As one of Southern California’s premier tourist destinations, Carlsbad is no stranger to the vacation state of mind. Snowbirds from the Pacific Northwest and New England flock to Southern California to experience the joys of the west coast. Summer is usually the best time to pack a bag and plan a vacation to somewhere new. While you might not be able to hop on a plane and throw caution to the wind, there are some creative ways to take your summer vacation to new heights. With the kids out of school, planning a staycation can be just the break that you need. Here are some easy ways to vacation while staying close to home:
Getting out of the house for a beach vacation doesn’t have to mean hours of travel. Carlsbad has over 30 resorts and hotels scattered along the coast. By booking a room in one of our award-winning resorts, you will feel miles away from the responsibilities of home.
MarBrisa Carlsbad Resort is situated on an astounding 43 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean. You can plan a romantic getaway in a studio or book an entire villa for the whole family. The Spanish Mediterranean decor and sweeping views of the coastline are a resort-lover’s dream. At MarBrisa you can escape from the norm with tropical pools and calming terraces.
The Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort is a unique boutique hotel right next to the water. Stay for a weekend and enjoy the newly renovated suites and courtyard views of the water. The relaxing coastal vibes at The Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort are just a stone’s throw from downtown Carlsbad and even closer to the water.
Beach Terrace Inn takes a simple staycation and turns it into a proper beachside getaway. Beach Terrace is Carlsbad’s only true oceanfront hotel. The Inn has direct access to the beach and the rooms have sweeping views of the water. With complimentary WiFi, parking, and breakfast, you can choose to stay connected or go off the grid whenever you’d like.
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Once you’ve booked a room and settled into your coastal surroundings, it’s time to explore. A staycation is the perfect time to uncover all of the hidden gems that you might have missed in day-to-day life. Luckily, Carlsbad is packed full of places to dig into. Pedego Electric Bikes is open and ready to give you the wheels you need to get going.
Located a block from the beach, Pedego has a variety of electric bikes and pedal bikes to get you on the road. You can cruise into Carlsbad Village for some window shopping and local food or pedal along the coast to Lookout Point. Or, you can take the route along scenic 101 through North County’s neighborhoods to reach Batiquitos Lagoon and enjoy the tidal wetlands.
It wouldn’t feel like summer vacation without a trip to the beach. Luckily, a staycation in Carlsbad comes with over 7 miles of pristine beaches, and many hotels offer a free shuttle service to bring you directly to the shore!
Wake up at one of Carlsbad’s award-winning resorts, pack a towel, and walk onto the sand for a day of swimming, reading, and soaking up the sun. North County’s beaches are some of San Diego’s best-kept secrets. If you want to experience a great surf, head to Tamarack, Warm Water Jetty, or Terra Mar Point. You can set up camp at South Carlsbad State Beach or take a jog and walk your dog along Carlsbad State Beach.
Quarantine has been an obstacle for summertime travel. In Carlsbad, a staycation can surpass some of the best vacations around. Whether you’re a resident or live in San Diego, Los Angeles, Temecula or Oceanside – you can staycation in Carlsbad without venturing far from home.
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