San Diego, California

Sunny San Diego offers all of southern California’s famed warmth and friendliness in a manageable package, and Royal Holiday members have access to two top resorts in the greater metropolitan region. From the city of Del Mar, a short drive from San Diego’s bustling downtown, Royal Holiday members have access to a wide array of attractions, including dozens of unique museums and some of the biggest amusement parks in the country. Whether visiting San Diego for business or pleasure, travelers will find plenty to do in one of America’s great cities.

For Royal Holiday members looking to enjoy the comforts of home without sacrificing the advantages of a luxury hotel, Wave Crest Resort features private bungalows and condominium units perfect for a romantic couple’s weekend or a big family vacation. With full kitchens and entertainment systems, the rooms possess a home-away-from-home cheer, and the resort’s immaculate waterfront and relaxing beaches are only a short walk away. Those looking for an all-inclusive hotel experience will enjoy the Winners Circle Resort, just minutes away from the Del Mar racetrack. Between a fully heated pool, fitness center, tennis clubhouse, and several onsite restaurants, Winners Circle has everything Royal Holiday members expect in a five-star hotel experience, as well as easy access to destinations like Del Mar’s fairgrounds and deluxe Golf Center.

While Del Mar serves as an excellent stepping-stone for experiencing the San Diego area, many Royal Holiday members never make it past the charming city’s limits, preferring to soak up the sun on its famous beachfront. The city’s award-winning restaurants, historic downtown, and surfing opportunities make it perfect for those who want to soak up the California sun. In June, the San Diego County Fair takes place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, and the Del Mar Racetrack’s thoroughbred-racing season opens in July. Female visitors will enjoy competing in the track’s annual hat contest at the opening of the season, but the racetrack’s main attraction is the horseracing, which continues through September.

Those who tear themselves away from the comforts of Del Mar will find that San Diego contains everything the dedicated vacationer might desire. Amusement parks dot the landscape around the city, and Royal Holiday members’ families will love visiting the whales and dolphins at SeaWorld San Diego or the impressive miniatures and attractions at LegoLand. Between the Ice Town skating rink in the University Town Center Shopping Mall, Knott’s Berry Farm, the San Diego Zoo, and Wild Rivers Waterpark, San Diego provides a wealth of destinations catering to all interests. For those looking to enjoy entertainment that is more sedate, the city’s cultural center near Balboa Park offers visitors access to several theaters and museums, and San Diego’s Museum of Contemporary Art, located downtown, ranks among the country’s best collections. In addition to city life, however, San Diego serves as an excellent gateway to the region’s natural beauty, and many Royal Holiday members have refreshed themselves with a visit to Chula Vista Nature Center or Belmont Park. Others will want to visit San Diego to take part in the city’s many major events, including the San Diego Comic-Con and the Poinsettia Bowl.