Vacationing in Carlsbad, CA

We are quickly closing in on the spring months. Temperatures are starting to rise little by little and the sun is slowly taking its time going to bed at the end of the day. Our spring fever is getting higher and higher as March gets closer and many of us have begun the search for the perfect getaway.

May we suggest Carlsbad, CA? Located 85 miles south of Los Angeles and 35 miles north of San Diego, Carlsbad is a popular tourist destination. Locals call  it “The Village By the Sea.” It maintains a tourist population of about 112,000 and is one of the wealthiest cities in California.

Median income is around $105,000 a year. It is also located right on the coast and is dedicated to the wanderer looking for an escape from the daily grind. Below are three mainstays of a vacation in Carlsbad.

Where To Stay

When you get to any place, the first thing you will want to nail down is a place to stay. This will depend on a few things. How much do you have to spend? What level of comfort are you searching for, how long do you intend to stay, and how close do you want to be to attractions you have plans to visit? Are you working with a leaner budget?

Try the Econo Lodge or Motel 6 chains. They offer a less, amenities wise, but are just as clean and will be easier on your wallet. Are you bringing the kiddos? Check out the Legoland Hotel. Each room is fashioned after a particular theme, pirate, kingdom, or adventure and staying here gives you early access to the Legoland park rides, as well.

If it’s just you and the love of your life and money is not an issue, you might fancy a stay at the Four Seasons Residence Club. Here, you have access to the beach, a wonderful spa, the Four Seasons Restaurant, golf course, sunning by the pool and a suite fit for you and your king or queen.   

What to Eat

At some point during your stay, you and your crew are bound to get hungry. When you aren’t hanging out in your room munching on sandwiches and chips to save money, there are a few places you should check out while you are in town.

Remember the kiddos while you are staying at the Legoland Hotel and visit the Bricks Family Restaurant. It offers a playful setting while giving you and your children the benefit of choice through buffets which are available for breakfast and dinner. Looking for something a little more refined?

Take in an eloquent dinner at Chandler’s Restaurant and Lounge. Not only do they offer an exquisite menu, but have an extensive wine list and offer patio seating with a romantic view of the Pacific Ocean.

Maybe you just need some good old-fashioned American food. If that’s the case, make a visit to the Beach Plum Kitchen. You’ll find almost any option for eggs and pancakes you can think of and if you just can’t escape the need for a cheeseburger, they can accommodate that need, too.

What to Do

Ok. The first option should be a no-brainer. Take advantage of the natural landscape. You are well-placed to take in beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. Spend the day sunning, swimming, or reinventing the sand castle with your family.

Breathe in the health-promoting salt air or lay out and relax in the sound of the crashing waves and the kiss of the ocean breeze. Do you or anyone you are sharing your vacation with have an affinity for music? Discover the Museum of Making Music. Along with learning about the origins of music and the different forms music presents itself in, you have access to numerous different shows that will expand your palate.

Maybe you are looking for a little more of a physical challenge in the sun. Make some time at the Buccaneer Beach Park. Here, you can shoot some hoops with friends, take the kiddies to the park, or partake in relaxing walk or a vigorous jog down the path that parallels the Loma Alta Marsh.

Looking forward to getting away? Head on over to Carlsbad, CA.

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