The Best Holiday Travel Destination, Carlsbad, CA!



How is it already November? That means the holidays are just around the corner and this year, more than ever before, families are coming together to make up for lost time. The perfect way to accommodate everyone on the list? Head to a vacation destination that has something for Boomers, Zoomers and everyone in between - the ultimate multi-gen destination- Carlsbad, Ca!


With perfect So Cal weather all year round, there’s so much to do in this idyllic coastal resort town that will please everyone in the fam, even the moodiest of teenagers.


Just 35 miles north of San Diego and 90 miles south of Los Angeles, Carlsbad is the casual, coastal city where families come to connect. Families come to enjoy the seven miles of perfect Pacific coastline, the LEGOLAND California Theme Park and the SEA LIFE Aquarium, the stunning Carlsbad flower fields, the Museum of Making Music, the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Discovery Center, award winning spas and golf courses, Michelin star dining and the Leo Carrillo Ranch. This Southern California gem is the one stop getaway location for everyone in the family, with plenty of opportunity to enjoy all the perks of a small beach town that enjoys year-round perfect weather.


Below are six featured hotels in Carlsbad that provide a perfect escape for every kind of family.


LEGOLAND California Theme Park and Hotel – Connect the Blocks!


LEGOLAND® California Resort is a 128-acre family theme park located in Carlsbad that offers more than 60 interactive rides, shows and attractions, as well as restaurants, shopping and beautiful landscape features specifically geared for families with children ages 2 to 12. The Resort is also home to SEA LIFE® Aquarium and the world's first LEGOLAND® Water Park. The LEGO® themed hotel features 250 rooms based on the popular LEGO lines Pirate, Kingdom and Adventure. Nightly children's entertainment, interactive LEGO features throughout and early access to LEGOLAND® Park for Hotel guests round out the perfect family escape.

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort & Spa – Pamper Yourself in VIP Style


From atop a high ridge on the shore of Batiquitos Lagoon, a wildlife sanctuary and a place of natural beauty, and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Park Hyatt Aviara is an AAA Five Diamond resort that sits just 4 miles away from LEGOLAND®. Secluded amid 200 acres of verdant hillsides and rolling valleys, within the master-planned community of Aviara, the luxurious Carlsbad hotel caters to kids of all ages with its family-friendly pool and water playground, welcome gift at check-in, cookies at bedtime and Camp Hyatt activities like beach volleyball and Batiquitos Lagoon nature walks. The resort just unveiled a $40 million dollar renovation which include two new Top Swing Golf suites, a favorite for teens and adults alike and new multi-room suites that allow extended families to stay together.


Omni La Costa Resort and Spa – A Neverending Playground


Nestled on 400 lush garden acres in Carlsbad, this idyllic resort is a charming escape, where you can do it all or do nothing at all. Children can enjoy the Kidtopia Club program, where kids take part in unique night camp programs and interactive sea-themed games. Parents can enjoy world-class recreation including The Spa at La Costa, awarded the #1 Spa in Southern California by Spa Magazine, two championship golf courses, 17 tennis courts, 8 swimming pools including a couple dedicated to kids with waterslides and sandy beaches and one just for adults, shopping, dining and more. Accommodations include guest rooms and suites and Villas with multiple bedrooms, gourmet kitchens and fireplaces.

Cape Rey, a Hilton Resort – Ecological Paradise

Nestled along the sunny Pacific Coast, Cape Rey Carlsbad enjoys a spectacular ocean side location ideal for families members of all ages. The ocean is integrated into the very identity of this distinctly Southern California resort. Foodies enjoy dining on-property at Chandler’s, where you’ll find familiar favorites prepared with a twist, and nightly entertainment on the weekend. Parents can connect mind, body and soul at the Ocean Crest Spa. The hotel also offers a complimentary shuttle bus service to nearby San Diego attractions as well as seasonal family fun packages.

Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa – Why leave?


The Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa boasts a prime coastal location with easy access to the nearby coast, close proximity to the Carlsbad Premium Outlets, and a private entrance to LEGOLAND®, as well as free local and Tamarack Beach shuttles. The hotel also offers families plenty of reasons to stay on-site, with rolling landscaping that meanders around the luxury property, and its outdoor freeform pool, Jacuzzi, fitness center, and Ocean Pearl Spa.

Spring Hill Suites by Marriot- Town and Coast


Spring Hill Suites by Marriot is the newest hotel in town, having just opened this year. This newcomer makes it their goal to welcome families with a spacious suites set-up that caters to all ages . Located in the heart of Carlsbad just steps from the beach and the charm of Carlsbad Village, this hotel features 104 chic studio suites with plush bedding, additional in-room West Elm trundle beds, microwaves, mini-fridges, and separate sleep, work and living areas. Ocean view guestrooms are also available to make for a relaxing stay. Additional amenities and services include complimentary Wi-Fi and hot daily breakfast, a 24/7 market pantry, state-of-the-art fitness center, outdoor pool/spa, in-room Netflix and streaming and a rooftop lounge with sweeping ocean views.


Happy Holidays!