The Sheraton Carlsbad is located on Grand Pacific Drive off of Cannon Road in Carlsbad, near Legoland. If you are looking for a staycation destination, look no further than San Diego County. Just an hour drive from Orange County, Carlsbad is ideal! My family recently spent an overnighter at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa and had a great weekend there. We’ve gone to Legoland many times on day trips, and stopped at Carlsbad en route to San Diego many times. But making Carlsbad THE destination – that was kind of new to us.
The hotel itself offers a private entrance into Legoland. Discount tickets are available at the concierge desk. If you opt to skip Legoland like we did, you can lounge by the pool and just chill, or work out at one of the most state-of-the-art hotel fitness facilities I’ve ever seen. Then book an exquisite massage at the Ocean Pearl Spa.
If you have kids, then chilling out at a hotel, even if it is the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa, may not be their style and so I give you the TOP FIVE FAMILY-FRIENDLY PLACES TO VISIT IN CARLSBAD.
Carlsbad State Beach
7201 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92008
Recently named one of America’s best beaches, you can swim, surf, scuba dive, fish or play in the soft sand at Carlsbad State Beach. There are restrooms and shower facilities available along this beach.
4215 Harrison St., Carlsbad, CA 92008
This was the find of our recent stay! This private aquatic center is a mecca for water sports. You can rent kayaks, wave runners, boats, stand up paddle boards and aqua cycles at reasonable rates and spend the day in the calm, un-crowded waters of the lagoon. You can also go wakeboarding or waterskiing. On land, they have decks overlooking the lagoon, where you can have a small gathering and barbecue or picnic.
1 Legoland Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92008
Over 60 rides, shows, and attractions all built around everyone’s favorite snappable brick toy – LEGOS! Everything is awesome.
Museum of Making Music
5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
There is a permanent display of vintage instruments, audio and video clips, and an interactive area. The museum hosts many musical performances and events geared towards children.
The Flower Fields
5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Opening March 1st this year, the Flower Fields are home to over 50 acres devoted to raising the beautiful Tecolote Giant Ranunculus flowers.