I don’t know that I’m some expert on all there is to do in Carlsbad, Calif. But after our recent visit to this beach community in North San Diego County, I feel I know a thing or two about how to enjoy Carlsbad, California.
In just a few weeks we will be enjoying a week of Southern California family fun and I must admit we couldn’t be more excited. This will be our son’s first visit to California, first time to see the Pacific Ocean and first visit to an amusement park of any kind. It will also be our first true family getaway in months, and comes at a great time for our family. As I sit and finalize hotel details my head is spinning at all the possibilities. But it’s so much more than the typical tourist traps because, let’s be honest, I hate tourist traps.
Yes, that headline says it all. I’m going to Disneyland. And if you know me well at all or even if you’ve just come to be familiar with my travel style from reading this space, the idea that I’m going to Disneyland must sound absurd. Part of the description of this site says, “Family travel should be more than just beaches and amusement parks.” So why am I going to Disneyland? It’s complicated. Continue reading
Beaches, outdoors, theme parks, relaxation and luxury all meet in Carlsbad, Calif., a small city just north of San Diego where the sunsets spill gently into the Pacific Ocean in a shimmering display of perfection. About two miles east of the Pacific Ocean sits the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, a sprawling property with more than 600 rooms, eight swimming pools, restaurants, two golf courses, a spa and so much more. A weekend was enough to sample everything the Omni la Costa has to offer, but it doesn’t mean you’d ever want to leave.
Sounds of nature, birds singing, the gentle breeze blowing through the trees, beautiful mountains to the east and west, and vineyards as far as the eyes can see. Sonoma County is the gentle, laid-back cousin to busy and trendy Napa County. And while the town of Sonoma might be its “city” heart, the small community of Kenwood is near its serene heart.