When you are considering sightseeing on your coastal California vacation, make sure to include some Carlsbad tours for kids as a way to show them a bit of beauty, history and fun. Southern California is filled with many picturesque landscapes, but none quite as stunning as those in Carlsbad. It could be said that it is an understated destination thanks to San Diego, Orange County and the "City of Angels" being more well-known SoCal destinations. However, especially since the opening of Lego Land, the area has become more popular and many families are including Carlsbad vacation packages as part of their California getaways.
Many locals use the area as a change of pace, a get-out-of-town weekend trip. After all, a great place to pack up the kids and head out for a weekend is to the LEGOLAND Hotel. If you are coming from farther away, chances are that the park is on your to-do list, too. With over 40 million Lego bricks, rides and a water park, why wouldn't you include it in your Carlsbad family vacation plans? No wonder it is such a popular destination for young kids and Lego enthusiasts alike.
Did you know LEGOLAND also offer one of the top Carlsbad tours for kids as well? Go behind the scenes and see a real factory at work, assembling and packing the iconic brick toys. This includes seeing automated machinery and Lego molding. As a part of your Carlsbad vacation package, when you stay at their hotel you can also include a VIP tour with your stay.
For a more laid back vacation style, perhaps consider staying at the La Costa Resort and Spa. This used to be a place to stay in Carlsbad strictly for adults. However, in 2006 they revamped their style and added a 4,000 square foot kid's area and named it Kidtopia. They also have a place for older kids called Vibz. Combine that with an addition of three water slides, pools and a zero depth pool for toddlers and babies, it is now the perfect place to stay in Carlsbad for the whole family. They were voted one of the "Top 10 Fun Family Resorts in the US" by the Travel channel in 2010, too. Located near many other top family attractions in Carlsbad such as the Leo Carrillo Ranch and Historic Park, it's a fun and convenient choice.
If you have time to spare and you are going to be in town between March and June, you will want to make a plan to add the Flower Fields to your list of places to go in Carlsbad. Here, you will see one of the most amazing flower gardens in the country. The entire hillside is covered in multi-colored poppy gardens. The Flower Fields of Carlsbad tour can be taken individually or with groups. Children tend to like the wagon tour that is led by an in-service tractor. As an addition to your excursion, Ruby's Diner is just down the way. It's one of the best places to eat in Carlsbad if you like burgers and fries. It is well known that their black forest milkshake is downright addicting! Bistro West is around the corner, too. For food of a different flavor, enjoy farm-to-table deliciousness with an extensive menu that even the pickiest of eaters will likely enjoy.
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