L’Auberge Del Mar: An Intimate Beachside Resort Near San Diego

L’Auberge Del Mar, part of the Destination Hotel collection, is a luxury resort with a warm Southern California feel. Right in the center of the quaint Del Mar Village, just north of San Diego, the location is perfect for walk-out access to Del Mar’s beach, shopping and restaurants. The inviting indoor/outdoor living rooms and the…

Surf Camp for Kids in San Diego

I grew up in Del Mar, a great beach town in the North County area of San Diego. What I find special about this area is that it has retained a laid-back beach feel despite the addition of outstanding accommodations, restaurants and shopping.

Twice a year we head west to get a snippet of California life. What could be a better way to connect with your inner Californian than riding the waves?

L'Auberge Del Mar San Diego Lounge

Finding Family-Friendly Boutique Hotels

Many people prefer the style, intimate atmosphere, and personalized service of a boutique hotel over a large chain-hotel with several hundred rooms.

I opt for boutique hotels too when excellent options are available; however, it’s much more difficult to identify smaller hotels that are kid-friendly since most have limited amenities and do not have the capacity for a long list of family-centric services. There are an increasing number of exceptions like Kimpton Hotels’ KimptonKids program and Affinia Hotels has My Family programs (Chicago, New York, and DC).