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Few spots have made such a splash on the Southern California scene as THE Grand Del Mar, a luxury golf resort and spa set in the heart of the 4,100-acre Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve. An activities program overseen by on-site naturalist Dylan Jones takes guests on nature walks along tree-lined trails and past boulder-studded waterfalls. Step up the adrenaline with some calorie-busting mountain biking and a full calendar of resort classes — everything from Adult Tennis Clinic to Golf Flex and Cardio Core — to keep yourself fit. For guests who need a bit of a lifestyle change, Brenda Larnin, spa manager and holistic lifestyle coach, conducts seminars that concentrate on nutrition, proper hydration, and stress-alleviation tactics.

In addition to 37 miles of hiking, biking, and horseback-riding trails in the surrounding area, there is a world-class Tom Fazio-designed golf course. New to the scene: the resort’s partnership with The Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) and their cutting-edge TPI Junior Performance Center, a 38-week program designed to turn junior golfers of all ages from kindergarten through ninth grade into future pros (or at least avid enthusiasts). At the core of the program is self-esteem building and athletic development. Classes lure kids with the promise of kicking, hitting, throwing, putting, chipping, and catching stations. During “FUNdamental Cyclone Zone,” children learn team building, and in “S.M.A.S.H. Zone,” kids focus on stability, mobility, and the ABCs (Agility, Balance, Coordination, and Speed). From $395, thegranddelmar.com