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Ice Meets Surf: Cold/Warm Fun on Coronado Island

Hotel del Coronado's bundle-up holiday favorite readies for its annual return.



    Ice Meets Surf: Cold/Warm Fun on Coronado Island
    Hotel del Coronado
    A turret, a rink, the Pacific: Hotel del Coronado's Skating by the Sea opens on Nov. 26, 2015.

    YEP, THE HOLIDAYS... are already in the works for many hotels, especially those historic destinations where Christmas trees and decorations and lights go a bit, well, over the top. Hotel del Coronado just made the announcement in mid-September regarding its annual Skating by the Sea rink, and its Nov. 26 debut. There's also a "Skate & S'mores" package to ponder, a deal that includes a stay at the hotel, a skate session that's a good long hour, and s'mores by a bonfire on the nearby beach, to make you nice and toasty after all of that ice-adjacent-ness. The much-photographed ice rink isn't the only gewgaw to sparkle upon The Del's proverbial tree come November and December; a Victorian tea, a New Year's Eve gala, and the famous lobby tree are all in the just-ahead works. The only question remaining is not the one involving the plastic kid's bucket and how much ocean water would be required to make a rink; it is whether you'll need to go full winter regarding your clothing or not. You may need mittens or you may be there on an especially temperate winter's day. Do they make a swimsuit/knit cap combo? Perhaps that's the best outfit for both ice rink and beach enjoyment.