Best Hotels for Families in Carlsbad
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Best Hotels for Families in Carlsbad
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Spend Spring Break at These Carlsbad Resorts (and Thank Us Later)

This Coastal Carlsbad Resort Offers Fun for the Whole Family

Looking for a fun spring staycation that the whole family will love? The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa has everything from coastal views to a kid-friendly pool with outdoor games and a cozy hot tub. In addition to a plethora of on-site activities, this coastal hotel is also located next to some of the best amusement parks and attractions in Southern California. From LEGOLAND to Carlsbad State Beach, the kids will find no shortage of fun on and near the property. Meanwhile, mom can enjoy a treatment at the spa and dad can improve his short game at the golf course. Whether you’re looking for a low-key getaway or action-packed adventure, we’ve pulled together six reasons families will love spending spring break at The Westin Carlsbad


Room for Everyone

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The room packages at The Westin Carlsbad allow you to save big while enjoying a themed getaway complete with all the most thoughtful details. The enticing Romance Package includes a welcome gift of red wine and chocolate-covered strawberries along with a $100 resort credit to on-site restaurant 20|Twenty and the spa each night. The Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Package greets you with a bottle of Prosecco and a cheese board at check-in, while the Escape! Golf Package includes one free round of golf per night booked and free breakfast at the hotel. The options are endless, so you and your family can choose which works best for you!

Local Insight: The Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa, adjacent to The Westin Carlsbad, also offers family-friendly amenities and room packages, such as their Dine-In Movie Package, Suite Deal and Relaxation Package!


Ready, Set, Lego!

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Keep the kiddos entertained with a day of family fun at LEGOLAND! From the adrenaline-pumping theme park to the SEA LIFE Aquarium, this park offers an unforgettable experience for the whole fam. Best of all, The Westin Carlsbad has a private entrance into LEGOLAND, allowing you to save time and skip some lines so you can jump right in and get the day rolling. Spend the day riding Emmet’s Flying Adventure or visit the building zone and let your kiddos’ creativity take hold as they build their best model spaceship or LEGO-brick house.


Stick Your Toes in the Sand

Since The Westin Carlsbad and The Sheraton Carlsbad sit near the coast, some of SoCal’s most stunning beaches are right around the corner. Nearby Carlsbad State Beach has beautiful bluffs and great waves for everything from boogie boarding to surfing. Scuba diving and fishing are other popular activities, but nothing beats a sunset on the sand. The Flower Fields are also less than a mile from the hotel and feature 50 acres of show-stopping blooms. Snap some family photos among the flowers or simply take some time to appreciate the breathtaking scenery at golden hour. 


Tee Time

Best Hotels for Families in Carlsbad
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Every seasoned golfer started somewhere! What better way to get the whole family in on the fun than with junior lessons at The Crossings at Carlsbad? This 6,835-yard golf course is a nationally recognized gem that boasts stunning views and challenging holes designed for players at every level. The sparkling Pacific Ocean makes for the ideal backdrop to any golf game, and the course’s PGA professionals even offer private lessons and camps for the little ones. 


Take a Dip

Best Hotels for Families in Carlsbad
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Staying in sunny SoCal means getting to enjoy incredible weather year-round. The Oceania Pool at The Westin Carlsbad can be enjoyed by both adults and kids, and The Sheraton Carlsbad’s pool even has a waterslide for the little ones! Whether you’re looking to take a dip or catch some sun in a comfy recliner, there’s no better place in Carlsbad to spend a lazy day during spring break. The pool deck also features gaming options like outdoor billiards, a ping-pong table and cornhole. Once the sun begins to set, head to the hot tub for a nice soak under the stars.

Get Pampered at the Spa

Best Hotels for Families in Carlsbad
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From facials to a full-body massage, every parent deserves a restorative break from the hustle and bustle of a family vacay. The Ocean Pearl Spa at The Westin Carlsbad uses marine-based botanicals in a variety of purifying body treatments that will leave you glowing from the inside out. Having undergone a full renovation, the Ocean Pearl Spa now offers several key amenities like a eucalyptus steam room and calming relaxation lounge. While there are tons of treatments to choose from, the Sunset Treatment includes everything from a full-body exfoliation to a hydrating seaweed scalp massage, making it the ideal end to any spring break vacation.


The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
5480 Grand Pacific Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92008

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Allie Lebos graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2017 with a BA in Communication. While in school she was a staff writer at The Daily Nexus for nearly two years. Since graduating she has written for The Palisades Magazine, as well as Hidden Hills Magazine. Currently living in Santa Monica, Allie loves to indulge in good food, hot yoga, and daily walks along the beach; writing articles on travel, special events, as well as features on local businesses and individuals.


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