pm will feature Beachy Stars and Stripes.  Cost is $85.

There are all kinds of fun ways that local residents can enjoy activities at The Del. Check out The Del’s events page for more details at https://hoteldel.com/events/.



Jennifer Velez
Jennifer Velez
Jennifer fell in love with Coronado as a teenager while visiting a college friend. She vowed that someday she would make it her home, and that dream has recently become a reality. Fast forward through completing college with a BA in Journalism, Public Relations and Communications, she then went on to work with a variety of clients. She also taught Journalism and coordinated fundraising for her children’s school, and was a staff writer for San Diego Family Magazine and contributed to other parenting publications. Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: [email protected]