Family-Friendly Activities to Explore Around the Hotel
LEGOLAND California Hotel is tons of fun for guests, especially for those with young children, but it’s just one part of the adventure. Explore amazing San Diego attractions around the hotel, whether you head right to LEGOLAND California or you’re in search of other family-friendly things to do nearby.
The park is located in Carlsbad, about a 30 to 45 minute drive north of the San Diego International Airport (SAN), depending on traffic. Carlsbad offers beaches, shopping, attractions and more for those looking to explore the area around the hotel.
For even more ideas of things to do, see our list of the Best Things to Do in Carlsbad!
Spend the Day at LEGOLAND California
No stay at the LEGOLAND California Hotel is complete without a visit to the LEGOLAND California park, which is one of the most popular attractions for kids and families in all of San Diego! The park which is recommended for kids ages 2 to 12 is also home to an aquarium park and water park, SEA LIFE Aquarium and LEGOLAND Water Park!
Kids can explore, build, and play in different themed areas of the parks, which include rides, games, live shows, and more!
Don’t forget to pick up a Go City San Diego pass before you visit so you don’t have to pay full price for entry, and use our discount code GVSD5Off, for additional savings on your pass!
Visit Tamarack Surf Beach
Carlsbad State Beach, known to locals as Tamarack Surf Beach thanks to its excellent surfing conditions, is one of the most popular beaches in the neighborhood for families. Kids can build sandcastles and swim in the ocean, while adults lounge on the beach and sunbathe.
Other beach-day activities you can enjoy here include paddle boarding, snorkeling, kayaking, and fishing. Discounted snorkel gear is available through the Go City San Diego pass so don’t forget to get a pass for everyone in your family before you hit the beach!
Learn About Marine Life at SEA LIFE Aquarium
SEA LIFE Aquarium is part of the LEGOLAND California Resort, and you can access it for an additional fee added to your LEGOLAND admission ticket. This is a highly interactive aquarium filled with live feedings, touch tanks, and unique ways to learn about sea creatures for young kids.
SEA LIFE Aquarium is heavily involved with local conservation projects, and its many exhibits awe kids and adults alike while teaching them about the importance of marine ecosystems.
Bonus Things to Do Around Carlsbad
Carlsbad is filled with things to do for kids of all ages. During the springtime, the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch which are located just two miles away are a can’t miss destination. Enjoy the colors and smells as you take family photos in a truly unique San Diego experience!
During an afternoon away from the LEGOLAND California park, consider a trip to the Museum of Making Music. The interactive museum is another uniquely San Diego experience you won’t want to miss as it teaches visitors about the instruments and people that create the sounds we call music! Visit with a discount when you use code GVSD5Off and pick up a Go City San Diego pass in advance.