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Credit: Park Hyatt Aviara

7 Reasons This Carlsbad Resort is SoCal’s Hottest Spring Break Destination

You Deserve to Take an Adult Spring Break Staycation

Nestled into the manicured hills overlooking Carlsbad’s coastline, the recently renovated Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa is San Diego’s chicest spring staycation destination. With the property’s modern and luxurious rooms, poolside cabanas, award-winning restaurants, golf course and picturesque views, you’ll want to call this home…permanently! So before you scour the web for places to stay this spring, check out these seven reasons we’re head over heels for this coastal retreat. Spring Break in Carlsbad


Luxe Living

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Spring breakers can enjoy refined luxury and elegance in the resort’s redesigned guestrooms. Relax in the oversized marble baths, which come equipped with Le Labo bath products, then take in views of the Aviara Golf Club and neighboring Batiquitos Lagoon while cozied up in an ultra-soft Frette robe. And of course, don’t forget to fuel up for the day with a cup of joe from the in-room Illy espresso makers. For the ultimate splurge for the golf lover in your life, book the Palmer Suite, which includes a spacious living room, a full dining area, two bathrooms, two terraces and a putting green on the patio.

Spring Break in Carlsbad

Bon Appétit 

Whether you’re seeking a craft cocktail, authentic Baja-inspired cuisine or some live music, the Park Hyatt Aviara has you covered at their lobby bar, Pacific Point, and chic restaurant, Ponto Lago. However, we can’t discuss on-site dining without mentioning Ember & Rye. With celebrity Chef Richard Blais at the helm, this golf course-adjacent modern country club serves up steak and fresh seafood dishes that merge tradition with whimsical twists. Enjoy decadent dishes like lobster bucatini, Ensenada sea bass schnitzel and bacon-wrapped filet mignon, and don’t skip out on the restaurant’s comprehensive whiskey library.


Dive In

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It’s not spring break in Southern California without a dip in the pool. The resort’s palm tree-lined Splash Pool Deck features a family-friendly, two-story waterslide and splash pad for some epic sun-soaked memories, while the Ocean View Pool Deck stays true to its namesake with views of the Pacific in a relaxed, adults-only setting. For a really dreamy day, reserve a luxe cabana, which includes a private shaded area, chaise lounges, a soundbar, mini fridge, snacks and champagne. We also recommend hitting up the Ocean View’s hot tub for the ultimate sunset experience.

Spring Break in Carlsbad

R&R Time

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Retreat to the 15,000-square-foot Aviara Spa for a dose of natural beauty and relaxation. The resort’s luxurious spa offers an extensive menu of massages, body treatments and facials, along with yoga, barre and HIIT classes. Spa-treatment recipients also get access to an indoor solarium lounge area, saunas, steam rooms and an indoor whirlpool, so you can continue to decompress. Couples receiving treatments can opt for the romantic Couple’s Suite Escape, which includes access to a private indoor and outdoor lounge, cozy indoor fireplace and heated outdoor hot tub.

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Hole in One

Home to the LPGA’s JTBC Classic, the Aviara Golf Club is the only Arnold Palmer signature golf course on the California coast and has been recognized as one of the country’s best resort golf courses by critics across the US. The seaside course offers public tee times with lagoon preserve views across all 18 holes. For beginners, the club offers a TaylorMade Aviara Performance Center and the Aviara Golf Academy for private lessons. As an extension of the resort’s golf course, Park Hyatt Aviara is also home to a TopGolf Swing Suite. Food, drinks and music add to the playful competition here.

Spring Break in Carlsbad

Endless Activities

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Set among lush gardens, the resort’s tennis center boasts six reservable lit tennis courts, including two Har-Tru clay courts and one with stadium seating. No need to pack your gear—the resort offers complimentary rackets and practice balls. If you’re still learning the game, resort guests can sign up for clinics to brush up on their skills with dedicated coaches. But if tennis isn’t your sport of choice, there are also spaces for croquet, badminton, horseshoes and the California staple: sand volleyball, and the equipment for each is included. Here’s to some friendly competition!


Get Outside

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Park Hyatt Aviara Resort is making it incredibly easy for guests to explore the surrounding area and picturesque beaches through a new lens with their partnership with Adventure IO. Led by professional athletes, brand ambassadors and local experts, such as wakeboarding legend Shawn Watson and lululemon surfing ambassador Chris Clark, these one-of-a-kind experiences for hotel guests include surf lessons at Moonlight Beach, electric bike tours along the Pacific Coast Highway, tide pool excursions, luxury yacht cruises and surfboard shaping. These spring staycation adventures can’t be beat!

Spring Break in Carlsbad

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa
7100 Aviara Resort Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92011

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