Where to Stay. Play. Getaway. in Carlsbad

Carlsbad is an ideal couples and family destination any time of the year. During October when Brick-or-Treat is at LEGOLAND every Saturday night, families have a wonderful excuse to pack their bags and take a Fall vacation.

img600_BOT-2A not-too-spooky Halloween festival features a new Candy Quest walk-through at the Adventurers’ Club in Fun Town. The Fall Festival is complete with Pumpkin Patch Building and blue-grass style music in LEGO Friends Heartlake City. Join an interactive story-telling, and visit seven treat stations with specialty items including a LEGO® NINJAGO™ giveaway and commemorative Brick. There are candy carts throughout the Park and two bonus treat stations inside SEA LIFE® Aquarium.

The following dates for Brick-or-Treat are on October 10, 17, 24 & Friday, October 30 starting at 5 p.m. . Brick-or-Treat Party Nights is a special event and admission can be purchased for as low as $35 if purchased online in advance. Come in costume to LEGOLAND California Resort, because little goblins 12 and younger participating in trick or treat activities can gather tasty goodies and other surprises from trail partners: Shutterfly®, LEGO®, Clif Kids™, Honest Kids®, Red Vines®, SMARTCANDY® and and Airheads®.  Visit www.legoland.com

If you don’t want to drive back home, book an overnight at one of these five Carlsbad properties:

1. LEGOLAND Hotel 

Photo courtesy of the LEGOLAND hotel
(Photo courtesy of the LEGOLAND hotel)

Besides having really cool theme rooms with bunk beds and elevators with disco balls, Halloween Night at the hotel – October 31st is a special party
event exclusively for guests who stay at LEGOLAND Hotel. Here is what is happening:

1pm – 7pm: Costume character appearances with Lord Vampyre and the Green Witch
5pm – 7pm: Trick-or-Treating
5pm – 9pm: Jester Jam
6pm – 6:45pm: The Vampire Games
6:45pm – 7:30pm: Model Building Contest
7:30pm – 9pm: Watch THE LEGO® MOVIE
8pm – 8:30pm: Kids Costume Parade
8:30pm – 9pm: Victor the Vampire’s Very not Scary Magic Show

Valid on October 31, 2015 only. Must book hotel room to have access. california.legoland.com/en/LEGOLAND-Hotel

2. Carlsbad Sheraton Resort

(Photo courtesy of Sheraton Resort)
(Photo courtesy of Sheraton Resort)

Before or after a day at LEGOLAND® California, enjoy the enormous resort pool at the Carlsbad Sheraton. The resort offers a special package for families – Stay at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa just above LEGOLAND and use the private entrance gate into the park. Guests can reserve a package that includes:

Guestroom accommodations
Two LEGOLAND® admission tickets
Additional LEGOLAND® tickets can be purchased at check-in.

Reserve Online or call 866-716-8134 and mention rate plan LOPKG1.

The property does have a $14 Resort Fee that includes:

24-hour heated swimming pool
24-hour Jacuzzi
24-hour Sheraton Fitness
Private entrance to LEGOLAND® California Resort
In-room Starbucks Coffee
One bottled water in room
Unlimited local/800 calls
Complimentary shuttle service within a five mile radius
Complimentary beach trolley during the summer months

(Photo Courtesy of Hilton Garden Inn)

3. Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach

Enjoy a Family Discount Package to have fun, but also rest and relax in the gorgeous seaside community of Carlsbad. There are 161 deluxe rooms right across the street from the ocean with the beach and impeccable sunset views.

The package starts at $159/night and includes:

  1. Breakfast for 2 adults and 2 kids
  2. 15% off regular admission ticket to LEGOLAND, SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo and Safari Park (when purchased directly at the hotel)
  3. 15% discount card to local Carlsbad attractions, including jetski and kayak rental at the lagoon, surf/paddleboard rentals and lessons, bicycle rental, golf at The Crossings
  4. Complimentary shuttle service within 5 miles.

4. An Adult Weekend at Park Hyatt Aviary

(Photo courtesy of the Hyatt)
(Photo courtesy of the Hyatt)

It’s all about the ‘fives’ at Park Hyatt Aviara. Bring your bathing suit and relax, swim and sun at the pool while hanging out in a private cabana. The luxurious resort is celebrating its 5th anniversary and its recent five-star rating by offering a special package featuring five spectacular experiences and amenities now through the end of the year. This package includes a one-night stay, spa experience or golf, special five-course dinner, nutritional & fitness consultation, breakfast buffet and private cabana.

Available through December 31st 2015 – the package includes:

One-night stay in a Park Suite
Round of golf at Aviara Golf Club for two OR Couples Treatment at Aviara Spa featuring a Park Signature Body Treatment and Facial
Special Five-Star Anniversary, five-course dinner for two at Vivace, the hotel’s signature restaurant offering interpretative, regional Italian cuisine
Two hour nutritional & fitness consultation at VeraVia, a luxury health and wellness retreat within the resort
Breakfast buffet at California Bistro for two
Private Cabana at the adults-only Pool

Package price starts at $555 per person, plus tax and includes valet parking and fees. 7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad, (760) 448-1234.

4. Omni La Costa Resort & Spa.

During the holidays traveling down Omni La Costa’s for their special Trick or Treat Trail, family fun Turkey Olympics, or hear stories with Mrs. Claus.

During Halloween the Trick or Treat Trail  is on October 23, 25, 30, 31 from 4 – 8 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Omni La Costa)
(Photo courtesy of Omni La Costa)

Stop by Kidtopia to decorate your own Halloween treat bag before traveling around the resort to collect candy from each of our outlets. On Oct. 25 is a Kidtopia Halloween Carnival from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Come to Kidtopia dressed in your Halloween costume for a Halloween Carnival. Activities include resort wide Trick or Treating, cookie decorating and Halloween crafts and Activities. $80, including lunch.

Halloween Afternoon Learn to Dance: “Thriller” at 3 p.m.
A resident dance instructors teaches guests the spooky choreography step by step before performing it flash mob style in the hotel plaza. Before the lesson is zombie face painting and costume making for the event.

There is a Relax and Revive package. Use your $75 resort credit (per stay) to rejuvenate in the spa, challenge your golf or tennis game, or indulge in a fine-dining experience. Now through April 30, 2016.


Luxurious accommodations
$75 Resort Service Credit per stay (excluding breakfast)
Self-parking for one car
Waived Resort Fee
In-room coffee and daily newspaper upon request
Athletic Club access

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