Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Near Legoland
3666 Pio Pico Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone: (760) 729-4941
Fax: (760) 729-0253
San Diego's Premiere Surf School for people of all ages and skill levels, this place provides surf lessons 365 days a year to people of all ages, skill levels, shapes, and sizes by professionally trained instructors. A variety of classes are available.
At the Carlsbad Lagoon, tourists can enjoy wave-runners, kayaks, aqua cycles, and other types of aquatic craft close to the ocean without the waves. The Carlsbad Lagoon rents most of their equipment out by the hour, though they also rent their wave-runners, wakeboards, and water skis out by the half-hour. For those who would like to give the children in their lives a unique experience, the Carlsbad Lagoon offers week-long day camps throughout the summers. Not only will campers enjoy the aquatic equipment, but they’ll also learn about oceanography, play beach games, and participate in a beach barbecue and awards ceremony. - Erick Pettersen
A scenic coastal community of more than 100,000 residents located 35 miles north of the city of San Diego. Three lagoons, miles of hiking trails and nearly seven miles of coastline are just part of what makes the city an appealing place to live, work and play.
At the Buena Vista Audubon Society’s Nature Center, trained docents lead various nature walks and classes. They tailor many of their nature walks to elementary students, but they also have classes about birds of prey for older kids and high school students. For those who would like to get the most out of the Buena Vista Audubon Society, there are various hikes and day camps for kids. For those who want to enjoy the nature center’s facilities, it offers taxidermies of various birds, fish and other local wildlife. The Buena Vista Audobon Society’s nature center also consists of a collection of books, films, and CD’s, as well as a conference room for meetings. - Erick Pettersen
While visiting the North County coastal town of Carlsbad, water sports are the order of the day. What better way to learn the safe and professional way to kayak either through flat water or pounding surf? Owner and instructor Dan Carey offers rentals for those already skilled in kayaking, and also offers two-hour lessons for those just taking up the sport. All equipment is provided.
Bring the entire family to this great spot for a day of pleasure. With 100 driving stations, everyone should be able to play at once. There is a great pro shop here, and you can even inquire about a few lessons to improve your swing. There is also a plastic-turf putting green for practicing your lighter swing. Be sure to call ahead for directions since it can be a little difficult to find this place. However, once you've found it, you will definitely be coming back!
Located across the Glasgow Drive, the Calavera Hills Community Park is a local park-cum-sports venue. This spacious park offers different facilities for the community that includes Calavera Hills Community Center, athletic fields, gymnasium, tennis courts, basketball courts and much more. Apart from that, it also has picnic areas equipped with barbecue grills and a designated zone for kids.
A 50-acre rainbow of blooming Ranunculus flowers thrill freeway passers. Because of the incredible flowering fields, Legoland chose to build near here. The season is short (approximately March through May) with the greatest display in early to mid-April at the Flower Field. Pathways take you up the gently sloping fields, where most people stand in silence, taking in the abundant flowers and gazing at the Carlsbad coastline. A large tent serves as the hospitality center gift shop offering a rich array of blooming plants to take home, souvenir cups, tote bags, clothing and packages of the Ranunculus corms to plant in your own garden.
Museum Of Making Music museum offers a nostalgic look back at the last 100 years of music making in America. You will stroll through displays featuring music of different eras, view historic photographs—many of them autographed by well-known musical talents, and see a collection of more than 450 musical instruments. At the end of the tour, you will have the opportunity to make your own music on scores of musical instruments.
Just 30 miles north of San Diego, you can spend an entire day at Legoland California living in the land of imagination experiencing more than 40 fun-filled rides, adventures and shows. 'Activity' is the word for the day with 128 acres of displays including MiniLand where replicas of famous sites (Hollywood Bowl, Washington, D.C.) are created from Legos. In the Imagination Zone, children under six can play with Duplos to their hearts' content. Kids over six can check out the 'Build & Test' center. Themed areas include Castle Hill and Pirate Shores.
If you like to play golf but also have kids to entertain, book a hotel room near this place. Legoland can be your stop on one day for the kids, and then you can hit the links the next day. This executive par-56 course, often just called "Rancho" by the regulars, has 18 holes and usually requires a tee time booking at least seven days in advance. You have the option of using the shady putting green and the driving range to perfect your swing before or after you play.
The city of Carlsbad is not only home to Legoland and famous beaches, but also boasts top-notch city parks. Poinsettia Park has a variety of options for fun. The park hosts picnic tables and a children's playground. Sports enthusiasts can take advantage of the baseball diamond, basketball courts, lighted tennis courts or running trails. Best of all, the city maintains top conditions at the park. Guests can enjoy well-kept grounds and clean facilities.