1. Stay-cation at Omni La Costa Resort and Spa.
Treat your family to a world-class experience, featuring family-friendly pools and water slides, as well as many programs and activities for kids of all ages. Or escape to the adult pool, spa, or golf coarse while the kids have their own fun at Kidtopia kids club and Vibz game lounge. Even though this lovely resort is around the corner from your home, it will surely feel like a luxurious getaway.
Find out more at www.LaCosta.com
2. LEGOLAND California
LEGOLAND is a theme park, water park, aquarium, and hotel in Carlsbad. It can be as adventurous or as relaxing as you want it to be, but either way, you’re sure to have heaps of fun! Spread out the activities over a couple days so you can enjoy it all.
Visit www.Legoland.com for more details
3. The Flower Fields of Carlsbad Ranch
Over 50 Acres of vibrant color are in bloom at the Flower Fields of Carlsbad Ranch. Let the kids run around while you literally, “stop to smell roses.” Perfect for beautiful photo opportunities and quality family time. Admission for adults is only $14, Children are $7, and Children under 2 years old are Free!
For more information visit www.theflowerfields.com
4. Birch Aquarium at Scripps La Jolla
Discover the diverse and vivid marine life in over 60 habitats at Birch Aquarium at UCSD’s Institute of Oceanography. The aquarium offers a variety fascinating exhibits, as well as hands-on encounters. Take your time to explore the beauty living in our backyard, then stop to have a bite to eat at their very own, Splash! Café by The French Gourmet. They are open 9am-5pm Daily.
For more information visit www.aqarium.ucsd.edu
5. Coastal Beach Cruising
Spend a day outdoors, breathing in the fresh air, listening to the waves crash, all while you’re riding along the coast on a colorful beach cruiser or electric bike. Pack a picnic and post up at a scenic spot. If you already own a bike, then this activity is practically free! Otherwise, many places along the coast offer inexpensive hourly or day, beach cruiser rentals. Check out the links listed below if you’re interested in bike rentals!